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Title: National Conference on Agriculture for RABI Campaign 2007


1
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE FOR KHARIF
CAMPAIGN 2008
26th and 27th February,2008
Presentation by Surjit K. Chaudhary,
I.A.S., Agricultural Production Commissioner
Secretary to Govt. Agriculture Dept. TAMIL NADU
2
Tamil Nadu
Population 6,21,10,839 Area (in Sq.
Km.) 1,30,058 Density 478
3
TAMILNADU 7Agro-climatic zones
  • TNAU developed cropping pattern for different
    agro climatic zones for normal rainfall -
    moderate drought and severe drought conditions
  • Recommendations are provided to farmers for
    tankfed areas, well irrigated areas and rainfed
    areas

4
Characteristic Features of Agriculture in Tamil
Nadu
  • Geographical area - 130.3 L.Ha.
  • Gross area sown - 60.33 L.Ha.
  • No.of land holdings - 80 L.Nos.
  • Average size of holding - 0.91 Ha.
  • 89 of land holding belongs to SF / MF covering
    55 of the total area
  • Pre-dominance of Irrigated crops (Paddy 20
    L.Ha. Sugarcane 3 L.Ha.)
  • Irrigated area 33.97 L.Ha. (56) Rainfed area
    26.36 L.Ha. (44)
  • 97.5 of surface irrigation already exploited.
  • 285 out of 385 blocks are dark or grey.
  • Increase in fallow lands from 17.65 L.Ha. to
    22.77 L.Ha.

5
AREA COVERAGE PRODUCTION IN 2007- 08
6
PROGRAMME FOR AREA COVERAGE AND PRODUCTION 2008
09 (L.Ha)
7
FOCUS AREAS FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • I. Restructuring
  • The Extension Wing and Research Wing (Chemistry)
    in the Department of Agriculture shall be
    functionally merged. The seniority and the
    service conditions of the staff of the Research /
    Extension Wing for the purpose of promotional
    opportunities shall be continued in the
    respective existing cadre till the incumbents
    retire from service. Thereafter, there will be
    only one cadre who will man both extension and
    research activities in Agriculture Directorate
    and the entry level post shall be Agricultural
    Officer only.
  • 2. The existing posts of Additional Director /
    Joint Director / Deputy Director / Assistant
    Director / Agricultural Officer / Horticultural
    Officer / Deputy Agricultural Officer / Assistant
    Seed Officer and Assistant Agricultural Officer /
    Assistant Horticultural Officer among the four
    Directorates and Tamil Nadu Horticulture
    Development Agency (TANHODA) are reallocated as
    below

8
Existing Strength
Staff re-allocation under Restructure
AO/HO reqmt under restructure 2478 / Shortfall
of 512 posts is met out by Dy.AO
9
Restructuring (Contd…)
  • 3. Under restructure the cadre strength of
    technical posts for the four Directorates and
    also Tamil Nadu Horticulture Development Agency
    (TANHODA) are given in Annexure-I, Annexure-II,
    Annexure-III and Annexure-IV to this Order. The
    details of Government Orders in which the posts
    were sanctioned are given in Annexure-V to this
    order.
  • To maintain equitable opportunities of promotion,
    the shortfall of the posts of 509 Assistant
    Director of Agriculture / Assistant Director of
    Horticulture under restructure shall be met by
    way of upgradation of equal no. of posts from
    among the existing feeder category of
    Agricultural Officers / Horticultural Officers /
    Agricultural Officer (Research) by following
    combined seniority of Agricultural Officers /
    Horticultural Officers / Agricultural Officers
    (Research) based on the date of regularization of
    their services at entry level posts.
    Corresponding number of the posts from the
    category of Agricultural Officer/Agricultural
    Officer (Research) and Horticultural Officer
    shall stand abolished from their cadre strength.
    Consequent on the appointment of Assistant
    Directors of Agriculture at Block level, the post
    of Agricultural Development Officer now available
    at Blocks will stand ceased.

