Seed Schemes

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TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT SCHEMES -2009

 

 

 

I. ASSISTANCE TO THE FARMERS FOR QUALITY SEED PRODUCTION

Welfare Scheme
Components and its
benefits Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits Officer to be Contacted

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

A. Seed Multiplication Scheme of Paddy, Millets, Pulses, Oilseeds and Cotton

In order to encourage the
farmers and to offset the
special efforts taken by
them incentive is provided
for all the seeds produced
by the farmers.

All farmers who produce and supply the seeds to the Department of Agriculture on Contract basis are eligible to enroll and register their seed farms under this programme. Separate allocation will be provided to SC/ST seed growers. Preference will be given to farm women groups, Farmers Interest Groups.

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village
Level
Agricultural Officer /
Deputy Agricultural
Officer at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level.

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level.

Paddy
Premium for the production of Certified class seeds Rs.2/- per Kg of seed.

The farmer so desirous of enrolling himself / herself will be given a training by the authorities concerned at the beginning of each year

 

Millets
Premium for the
production of Certified
class seeds
Rs.2/- per Kg of seed

 

 

Pulses
Premium for the production of Foundation class seeds Rs.2/- per Kg of seed
Premium for the production of Certified class seeds Rs.1/- per Kg of seed

The required source seed will be supplied by the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Extension Centres on payment of the Cost of the seed as per the sale price fixed by the Department.
The seeds supplied will have the Certification Tag issued by the Department of Seed Certification

 

Welfare Scheme Components and its  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

Groundnut
Premium for the  production of seeds of Foundation class @ Rs.3/- per kg and Certified class @ Rs.2/- per Kg of seed

 

Premium for the production
of Truthfully label class @
Re.1/- per Kg of seed

 

The farmers should follow the guidelines given by the field level functionaries / Seed Certification officers to maintain the Quality.

The seed Farms should be registered by the Seed Producer viz., the Assistant Director of Agriculture of the respective Blocks on payment of the requisite fees

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village
Level Agricultural Officer /

Deputy Agricultural Officer at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of Agriculture at the Block Level

The Joint Director of Agriculture at the District Level

Gingelly
Premium for the production
of Foundation class @ 7.5% over and above Local Market Rate and Certified class @ 5% over and above Local Market Rate per Kg of seed.

On satisfactorily fulfillment of the field standard during the entire period of the crop, the produce will be declared fit at the field level. This produce is called the Field Run Produce

 

Sunflower
Premium for the production
of Foundation class @ 7.5% over and above Local Market Rate and Certified class @ 5% over and above Local Market Rate per kg of seed

This produce has to satisfy the standards of physical/ genetic purity, moisture levels and germination percentage as prescribed in the Certification standards

 

Castor
Premium for the production
of Foundation class @ 30% over and above Local Market Rate and Certified class @ 20% over and above Local Market Rate per Kg of seed

The produce after inspection by the Seed Certification Officer and with due permission will be moved to the nearest Seed Processing Unit owned by the Department of Agriculture

 

Soyabean
Premium for the production
of Foundation class @ 7.5% over and above Local Market Rate and Certified class @ 5% over and above Local Market Rate per Kg of seed

The farmer should bear the transport cost for the transport of the seed to the Seed Processing Unit.

After moving the seed to the Seed Processing Unit, initially the farmer will be paid 90% of the Minimum Support Price as declared by the Civil Supplies Department.

 

Welfare Scheme
Components and its
benefits

Eligibility and conditions for
availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

 

The seeds will be processed in the Seed Processing Unit in the presence of the Seed Certification Officer.

On completion of the processing, sample will be drawn by the Seed Certification Officer to test the quality.

This sample will be sent to the concerned Seed Testing Lab for testing

The test results will be declared on completion of the testing at the Seed Testing Labs.

If the seed lot fails to confirm the
standards, the farmer has to repay the entire advance paid to him / her in one installment before getting back the stock.

On declaration of the results by the authorities as standard the produce will be considered as Seed material.

Now the farmer is entitled for full
payment of the cost for seeds as per the Procurement price fixed for each crop and its class. The farmer will be paid the difference
of cost between the full cost eligible and the amount of advance paid as 90%.

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village Level
Agricultural Officer /

Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of Agriculture at the Block Level

The Joint Director of Agriculture at the District Level

II. ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS FOR INCREASING THE CROP PRODUCTIVITY

a) Paddy and Millets like Cholam, Cumbu, Ragi, Other Minor Millets like Thinai,Varagu , Samai, Kudiraivali, etc.

i. Cereals Development Programme - Macro Management Mode Schemes

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

Distribution of Certified
Seeds of Paddy

A subsidy of Rs.2 per kg of
paddy seeds will be allowed
in the sale price at the time
of purchase at the Agricultural Extension Centers

 

All farmers are eligible to avail the subsidy under this scheme. Preference will be given to Small/Marginal women farmers and 30% flow will be assured to SC/ST.

Assistant Agricultural officer at the Village Level

Agricultural Officer / Deputy Agricultural Officer at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

The Joint Director of Agriculture at the District
Level

II. B. MAIZE:
(Under Integrated Scheme for Oilseeds, Pulses, Oilpalm and Maize (ISOPOM))
 

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

a) Production of Certified
Seeds of Maize–     Rs.1000/- per Quintal

All maize growing farmers
are eligible to avail of the
subsidy under this scheme
in the Districts of Coimbatore, Dindigul, Erode, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal,
Perambalur, Virudhunagar,
Theni, Villupuram, Vellore,
Salem, Pudukkottai, Madurai, Sivagangai, Trichy, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi.
Preference will be given to
Small/Marginal farmers
24% flow to SC/ST farmers
will be ensured 20% flow to women farmers/ women groups.

