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NADP  in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu got the highest allocation of Rs.185.31 crores. The projects relating to Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries and also minor irrigation are focused under this programme. During 2007-08, nine districts namely Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Perambalur, Ramanathapuram, Salem and Villupuram have been identified as focused districts for implementing agricultural programmes. The programme on precision farming, establishment of 224 agri clinics with mini soil testing laboratories, distribution of machineries, establishment of automatic weather station in 224 blocks, land resources inventory and GIS data base for farm level planning in 10 blocks in 10 focussed districts,dryland development and popularization of minor millets in 40 blocks, promotion of organic manure production and organic farming by establishing municipal compost and bio inputs production units, strengthening quality seed production and distribution, development of 50 acre clusters of horticultural crops and bio mass tree plantation on dry lands will be taken up for agricultural development. The State Level Sanctioning Committee has approved the project and will be implemented shortly.

The schemes operated in the state are the following

S.No.

Title

1)

System of Rice Intensification (SRI)   

2)

Precision Farming Programme

3)

Agri-Clinics and STL

4)

Land Resources Inventory (GIS)

5)

Automatic Weather Station (AWS)

6)

Promotion of Organic Farming and Organic Manure Production

7)

Dry Land Technology

8)

e – Extension

9)

Seed Production

10)

Cluster Approach

11)

Agricultural Engineering Department

12)

PWD (Irrigation)

13)

Milk Production & Dairy Development

14)

TANVASU – Mineral Map

15)

Animal Husbandry – Traceability of breedable bovines in Tamil Nadu

16)

Fisheries

 



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01. SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION

            SRI involves the use of management practices which together provides better growing conditions for rice plants, particularly in the root zone, than those plants grown under traditional practices. 

Critical components

  • Lesser seed rate (6 – 8 kg/ha)
  • Reduced nursery area (100m2/ha)
  • Planting of younger seedlings (14-15 days old)
  • Square planting with single seedling (25cm x 25cm)
  • Mechanical weeding - 4 times (10th / 20th/30th /40th Days After Planting)
  • Intermittent irrigation
  • N management through Leaf Colour Chart (LCC)

Problems in Adoption

  • Lack of awareness about the benefits of SRI
  • Lesser area under large scale demonstration
  • Fear of planting single seeding with wider spacing
  • Non availability of rotary weeders

Constraints in the adoption

  • Square transplanting
  • Drudgery involved in operating the cono weeder for soil aeration and weed control
  • Problems in adopting intermittent irrigation due to poor drainage facility especially in the deltaic condition
  • Farmers’ mind set is the major obstacle for adoption of SRI method of rice cultivation

Research and extension activities by TNAU

  • TNAU has developed the location specific SRI practices to be adopted for promotion of SRI method of rice cultivation in Tamil Nadu.
  • 94 on-farm demo trials were organized during 2003-04 for the dissemination of  SRI practices in the Cauvery Delta through a State funded scheme.
  • 100 on-farm demo trials were organized during 2003-04 for the dissemination of  SRI practices in the Tamirabarani through a State funded scheme.
  • TNAU has developed a modified rice mat nursery (MRMN) to produce young, robust, and healthy seedlings in 15 days. The rice seedlings reach a height of
    18-20 cm with 4 leaves in 15 days. Seedling mats can be easily transported to the main field for transplanting. This innovative mat nursery requires 88% less land and 55% less water for seedling production to plant 1 ha of main field.
  • Marked check rope planting, transplanting with marker tool method have been developed by TNAU for transplanting rice under square geometry in order to facilitate cono weeder operation in both the directions
  • Efforts are initiated by TNAU for fabrication of motorized cono weeder to facilitate inter cultivation in larger areas and reduce the human drudgery involved in this operation with the ultimate objective of promoting SRI in Tamil Nadu.
  • Efforts are already initiated by TNAU under TN-IAMWARM project for fabricating SRI transplanter machine.

Experience of TN-IAMWARM in SRI upscaling

  • Consolidation through exposure visits, trainings – Manimuthar & South Vellar sub basin
  • SRI field training to labourers and farmers
    • Skill training for SRI square planting for SHG and farm labourers – South vellar sub basin
      • Identification of location specific technologies
        • Community nursery in Varaghanadhi sub basin
        • SRI rolling marker in Varaghanadhi sub basin
        • Demonstration of Pai nursery in Pambar & Maninuthar sub basin
        • Demonstration of rolling markers for square planting - South vellar sub basin

 

TARGET FOR SRI COVERAGE  - 2008-09

SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION            unit: lakh ha

S.
No

District

Kar / Kuruvai / Sornavari

Samba

Total

1

Kancheepuram

0.170

0.335

0.505

2

Thiruvallur

0.200

0.187

0.387

3

Cuddalore

0.170

0.309

0.479

4

Villupuram

0.260

0.345

0.605

5

Vellore

0.100

0.080

0.180

6

T.V.Malai

0.110

0.336

0.446

7

Salem

0.040

0.100

0.140

8

Namakkal

0.012

0.084

0.096

9

Dharmapuri

0.050

0.050

0.100

10

Krishnagiri

0.030

0.050

0.080

11

Coimbatore

0.010

0.022

0.032

12

Erode

0.050

0.148

0.198

13

Trichy

0.060

0.208

0.268

14

Perambalur

0.003

0.048

0.051

15

Ariyalur

0.007

0.111

0.118

16

Karur

0.000

0.068

0.068

17

Pudukkotai

0.030

0.238

0.268

18

Thanjavur

0.280

0.557

0.837

19

Nagapattinam

0.266

0.458

0.724

20

Thiruvarur

0.280

0.456

0.736

21

Madurai

0.090

0.120

0.210

22

Theni

0.050

0.034

0.084

23

Dindigul

0.010

0.045

0.055

24

Ramnad

0.010

0.000

0.010

25

Sivaganga

0.000

0.090

0.090

26

Virudunagar

0.000

0.200

0.200

27

Tirunelveli

0.130

0.209

0.339

28

Tuticorin

0.040

0.042

0.082

29

Kanyakumari

0.042

0.070

0.112

Total

2.500

5.000

7.500

 

 

 

 

 


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02. NADP - TAMIL NADU PRECISION FARMING PROJECT

Precision Farming Project was implemented in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts between 2004-05 and 2006-07 in 400 ha in which forty five crops have been cultivated with 80-100% yield increase, substantial quality upgradation of produce and better preference in the market.  The key elements of success are precision technologies, cluster approach and linkage to market. 

