Chandigarh : To check declining groundwater level and conserve water in the dark zones (area with scarcity of water) of the state, the Haryana governmnet is promoting the use of micro irrigation systems by providing subsidy to the farmers.
At present there are 37 dark zones in Haryana where there is shortage of water and the Department has been providing up to 85 per cent subsidy in these areas, Principal Secretary, Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi said.
He said that for these schemes, the government has provided Rs 435 crore to the Department.
The Department has been providing subsidy on micro irrigation schemes such as drip irrigation and underground pipeline, he added.
The farmers are encouraged to adopt alternate farming rather than traditional farming of rice and wheat. He said that farmers should avail benefits of these schemes.