Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 has announced to start Krishi Udan Yojana. This Krishi Udaan Scheme will assist farmers in transportation of their agricultural products. The main objective is to give farmers wings by improving their value realization especially in the north-east and tribal districts. The central govt. has also announced the launch of PM Modi One District One Product Scheme 2020. Central government is focusing on modernization of agriculture and farm produce and to realist the vision of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022.

The Krishi Udan Yojana is a part of the 16 point action plan for farmers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation will launch this Krishi Udaan Scheme on international and national routes. This scheme is a part of the Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Yojana which was launched in FY 2016 as a regional connectivity scheme. One District One Product Scheme will follow the similar lines of ODOP Scheme in UP.

The Krishi Udan Scheme and PM Modi ODOP Scheme will immensely improve the value realisation on agricultural products especially in north east and tribal districts.

Aviation Ministry on Krishi Udan Yojana Scheme:

Just like the Udan scheme was launched in 2016 for regional connectivity between states for common man, The central govt. is now going to start Krishi Udan Yojana for farmers. Under the UDAN Scheme, financial incentives in terms of concessions from the centre, state governments and airport operators are extended to selected airlines. This is done to encourage operations from unserved and underserved airports and keep airfares affordable. Similar to this, Krishi Udan Scheme will attract incentives to airlines from govt. and airport operators for transport of agricultural products to different parts of the country.

How the Krishi Udan Scheme of the Central Govt. Will Work?

At-least half of the seats in Udan flights are offered at subsidized fares and participating carriers are provided a certain amount of viability gap funding (VGF). The VGF amount is shared b/w the central government and the concerned state governments. Krishi Udan Yojana is a path breaking step as subsidized fares would be provided for farmers and delivery of their agricultural products. This subsidy will remain applicable on national and international routes.

How to register for Krishi Udan Yojana?

The Govt. is looking to double farmer’s income through this. Through the Krishi Udan scheme, farmers’ produce will not only be transported throughout India but also to other countries internationally. All the farmers who want to be benefited with this scheme will have to register.

  1. visit official website of Ministry of Agriculture, a home page will open
  2. On this homepage, you will see an option of ‘Apply Online’. Click on that and the next page will open
  3. Here, you will see a registration form. You will have to fill complete information asked here like Name, Aadhar number
  4. After filling all the information, click on the submit option. After this, your registration is submitted
  5. If you face any difficulty in this process you can call Kisan Call Center. The number is 1800 180 1551