Assistant Agricultural officer at the Village Level

Agricultural Officer /
Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level.

b) Distribution of Certified
Seeds of maize – 50% of the cost of the seed subject to a maximum of Rs.1200/- per Quintal whichever is less

II. C. PULSES::
( Under Integrated Scheme for Oilseeds, Pulses, Oilpalm and Maize (ISOPOM) )

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

a) Production of Foundation
Seeds –
A subsidy of Rs.1000/- per
quintal

All farmers who raise seed
farms with Pulses crop are
eligible to avail the subsidy
subject to availability of
funds.

SC/ST 24%, Farm Women 20%

Assistant Agricultural officer at the Village Level

Agricultural Officer /
Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level

b. Production of Certified
Seeds – A subsidy of
Rs.1000/- per quintal

c. Distribution of Certified
Seeds – A subsidy of 50%
on the cost of seed or
Rs.1200/- whichever is
less

II. D. OILSEEDS
( Under Integrated Scheme for Oilseeds, Pulses, Oilpalm and Maize (ISOPOM) )

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

 

a. Production of Foundation
and Certified Seeds – Seeds
produced and supplied to
the Department are
 entitled for a subsidy of Rs.1000 per quintal.

Those farmers who produce and supply Foundation and Certified Class seeds to the
Department are eligible to avail of the benefit

All the farmers who cultivate oilseeds in all the districts except Kanyakumari, Chennai and The Nilgiris are eligible.

Assistant Agricultural officer at the Village Level

Agricultural Officer / Deputy  Agricultural Officer at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level.

 

b. Distribution of Certified
seeds – 50% of the cost of
seed or Rs. 1200/- per
quintal whichever is less

 

Training of Farmers on
Oilseeds Production
Technologies –
A provision of Rs.15000/-
per batch of 50 farmers
towards incidental charges
is given.

 

II. F. COTTON
Intensive Cotton Development Programme

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

a. Production of Foundation
    Seeds of Cotton –

A subsidy of Rs.5000/- per
quintal both for varieties and Hybrids

Those farmers who register
seed farms with the Department and supply
seeds are eligible to avail the subsidy.

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village
Level

Agricultural Officer /
Deputy Agricultural
Officer at the Block
Level
The Assistant Director
of Agriculture at the
Block Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the
District Level

b. Production of Certified
Seeds of Cotton –
A subsidy of Rs.1500/- per
quintal both for varieties and
Hybrids

All farmers who cultivate
Cotton crop in all the
Districts except Kanyakumari,
Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur,
Chennai and The Nilgiris are eligible to avail of the
subsidy.

25% flow for SC, ST (16% to SC & 8% to ST) farmers and 30% to women farmers

c. Distribution of Certified
Seeds of Cotton –
25% of market price for varieties & hybrids 50% of market price for Extra
long stable varieties imited to Rs.2000 per Qtl

k. Inter cropping with pulses – Distribution of seeds – @ 25% subsidy Rs.6.50/- per kg or Rs.6500/-MT

III. ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS FOR IMPROVING THE SOIL HEALTH
Production and Distribution of Green manure seeds

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

a. Distribution of Green
Manure Seeds – A subsidy of 25% of the cost of seed will be provided

All farmers in the state are
eligible except Chennai
and The Nilgiris Districts

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village Level
Agricultural Officer /

Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level

SEED VILLAGE SCHEME

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

Paddy, Oilseeds and Pulses seeds are distributed to the
farmers @ 50% subsidy.

All the farmers in the
State who are willing to
grow seed farms and
distribute quality seeds to
other farmers.

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village Level
Agricultural Officer /
Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION RICE OPERATED IN  NAGAPATTINAM, PUDUKKOTTAI, RAMNAD, SIVANGAGA & TIRUVARUR DISTRICTS

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

Production incentive
Hybrid rice seeds @
Rs.1000/-qtl

All farmers in the National
Food Security Mission Rice
districts. 33% of the allocation to SF / MF /
Women farmers. 16% of
the total allocation to SC
farmers and 8% to ST
farmers. Assistance limited
to two hectare per farmer

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village Level

Agricultural Officer /
Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level

Distribution subsidy of
Hybrid rice seeds @
Rs.2000/-qtl

Distribution subsidy of
High yielding variety
seeds @ Rs.500/-qtl

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION PULSES OPERATED IN COIMBATORE, CUDDALORE, NAGAPATTINAM, NAMAKKAL, TIRUVALLUR, TIRUVARUR, THOOTHUKUDI,TIRUVANNAMALAI, VELLORE, VILLUPURAM & VIRUDHUNAGAR DISTRICTS.

Welfare Scheme
 Components and its
  benefits

Eligibility and conditions for availing the benefits

Officer to be Contacted

1. Assistance for production
of Foundation and Certified
Seeds @ Rs.1000/- qtl

All farmers in the National Food Security Mission Pulses districts.
33% of the allocation to SF / MF / Women farmers. 16% of the total allocation to SC farmers and 8% to ST farmers.
Assistance limited to two
hectare per farmer

Assistant Agricultural
officer at the Village Level
Agricultural Officer /

Deputy Agricultural Officer
at the Block Level

The Assistant Director of
Agriculture at the Block
Level

The Joint Director of
Agriculture at the District
Level

2.Distribution of Certified
seeds at 50% cost (or)
Rs.1200/- qtl

 

 
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