10
Restructuring (Contd…)
  • 5. The shortfall in the category of
    Agricultural Officer / Horticultural Officer /
    Deputy Agricultural Officer is 512 under
    restructure. These posts shall be filled up by
    Deputy Agricultural Officers. The required
    strength of 512 Deputy Agricultural Officers
    shall be upgraded from the existing 514 Assistant
    Seed Officers. In future, the cadre strength of
    Deputy Agricultural Officers shall be fixed as
    512. As a result of restructure, the total cadre
    strength of Agricultural Officers will remain
    unchanged without any ratio to Deputy
    Agricultural Officers. Necessary amendments to
    Service Rules in this regard will be issued
    separately. Consequently, the corresponding
    shortfall in the cadre of Assistant Seed Officers
    shall be filled up by upgrading from the feeder
    category of Assistant Agricultural Officers /
    Assistant Horticultural Officers. Hence, 512
    posts of Assistant Agricultural Officers will
    stand abolished from their cadre strength of
    5099.
  • 6. The six posts of Additional Director of
    Agriculture downgraded as Joint Director of
    Agriculture in the Government Order third read
    above, now stand restored. These posts of
    Additional Directors shall be filled up from the
    cadre of Joint Directors of Agriculture and
    Horticulture.

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Restructuring (Contd…)
  • Duties and responsibilities of the Technical
    staff in the form of Job Chart under restructure
    will be issued separately.
  • Operational control of all the State
    Horticultural Farms (55 Nos.) shall be given to
    Tamil Nadu Horticulture Development Agency
    (TANHODA). TANHODA shall be given a one-time
    grant to be used as Revolving Fund to manage the
    working expenses of these farms. Further,
    permission is given to TANHODA to retain the
    receipts coming from these farms. The Managing
    Director, TANHODA will send specific proposals to
    the Government for Revolving Fund.
  • 9. Principle approval is given for establishment
    of State Seed Production Agency and Director of
    Agriculture will send suitable proposal in this
    regard to Government.

12
Restructuring (Contd…)
  • 10.Under restructure, with regard to the posts
    and staff deployed from the Directorate of
    Agriculture to the Directorate of Horticulture
    Plantation Crops, any post falling vacant by way
    of promotion or retirement of the deployed staff
    in the Directorate of Horticulture Plantation
    Crops, after expiry of 5 years from the date of
    issue of this Order, the posts shall stand
    permanently transferred to the Directorate of
    Horticulture Plantation Crops and shall be
    filled up by the Director of Horticulture
    Plantation Crops by duly following the Service
    Rules of the Directorate of Horticulture
    Plantation Crops. In order to maintain fairness
    and justice and to avoid friction among the staff
    in awarding promotion and other service benefits,
    after expiry of 5 years, an opportunity shall be
    provided to the staff deployed to the Directorate
    of Horticulture Plantation Crops to exercise
    their option for permanent absorption in the
    Directorate of Horticulture Plantation Crops.
    The posts in the Directorates of Seed
    Certification and Organic Certification and
    Agricultural Marketing Agri Business shall
    continue to be filled up from the common cadre
    managed by the Director of Agriculture

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Restructuring (Contd…)
  • 11. Ministerial staff shall be positioned for
    State Headquarters and District Headquarters
    Offices only. But surplus ministerial staff, if
    any, shall be parked in some of the Blocks on
    temporary basis. These staff will be withdrawn
    and used in the District / State Level Offices
    after re-assessment. All establishment matters
    will be handled only at the State Headquarters /
    District Headquarters Offices. The technical
    staff, viz., Agricultural Officers /
    Horticultural Officers / Deputy Agricultural
    Officers / Assistant Seed Officers / Assistant
    Agricultural Officers posted in Blocks will
    devote to the activities of technical extension
    and required office management including
    preparation and settlement of bills etc.
  • 12. The staff re-deployed to other departments
    under restructure shall not be transferred
    without prior approval of Government. But,
    whenever vacancies arise the posts shall be
    filled up duly following the rules in force.
  • 13. Powers shall be delegated to Director of
    Horticulture and Plantation Crops, Managing
    Director, TANHODA, Director of Seed Certification
    Organic Certification and Director of
    Agricultural Marketing Agri Business for
    initiation of disciplinary proceedings against
    the staff allotted on service-lent basis also
    under Rule 17(a) or 17(b) as the case may be,
    under Tamil Nadu Civil Services (Discipline and
    Appeal) Rules and imposition of punishment except
    imposition of the punishments of termination /
    dismissal / removal. The powers to impose these
    major punishments shall be vested with cadre
    control authority viz., Director of Agriculture /
    Commissioner of Horticulture Plantation Crops.