The Precision Farming project is called up under NADP during 2008-09 (sanction 2007-08) and is to be implemented in 12800 ha as has been given in the annexure-I.  There are nine focus districts (1000 ha each) and 19 non-focus districts (200 ha each).  The programme is being implemented by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Commissionerate of Agriculture and Commissionerate of Horticulture.  The overall monitoring, evaluation, training and technical support are offered by TNAU.  The components of the budget is given in      annexure-II. 

The plan of action includes identification of beneficiary farmers in each cluster, registration under societies Act, installation of drip and fertigation system through TANHOPE approved companies and drip design developed by TNAU, establishment of  community  nursery @ one / 20 ha, supply of inputs like seeds / water soluble fertilizers and plant protection chemicals and exposure visit to markets. 

The measurables  include yield increase over the bench mark yield experience at Tamil Nadu Precision Farming Project at Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts.  Linking the production with market so as to ensure economic prosperity of farmers.


ANNEXURE-I

The physical target for different PIAs ( Area in Ha )

a. Focus districts

TNAU

Directorate of Horticulture

Directorate of Agriculture

Total

1. Coimbatore

-

500

500

1000

2. Dhamapuri

100

450

450

1000

3. Dindigul

-

500

500

1000

4. Krishnagiri

-

500

500

1000

5. Namakkal

-

500

500

1000

6. Perambalur (Ariyalur)

-

500

500

1000

7. Ramnad

100

450

450

1000

8. Salem

100

450

450

1000

9. Villupuram

100

450

450

1000

Sub Total (A)

400

4300

4300

9000

b. Other districts

1. Cuddalore

20

90

90

200

2. Erode

-

100

100

200

3. Pudukottai

20

90

90

200

4. Kanyakumari.

20

90

90

200

5. Karur

-

100

100

200

6. Kanchipuram.

-

100

100

200

7. Madurai.

20

90

90

200

8. Nagai

20

90

90

200

9. Sivaganga

-

100

100

200

10. Tanjore

-

100

100

200

11. Theni

-

100

100

200

12. Trichy

20

90

90

200

13. Tirunelveli

-

100

100

200

14. Tiruvallur

20

90

90

200

15. Tiruvannamalai

-

100

100

200

16. Tiruvarur

20

90

90

200

17.Tuticorin

-

100

100

200

18.Vellore

20

90

90

200

19.Virudhunagar

20

90

90

200

Sub Total (B)

200

1800

1800

3800

Grand Total (A+B)

600

6100

6100

12800

 

ANNEXURE-II
Component wise budget


Sl.
No.

Component

Dovetail to MIS (Rs.)

NADP

 

 Per ha

  1000 ha  
(Rs. Lakhs)

  200 ha 
(Rs. Lakhs)

Per Ha (Rs.)

A. Cultivation expenses

01.

Drip & Fertigation system @ Rs.80,000 for 1.5m x 0.5 m design,  50%= Rs.40,000/-
(Rs.28800+11200= 40,000)

(28,800)

 

11,200

112.00

22.40

02.

Community nursery @ one / 20 ha @ Rs.1.00 lakh / unit for the farmers group

-

(5,000)

50.00

10.00

 

Sub Total (A)

28,800

11,200

162.00

32.40

B. Cultivation / Input Cost

01.

Seed & Plants @ Rs.5000/ ha

-

5,000

50.00

10.00

02.

WSF @ Rs.15,000 / ha

-

15,000

150.00

30.00

03.

Plant protection chemicals @ Rs.5000 / ha

-

5,000

50.00

10.00

 

Sub Total (B)

 

25,000

250.00

50.00

C. Service cost

06.

Technical Assistance @ one Tech Person/20ha @ Rs.7000 x 12 months (6000+HRA+TA) 50 candidates

-

-

42.00

8.40

07.

Training to farmers (1000)  2 days training @ Rs.500 /day/ head at Dharmapuri as given under 10.9 of this document

-

-

10.00
(1000 Nos.)

2.00
(200 Nos.)

08.

Exposure visit to markets* (office bearers 50 x 3 = 150+50 Technical staff) 200 x @ 2500 / head

-

-

5.00
(200Nos)

2.00
(80nos)

09.

TA + DA + Vehicle hire Charges

-

-

10.00

2.00

10.

Publicity and documentation

-

-

5.00

1.00

11.

Monitoring and evaluation
including  establishment of Training Cell at RRS Paiyur

-

-

5.00

1.00

12.

Farmer Participatory Researchable issues (List In annexure V)

 

 

10.00

-

 

Sub Total (C)

-

-

87.00

16.40

 

Grand Total (A+B+C)

-

-

499.00

98.80

 

Budget for 9 districts x Rs.499.00

-

-

4491.00

--

 

Budget for 19 districts x Rs.98.80

-

-

--

1877.20

 

Total Budget under NADP (Rs.4491.00+1877.20)         =  Rs.6368.20

Budget Dovetailed from MIS 12800 ha X Rs.28,800     =  Rs.3686.40

 

Total Project Cost                                                        =  Rs.10054.60

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03.  NADP ON ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRI-CLINIC CUM MINI SOIL TESTING LABORATORIES

The average productivity in Tamil Nadu is only 60 per cent of the potential and the technology adoption by the farmers is low. The main reason for low productivity is decline in soil organic matter and soil fertility status, lack of awareness on the latest technologies and lack of suitable advisory services. The adoption of suitable crop production techniques and soil test based fertilizer recommendation will pave way for enhanced crop productivity.

The existing soil testing laboratories will cater to the needs of only 19.5 lakh farm holdings in a period of three years leaving behind 65.5 lakh farm holdings untested. The establishment of mini soil testing laboratories at block level will ensure that every farm holding in Tamil Nadu will be tested for soil fertility. The establishment of agriclinics cum mini soil testing laboratories will help to provide the advisory service on crop selection, agricultural inputs, best farming practices and marketing of farm produce apart from facilitating custom hiring of farm machineries and diagnosis and remediation of nutrient disorder in crops. Agriclinics will act as knowledge provider at block level and help in effective technology transfer thereby increasing the crop productivity and per capita income of the farmers.

