Mission on sustainable green cover in farm lands .-Scheme 17

  • 73 lakh high-value tree saplings are to be distributed to farmers at a cost of ₹11.14 crore.
  • Teak, red sandal, acacia, vengai, sandal, manjal kadambu, rosewood, malai vembu, mahagony, karumaruthu and poovarasu are among the timber value species that are likely to be distributed to the farmers under this scheme
  • The saplings are to be obtained from Forest Department at ₹15 each and distributed to farmers free of cost.
  • Based on the survival of the saplings planted as verified by the inspection team, farmers would be given a subsidy of ₹7 a sapling for the second, third and fourth year.
  • Farmers can collect the tree saplings from Forest Department nurseries after producing the registration slip issued by the Block Agricultural Extension Centres or through the Uzhavan App. At least 30% of the budget would be earmarked for women farmers and at least 50% would be earmarked for small and marginal farmers.

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