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Restructuring (Contd…)
  • 14. Telephone connections are already in
    existence in all Block Development Offices in the
    State. For provision of Computers, the
    expenditure shall be met from AGRISNET / National
    Horticulture Mission (NHM) Schemes / National
    Agriculture Development Programme (NADP). The
    offices of Assistant Director of Agriculture /
    Assistant Director of Horticulture functioning in
    the taluks are having buildings. Block Level
    Agricultural Development Offices at present are
    also having office premises and godowns. The
    unutilized godowns can also be utilized for
    office accommodation, if need be. As such, no
    additional building, telephone connection,
    furniture will be provided. If any additional
    facilities are required, the expenditure will be
    incurred gradually in due course.

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II. IMPLEMENTATION OF PRECISION FARMING
PROJECT IN TAMIL NADU
16
FEATURES OF THE PRECISION FARMING
  • Cluster approach in Transfer of Technology and
    marketing as well
  • Very high productivity
  • 90 Marketable produce
  • Market linked production system
  • High end quality of produce to suit International
    Market
  • Extended harvest period (includes period of peak
    prince in the market)

17
IMPACT OF PRECISION FARMING IN PRODUCTIVITY
(MT / Ha)
Precision farming programme to cover 12800 Ha. at
a cost of Rs.63.68 crores taken up under NADP in
focus 9 districts on cluster basis.
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DRIP FERTIGATION WITH WATER SOLUBLE FERTILIZERS
19
FIELD VIEW - BRINJAL
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FIELD VIEW - MARIGOLD
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FIELD VIEW - BANANA
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PILOT PROJECT Fertigation in Sugarcane with Water
Soluble Speciality
Fertilizers
23
Tomato fruiting with water soluble speciality
fertilizers
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TURMERIC - COST REDUCTION IN DRIP LAY OUT WITH
MICRO TUBES
25
PRECISION FARMING UNDER NADP
  • Precision Farming Integrating all
    technologies with drip
  • and fertigation
  • Activities
  • Proposed coverage in clusters with
  • Agriculture / Horticulture crops - 12,800
    hectares
  • Budget - Rs.63.60 crores
  • 50 subsidy on drip fertigation - Rs.40,000/-hec
  • Dovetailing from MIS scheme - Rs.28,800
  • Subsidy from RKVY - Rs.11,200
  • 50 on cultivation subsidy - Rs.25,000/-
  • Farmers Training / Exposure Visits to markets
    other operational cost

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III. SYSTEM RICE INTENSIFICATION
  • Technologies
  • Lesser Seed Rate (i.e.) 5 8 kgs / Ha.
  • 4 5 leaves, 14 days old seedlings for planting
  • Planting of one seedlings per hill
  • More space 22.5 cm x 22.5 cm
  • Weeding with Rotary / Conoweeder for
    incorporating the weeds in the field
  • Integrated Nutrient Management

27
Area coverage and Yield of paddy recorded in
SRI cultivation
28
Area coverage and Yield of paddy recorded in
SRI cultivation (Contd…)
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Area coverage and Yield of paddy recorded in
SRI cultivation (Contd…)
30
Promotion of SRI in Rice
  • 2007-2008
  • Out of 21.50 lakhs hectares 4.20 lakhs hectares
    covered under SRI
  • High productivity recorded - 12.8 - Trichy
  • ( mt /ha ) - 11. 4 - Theni
  • - 11.2 - Thoothukudi
  • - 11.0 - Vellore
  • - 10.82 - Tirunelveli
  • - 10.24 - Cuddalore
  • - 9.0 - Kancheepuram
  • IAMWARM Project area in Sivaganga - 11.6
  • Potential yield of Paddy under SRI - 12.4 MT/
    Ha. against the normal productivity of 5.4 MT/Ha.
  • 2008-2009
  • 7.5 lakh hectares proposed to be brought under
    SRI
  • 0.75 lakh hectare under hybrid rice
  • 3,220 cluster demonstrations 10 hectares each
    with training Rs.8.05 crores

