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CCEA approves Special Package for Irrigation Projects in drought prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathwada

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 minor irrigation projects and 8 major or medium irrigation projects in Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidharbha, Marathawada regions.

Key Facts

The special package aims to create additional potential of 3.77 lakh hectares in these drought prone areas. It will ensure assured source of water to farmers in command area of these projects. This will increase yield of their crops and thereby increase the income of the farmers.

The projects included under special package will be funded under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana- Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (PMKSY-AIBP) and are planned to be completed by December 2019.   Progress of projects will be monitored by State as well as Central Water Commission (CWC).

The overall balance cost of projects is estimated to be Rs. 13,651.61 crore. Central Assistance for implementation of these projects will be Rs. 3,831.41 crore and rest will be provided by State Government which may be arranged through NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development).

Benefits

On completion of these projects, utilization of irrigation potential of about 3.77 lakh ha will transform agriculture scenario of these drought prone region resulting in generation of substantially more employment opportunities through increase in cropping intensity, change in cropping pattern, agro processing and other ancillary activities. It will result employment generation of approximately 341 lakh man-days for unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers.

Background

Maharashtra has experienced hydrological and agricultural drought during three years period from 2012 to 2016. The situation was worst in Vidharbha and Marathawada region with high incidence rate of suicides by farmers. Besides, these regions, drought prone areas (DPA) in rest of the state also had experienced distress in recent years. These irrigation projects are ongoing projects, but they were languishing due to fund constraints.

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CCEA approves determination of FRP payable by Sugar Mills for 2018-19 sugar season

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane for sugar season 2018-19 keeping in view the interest of sugarcane farmers. It was approved based on the recommendation of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP). CCEA has hiked Rs. 20 per quintal in the FRP of sugarcane at Rs. 275 per quintal for basic recovery rate of 10%. It is higher by 77.42% over production cost and ensures that farmers gets return of more than 50 % over their production cost.

Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP)

The FRP is the minimum price that sugar mills have to pay to sugarcane farmers. It is determined on basis of recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) and after consultation with State Governments and other stake-holders. The final FRP is arrived by taking into account various factors such as cost of production, domestic and international prices, overall demand-supply situation,inter-crop price parity, terms of trade prices of primary by-products and its impact on general price level and resource use efficiency.

Background

The sugar sector is an important agro-based sector in Indian agricultural economy that impacts livelihood of about 5 crore sugarcane farmers and their dependents. It also employs around 5 lakh workers directly in sugar mills, apart from those employed in various ancillary activities including farm labour and transportation.

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