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Title: National Conference on Agriculture for RABI Campaign 2007


1
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE FOR RABI
CAMPAIGN 2008
24TH 25TH September, 2008
Presentation by Surjit K. Chaudhary,
I.A.S., Agricultural Production Commissioner
Principal Secretary to Govt. Agriculture
Dept. TAMIL NADU
2
Agriculture Scenario in Tamil Nadu
  • Geographical area - 130.27 L.Ha.
  • Gross area sown - 60.33 L.Ha.
  • No.of land holdings - 78.6 L.Nos.
  • Average size of holding - 0.89 Ha.
  • 89 of land holding belongs to SF / MF covering
    55 of the total area
  • Pre-dominance of Irrigated crops (Paddy 21.50
    L.Ha. Sugarcane 3.50 L.Ha.) 41 of gross
    area covered by these water loving crops.
  • Irrigated area 33.97 L.Ha. (56) Rainfed area
    26.36 L.Ha. (44)
  • Tamil Nadu has countrys 4 of the area 7 of the
    population and 3 of water.
  • Average annual rainfall .. 930.7mm

3
KHARIF ASSESSMENT RABI PROSPECTSAREA COVERAGE
( L. HA)
Crop Kharif 2008 Kharif 2008 Kharif 2008 RABI 2008-09 RABI 2008-09 Total Total
Crop Target Achmt so far Anti. Achmt Target Anti Achmt Target Anti Achmt
Rice 7.711 3.850 7.900 13.789 13.789 21.500 21.689
Millets 5.042 3.053 4.800 6.958 7.200 12.000 12.000
Pulses 3.500 1.497 3.300 8.500 8.700 12.000 12.000
Total Food grains 16.253 8.400 16.000 29.247 29.689 45.500 45.689
Oilseeds 5.040 3.680 4.700 4.960 5.300 10.000 10.000
Sugarcane 2.100 2.040 2.100 1.400 1.400 3.500 3.500
Cotton 0.720 0.290 0.720 0.780 0.780 1.500 1.500
Total 24.113 14.410 23.520 36.387 37.169 60.500 60.689
4
KHARIF ASSESSMENT RABI PROSPECTS PRODUCTION (
L. MT)
Crop Kharif 2008 Kharif 2008 RABI 2008-09 RABI 2008-09 Total Total
Crop Tgt Anti. Achmt Tgt Anti Achmt Tgt Anti Achmt
Rice 28.690 32.390 51.310 48.260 80.000 80.650
Coarse Cereals 7.278 9.600 13.722 14.400 21.000 24.000
Pulses 2.051 1.980 4.949 5.220 7.000 7.200
Total Food grains 38.049 43.970 69.981 67.880 108.000 111.850
Oilseeds 8.820 8.225 8.680 9.275 17.500 17.500
Sugarcane () 28.350 28.350 18.900 18.900 47.250 47.250
Cotton () 1.900 1.900 2.100 2.100 4.000 4.000
() Sugarcane production in terms of Gur () Sugarcane production in terms of Gur () Sugarcane production in terms of Gur () Cotton production in terms of L. Bales () Cotton production in terms of L. Bales () Cotton production in terms of L. Bales () Cotton production in terms of L. Bales
5
PREPAREDNESS FOR RABI 2008-09
SEEDS
  • Special efforts to increase quality seed
    availability
  • 43 State Seed Farms to achieve 300 cropping
    efficiency 2360 Ha. under Foundation seed
    production
  • 28955 Ha. under certified seed production in
    farmers holdings for the supply through
    Department, 40,821 Ha. through Quasi Government
    and Private Sectors.
  • 36445 Ha. under Seed Village Scheme and to be
    registered with Seed Certification. TANWABE, FIGs
    to be motivated to take up seed trading
    activities.
  • Totally, 1.09 L.Ha. programmed under certified
    seed production during 2008-09,
    as against 39,000 ha. during 2007-08
  • INITIATIVES TO STRENGTHEN SEED PRODUCTION through
    NADP
  • Creation of facilities for SSFs and SPUs
    Rs.5.882 crores / Breeder Production Centres of
    TNAU - Rs.2.900 crores
  • Backended subsidy of Rs.7.50 lakhs each for
    establishing 75 SPUs by farmers / SHGs / Women
    Groups and NGOs Rs. 5.625 crores
  • Subsidy for seed production / distribution of
    hybrid rice, pulses and Oilseeds Rs.7.555
    crores
  • Training on seed production technology to
    farmers, NGOs, SHGs and Women groups Rs.0.142
    crores