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IV. TN IAMWARM (Tamil Nadu Irrigated
Agriculture Modernisation and Water Bodies
Restoration and Management Project)
  • World Bank Project aims to improve Irrigation
    service delivery and productivity of irrigated
    Agriculture with effective integrated water
    resources Management in River basin / sub basins
  • Treatment of 63 sub basins - Rs.2547 Crores for
    6 years commencing from 2007-08.
  • ACTIVITIES
  • 1. Water Resources Organisation (Rs.1570
    crores)
  • Improving irrigation, water delivery to farmers
    need
  • Improving efficiency of conveyance and storage
  • Providing irrigation to the gap area of original
    ayacut
  • Improving farmers in participatory irrigation
    management through Water Users Association
  • 2. Agriculture Department (Rs.98 crores)
  • Diversification to high value and water efficient
    crops
  • Transfer of technology from Lab to farm
  • Popularisation and distribution of critical
    inputs
  • Increased efficiency in farm operations and
    drudgery deduction
  • Sustainable development in Agriculture

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TN IAMWARM (Contd….)
  • 3. Horticulture Department (Rs.73 crores)
  • Diversification to high yielding and water
    efficient Horticultural crops
  • Facilitating production of Market driven crops
  • Popularisation of Hybrid varieties / INM / IPM /
    Organic frarming
  • 4. Agricultural Engineering Department (Rs.339
    crores)
  • Improving the conveyance and application
    efficiency of irrigation water at farm level
  • Improving ground water recharge Water
    harvesting structures
  • Popularisation of Agricultural Machinery
  • 5. Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business
    (Rs.92.5 crores)
  • Ensure growing Market driven / Profitable crops
  • To facilitate value addition to the produce
  • Improve transport arrangements, preservation
    through Cold storage
  • Provide market intelligence to WUAs

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TN IAMWARM
  • 6. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (Rs.88.9
    crores)
  • Promoting frontier technologies in the sub-basins
    commands to facilitate farmers to earn high
    income per unit of water
  • Popularisation of precision farming / labour
    saving implements / Seed Village concept
  • Capacity Building to stakeholders
  • 7. Animal Husbandry - (Rs.39.30 crores)
  • Upgradation of local cattle population
  • Improving health care of livestocks / enhancing
    nutrient management
  • Development of entrepreneurship through training
    unemployed Veterinary graduates
  • 8. Fisheries Department - (Rs.17.3 crores)
  • Promoting sustainable aquaculture in irrigation
    tanks
  • Promote quality fish seed production
  • Promoting small ornamental fish culture units
  • Promote additional income generation through fish
    culture
  • Develop hygienic fish market
  • 9. Capacity Building / Physical / Price /
    Contingencies - (Rs.229 crores)

34
V. SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES
  • Per capital availability of water 2001 Census

Per capital availability of water is very low in
Tamil Nadu
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SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES (Contd….)
Despite 3 years of consecutive drought, no
suicides of distress farmers in Tamil Nadu
because of Farmers Social Security schemes
36
SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES (Contd….)
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VI. CLUSTER APPROACH
  • Waste land Development Programme 10
    Acre Clusters
  • Free distribution of Developed lands to landless
    poor
  • Waste land Dry land Development including
  • Private patta land
    50 Acre clusters
  • Dry land cluster Development with Horticulture
  • and Biomass tree crops under NADP
    50 Acre clusters
  • Development of Private Patta dry lands of SF / MF
  • Joint management of common infrastructure
  • Rs.29190 per acre 10 share by beneficiaries
  • District / Block level clusters in 9 focus
    districts under NADP for the development of
  • Precision farming
  • Establishment of Agriclinics with Mini Soil
    Testing Lab, Automatic Weather stations, Dry land
    development with focus on Minor millets and
    fodder, mechanisation, seed production, land
    resource inventory through GIS, Promotion of
    Organic farming and organic manure production

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NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (RKVY)
  • State Level Sanctioning Committee constituted
    with Chief Secretary as Chairman
  • (G.O.Ms.No424, Agri.(AP4)Dept,dt.23.10.2007
  • First meeting held on 15.12.2007
  • Total approved outlay for 2007-08 Rs.185.31
    Crores
  • Funds released so far Rs.150 Crores Rs.2.90
    Crores for preparation of District Agricultural
    Plan
  • Focus Districts to implement the programme 9
    districts (Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul,
    Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Perambalur,Ramnad, Salem
    and Villupuram) and in other districts to a
    limited extent

