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Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Apple Farming. Bihar government is giving subsidy up to 50 percent to the farmers cultivating apple. Bihar government has been giving this subsidy to the farmers cultivating apple for the last two years. Let us tell you that in the districts of Bihar like Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Samastipur, Katihar and Aurangabad, apple trees of Harman-99 variety are being planted for the last two years. This scheme was started to promote apple cultivation to the farmers under the special horticultural crop scheme run by the Bihar government.

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Let us tell you that Bihar government is giving about Rs 2.5 lakh per hectare for apple gardening. In such a situation, any farmer who wants to take subsidy for apple cultivation can join this scheme. According to the scientists of Rajendra Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bihar does not have soil like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, but Harman-99 variety of apple can be grown in the soil of Bihar also. Keeping this in mind, this time also grants have been given to farmers for apple cultivation in 7-10 districts of Bihar.

Bihar government is giving about Rs 2.5 lakh per hectare for apple gardening.

Apple cultivation started here also
According to agricultural scientists, trees are planted for apple cultivation from November to February. For varieties like Harriman 99 variety, Anna, Michael, Dorset Golden and Tropical Sweets, a temperature of 40 to 50 degrees centigrade is suitable. From this perspective, the months from April to June-July are considered suitable for apple crop. Apple trees blossom after 2 years of planting. Flowers appear in December and January and fruits are ready in May and June.

Government is giving 50 percent subsidy
According to government figures, Jammu and Kashmir is the largest apple producing state in the country. About 70-80 percent of the total apple production occurs here. At the same time, about 20-30 percent apple is cultivated in Himachal Pradesh also. Apple is cultivated on a large scale in places like Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Shopian and Anantnag of Kashmir. At the same time, apple cultivation in Himachal Pradesh is highest in Kotkhai, Jubbal, Chaupal and Rohru of Shimla district after Thanadhar, Kotgarh and Narkanda belt.

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Jammu and Kashmir is the largest apple producing state in the country.

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In view of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, planting of apple crop has started in the last few years in other states of the country, especially in some districts of UP and Bihar. The special thing is that in this the state governments have also announced help for the farmers. The Agriculture Department of Bihar is encouraging farmers to cultivate apples. Apart from this, it is also providing training to those farmers who had registered for apple cultivation through application.

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