6
SEEDS DISTRIBUTION AVAILABILITY (MT)
Crop Kharif Kharif Rabi Rabi Total Total of SRR
Crop 100 Reqmt. Anti. Disbn. 100 Reqmt Availability 100 Reqmt Total availability of SRR
Paddy 78000 48750 29500 18438 107500 67188 63
Millets 4805 2643 6505 3578 11310 6221 55
Pulses 7018 1825 9982 2595 17000 4420 26
Oilseeds 72535 6375 75560 6725 148095 13100 9
Cotton 500 483 500 477 1000 960 96
7
SEED TREATMENT CAMPAIGN KHARIF08
Number of Seed treatment Coordination Committee Meetings held STATE LEVEL 1
Number of Seed treatment Coordination Committee Meetings held DISTRICT LEVEL 28
Agencies involved in the Campaign Department of Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Seed certification Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. CIPMAC Trichy. NSC, Chennai. Private Manufacturers / Dealers.
Awareness Programme
Through AIR 41 Nos
Through Television 10 Nos
Distribution of Leaflets 97000 Nos
Number of newspaper messages 75 Nos
8
SEED TREATMENT 2008-09
DETAILS Kharif 08 Anticipated Achmt. Rabi Programme
Total Crop Area ( L. Ha ) 23.520 36.387
Area Coverage by Treated seeds ( L. ha.) 15.130 36.387
Quantum of Seed Treatment (MT) 52170 146875
Quantum of Seed Dresser ( MT.)
a) Fungicide 160.540 395.630
b) Biocide 63.990 172.800
Total 224.530 568.430
9

Seed Testing
  • 9 Notified Seed Testing Laboratories
  • Three New Labs Established in March 2007
  • As per ISTA procedures, grow out test is
    conducted at Kannampalayam farm and at glass
    house attached to the Directorate.
  • A new DNA finger print Laboratory was
    established. Primers required for amplifying DNA
    is being standardized in collaboration with
    National Plant Bio Technology Research Centre and
    IARI, New Delhi.

10
Seed Samples Tested
Year Samples Tested Sub Standard
2002-03 51193 3299 6.44
2003-04 47991 3322 6.92
2004-05 49591 2987 6.02
2005-06 55215 3963 7.18
2006-07 59870 4032 6.73
2007-08 59067 3797 6.00
2008-09 (upto Aug.08) 26656 2375 8.90
11
Supply details of fertilizers in Kharif 2008
MT
S.No Name of the Fertilizer. Requirement Consumption upto August 2008 Estimated consumption during Kharif 08
1 Urea 4,35,000 355091 450091
2 DAP 2,00,000 149603 207603
3 MOP 2,00,000 220752 259752
4 SSP 50,000 18660 29260
5 Amm-Sulphate 26,000 11693 18493
6 Amm-Chloride 20,000 0 0
7 CAN 5,000 0 0
8 Rock Phosphate 1000 5748 6748
9 Complex 20200 1,20,000 52455 75955
10 Complex 16200 25,000 23875 28875
11 Complex 102626 25,000 14347 20347
12 Complex 151515 5,000 4525 5525
  Total complex 1,75,000 95202 130702
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FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT FOR RABI 2008 - 09
Sl. No. NAME OF FERTILIZER Requirement for RABI (MT)
1 Urea 602240
2 DAP 221400
3 SSP 47720
4 MOP 283830
5 Ammonium Sulphate 30680
6 Ammonium Chloride 32060
7 102626 21000
8 151515 10000
9 162000 26000
10 202000 130000
11 CAN 2720
12 Rock Phosphate 5730
13 SOP 70
14 TSP 45000
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SPECIAL DRIVE FOR DAP
  • Monitoring cell / State level / District level
    was formed to monitor movement of DAP.
  • District wise, Company wise, dealerwise supply
    plan and supply made and forwarded to Districts
  • Flying squad formed comprising Revenue, Police,
    Agriculture Department Officials by the District
    Collector
  • Wholesale and retail outlets were inspected and
    large quantity of DAP hoarded by the dealer was
    unearthed and action taken for violation as per
    FCO 1985
  • Number of wholesale premises inspected
    677
  • Number of retail dealers inspected
    2713
  • Show cause notice issued
    408
  • Stop sale orders issued
    244
  • Certificate of registration suspended
    97
  • TANFED functioning as nodal agency to purchase
    DAP from importers Rs.50 crores has been
    provided
  • Private sale of DAP stopped from 12.07.2008 and
    TANFED alone was entrusted to distribute DAP
    through PACBs