39
PROJECTS APPROVED UNDER NADP
40
PROJECTS APPROVED UNDER NADP Contd.,
41
PROJECTS APPROVED UNDER NADP Contd.,
42
National Agricultural Development Programme
RKVY ( contd. )
  • Establishment of AGRI CLINIC with Mini Soil
    Testing Lab
  • Total No. of AGRI Clinic proposed - 224
  • Total Outlay - Rs.7.17 Crores
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Agri Clinic in all 129 blocks in focus 9
    districts and 5 each in other 19 districts
  • Back ended subsidy of Rs.3.00 lakhs per clinic as
    50 subsidy through banks
  • Training to entrepreneurs and periodical
    monitoring

43
National Agricultural Development Programme
RKVY ( contd. )
  • Establishment of Automatic Weather Station
    Outlay Rs.16.90 crores
  • Installation of Mobile linked Automatic Weather
    Station network in 224 blocks including receiver
    at TNAU.
  • In all 129 blocks of 9 focus districts
  • In 95 blocks _at_ 5 blocks in the remaining
    districts
  • BENEFITS
  • To provide medium range forecast at block level
    for short term farm decisions like planning of
    sowing, transplanting, weeding, fertilizer
    application, harvesting etc.
  • Pest and diseases forewarning
  • Rainfall observation and rainfall distribution
    index for weather insurance
  • Create data base to understand global warming and
    climate change mitigation process

44
NADP (RKVY) ( contd. )
  • Agricultural Mechanization Rs.10.06 crores
  • Distribution and introduction of Agricultural
    Machineries through incentives - Rice
    Transplanting Machine / Sugarcane harvester /
    Pulses Cultivation Machines, etc
  • Capacity Building for farmer users, custom
    hirers, rural artisans and farm machinery
    manufacturers
  • Promotion of Organic Farming and Organic Manure
    Production - Rs.8.71crores
  • Establishment of
  • Vermicompost Model Unit in 645 farm holdings
    through farmers
  • Model Municipal Compost Unit in 129 blocks
    through SHGs
  • Bio input Production Unit in 129 blocks through
    SHGs / NGOs
  • Farmers and Self Help Groups to be trained in 129
    blocks of 9 focus districts on Organic Manure
    production
  • 50 subsidy for starting organic manure unit will
    be provided to the farmers / self help groups

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NADP (RKVY) ( contd. )
  • QUALITY SEED PRODUCTION - Rs.11.62 crores
  • Incentives for seed production and distribution
    with focus on Pulses and Oilseeds
  • One time grant for farmers groups and TANWABE
    groups for seed production ( 105 groups ) /
    training
  • Infrastructure facilities to State Seed Farms,
    Seed Processing Units, Breeder Seed Production
    Centres
  • Dryland Development and Popularization of Minor
    Millets - Rs.9.96crores
  • Popularizing of Minor Millets and Fodder
  • Mechanization, Value addition
  • cleaning, grading and packing
  • Technologies adoption

46
NADP (RKVY) ( contd. )
  • LAND RESOURCES INVENTORY AND GIS DATA BASE FOR
    FARM LEVEL PLANNING Rs.3.60 crores
  • Preparation of village level base map /
    Generation of Farm level soil map / Soil Analysis
    and interpretation
  • Creation of GIS Data Base at village level
  • Block level soil resources inventory report along
    with village soil map
  • COMPUTERISATION OF DEPARTMENT / TNAU Rs.6.31
    crores
  • AGRITECH PORTAL
  • Connectivity of 385 blocks with Head of
    Departments and TNAU for effective technology
    transfer and monitoring of programes

