Bargarh: Alleging irregularities in the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), farmers in some parts of Bargarh district asserted that they are hardly getting any benefits.
Meanwhile, farmers of Baragada village under Sadar block recently gave a memorandum to Collector Indramani Tripathy demanding a probe.
The farmers alleged that crops were cultivated on farmlands in two clusters of 50 acres each. An NGO is in charge of this yojana in the district. 15 of them are yet to get Rs 3000 towards their wages for first year of implementation. They are yet to get any directions as to how to spend Rs 2000 meant for earthworm pits.
They also alleged that they are to get Rs 6000 for farming equipment worth the amount. Second year is about to end, but they are yet to get either the money or the equipment.
Besides, to get maximum advantages from the yojana, the farmers are required to be given training on traditional farming in three phases. But these farmers have received such training only once. “Out of the three phases of trainings, we have attended only one. And the institution in charge of imparting the training is misappropriating the money meant for it. The institution received Rs 60,000 from the concerned department for the first phase of training. Out of this, it spent only Rs 15, 000 in the training,” they alleged.
Surendra Pradhan, Nirmal Pradhan, Sahadev Pradhan, Aditya Pradhan, Congress Pradhan, Pitabasa Pradhan and some other farmers from Bargarh village came to the Collector’s office to submit the memorandum.