Job opportunities will be given to the unemployed agricultural graduates for setting up the agriclinics cum mini soil testing laboratories by providing bank loans with back ended subsidy of 50 per cent and training on analytical techniques and interpretation of results and use of the soil health and visual diagnostic kit softwares.

Agriclinics cum mini soil testing laboratories will be established in the first phase in all the 129 blocks of selected 9 districts viz., Perambalur, Salem, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Dindugal, Ramnad, Villupuram and Coimbatore and 5 numbers in each of the remaining 19 districts of Tamil Nadu state at a cost of Rs. 6.0 lakhs/unit with 50 % back ended subsidy of Rs. 3.0 lakhs each through tie- up loan with commercial banks. The total budget of the project will be Rs. 716.80 lakhs.  The Department of Agriculture will identify the potential entrepreneurs and TNAU will impart training on the analytical and technical skills for the establishment of the agriclinic cum mini soil testing laboratories.

Establishment of Agri Clinic cum Mini Soil Testing Laboratories 
Budget  abstract ( Rs. in lakhs )

Activity No.

Activity schedule   

Dept. of Agriculture

TNAU

1

Selection of private entrepreneurs

1.1

Selection of   Local unemployed agrl .graduates. (Preference: Agrl. entrepreneurship trainees)

 

--

1.2

Approval of the bank loan – tie up with commercial banks

--

2

Setting up of Agriclinic cum mini STL

 

2.1

Guidelines for the setting up of the agriclinic and mini STLs

--

2.2

Monitoring of the establishment of the centre and periodical reporting on the activities

--

2.3

Release of bank ended subsidy ( 50 %) to the entrepreneurs

672.00

--

3

Training

3.1

Analytical techniques and interpretation of the results

--

22.40

4

Monitoring the activity of the agriclinic cum mini STL

4.1

Issue of guidelines for monitoring

--

4.2

Periodical visits and  monitoring

22.40

--

 

Total

694.40

22.40

 

Total project cost

716.80


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04.  NADP  - LAND RESOURCE INVENTORY AND GIS DATABASE FOR FARM, VILLAGE AND BLOCK LEVEL PLANNING
The challenges in agriculture are to increase the productivity per unit area and to prevent the severity of various forms of degradation.  The twine challenges of preventing degradation and increasing productivity of the shrinking land resource can be addressed by adopting site specific and viable land management technologies suitable for each and every parcel of the land in a village.  For this, a detailed GIS database on soil and other secondary resources covering each and every plot of a survey number occurring in a village is required.  When the database is created in a GIS mode, it can be updated and collated with other secondary data for making farm level agricultural planning and strategies.

The project will be implemented in ten blocks of Ariyalur (Tirumanur), Coimbatore (Annur), Dharmapuri (Pappireddipatti), Dindugal (Oddanchatrum), Krishnagiri (Uthangarai), Namakkal (Rasipuram), Perambalur (Perambalur), Ramnad (R.S.mangalam), Salem (Veerapandi) and Villupuram (Gingee) districts which are selected based on the agricultural activities and rural setting.

The project is jointly carried out by Agricultural Engineering Department (AED), Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). AED will generate digital base maps. DOA will generate soil maps and TNAU will analyze the soil samples and create GIS database.  The total outlay of the project is Rs. 360 lakhs. The AED component will be Rs. 19.14 lakhs, DOA component will be Rs. 208.11 lakhs and TNAU component will be Rs. 132.75 lakhs (Agriculture (AP1) Department G.O.Ms.No. 85 dated 3.3.2008)

Block level soil resources inventory along with village soil and thematic maps will be generated in both hard copy and digital formats.  The database will help the farmers and extension workers for selection of potential crops for the farm holdings, application of soil and crop specific fertilizers, reclamation of problem soils, selection and use of correct agricultural inputs and use of suitable agricultural machineries and tools.  The database will provide the basis for all the activities related to transfer of technologies in agriculture.  The database can be interfaced with other resources databases on climate, socio-economic conditions and marketing facilities etc., and there by enabling the Government in making policy decisions at village and block levels. 

ACTIVITY WISE AGENCIES INVOLVED AND BUDGET PROVISION 
(In lakh rupees)


Activity No.

Activity

AED

DOA

TNAU

1

Preparation of base map

 

 

 

 

1.1    Procurement of SOI toposheets, Cadastral maps / Village maps Digitization of Cadastral maps

19.14

 

 

 

1.2    Procurement of satellite data

 

 

15.68

2

Preparation of field soil map

 

 

 

2.1    Technical assistance

 

78.04

 

2.2    Camp office

 

11.15

 

2.3    Traveling allowance

 

26.01

 

2.4    Vehicle hire charges

 

58.07

 

2.5    Profile and mini-pit examinations and collection of profile and surface soil samples

 

17.42

3

Analysis of soil samples

 

 

87.10

4

GIS database

 

 

23.23

5

Preparation of soil resources inventory report

 

11.61

6

Other Contingencies

 

 

6.1    For field operations

 

5.81

 

6.2    For lab analyses

 

6.74

Total

19.14 208.11 132.75

Total budget for the ten blocks

 

360.00

 


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08.  NADP - E-AGRICULTURE SERVICE FOR ACCELERATING AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LIVING STANDARDS OF FARMERS THROUGH TNAUAGRITECH PORTAL

            Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is proved to be powerful tool to reach the downtrodden, neglected farming communities.  The ICT tools could be used for dissemination of the agricultural technologies and allied technologies in time with minimum budget.  The Government of Tamil Nadu is equipping the State Agricultural Department with the State-of-the-art ICT infrastructures under TNAUAGRITECH, which will facilitate agricultural related information access and advisory services to the farmers and all stakeholders of the supply-chain of the Agricultural system. The program is proposed to be implemented with objectives of

  1. 1.   To set up e-connectivity in all the 60 centers of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University  (14 KVKs + ATIC-2, 34 ResearchCentres and 10 Colleges ) with all the  385 blocks and 30 districts of Tamil Nadu.
  1. To provide need based information to the farming community through TNAU Agritech portal with various ICT modes.

 

  1. To create interface mechanism between Agriculture Department, KVKs, Research Stations, NGOs and Farmers Association.
  1. To provide need based and timely farm advisory service through various ICT Tools and Techniques.