14
FERTILIZER TESTING
  • Fertiliser Private Sale outlets - 9129 Nos.
  • Cooperative Outlets - 4565 Nos
  • Notified Fertiliser control lab - 14 Nos.

Year Annual analysing capacity Samples analysed Non std. Samples capacity utilisation of samples Non-std
2005-06 16800 17100 591 101.8 5.1
2006-07 17500 17838 768 101.9 4.3
2007-08 17500 15892 630 91 4.0
2008-09 (upto Aug.08) 17500 4023 114 23 3.0
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INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
  • SOIL TESTING
  • Programmed to distribute Soil Health Card to all
    79 lakh farm holdings so far 14.60 lakh cards
    distributed.
  • 11 New STL established . 19 STLs and 16 MSTLs
    already functioning. All labs provided with
    Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer to test Micro
    Nutrient content
  • All 385 blocks being provided Mini STL in
    AGRICLINIC assisted with back-ended subsidy of
    Rs.3.00 lakhs. (NADP)
  • BIO-FERTILIZER PRODUCTION
  • Application of Bio-fertilizer enhances the
    productivity by 20.
  • 9 new Bio-fertilizer Production Units programmed
    under NADP 2008-09, besides 6 units functioning
    now by enhancing the production capacity from
    1600 MT (80 Lakh Packets) to 3850 MT (192.5 Lakh
    Packets)
  • BIO COMPOST PRODUCTION
  • Establishment of Vermicompost Units (1295) /
    Municipal Compost Units (259) / Bio Input
    Production Units ( 259) contemplated at a cost of
    Rs.17.81crores under NADP 2007-08 / 2008-09 in
    259 blocks.

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INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
  • National Project on Organic Farming
  • NCOF approved a project on Organic Farming for
    Rs.125.00 lakhs
  • Setting up of model Organic Farm in 20 SSFs _at_
    Rs.4.00 lakhs - Totally Rs.80.00 lakhs
  • Setting up of 20 Vemi compost model unit in SSFs
    _at_ Rs.1.50 lakhs Totally Rs.30.00 lakhs
  • Training to Farmers on organic farming at a cost
    of Rs.13.00 lakhs
  • State and Regional Workshop Rs.2.00 lakhs
  • NCOF sanctioned Rs.91.50 lakhs for purchase of 19
    fermentors and 6 Nos. of Laminar Airflow Chamber
    and 6 Nos. of microscope for the existing 6 BFPUs
  • Organic Certification Wing created under DSC and
    staff were trained by APEDA.

17
CREDIT
  • Special Meeting chaired by Chief Secretary
    conducted to discuss the following Issues on
    11.06.2008 participated by NABARD, RBI, Lead
    Banks General Managers
  • Preparation of realistic annual credit plan
  • Disbursement of Jewel Loan as Crop Loan
  • Non collection of premium for crop insurance
  • Non distribution / renewal of KCCs
  • Timely flow of data to monitor performance
  • A sub committee headed by APC monitoring the
    performance.

18
Extension
  • Restructuring of the Department by bringing two
    tier system. Agricultural Extension Centres
    provides integrated advice to farmers.
  • Extension Reform through ATMA extended to all
    districts
  • 2400 Farmers Interest Groups formed at the cost
    of Rs.2.37 crores, during
    2008-2009, another 1000 FIGs being formed at an
    outlay of Rs.1.46 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. 2025 groups
    being assisted during 2008-2009.
  • Trainings conducted to benefit 3.29 lakh farmers
    at a cost of Rs.5.82 crores under Crop oriented
    programmes
  • Agri clinics proposed to be established in all
    385 blocks under RKVY

19
BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
  1. RESTRUCTURING
  • 1. Two-tier Extension System
  • Under restructure, the existing three-tier
    extension system has been made into
    two-tier system with focus on District and Block
    Level.
  • 2. Integrated Extension System
  • Extension activities of the Directorates of
    Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural
    Marketing Agri Business and Seed Certification
    were integrated at Block Level with a view
    to provide all extension services and subsidies
    to the farmers under one roof.
  • 3. Block Agriculture Extension Centres
  • All necessary infrastructure facilities
    provided in the Block Agriculture Extension
    Centres.
  • Administrative powers vested with Joint
    Directors of Agriculture.
  • No administrative work at Block Agriculture
    Extension Centre to enable them to
    concentrate on extension activities.