47
NADP (RKVY) ( contd. )
  • DEVELOPMENT OF CLUSTERS OF HORTICULTURAL
    CROPS / BIO MASS TREE PLANTATION IN DRYLANDS BY
    PRODUCTION GROUPS Rs.5.21 crores
  • Development of private patta dryland of small and
    marginal farmers
  • Production groups comprising of small and
    marginal farmers have contiguous stretch of 50
    acres of dry patta land joint management of
    common infrastructure
  • Assistance for land development, creation of
    irrigation sources, energization, planting, micro
    irrigation, creation of farm ponds - average
    cost Rs.29,190 per acre and reclamation of soil
    if required Rs.10,000 per acre upto three years
  • 90 cost under NADP and 10 cost by beneficiaries

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NADP (RKVY) ( contd. )
  • DAIRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - Rs.7.97 crores
  • Buffalo calf Development Programme
  • Establishment of one by-pass-protein supplement
    manufacturing units
  • Establishment of two mineral mixture
    manufacturing unit
  • Strengthening of quality control lab
  • Infrastructure development Computerization of
    71 automatic milk collection stations and 36
    chilling centres
  • Providing automatic milking machines to 30
    societies
  • Strengthening of infrastructure for training of
    officers
  • Study tour to farmers
  • TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES
    UNIVERSITY Rs.0.21 crores
  • Validating the research findings on mineral map
    of Tamil Nadu (analysis of 7,075 samples)

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NADP (RKVY) ( contd. )
  • ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - Rs. 1.57 crores
  • Identification and traceability of breedable
    bovines for monitoring
  • FISHERIES - Rs.7.635 crores
  • Fish cultures in check dams under Forest
    Department
  • River ranching for conservation of endangered /
    endemic species
  • Repair and innovation of existing fish seed farms
  • Creation of additional space for fish seed
    production and rearing
  • Study tour
  • Upgradation of extension centres
  • Cage culture of fishes in inland water bodies
  • Setting up of modern fish stall in major cities
  • Setting up cold storage facilities in major fish
    landing centres
  • ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Moving average will de-incentives performing
    state

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COMMITTEES CONSTITUTED UNDER NFSM (G.O. Ms.
No.411 Agri.(AP4) Dept. Dt.17.10.2007)
NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION
  • STATE LEVEL
  • State Level Food Security Mission Executive
    Committee (SFSMEC)
  • Chief Secretary as Chairman
  • Project Management Team(PMT) DIRECTOR OF AGRL.
    as Project Manager
  • DISTRICT LEVEL
  • District Level Food Security Mission Executive
    Committee (DFSMEC) District Collector as
    Chairman
  • Project Management Team(PMT) Joint Director of
    Agriculture as Project Manager
  • AGENCY NOMINATED
  • Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency (TAWDEVA)
  • MISSION DIRECTOR
  • Vice Chairman and Managing Director, TAWDEVA
  • STATE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN SUB COMMITTEE
  • (G.O.Ms.No10 Agri(AP4)Dept,dt.11.01.2008)
  • Director of Agriculture as Chairman with
    representatives from AIR / Doordharshan as members

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National Food Security Mission RICE 5 Dists
PULSES 12 Dists
52
National Food Security Mission - Rice Area and
Production Performance and Programme
53
National Food Security Mission- PULSES Area,
Production Performance and Programme
54
National Food Security Mission Financial
Performance 2007 2008 Programme 2008 2009
Rs. In Crores
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NFSM - Publicity
  • State level Sub Committee for Publicity has been
    constituted and meeting conducted
  • Rs.25 lakhs released under Publicity
  • Advertisement for 30 seconds in Doordharshan - at
    the cost of Rs.10.00 lakhs.
  • In All India Radio advertisement for 30 seconds
    in 33 days at the cost of Rs.3.73 lakhs
  • Documentary film at Rs.1.25 lakhs will be
    produced / Publicity through newspapers -
    Rs.5.00 lakhs / Printing of literatures, song
    and dance - Rs. 5.00 lakhs
  • Baseline survey
  • Format developed by Government of India
    communicated and work will be completed by March
    08.

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ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
  • National Food Security Mission
  • Out of 5 NFSM districts identified for Rice in
    2 districts viz., Ramnathapuram and Sivagangai
    and part of Pudukkottai District, Rice cultivated
    fully under Rainfed condition. Government of
    India may consider inclusion of 2 more districts
    Thanjavur and Tiruvannamalai to create greater
    impact
  • Distribution subsidy for hybrid rice seeds may be
    permitted to actual 50 cost of the seed
  • The States may be given flexibility to divert the
    funds from one component to another, however
    within the approved component of Government of
    India
  • Distribution of Paddy Harvester to Farmers /
    Women Groups may be permitted under NFSM Rice
    as local initiatives.

