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Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture Scheme
The Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (PoCRA) aims to enhance climate resilience and profitability of 700,000 small (1-2 ha) and 10,00,000 marginal (less than 1 hectare) farmers in 5000 villages across 15 drought and salinity / sodicity affected districts of Maharashtra. The farmers owning land up to five hectares also will be eligible for the project benefits. Previously, only the marginal and low land holding farmers were eligible for it.
As many as 5,142 villages of the State including 2,054 villages from Vidarbha region have been chosen for implementation of the ambitious project. These include 932 villages from saline belt of Purna river basin spread over Akola, Jalgaon, Buldana, and Amravati districts. PoCRA is known as ‘Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjeevani Prakalp’.
The basic idea behind the project is to equip farmers to face the vagaraies of nature. Inequitable distribution of rainfall, longer dry spells in monsoon, unseasonal rains, hailstorms and such unexpected events have been affecting the agricultural output for the past few years. Maharashtra has been witnessing scarcity or drought situations more frequently in the past few years. This is affecting the rate of agricultural growth and causing distress among farmers leading to their suicides. The cost of PoCRA is Rs 4,000 crore and it covers villages in 15 districts of Maharashtra.
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