20
BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD)
  • 4. e-Agriculture
  • Each Block Agriculture Extension Centre has
    been provided with 2 Computers and Printers
    with Internet / TNSWAN connectivity. Training
    being given to all officers by TNAU
    (Rs.1.23 crores)
  • The Computers installed in Block Agriculture
    Extension Centres are connected to Heads of
    Departments and various Research Stations of
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • Payment of salary and other benefits through
    Electronic Clearing System (ECS).
  • All blocks Agricultural Extension Centres
    provided with telephone connection.
  • 509 posts of Agricultural Officers /
    Horticultural Officers upgraded as Assistant
    Directors of Agriculture / Horticulture.
  • 512 posts of Assistant Agricultural Officers
    promoted as Assistant Seed Officers.
  • 512 posts of Assistant Seed Officers upgraded
    as Deputy Agricultural Officers.
  • A massive 2,899 promotion orders issued on a
    single day, i.e., on the day of issue of
    the Restructure Order.
  • Operational control of all the State
    Horticulture Farms in the State was brought
    under the control of Tamil Nadu Horticulture
    Development Agency (TANHODA).
  • The Tamil Nadu Seed Production Agency to be
    established to have overall control of
    State Seed Farms in the State.

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BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES

RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.) RESTRUCTURING ( CONTD.)

Department Addl. DA Jt.DA Dy.DA Asst.DA A. O / H. O /Dy. A.O Asst. Seed Officers Ass. Agri Officers Total Total
Director of Agriculture 7 36 159 292 1960 509 4050 7013 7013
          (Including 88 Dy.Agrl. Officer)        
Director of Horticulture --- 4 12 43 193 5 934 1191 1191
Director of Seed Certification --- 1 4 30 213 ---- ---- 248 248
Director of Agricultural Marketing -- -- 2 13 109 -- 115 239 239
Total 7 41 177 378 2475 514 5099 8691 8691
STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE STAFF RE-ALLOCATED UNDER RESTRUCTURE
Department Addl. DA Jt.DA Dy.DA Asst.DA A. O / H. O Dy.A.O. Asst.Seed Officer Asst. Agri Officers Total Total
Director of Agriculture 5 29 99 435 1100 337 509 2319 4833 4833
Director of Horticulture 1 3 33 396 405 123 5 1633 2599 2599
TANHODA 1 3   5         9 9
Director of Seed Certification --- 2 16 37 289   ---- ---- 344 344
Director of Agricultural Marketing --- 4 29 14 172 52 ---- 635 906 906
Total 7 41 177 887 1966 512 514 4587 8691 8691
                     
Additional Requirement ----- ----- ---- 509 -509 512   -512 0 0
AO/HO requirement under restructure AO/HO requirement under restructure AO/HO requirement under restructure AO/HO requirement under restructure AO/HO requirement under restructure 2478      
After upgradation of 509 posts as ADA/ADH from the existing category (2475 - 509 1966) After upgradation of 509 posts as ADA/ADH from the existing category (2475 - 509 1966) After upgradation of 509 posts as ADA/ADH from the existing category (2475 - 509 1966) After upgradation of 509 posts as ADA/ADH from the existing category (2475 - 509 1966) After upgradation of 509 posts as ADA/ADH from the existing category (2475 - 509 1966) 1966
The shortfall of 512 posts is met out by Dy.AO The shortfall of 512 posts is met out by Dy.AO The shortfall of 512 posts is met out by Dy.AO The shortfall of 512 posts is met out by Dy.AO The shortfall of 512 posts is met out by Dy.AO 512
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COUNTERING SLACK EXTENSION
  1. Training by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural
    University for Capacity Building of Extension
    Functionaries in Techno Managerial
    Information Communication Technology Skills .
  2. Training of the Farmers
  3. Increased involvement of Tamil Nadu Agricultural
    University in extension activities of the
    Agriculture Department.
  4. Weekly Inspection by the higher officials / HODs.
  5. Involvement of District Collectors
  6. Surprise inspections led by the APC Principal
    Secretary.

