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Farm protection scheme helps youth to green his fields

Hamirpur, HP, Jul 12(UNI) Rohit Sharma, an young man of village Budhana in Kangu area of Hamirpur district who was fed up with the sad plight of his fields due to repeated attacks by the wild animals and often decided to stop cultivation of the crops is now a free man with smiling face, thanks to the schemes of the state government to save their crops through solar powered fencing.
One day, he came to know about the scheme of the state government named as the Chief Minister's Farm Protection Scheme and set up Solar powered current fencing around his fields with a grant of Rs 1.5 lakh from the state government.
With the help of this scheme, Rohit erected 165 meter fence at a cost of about two lakh 17 thousand rupees. On this, he received a grant of 70 percent i.e. about one lakh 52 thousand rupees from the department. He spent only 65 thousand from his pocket.
After fencing with government grants, the picture of Rohit's fields have changed. The cash crops, which were once seen in desolation, have now started sowing cash crops.
Rohit Sharma and his father Ratan Chand Sharma, who have a keen interest in government sector serving and farming, were unable to get good yields for more than four years on their land due to the wild animals.
But, with the taking of the state government scheme, they are now happy and thank the state government for changing their fortune.
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