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DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS IN 2007-08
(MT)
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Seed Treatment campaign
  • 2007-2008
  • 116 Co-ordination Committee Meetings held
  • Motivation Programme conducted - 9
    Dhoordarshan and 644 AIR
  • 1.50 lakhs pamphlets distributed
  • 447 paper messages released
  • 28138 metric tonnes seed treatment chemicals
    utilized
  • Kharif 2008
  • Expected coverage under seed treatment - 14.00
    lakh ha
  • Quantity of seeds to be treated - 57,400 Mts
  • Chemicals / bio fungicide to be used - 266 Mts

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Seed Testing
  • New Activities under Seed Testing
  • 9 Notified Seed Testing Laboratories located at
    1) Directorate
  • 2) Coimbatore 3) Ooty 4) Trichy 5)
    Madurai 6) Dharmapuri
  • 7) Thanjavur 8) Tirunelveli 9) Kancheepuram
  • Three New Labs Established in March 2007 at
    Salem, Erode Villupuram and have been notified
  • In accordance with procedures narrated by ISTA,
    grow out test is conducted at Kannampalayam farm
    and at glass house attached to the Directorate.
  • A new DNA finger print Laboratory was established
    at Rs. 58.75 lakhs in March 2007.Primers required
    for amplifing DNA which can cause polymorphism
    among various popularly cultivated varieties in
    Tamil nadu is being standarised in collaboration
    with National Plant Bio Technology Research
    Centre and IARI, New Delhi
  • STL Coimbatore accredited to ISTA
  • 18 STLs proposed to be established under NADP
    during 2007-08

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Seed Samples Tested
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AVAILABILITY OF MAJOR FERTILISERS (in
L.MT)
TANFED nominated as state Nodal Agency to
purchase DAP from importers like IPL and RCS and
to distribute through Primary Cooperative
Agricultural Banks. The Govt. of Tamil Nadu
released Rs.30 crores to TANFED for this purpose.

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FERTILIZER TESTING
  • Manufacturers - 151 Nos.
  • Fertiliser Sale outlets - 13833 Nos.
  • Notified Fertiliser control lab - 14 Nos.
  • During 2007-08, establishment of 16 new
    Fertiliser Control Labs proposed at a cost of
    Rs.352 lakhs

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FERTILISERS
  • INITIATIVES
  • Conditions included for issue of license for
    fertiliser manufacturers (G.O.Ms.No.328 Agri
    Dept. Dated 3.8.2007)
  • Each manufacturer shall establish Agri clinics
    in each district centre manned by Technical
    experts to guide farmers on quality of inputs,
    soil health and organic farming
  • One Soil Testing Lab to each manufacturing firm
    and distribution of Soil Health Card
  • Should encourage water soluble fertilisers /
    liquid fertilisers to promote fertigation
    technology
  • ISSUES ON FERTILISERS
  • Liquid and Water soluble fertilisers to be
    promoted at concessional rate
  • Resolution passed during the Fertilizer Advisory
    Forum Meeting held on 01.08.2007 at New Delhi and
    orders awaited.

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Extension
  • GROUP EXTENSION APPROACH
  • Extension Reform through ATMA extended to all
    districts
  • 2400 Farmers Interest Groups formed at the cost
    of Rs.2.37 crores, another 1000
    FIGs proposed to be during 2008-2009 formed at an
    outlay of Rs.1.76 crores
  • 16,666 Farm Women groups (TANWABE) involved in
    extension, input activities and other
    entrepreneurial activities 724 groups given
    assistance _at_ Rs.10000/- per group. 4000 groups
    proposed to be given assistance during 2008-2009.
  • Totally, 5631 trainings conducted to benefit 2.82
    lakh farmers at a cost of Rs.6.59 crores under
    Crop oriented programmes
  • Agri clinics proposed to be established in 224
    blocks under RKVY

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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION 2007-2008
Approved outlay in the Action Plan - Rs.239
Crores Action Plan for Area Expansion - 57,380
hectare Financial Commitment for Area expansion
- Rs.52.82 crores First Instalment
release - Rs.50.76 crores
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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION
  • During 2008 Kharif season the following target
    has been fixed
  • Area expansion