Department Scheme No. of Farmers benefited Amount (Rs. In lakhs)
Agriculture 3,29,473 582.471
Horticulture NHM Focus Horticulture Crops 14298 138.12
Agriculture Marketing Post Harvest Technology 3220 5.795
23
BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
  • System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
  • Average yield - 10MT per ha
  • Highest Productivity recorded
  • 1.Thiru. Pitchai Gounder - 14.27MT per ha
  • Puduachi Village
  • Palani Taluk
  • Dindigul District
  • 2. Thiru. Elangovan - 13.38MT per ha
  • Chinnasalem
  • Kallakuruchi
  • Villupuram District
  • BENEFITS OF SRI
  • High productivity
  • Lesser seed rate
  • Less water requirement
  • Non-lodging
  • Less labour intensive / Reduction in labour cost
  • High Cost Benefit Ratio
  • Perfect adoption ensures minimum yield of 10MT
    per ha

24
BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
Considering potentiality of SRI to enhance rice
production, the Honble Finance Minister in the
Budget Speech announced that 7.50 lakh hectares
will be brought under SRI during 2008-09.
  • Action Plan
  • SRI demonstration - 2.46 lakh hectares.
  • 32200 hectares under ICDP Rice 10 hectare
    cluster
  • 80,000 hectares under ICDP seed subsidy
  • 89680 hectares in 5 NFSM districts
  • 2,016 hectares under IAMWARM
  • 3,810 hectares under ATMA
  • 38,640 hectares under IPM Farmers Field School
  • Seed Farms in an extent 7200 hectares to be
    brought under SRI
  • Under Seed Village Programme 1,50,000 hectares
  • 16,400 TANWABE groups to adopt SRI in 1,64,000
    hectares
  • 2,400 Farmers Interest groups to cover 24,000
    hectares
  • 44,000 hectares by FTC convener _at_ 2,000 hectares
    per FTC
  • 1,14,800 hectares through farmers who obtained
    loan under priority basis from PACBs
  • Local artisans have been trained to manufacture
    conoweeder and Marker and AgroService Centres are
    also entrusted to manufacture conoweeder and
    markers

25
SRI PACKAGES
26
SRI PACKAGES
  • Root Development conventional vs SRI
  • Water Management

Use of Conoweeder increases root growth
Irrigation after developing hairline cracks
27
BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
  • 3. PRECISION FARMING
  • 3 to 4 times higher yield
  • Less labour dependence
  • 30-40 Water economy
  • Extended Crop Harvest
  • Quality Enhancement of Produce
  • 90 plus first grade marketable produce
  • 30 premium price in the market
  • Technical, Economical and Social Empowerment

28
  • Focus Districts

29
BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
Precision Farming
  • Precision Farming Project started with 400
    hectares with a budget of Rs.7.20 lakhs from 2004
    to 2006-07. Based on the success, this project
    programmed for large scale coverage under NADP.

Year Area ( ha) Outlay (Rs. In crores) Area of operation
2007-08 12800 63.68 9 focus districts 18 non focus districts
2008-09 9400 43.25 another 9 focus districts 11 non focus districts
  • Implementation by Agriculture, TNAU, and
    Horticulture Depts on cluster basis of 20 ha
    each.
  • Crops identified
  • Agricultural Crops Sugarcane, Cotton,
    Groundnut, Maize
  • Horticultural Crops - Vegetables, Flowers,
    Banana,
  • Tapioca, Turmeric
  • Additional facilities provided-
  • Market Support, Insurance Coverage, Exposure
    visits

30
Community Nursery
31
IMPACT OF PRECISION FARMING YIELD RECORDED IN
PILOT PROJECT
(MT / Ha)
Crop Present Average Prodty Precision Farming
Tomato 17.35 150
Chillies 12.02 35
Brinjal 10.46 150
Sugarcane 80 100 250
Cotton 15 20 (Qntl) 37.5 (Qtl.)
Onion 11.32 21
Banana 28.58 110
Cabbage 14.38 120
Bottle gourd 12.21 66
Rose 10 lakh stems 25 lakh stems
Marigold 10 25
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BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
4. Crop Insurance
  • State Scheme for enrolling loanee and
    non-loanee farmers by extending 50 premium
    subsidy is under implementation since 2006-07.

