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Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF)

(i) Background:-The SUB-MISSION ON AGRO-FORESTRY (SMAF) is a scheme started by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) in year 2016-17 with a focus to enhance income of farmers and also to diversify land use from agriculture to agro-forestry to certain extent. This scheme is operational since Year 2016-17 with funding pattern 60:40 as GOI: State Govt. basis. Under this scheme, farmers are to be given financial assistance by way of direct benefit transfer through their Aadhar linked saving bank accounts based on the plants planted in their agricultural field and their survival.

(ii) Implementation Area:-The scheme is being implemented throughout the state of Punjab, which means that farmers residing in more than 12581 villages of Punjab are eligible for financial assistance under this scheme.