 

e-Connectivity which includes computer with hi-power internet, multimedia facility, video conferencing facilities will be established in the all the block level agriculture department offices (385), KVKs (14), TNAU Research Stations (34) and colleges (10).   The Separate TNAU AGRITECH Portal to act as Hub center will be developed with well-structured facilities which will be loaded with all the necessary and needed agriculture and allied contents.    The deliverables issue of the projects are Development of e-Governance services of the Department, deployment of services like Online Expert Advise, Online chat, discussion & messaging, podcasting, Schemes and subsidies info and  Deployments of services like weather based crop advisories, Market information, e-commerce services, e-governance services, document management services.  The expected outcome of the projects will be Transfer of technology to the last milestone of the farming community and timely, On the spot farm advisory service through ICT, Timely delivering of need based information to the farming community (anywhere, anytime service), Field problem diagnosis through Video Conferencing mode and giving farm advisory services, Providing information on Government Schemes, Programmes, and Announcements for the benefit of the target farmers.  The budget has been calculated for developing TNAU AGRI TECH portal and TNAU executable issue.  The remaining connectivity to Blocks and Agriculture Department will be executed separately by the Agriculture Department.

Project Financing
A.TNAUAGRITECH Portal (TNAU Part)

SlNo

Particulars

Rs. lakhs

1

Media streaming, Web casting, product / blogging, Conference gateway / control, forecasting clusters, information portal facility including power backup with UPS/Generators

120.00

2

Workstations –25, Mobile workstations-5, PCs with Printers / Imaging systems

35.00

3

Software tools / tape/CD/DVD media per year

30.00

4

Domain Experts consultancy charges for transforming knowledge to information

20.00

5

Content programming consultancy services outsourced– technical scholars with domain expertise / software programming – @Rs.1.8 lakhs /man year for 20 man yrs

36.00

6

20 MBPS server bandwidth charges per year

60.00

7

Videoconferencing MCU for connecting 60 centers

50.00

B. Connectivity to 60 TNAU locations

8

Workstations with PC, scanner, printer, webcam , UPS-60 @ 1.00

60.00

9

512 KBPS broadband with fixed IP per year* 

60.00

 

Total

496.00

Total Budget for TNAU Portal and Connectivity to TNAU centers: Rs 4.96 Crores
B.  A.TNAUAGRITECH Portal (Department of Agricultural Part)

SlNo

Particulars

Rs. lakhs

1

Computer and accessories for blocks and offices of the Department of Agriculture and Seed Certification (252 computers and accessories at one per block and 40 computers and accessories for 20 district offices and 8 computers and accessories for Seed Certification Department.

135.20

 

Total Budget (Rs.  631.20 Lakhs)


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09. NADP - STRENGTHENING OF QUALITY SEED PRODUCTION AND  DISTRIBUTION

Milestone

  • Programming and taking production of breeder seeds both in kharif and rabi seasons, 2008 in TNAU Research Stations.
  • Creation of additional facilities for breeder seed production.
  • Imparting training to the department officials on quality seed production both in kharif and rabi seasons, 2008.
  • Production of foundation seeds from breeder seeds both in kharif and rabi seasons, 2008 in State Seed Farms and through Agricultural Extension Centres.
  • Imparting training to the farmers, SHGs, TANWA groups and NGOs both in kharif and rabi seasons, 2008 on quality seed production of certified seeds.
  • Creation of additional facilities in State Seed Farms and Seed Processing Units of the Department of Agriculture.
  • Identification of beneficiaries of SHGs, NGOs, TANWA Groups and providing back ended subsidy for establishment of Seed Processing Units.
  • Organising certified seed production in farmers field on contract basis by using foundation seed under Seed Village Scheme by the Department of Agriculture.
  • Certifying the seeds by the Seed Certification Department for ensuring the seed quality.
  • Procurement of certified seeds with production subsidy and supply of quality seeds to the farmers with distribution subsidy to enhance the SRR and crop productivity.

Deliverables

  • Required quantities of breeder (with 25% extra as exigency) and foundation seeds will be produced and made available for certified seed production to cover 100% area under pulses and 50% area under groundnut in the focused 9 districts.
  • Production of seeds of parental line seeds of hybrid rice will be increased from 12 qtls to 20 qtls. to cover 100 ha of hybrid rice seed production and to produce 100 tonnes of hybrid rice seeds.
  • Foundation and certified seed production at State Seed Farms will be increased from 3108 tonnes to 5058 tonnes.
  • Production and supply of coconut seedlings will be increased from 11.65 lakhs to 17.60 lakhs.
  • Processing capacity of the Seed Processing Units in the State Seed Farms will be increased from 27,000 tonnes to 35,800 tonnes.
  • Seed Replacement Rate of pulses will be increased to 100% against the present level of 18% and 50% against the present level of 4.82% in case of groundnut.
  • Imparting training to the farmers, SHGs, TANWA Groups & NGOs will encourage them to involve in quality seed production and distribution.
  • Providing back ended subsidy to the SHGs, TANWA Groups and NGOs will encourage them to establish Seed Processing Unit for quality seed production and distribution.
  • Ultimately the SRR will be increased to 100% in case of pulses and 50% in groundnut in all focused 9 districts and productivity of crops and profitability to the farmers will be increased.

Project Components


S. No

Components

Total budget 
(Rs. in lakhs)

Breakup among Departments

Budget share 
(Rs. in lakhs)

DOA

TNAU

1a.

Creation of additional facilities for Foundation and certified seed production in State Seed Farms and Seed Processing Units

588.20

588.20

-

1b.

Creation of additional facilities for breeder seed production in TNAU Research Stations

290.00

-

290.00

2.

Training to Dept. of Agriculture officials (District  level & Field level  officers of the Department), farmers, NGOs, SHGs and TANWA Groups

14.20

-

14.20

3.

Subsidy for seed production and distribution

755.46

755.46

-

4.

Back ended subsidy to Farmers, SHGs, TANWA groups and NGOs for establishing seed Processing Unit

562.50

562.50

-

5. 

Evaluation, Monitoring and field visit including cost of personnel for Technical Assistants and recurring contingences

15.00

-

15.00

Total

2225.36

1906.16

319.20



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10. NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT OF CLUSTERS OF HORTICULTURE CROPS / BIO-MASS TREE PLANTATION IN DRYLANDS (PUNJAI LANDS) 

To improve the Socio economic status of the farmers and to enhance the production and productivity of crops of small and marginal farmers the scheme is programmed to develop Horticulture / Bio-mass tree plants in the patta dry lands (punjai lands) in clusters of 50 acre & above by production groups.