Details 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 programmed
Funds sanctioned (Rs. Cr.) 8.00 15.00 40.00
Funds utilized (Rs. Cr.) 1.16 11.13 1.22
Farmers enrolled (L. Nos.) 1.05 5.34 25.00
Compensation claim (Rs.cr.) 11.82 267.00
  • Separate Committee has been formed for credit and
    insurance with RBI, NABARD Lead Bank as
    members.
  • District Collectors and bankers were sensitized
    for massive adoption.

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BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES 5. CLUSTER APPROACH
  • Technology adoption in scattered manner will not
    have the desired results. Cluster adoption under
    all programmes attempted to have real impact.
  • Holistic development in the identified blocks
    attempted under NADP. Each of those blocks will
    have
  • Precision farming, Automatic Weather stations,
    Millet Development and Dryland machinery
    distribution, Seed production of Oilseeds and
    Pulses, Organic Manure Production through Vermi
    composting / Municipal Composting / Bio Input
    Production Unit
  • Agriclinics with Mini Soil Testing Lab,
    Machineries for custom hiring, Seed Processing
    Units, Agency for Micro Irrigation System for
    sales and after service.

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  • BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
  • Clusters

Sl. No. Programme Area (in Acres) No. of Clusters No. of Farmers benefited Amount (Rs. in lakhs)
1 Development of land parcels of 10 acres and above. 2494.01 137 1803 624.99
2 Development of Private patta wastelands along with Punjai lands in a cluster of 50 acres and above 1974.65 35 1299 469.05
3 National Agricultural Development Programme (NADP) 935.92 17 569 196.00
4 Kavungi Village (Proposed) 1196.56 1 939 734.00
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Development of land parcels of 50 acres above
by Horticulture crops / Bio-mass tree plantation
in Dry lands (punjai lands)-2008-09
  • Development of Horticulture crop in clusters if
    water source available.
  • Development of Bio-mass cluster if water source
    not available.

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DEVELOPMENT OF KAVUNJI VILLAGE IN KODAIKANAL
TALUK AS CORPORATE VILLAGE UNDER NADP
PRECISION FARMING
  1. Total area of the project 1196.56
    acres
  2. No. of beneficiary farmers 939 Nos
  3. Proposed project cost (Rs. in lakhs) a.
    Creation of water sources 106.49 b. Precision
    Farming - 203.08c. Dovetailing
    from MIS (GOI Subsidy)
    - 139.51d. Farmers contribution _at_
    Rs.40000 / Ha. - 193.77e.
    Community post harvest management
    infrastructure 92.00
    --------------
    Total
    734.85
    --------------

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KAVUNJI CORPORATE VILLAGE
  • Kavunji village located at Kodaikanal of
    Dindugul District.
  • The land is moderate to high slope.
  • Crops under cultivation Potato,
    garlic, carrot, cabbage, pole beans,
    butter beans, peas.

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Project Area At Kavunji
Konalaru Perennial Stream
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Extent of land taken up for Kavunji Precision
farming
S. No. Land Details Extent Extent
S. No. Land Details Ha Ac
1. Wet Land 146.52.0 361.91
2. Dry Land 262.84.5 649.24
3. Assessed Waste land 75.06.5 185.41
Total 484.43.0 1196.56
Assessed wasteland will be taken up for
development, subject to the condition of
regularisation / permission for development by
District Administration.
Number of farmers covered under the project 939
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BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES
  • 6. Strengthening of Seed Production /
    Distribution
  • Creation of facilities for SSFs and SPUs
    Rs.5.882 crores / Breeder Production Centres of
    TNAU - Rs.2.900 crores
  • Backended subsidy of Rs.7.50 lakhs each for
    establishing 75 SPUs by farmers / SHGs / Women
    Groups and NGOs Rs. 5.625 crores
  • Subsidy for seed production / distribution of
    hybrid rice, pulses and Oilseeds Rs.7.555
    crores
  • Training on seed production technology to
    farmers, NGOs, SHGs and Women groups Rs.0.142
    crores
  • 7. Automatic Weather Station
  • 224 blocks being provided with AWS to provide
  • Medium range forecast (4 days) at block level for
    farming decisions
  • Denser observation of precipitation for crop
    insurance purpose

