The animal husbandry department
of the Maharashtra government has invited farmers to grow
fodder from November onwards for cattle heads in the state,
where 180 talukas are facing a drought-like situation, an
official said Tuesday.
Contract grass production is a state policy which
offers farmers some monetary returns in return for fodder
The animal husbandry department has stated that
requirement of fodder would be around 1.63 lakh tonne of green
fodder and 65,000 tonne of dry variety.
"They are required for the fodder camps which are
going to be set up for cattle. Some 180 tehsils have been
declared as facing a drought-like situation.
"So, 1.95 crore cattle from these tehsils need green
and dry fodder, said the official.
The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana has sanctioned Rs
10 crore for the same.
"The minimum offer from the government is of Rs 460
for 10 gunthas, while maximum remuneration would be of Rs
4,600 for one hectare land.
"The seed and fertilisers will be given free by the
state," the official said.
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