The patta dry lands of small and marginal farmers cultivated with crops under rainfed condition and without irrigation sources is focused for growing Horticulture crops or Bio-mass trees so as  to generate employment and income to rural farmers.

Production group will comprise of a group of small and marginal farmers having a contiguous stretch of 50 acre and above of dry private (patta) lands who voluntarily come forward to form joint management of common infrastructure. Small farmers owning upto 5 acre of dry patta land is eligible for this scheme.

Horticulture crops will be developed if sufficient ground water is available and if not available Bio-mass tree cultivation is developed. 

The scheme is implemented in focused 9 districts of Ramanathapuram, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Perambalur, Salem, Coimbatore & Villupuram.

Methodology:-

  • Land parcel selection in cluster.
  • Creation of water source.
  • Formation of Lift irrigation society.
  • Micro irrigation with fertigation.
  • Geo-physical survey to be conducted.
  • 10% beneficiary contribution in the form of labour.

The District Collector has to organise the implementation by coordinating Revenue, Agriculture, Horticulture and Agriculture Engineering Departments.
Target for the scheme – 2008-09


S. No.


District

Target

Funding pattern

No. of 
clusters

Total 
amount

90% 
(NADP )

10% (farmers contribution)

1

Coimbatore

3

43.80

39.42

4.38

2

Dharmapuri

5

73.00

65.70

7.30

3

Dindigul

4

58.40

52.56

5.84

4

Krishnagiri

4

58.40

52.56

5.84

5

Namakkal

4

58.40

52.56

5.84

6

Perambalur

4

58.40

52.56

5.84

7

Ramnathapuram

5

73.00

52.56

5.84

8

Salem

3

43.80

65.70

7.30

9

Villupuram

3

43.80

39.42

4.38

 

TOTAL (A)

35

511.00

459.90

51.10

10

Reclamation of alkaline soil (B)

 

10.00

10.00

-

 

Grand total (A+B)

35

521.00

469.90

51.10


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11. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION

Farm Mechanization provides the technology to facilitate agricultural growth through efficient utilization of inputs. Adoption of mechanization ensures timeliness of agricultural operations, reduces cost of production as well as drudgery in carrying out various agricultural operations. Equipment for various operations like tillage, sowing, irrigation, plant protection and threshing etc. are generally being used by farming community. However most of the newly developed implements and costly machines have not reached the farmers and machines for the special the operations like rice transplanting, sugarcane harvesting, coconut harvesting and pulse mechanization need greater attention. This program envisage mechanization of principal crops of Tamil Nadu through subsidy for introduction of existing mechanization technologies including introduction of specific machines like rice transplanters, sugarcane and coconut harvesters, pulse machines and capacity building to bridge the technology gap existing at present.  The following are the interventions.

  1. Distribution and introduction of agricultural machinery to the farmers under subsidy through AED with a budget outlay of Rs.772.98 lakhs
  2. Introduction of  four models of rice transplanting machines from Japan, China and Korea through TNAU with a budget outlay of Rs. 30 lakhs
  3. Introduction of two models of sugarcane harvesters one each from China and Japan/Thailand through TNAU with a budget outlay of Rs 133 lakhs  
  4. Introduction of aerial access hoist for the management of coconut harvesting throudh TNAU with a budget outlay of Rs. 24 lakhs  
  5. Popularization of pulse production machinery through TNAU with a budget outlay of Rs. 31.31 lakhs and
  6. Capacity building for stakeholders (200 oficials, 50 manufacturers, 50 artisans and 200 farmers / SHGs) on farm mechanization including quality manufacture and supply of implements and machines to the farmers in TNAU with a budget outlay of Rs.15 lakhs.

The main focus is given in the nine focused districts viz., Salam, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Perambalur & Ariyalur, Dindigul, Ramanathapuiram, Coimbatore and Villupuram with cluster approach. However the implements are also planned to be thinly distributed in the rest of the districts also to cater the needs of the farmers in Tamil Nadu. The programme is implemented by the State Department of Agricultural Engineering and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.  

Table: Agricultural machinery for distribution through incentive to the farmers

Sl.No

Particulars implements and machines to be supplied

Total Qty, nos

Ia

Newly Developed Agricultural Machinery / Implements with 50 % subsidy

 

a.

Mini combined Harvester TNAU model  

26

b.

Multi crop Thrasher (High capacity)  

33

c.

Power weeder with attachment  

57

d.

Power Thrasher  

20

e

Paddy Transplanter  

80

f

Post hole digger  

92

g

Shredder (Heavy)   

4

h

Shredder (Medium)  

6

i

Maize Husker Sheller  

100

j

Coconut De- husker  

123

k

Ground nut decordicator  

27

l

Chisel plough  

132

Ib

Newly Developed Gender friendly equipments with 
75 % subsidy

1478

II

Heavy Duty Trailor with Prime Mover to transport bulldozers and heavy equipments of AED with 100 % Grant

 6

III

Popularisation of conventional machinery / equipments with 25 % subsidy

 

a

Power Tiller

551

b

Rotovator 

384

c.

Cultivator 

262

d.

Off set disc harrow 

25

e

Disc plough 

202

The machineries which are comparatively costly and are not popular among the farmers are proposed for distribution at 50 % subsidy and the other machineries are proposed for distribution at 25 % subsidy. While the manually operated and gender friendly equipments are proposed to be distributed at 75 % subsidy.


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12. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Water Resources Organisation Rehabilitation and Improvement works in 11 minor water sources

Sl.No

Project

Project cost 
(Rs.in lakhs)

Ayacut 
benefited (ha)

Bridging 
the gap (ha)

1

Rehabilitation and Improvements of 6 Anicuts across Chinnar river in Krishnagiri District.

123.00

139.19

139.19

2

Rehabilitation and Improvements of 15 Anicuts across Markardeyanadhi Mathur and Bargur river in Krishnagiri District.

75.00

1037.22

228.75

3

Improvements to Thamaraikulam Tank and supply channel in Sindalagundu village of Dindigul District.

67.00

213.40

43.38

4

Rehabilitation of right side main canal of Chennampatti Anicut in Virudhunagar District.

85.00

302.28

132.48

5

Restoration of Anicuts and supply channel in Sadhanavardhini river in Dindigul District.

325.00

946.05

278.03

6

Rehabilitation and Modernisation of Kalinjur River Channel in Vellore Dt.