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AWS
  • Weather variables
  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Solar radiation
  • Leaf wetness
  • Soil temperature
  • Soil moisture
  • Rainfall

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BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES ADOPTED AGRICULTURAL
MARKETING
1. FARMERS MARKET (UZHAVAR SANDHAIGAL) To ensure
farmers to get a better price for their produces
and to enable the consumers to get fresh fruits
and vegetables at a lesser price than retail
market without any hindrance of middlemen.
2. DRYING YARDS In order to minimize the post
harvest losses in grains, drying yards are
constructed at village level. Under this scheme,
so far 1228 drying yards have been constructed at
a cost of Rs.23.20 crores. During 2007-08, 100
drying yards constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.50
crores .
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BEST PRACTICES / INITIATIVES (CONTD.)
3. CLOSED TENDER SYSTEM Competitive and
remunerative prices are ensured for the produces
sold by the farmers through closed tender system
in the Regulated Markets. 4. PLEDGE LOAN TO
FARMERS Free Grading facilities for agricultural
commodities and issuing pledge loan are available
in the Regulated Markets. 5. TAMIL NADU FARMERS
DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE SCHEME Under this
scheme, the farmers / tenants who sell one metric
tonne of paddy (or) equivalent value of their
agricultural produces through Regulated Markets
every year will be enrolled in this scheme and
are eligible for a grant of a lumpsum amount up
to Rs. 1,00,000, in case of death/ permanent
disability occurring due to accident / death due
to snake bite. The farmers need not pay any
premium for this fund. The Market Committee
concerned and the Tamil Nadu State Agricultural
Marketing Board will bear the premium amount of
Rs.10 per individual per year equally.
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National Food Security Mission RICE 5 Dists
PULSES 12 Dists
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National Food Security Mission Financial
Performance (Rs. lakhs)
YEAR DETAILS RICE PULSES PUBLICITY TOTAL
2007-08 Allocation 917.353 444.470 25.000 1386.823
2007-08 Amount released 909.553 346.000 25.000 1280.553
2007-08 Utilized 90.478 51.226 25.000 166.704
2007-08 Unutilized 819.075 294.774 0.000 1113.849
2008-09 Allocation 3714.610 211.682 0.000 3926.292
2008-09 Amount released 1485.844 - - 1485.844
2008-09 Achievement 129.661 28.129 - 157.790
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National Food Security Mission
  • PROGRAMME FOR 2008-09 - RICE

S. Interventions Unit Target Target Achievement Achievement
No Interventions Unit PHY FIN PHY FIN
1 Demonstrations on Improved Package of Practices (One Demon. Of 0.4 ha at every 100 ha of Rice area) Nos. 600 15.00 359 11.746
2 Demonstrations on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) (One Demon. Of 0.4 ha at every 100 ha area of Rice). Nos. 1200 36.00 472 14.045
3 Demonstrations on Hybrid Rice Technology (One dem. Of 0.4 ha at every 100 ha of Rice) Nos. 300 9.00 97  2.90
4 Support for Promotion of Hybrid Rice          
  a. Assistance for production of Hybrid Rice Seed. Qtls. 1752 17.52 0 0
  b. Assistance for Distribution of Hybrid Rice Seed. Qtls. 1356 27.12 105 2.092
5 Assistance for Distribution of HYVs Seeds. Qtls. 88280 441.4 17187 78.715
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National Food Security Mission
  • PROGRAMME FOR 2008-09 - RICE

S. Interventions Unit Target Target Achievement Achievement
No Interventions Unit PHY FIN PHY FIN
6 Seed Minikits of HYVs. Nos. 12000 - 12000 -
7 Incentive for Micro-Nutrients. Ha 18000 90 1531 2.463
8 Incentive for Conoweeder and other Farm Implements. Nos. 89200 2676 1127 7.211
9 Assistance for Plant Protection Chemical and bio-agents. Ha 67300 336.5 851 4.255
10 Farmers Trainings at FFS Pattern (One FFS at every 1000 ha) Nos. 120 20.4 28 4.445
11 Miscellaneous Expenses.          
  (a) Project Management Team and other Miscellaneous expenses at district Level. No. of districts. 5 31.8 0 1.789
  (b) Project Management Team and other Miscellaneous expenses at State Level.   1 13.87 0  
  Total     3714.6   129.66
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National Food Security Mission
  • PROGRAMME FOR 2008-09 - PULSES

