Lucknow: Under the direction of Agriculture Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Surya Pratap Shahi, Agriculture Department has so far made distribution of 164511 advanced agricultural machines and 5406 Custom Hiring Centers and 2566 Farm Machinery Banks.
According to a detailed report received from the Agriculture Department, N.F.S.M., R.K.V.Y., N.M.O.P. And under SMAM schemes, distribution of 30523 advanced agricultural machines and 1715 custom hiring centers have been set up under various schemes in the year 2020-21.
In the year 2019-20, a total of 34496 agricultural machines were distributed in various schemes against the target of 161454 advanced agricultural machinery distribution under various schemes. In the year 2018-19, a total of 32870 agricultural machines were distributed under various schemes and 12 custom hiring centers and 138 farm machinery banks were established.
In the year 2017-18, a total of 39417 advanced agricultural machines were distributed to the farmers on grant, 47 custom hiring centers and 517 farm machinery banks were established.
Similarly, under the Promotion of Agriculture Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Rescue scheme, in the year 2020-21 so far, 8695 advanced agricultural machines have been distributed and 1652 farm machinery banks have been established.
In the year 2019-20, 2104 agricultural machines were distributed and 1391 custom hiring centers and 259 farm machinery banks were established, while in the year 2017-18, 16,406 advanced agricultural machines were distributed and 2300 custom hiring was set up.