160.00

257.935

83.00

7

Rehabilitation and Modernisation of Goddar Reservoir in Vellore District.

50.00

351.415

56.265

8

Rehabilitation and Modernisation of Kanniambadi block Tanks  in Vellore District.

100.00

508.00

140.00

9

Improvements to Kathirayankulam Tank supply channel in Kasavanampatti and Palayakannivadi villages of Dindigul District.

75.20

19.29

19.29

10

Rehabilitation and Improvements of 15 Anicuts across Chinnar river in Dharmapuri District.

98.00

1755.80

874.80

11

Rehabilitation and Improvements of 3 Anicuts in Pennagaram TK of Dharmapuri District.

50.00

140.62

68.04

 



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13. MILK PRODUCTION & DAIRY DEVELOPMENT

BUFFALO CALVES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

SPRIT:

  • To arrest the fall and to stabilize the buffalo population, support need to be provided to the buffalo rearers to rear female buffalo calves up to first calving
  • Potential use of available buffalo population
  • Enhance the productivity and thereby increasing economic growth of rural poor
  •  Avoiding loss of future buffalo population.

COMPONENTS:

  • Buneficiary identification
  • Selection and identification of female buffalo calves
  • Providing calf starter
  • De-worming
  • Vaccination
  • Periodical veterinary health care
  • Breeding
  • Field visit and advisory services.

PROJECT COST:  Rs.162  lakh

TARGET GROUP: 
Salem, Namakal, Karur,  Tirunelvelli, Dharmapuri, Kanceepuram, Ttiruvalur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, and Erode

Total no. of beneficiaries:  810

DELIVERABLE:
The scheme envisaged the farmers to create awareness on animal husbandry practices, learning by doing and importance of nutrition.  By intensive system of calf rearing, income generation will be more. Due to non availability of compounded calf feed to the farmers, they are not able to draw the full capacity of animal productivity. The better management practices during calf hood will yield better results in entire life of the animal. 

The scheme results in early maturity; the age of first calving is reduced even to 30 months. This early productivity and avoiding unnecessary expenditure on feeding of unproductive animals up to 40 months of age is a saving to farmer

ESTABLISHMENT OF BY PASS PROTEIN MANUFACTURING UNIT

SPIRIT:

  1. Enhance the milk production
  2. Reduce the cost of milk production
  3. Avoid wastage of feed in the rumen

COMPONENT

Item

Unit cost

No

Total

By pass protein feed plant

100 LAKH

1 at Erode

100 LAKH

A Farmer feeding his animal yielding 4.5 litres of milk per day with 4.1% Fat and 8.1% SNF with 2 Kgs of feed, has to replace 1 Kg of the feed with 1 Kg of treated meal, which will result in increase in milk produced by 1 litre. By way of supplementation with 1 Kg of treated meal the animal which had produced 4.5 litres of milk will now produce 5.5 litres of milk with an increase in Fat & SNF by about 0.4% thereby the producer will get an additional income of Rs.10.79 per animal per day. Feeding of 50,000 animals per day will eventually lead to increase in milk production by about 50,000 litres per day. Field trials have been taken up and documented by the National Dairy Development Board. As an initiative, it is proposed to set up a By pass protein feed mixing plant with a capacity to produce 50 MTs / day at Erode to cater to the need of the progressive milk producers.

DELIVERABLES:-

  Increase in milk production               : 1 litre/animal/day
Increase in total solids content         : 0.4% per litre 
Excess income to farmer : 10.79 per animal / day.  

ESTABLISHMENT OF MINERAL MIXTURE 
MANUFACTURING UNITS
SPIRIT:

  • Enhance the milk production
  • Reduce breeding problem
  • Reduce inter- calving period.
  • Lactation period will be increased by 45 days so that if fetches a revenue of 1520 per animal.
  • The net profit per animal per lactation is Rs.890/-.

COMPONENTS:

It is proposed to establish two mineral mixture plants at Erode and Tirunelveli District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd, premises.  Production and distribution would be undertaken by District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd.,/prospective self help groups of that areas.

PROJECT COST:

Item

Unit cost

Nos.

Total Cost
(Rs. In crore)

Mineral Mixture Plants

15 Lakh

2

30 Lakh

ADVANTAGES:

Though mineral mixtures are required in small quantities, minerals are essential for optimal body functions.  Animal feeds and fodder often do not include all the requisitc minerals and therefore need to be supplemented.  The dairy farmers recognize the benefits of supplements and are feeding recommended mineral mixtures with a noticeable improvement in milk production and breeding efficiency.

 

STRENGTHENING OF MMPO QUALITY CONTROL LABORATORY AT DAIRY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

SPIRIT

  • Supply of Milk and Milk Products in desired Quality to consumers
  • Ensure food safety and hygienic production and supply of milk at all level
  • Adopt stringent Quality Control Measures to compete with International standards and expecting export avenue
  • Creating conducive environment to milk producers to get better price for better quality milk produced by them
  • Prevention of unscrupulous adulteration practice in Dairy sector
  • Creating conducive environment to milk producers to get better price for better quality milk produced by them
  • Prevention of unscrupulous adulteration practice in Dairy sector

COMPONENTS:

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

GC / LC mass spectrophotometer

Protein Analyzer

ImpedAnce machine

Tinto meter

Installation, Civil structure, Consumables and all accessories

Training to technical staff

PROJECT COST:  Rs.222  lakh

TARGET GROUP:

 DAIRY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT,
 MADAVARAM, CHENNAI - 51

P.C.BASED AUTOMATIC MILK COLLECTION STATIONS TO MILK PRODUCERS COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES AND CHILLING CENTRES

SPIRIT:

  • To increase the efficiency and accuracy of fat testing in milk
  • To reduce the staff of the society/collection centre through automation.
  • To adopt quality conscious at producer level.

COMPONENT:

Components: Automatic Milk Collection Station is a specially designed integrated unit which is combination of several units i.e. Milk Weighing System, Electronic Milk Testing, Personal Computer with printer and battery.

