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(i) Background:-For protection of crops of farmers of the Kandi area, a project for providing subsidy to them was implemented under RKVY on a pilot basis in the year 2018-19. Under this project, farmers were given 50% subsidy for fencing of their agricultural lands.

(ii) Implementation Area:- This project is implemented in 6 Kandi Forest divisions i.e Ropar, SAS Nagar, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur and Dasuya, and Pathankot.

(iii) Achievement under this scheme:-During 2018-19, 1292 beneficiary farmers availed the subsidy of Rs 8.13 crore for erecting a 471 Km fence, in agriculture fields.

(iv) On similar lines a new project "Fencing of farmlands in Kandi Area of Punjab” by the State for a total outlay of Rs. 7.75 crore. The project will be implemented on receipts of funds from the Agriculture Department.