Haryana government gives subsidy to farmers to encourage farming of Kharif onion
CHANDIGARH: With a view to encourage the farming of Kharif onion in the State, Haryana government has decided to provide 50 per cent subsidy on the onion seed.
A spokesman of horticulture department said that the maximum amount limit of subsidy of Rs 500 per kilogramme seed or 50 per cent whichever is less would be provided.
He said that farmers would be provided 12.5 kg seed of kharif onion per hectare per farmer.
This subsidy would be given on first-come-first-serve basis and would be applicable till the availability of subsidy amount, he added.
He said that farmers could obtain the seed of different varieties of kharif onion from seed sales centres of Haryana Seed Development Corporation Limited by depositing their share of the amount.
For getting the subsidy, the farmers have to bring their identity proof like Aadhar card along with its photocopy, he further added.
Source: ECONOMIC TIMES