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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION TRAINING
  • 50,000 farmers and officials of Horticulture
    Department to be trained
  • Rs 8 crores has been earmarked for this purpose.
  • An amount of Rs.322.63 lakhs has been deposited
    with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for
    this purpose.
  • 5000 farmers will be deputed to other States
    like Maharastra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra
    Pradesh, Kerala
  • Training commenced on 03.09.07
  • 7026 farmers and officials got trained.Training
    is in progress

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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION 2007-2008
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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION 2007-2008 (contd)
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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION Financial
allocation-Fund release to Executing Agencies
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AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND AGRI BUSINESS
  • 277 Regulated Markets are functioning under 21
    Market Committee
  • 108 Grading centres facilitating free
    agricultural produce grading
  • 108 Rural godowns for storage of agricultural
    produce
  • Check Posts removed to facilitate hassle free
    movement of Agricultural Produce within the state
  • REFORMS IN THE TNAPMC ACT
  • In Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Agricultural Produce
    Marketing (Regulation) Act 1987 is in force.
  • Buying and selling agricultural produce in
    regulated markets not compulsory
  • The Act does not prohibit private markets, direct
    marketing and contract farming
  • Dispute redressal forum for contract farming
    proposed.

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UZHAVAR SANDHAIS (FARMERS MARKET )
  • 103 Uzhavar Sandhais (Farmers Market) established
  • 50 New Farmers Markets are being established
    during the current year
  • 25 Farmers Markets have been provided with
    computers and LCD screens for price display
  • 1095 metric tonnes of vegetables and fruits to
    the value of Rs.1.00 crore is sold per day on an
    average

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TERMINAL MARKETS
  • Terminal Markets for fruits and vegetables with
    all modern facilities and collection centres in
    production areas are to be established at a cost
    of Rs. 200.00 crores in the metro areas of
    Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore.
  • An Amount of Rs. 3.00 crores released by state
    government to Tamil Nadu State Agricultural
    Marketing Board which has been designated as
    nodal agency for establishing terminal market.
  • RFP and RFQ prepared and it is under scrutiny
    by government for approval.

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MULTI STATE AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT
(MACP)
  • Participating Departments
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry,
    Fisheries and Marketing Departments
  • Components proposed under MACP
  • AGRIMARTS
  • Upgrading infrastructure facilities in the
    existing regulated markets
  • Creation of modern facilities in the existing
    markets.
  • Capacity building programme through ATMA

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AUGMENTING FOOD PROCESSING, EXPORTS AND STORAGE
  • Initiatives to create facilities under PPP mode
  • Market Complex with cold storage facility for
    onion at a cost of Rs.2.00 Crores in Pongalur of
    Coimbatore district.
  • Market Complex with cold storage facility for
    Mango at Krishnagiri at a cost of Rs. 2.00 Crores
  • Market Complex for grapes with cold storage
    facility at a cost of Rs.3.75 Crores at Odaipatti
    in Theni District.
  • Market Complex with cold storage facility for
    tomato at a cost of RS.2.00 Crores at Hosur in
    Krishnagiri District.
  • Market Complex for Coconut at a cost of Rs. 4.00
    Crores at Pattukottai in Thanjavur District.

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VENTURE CAPITAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME THROUGH SFAC
  • Rs.88.27 lakhs venture capital assistance
    sanctioned to 7 projects during 2006-07
  • Rs.501.26 lakhs venture capital assistance
    sanctioned to 17 projects during 2007-2008.
  • MARKETING PROGRAMMES UNDER NATIONAL HORTICULTURE
    MISSION
  • Subsidy for 40 pack houses in the 13 NHM
    districts at the rate Rs.62500.00 per pack house
    disbursed through district collectors.
  • 24 training programmes on production and post
    harvest management of 6 different crops conducted
    to 2454 farmers incurring Rs.17.15 Lakhs
  • Computers and LCD TVs installed at 25 Uzhavar
    Sandhais
  • Touch Screen Kiosks installed in 12 District
    Collectorates and Madurai Paddy Market Complex

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