The Subsidy is the financial assistance given to the farmers to promote the machinery into farming. The subsidy is only given to the farmers who own the farm and on the actual purchase of the chaff cutter by submitting the receipts and bills
The government provides the benefit transfer to the farmer’s account or the farmer needs to pay his portion and the remaining will be delivered to the seller’s account.
Eligibility of Chaff Cutter Subsidy
The government has given specific instructions on chaff cutter subsidies to ensure the amount spent on these programs will correct beneficiaries
Only for Farmers
The Chaff cutter subsidy is only for the farmers, It should not be provided for those not involved in the farming operations.
The chaff cutter is Mostly provided for Dairy, Sheep, and Goat Farmers. Upon confirmation from the agriculture officer or veterinary doctor, the government will provide a subsidy for these farmers.
For the farmers who have already started and must have the cattle on their farms. This subsidy is not provided for those planning to start a dairy or sheep and goat farm. The farmers can apply but the farm must be in operation until the verification
Preferred for Small and Medium Scale Farmers
The government chooses small and medium-scale farmers to support them, where the first preference will be provided to these farmers. The government aims to promote small-scale farmers to increase their income levels. The government will allocate the quota for every financial year.
once the allocation is done for the small-scale farmers then the government will allow the medium and large-scale farmers to obtain the chaff cutter subsidy
The farmers must fill out and submit the application to the agricultural officer, The application contains the basic details as well as the area of the land owner, number of animals, and years of operation as well as must mention if they are already obtained any subsidies for the chaff cutter
Once submitted the government assesses the eligibility and provides the chaff cutter with the receipt of the kutti machine cost by deducting the applicable subsidy or else it will provide the benefit to the farmers upon submission of invoices received from the chaff cutter seller.
Benefits of Chaff Cutter Subsidy Schemes
The support of the government in buying chaff cutters will reduce the initial investment cost for the farmers. The farmers will start a dairy and other farming operations will have less investment. The financial support of the farmers to access the latest machinery and accessing modern technology to enhance farming practices.
From unaffordable chaff cutters to affordable chaff cutters helps the efficiency and performance of farming practices. The farmers will regularise the feed maintenance and this will also help the animals to consume the nutrient feed which directly improves the profits to the farmers over time
Assistance for Small Scale Farmers
The small-scale farmers can afford the Chaff cutters which is also used the same as large-scale farmers. This can improve the productivity of the small-scale farms and also gives competitiveness in small-scale farmers to compete with the large-scale farms.
Small-scale farmers can use high-end kutti machines to make farming operations in a modern way and also save more time
Increase in Incomes and Rural Development.
Promoting agricultural activity with the subsidy helps increase in income of rural families. With assistance in buying the machinery, small farmers can expand their farming operations as well and with time-saving they can work on other farming operations.
With the promotion of modern technology, the physical work will be reduced instead more people will be involved in one work. Only one or two can manage the whole work with modern machinery
Disadvantages or Challenges in Chaff Cutter Subsidy
Time Taking Process
Deciding to buy a chaff cutter on subsidy is a time-consuming process, The governments allocate a certain amount of funds for each financial year. The machines will be provided on a limited budget and these chaff cutters can be availed only by the farmers who have applied earlier. This process is like first come first out.
Those who are looking for instant subsidy and decided to start the operation with the dependant of the chaff cutter will take a lot of time it will be loss of more time
Not as per the choice or Not suitable
The government provides the subsidy for certain models which is like old and may not use the latest upgraded technology. The type of chaff cutter to be used depends upon the different farm types like the size of the farm, and the number of animals.
By going to the subsidy option the farmers must use the machine as per the government regulation if not the subsidy will not be provided.
Repairs and Maintenance
For the subsidy machines, there will be no warranty or guarantee in most cases as well as there is no training provided on how to use them and limited resources or no assistance provided for the repairs in the chaff cutter.
The availability of spare parts is also difficult as the model of the chaff cutter might be old or not available in the local market.
The application contains more rules and regulations the farmers need to provide more documents and submit the Bank Demand Drafts.
The farmers need to go to the government offices to meet and provide all the documents and this is also limited upon the selection and acceptance of the application.