Items

No. of Units

Unit cost

Total outlay

Automatic Milk collection station

 107

1.69 lakhs

181 LAKH

ADVANTAGES:

  • Saving in quantity of sample milk
  • Saving of chemicals and detergents
  • Saving of expenditure of glassware
  • Saving in stationery and time
  • Saving in expenditure on staff

TARGET GROUP:

71 Milk Producers societies and 36 Chilling Centers

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT BY PROVIDING AUTOMATIC MILKING MACHINES

SPIRIT:

  • Clean milk production
  • Avoid mastitis
  • To Overcome labour problem
  • Prevention of adulterant
  • Time saving.
  • Reduction in cost of milk production and complete milking.

COMPONENT:

  • Milking stall
  • Teat detection system
  • Robotic arm device for attaching the teat cups.
  • Teat cleaning system
  • Control system and milking machines.

Items

No. of units

Unit cost

Total outlay

Automatic milking machines

30

Rs.70,000/-

21 lakh

TARGET GROUP: 
70 automatic milking machines to the milk producer’s cooperative societies which are producing more than 1000 litres per day. The milk producers will bring their animals to the yard of milk producer’s cooperative society and milking will be done in the yard.

PROMOTE EXTENSION SERVICES – SKILL DEVELOPMENT

SPIRIT: 
To enhance   knowledge about latest animal breeding activities among the field veterinarians and para veterinarians and farmers to about 5513 trainees the estimated cost of Rs.0.54 crore.

This training will improve knowledge for better animal health care, animal productivity is increased thereby economy of farmer is improved.

COMPONENT:
For the filed veterinarians ,it is proposed to provide 5 days refresher training
AI workers, 5 days  refresher training  on techniques to improve the conception rate in bovine breeding.
Farmers awareness  programme is scheduled to impart 2 days programme in Dairy animal management,  Clean milk production, with study tour.

TARGET GROUP:

  • Re-training to existing AI workers

a) Number : 1250

b) Fees per trainee:  1500  and

c) No. of days     :  5

  • Refresher training:- a) Number : 413, b) Fees per trainee  : 3000 and c) No. of days  :  5

  • Farmer awareness programme-

    a) Number : 3850,

b) Fees per trainee:  600 and

c) No. of days :  2

PROJECT COST:  Rs. 54  lakh

STUDY TOUR TO FARMERS

SPIRIT:

  • To increase dairy activities in Tamil Nadu.
  • To inculcate the sense of team work, team spirit and inter team collaborations.
  • To know day to day knowledge updating of dairy technology adopted in different area of our nation.

COMPONENT:
Study tour is proposed to enhance knowledge of 550 producers, members, staff and officers of the Dairy Development Department. The tour members will be taken to modern dairy societies in other states so that latest scientific technology on dairying to producers may be transferred.

The expenditure cost of Rs.27 lakh  will enhance the quality and quantity of milk supplied  to societies by making them aware of the best practice .It will fetches the intangible benefit to farmers.

TARGET GROUP:

Sl. No.

  Kind of Training

Personnel’s to be trained

No.of
trainees

Duration

Tour expenses
(Rs.)

Total
(Rs. In lakh)

1.

Visit to Model dairies in other states / countries

Producer members, staff and officers

550

5 days

5000/-

27.50

 PROJECT COST:- Rs. 27 LAKH


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14. TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY 
(TANUVAS)
 Validating the Research on Mineral Map of Tamil Nadu

Minerals play an important role in cattle physiology to sustain their productivity. Therefore all essential minerals are provided in the diet of cattle through mineral mixture as prescribed by BIS specification. However a closer look on the mineral nutrition reveals that instead of providing all the essential minerals, it would be economical if only essential minerals that are falling short in the diet of cattle are supplemented. 

It is in this context a NADP on “Validating the Research on Mineral Map of Tamil Nadu” is functioning at the department of Animal Nutrition, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-7, under TANUVAS. The project aims to develop area specific mineral mixture based on the mineral profile in the soil, plant and animals for each agro climatic zone of Tamil nadu.

In this project there are two major research activities Viz.,

  1. Collection of soil, plant and blood samples from seven agro climatic zones of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Determining their mineral profile Viz. Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper. Zinc and Manganese to facilitate formulation of area specific mineral mixture.

The project is progressing according to the time schedule outlined and sample collection has been completed in two of the seven agroclimatic zone, that are being analysed. A sum of Rs 7.5 lakhs have been spent out of Rs 20.72 lakhs allocated. The seven area specific mineral mixture formulation based on the agro climatic zone will be commercialised by AAVIN during 2008-2009 itself.


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15. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
IDENTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY OF BREEDABLE BOVINES FOR MONITORING

Objective of the project
Animal Identification and providing animal passbook to all the breedable females coming under AI coverage is the aim of the project. To enable the unique identification of breed able female bovine, it is proposed to ear tag the animals with plastic (polyurethane) tags with laser printed unique numbers and provide a detailed pass book with animals and owner details to all the animals brought to the AI centers.

Modalities
It is proposed to identify that 9 lakh breedable female bovines (cattle and Buffalo) by ear tagging (polyurethane) with laser printed unique numbers. Provide a detailed pass book with details for the animals to enable unique identification and collection of data.

The programme will be implemented through the Department of Animal Husbandry and The District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Unions federated to Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited and private AI workers through Tamilnadu Livestock Development Agency. The Regional joint Directors of Animal Husbandry and the Managing Directors of District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union shall monitor the implementation of the programme in their respective districts and furnish the monthly progress reports.

Benefits

    1. Tracking of animals from the point of origin without unnecessary burden to producers and other stake holders.
    2. Animal movement data can be maintained and readily accessed when necessary.
    3. Respond to intentionally or unintentionally introduced animal disease outbreaks quickly and effectively.
    4. To provide the capability to identify all animals and premises that have had a direct contact with a disease of concern.
    5. Identify beneficiaries for implementing various schemes.
Selection of elite animals from the field for breeding strategy.

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16. FISHERIES - FISH CULTURE IN CHECK DAMS UNDER FOREST  DEPARTMENT     INVOLVING VILLAGE FOREST COUNCIL

Spirit of the Scheme:

To utilize check dams and percolation ponds in forest area for fish culture by stocking fish fingerlings.

To impart training to Village Forest Council members in fish culture to support their livelihood.

Project Cost / Duration:

            Rs.2.50 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:

            Fisheries Department and Forest Department

Components:

Beneficiary selection, suitable water bodies selection by Forest Department. Training, seed supply, and technical support by Fisheries Department.

Target for each District:

Tirunelveli, The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Namakkal & Dindugul. 300 beneficiaries have to be trained from these districts and 100 ha. of water spread area have to be stocked.

