New Delhi: With an aim to improve lives of women and make them self-reliant, Yogi government has started a novel move to train them in ‘Bud Chip’ method of plantation.
Under the initiative, the sugarcane department will train rural women on the ‘Bud Chip’ technology of sugarcane plantation.
‘Bud Chip’ Plantation is a kind of technology that facilitates bulk and quick multiplication of seeds. This method has proved to be more economical and convenient than the traditional method of planting two to three bud sets. The returns are relatively better, with substantial savings on the seed material used for planting.
The move to empower rural women comes on back of 2 recently launched schemes – Mission Shakti Scheme and Kisan Kalyan Yojana. Both schemes were launched for betterment of women and farmers in rural areas by increasing their income.
Now, with Bud Chip technology, the state government is pushing for more involvement of women in the agricultural sector. Those associated with Mission Shakti Campaigns have been asked to assist women in this type of plantation.
Till date, at least 812 women self-help groups (SHGs) have been constituted across 36 districts in the state till date, where 9,117 women entrepreneurs have been trained by them.
According to officials, 3.51 crore seedlings have been planted by the SHGs till now. These groups will earn Rs 10.53 crore from their sales.