Different Activities of Agriculture Department of Malda District
A) Krishak Bandhu:
i) Krishak Bandhu (New): Farmers get benefited of maximum 10,000/- in two instalment
kharif & Rabi @ Rs 5000 depending upon their land area for highest 1 Acre of land.
ii) Krishak Bandhu (Death Benefit) : For any type of Death of farmers , between ( 18- 60
years), his family will get one time ex gratia of Rs 200000/-.
B) Farm Mechanisation:
i) FSSM: Extending financial Support as subsidy to small & marginal formers for purchase of
farm equipment /machinery .
ii) OTA-SFI: One Time Assistance upto Rs 10,000/- is provided to the beneficiary farmer for
purchase of small implements limited to 50% of the cost of the implement.
iii) CHC: Subsidy @ 40% of the Project Cost to a maximum amount of Rs 100 lakh is extended
to applicants for setting up of CHC in the rural area.
C) Bangla Shyasha Bima (BSB) :
All farmers including share coppers and tenant farmers growing the notified crops into
notified areas during Kharif &rabi season are eligible to come under BSB Scheme.
D) Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana (BKSY) :
Micro irrigation (Drip &Sprinkler) for enhancing water use efficiency.
E) Agricultural Infrastructure Fund(AIF):
This project provides benefit to the Agri- entrepreneurship for establishing primary
processing unit in respect of :
i) There will be no co-lateral security in bank loan up to 2.0 crore.
ii) There will have 3% interest sub-vention on bank loan upto 2.0 Crore.
F) Agricultural Input Licensing:
Department issues license for dealing with agri-inputs like seed, fertilizer & pesticide
so that the farmers may get inputs for farming in good quality & in proper time for farming.
G) Insect Pest Management:
It is a prime important step to get a good crop , It is done by regular field visit by the technical
experts of this department .Technical experts suggest farmers to adopt need based methods
of Cultural , Biological & Chemical management to assure eco-friendly good harvest.
H) ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Association:
i) Capacity building of Farmers by training .
ii) Farm School: 6(six) weeks farmers training, based on unit stage of ATMA DC crops