Present stage:

The 1st batch (30 beneficiaries) of the training commenced on 19th of May’ 2008 at Amaravathy in Coimbatore District. The 2nd & 3rd batch of training for the Village Forest Council members of Dindugul Districts have been completed on 17th & 18th of July’ 2008. Beneficiaries is being identified in the other district and training to be commenced shortly.

RIVER RANCHING AS A MEASURE OF CONSERVATION OF ENDANGERED ENDEMIC FISH SPECIES

Spirit of the Scheme: 

To conserve and propagate endangered, endemic fishes by  breeding and ranching in the riverine system.
To repopulate and improve native fish fishery in the riverine system.
To enhance fish production and support livelihood of fisherfolk who depend these resources.

Project Cost / Duration: 
Rs.35.00 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:
Fisheries Department  / PWD, WRO.

Components:
Infrastructure development, broodstock development, breeding and ranching of native species.

Target for the District:
Mettur Dam Fish Farm in Salem District. Area covered 1200 sq.mt.

Present stage:

            Estimate prepared and countersigned. Tender will be called for shortly. Rs25.00 lakhs has been deposited to EE, PWD / WRO Mettur Dam.

REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF EXISTING FISH SEED FARMS

Spirit of the Scheme: 
To increase fish seed production by strengthening the existing departmental fish seed farms.
To bring additional area for fish culture by additional fingerling production there by increasing fish production

Project Cost / Duration:

            Rs.323.50 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:

            Fisheries Department / FHPC, Chennai & PWD, WRO.

Components:

            Repair and renovation of existing fish seed farms.

Target for each District:

            Salem District Mettur Dam Fish Farm                  – Area 4389 sq.mt. 
Erode District Bhavanisagar Fish Farm              – Area 9000 sq.mt. 
Tirunelveli District Manimuthar Fish Farm                     – Area 15000 sq.mt. 
Krishnagiri District Krishnagiri Fish Farm                       – Area 3260 sq.mt.

Present stage:

Tender called for Rs.200.00 lakhs by Superintending Engineer (FHPC) Chennai. Finalization of tenders is under progress. The EE, PWD / WRO, Mettur Dam has been requested to prepare the revised estimate as per the current schedule of rate within the sanctioned amount (Rs.60.00 lakhs). Rs.60.00 lakhs has been issued for deposit works. The EE, PWD / WRO Dharmapuri has been requested to prepare the revised estimate as per the current schedule of rate within the sanctioned amount (Rs.63.50 lakhs). Rs.63.50 lakhs has been issued for deposit works.

CREATION OF ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR FISH SEED PRODUCTION AND REARING 
Spirit of the Scheme:

To increase fish seed production by creating additional fish seed rearing area to bridge the seed requirement gap.
To bring additional area for fish culture by additional fingerling production there by increasing fish production.

Project Cost / Duration:
Rs.192.00 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:
Fisheries Department / PWD, WRO.

Components:
Construction of additional nursery space.
Rearing of seeds.

Target for the District: 
Neithalur fish farm at Tanjore District. Area to be developed 0.70 ha.(W.S.A)

Present stage:
For creation of additional seed rearing space at Neithalur in Thanjavur District, Rs190.00 lakhs has been deposited to EE, PWD / WRO, Thanjavur.

STUDY TOUR OF FARMERS

Spirit of the Scheme: 
To create awareness on scientific aqua farming among fish farmers.
To take fish farmers to other states to give exposure for adoption of latest technologies to enhance unit fish production. 

Project Cost / Duration:
Rs.18.00 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:
Fisheries Department
Components:
Beneficiaries selection.
Exposure visit to fishery important places in other states.

Target: 
300 fish farmers in 10 batches from all Districts (30 farmers per batch) will be taken for study tour visiting the Government Fish Farms, Private Fish Farms and Central Institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and Kerala, to improve their present fish culture practices. 

Present stage:
The First batch of study tour for farmers completed in  May’ 2008 with 29 beneficiaries from Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore & Villupuram Districts.
The second batch of study tour  for farmers completed in June’ 2008 with 30 beneficiaries from Nagai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Ariyalur & Perambalur Districts. 
The third and fourth batches to be commenced on 31st July’ 2008 & 8th August’ 2008.

UPGRADATION OF EXTENSION CENTRES IN TAMILNADU

Spirit of the Scheme: 
To strengthen the existing extension centers by providing Audio Visual Vehicle & Equipment.
To make the rural public aware of various Government  developmental programmes and technology transfer to increase fish production.

Project Cost / Duration:

            Rs.50.00 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:

            Fisheries Department

Components:

            Audio Visual Vehicle with extension equipments.

Target of each District:

            One unit each Chennai, Cuddalore (Parangipettai), Nagapattinam, Madurai and Kannyakumari (Colachel).

Present stage: 

            Purchase of extension equipments is completed. Action has been initiated to purchase Vehicle.

CAGE CULTURE OF FISHES IN INLAND WATER BODIES
Spirit of the Scheme: 
To increase unit fish production by adopting modern technology like cage culture.
To demonstrate cage culture technology to SHG, FCS members and fish farmers.

Project Cost / Duration:
Rs.52.50 lakh / One year.

Implementing Agency:
Fisheries Department

Components:
Cage fabrication, deployment and culture.

Target of each District: (15 Location)
Aliyar at Coimbatore District 3 location,
Kellavarapalli at Krishnagiri District 3 location,
Gunderipallam, Odathurai  at Erode District 3 location per centre,
Palani Tank at Dindugul District 3 location.

Present stage:

Model cages has been fabricated and deployed in Aliyar Reservoir. The specification of cages finalized and the tender will be floated shortly.

SETTING UP OF MODERN FISH STALL IN MAJOR CITIES

Spirit of the Scheme:

 To setup modern hygienic retail fish stalls.
To ensure availability of fresh fish to the consumers at reasonable cost.

Project Cost / Duration:

            Rs.30.00 lakh / Six months.

Implementing Agency:

            TNFDC, Ltd.

Component of the Project:

            Establishment of modern fish stall.

Duration of the Project:

            Six months

Target for each District:

            Velacherry, St.Thomas Mount at Chennai District, 
Sungam  at Coimbatore District,
Annanagar & South Gate at Madurai District

Present stage: 
Tenders had been received for setting up of modern fish stall work will be commenced in immediately after finalizing the tenders.


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