NEW DELHI, 7 January 2020: In order to empower female farmers in the country, India's agriculture & farmer's welfare ministry has supported over 3.60 million female farmers under the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP).
To empower women in agriculture over INR 847.48 crore was invested by the government by making systematic investments to enhance their participation and productivity, as also to create and sustain their agriculture-based livelihoods.
Under MKSP, a total number of 36.06 lakh Mahila Kisans have been benefitted through 84 projects in 24 States/UTs in the country, out of which 181,000 women have been benefitted in the State of Maharashtra. The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare is also providing additional support and assistance to female farmers, over and above the male farmers under various Schemes, namely Agri-Clinic & Agri-Business Centre (ACABC), Integrated Schemes of Agricultural Marketing (ISAM), Sub-Mission of Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) and National Food Security Mission (NFSM), the Indian agriculture minister Narendra Tomar informed the lower house recently.
Besides, female farmers can also avail of the benefits under all the schemes implemented by the Department as per the eligibility, the statement added.
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