S. No. Approved Interventions Unit Target Target Achievement Achievement
      Phy Fin Phy Fin
1 Seed          
a Purchase of Breeder seed of Pulses from ICAR Qtls 69 3.611 0 0
b Production of foundation and certified seeds of pulses Qtls 581 5.81 113.1 1.181
c Distribution of certified seeds, Qtls 579 6.948 212.5 2.498
d Strengthening of State seeds certification agency -   25 0 0
2 Integrated Nutrient Management          
a Lime / Gypsum ha 4500 33.75 2566 19.31
b Micronutrients ha 4500 22.5 535 1.98
3 Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Ha 4603 34.523 525 2.6
4 Distribution of Sprinkler sets Ha 212 15.9 7.4 0.56
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National Food Security Mission
  • PROGRAMME FOR 2008-09 - PULSES

S. No Approved Interventions Unit Target approved by GOI Target approved by GOI Achievement Achievement
      Phy Fin Phy Fin
5(a) Extension, Training including awards to best performing districts          
1 Training on pattern of FFS Nos 16 2.72 0 0
2 State Level Training for Trainers nos 1 1 0 0
6a District Level          
1 One consultant per district Nos 12 21.6 0 0
2 Two technical assistants per district Nos 24 23.04 0 0
3 Contingency for misc. expenses no. of district 12 9 0 0
6b State Level          
1 One consultant Nos 12 2.4 0 0
2 Two technical assistants nos 24 2.88 0 0
3 Contingency for miscellaneous expenses no. of State 1 1 0 0
TOTAL     211.68   28.129
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NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (NADP
/ RKVY)
  • The State Level Sanction Committee constituted
    under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary
    sanctioned 30 project proposals to the tune of
    Rs.182.51 crore for implementation during
    2007-08.
  • The Government of India have allocated a sum of
    Rs.140.38 crore for the year 2008-09.
  • Preparation of District Agriculture Plan for
    2008-09 completed and SLSC meeting conducted on
    23.09.2008.

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NADP DEPARTMENTWISE ALLOCATION 2007-08
S.No. Name of the Project Project Cost (Rs. In lakhs)
1 Precision Farming in Tamil Nadu (12,800 Ha.) 6368.20
2 Establishment of Agriculture Clinics cum Mini Soil Testing Laboratories (224 Nos.) 716.80
3 Agricultural Mechanization 1006.29
4 Establishment of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) (224 Nos.) 1690.00
5 Land Resource Inventory and GIS Database for Farm, Village and Block Level Planning 360.00
6 Dry land development and Popularization of minor millets 966.00
7 Promotion of Organic Manure Production and Organic Farming 870.75
8 e-Agriculture through Agri-tech Portal 631.20
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NADP DEPARTMENTWISE ALLOCATION 2007-08 (contd.)
S.No. Name of the Project Project Cost (Rs. In lakhs)
9 Development of clusters of Horticulture Crops / Biomass tree plantation on dry lands (Punjai lands) by Production Groups 469.90
10 Management Information System (MIS) 30.84
11 Strengthening of Quality Seed Production and Distribution 2225.36
12 Schemes of Public Works Department 1208.00
13 Schemes of Dairy Development Department 797.00
14 Schemes of TANUVAS 21.00
15 Schemes of Animal Husbandry Department 157.00
16 Schemes of Fisheries Department 703.50
TOTAL 18251.90
Expenditure incurred 1054.76
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NADP PROPOSAL 2008-09
S.No. Name of the Project Project Cost (Rs. In Crores)
1 Precision Farming 43.25
2 Establishment of Agriclinic cum mini STL 5.15
3 Agriculture Mechanization 25.80
4 Establishment of Tamil Nadu Agriculture Weather Network 9.50
5 Dryland Development and Maximizing Crop Productivity 5.53
6 Promotion of Organic Farming and Organic Manure Production 9.10
7 Quality Seed Production and Distribution 10.75
8 Establishment of New Bio Fertilizer Production Unit in Tamil Nadu 8.15
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NADP PROPOSAL 2008-09 (contd.)
S.No. Name of the Project Project Cost (Rs. In Crores)
9. Distribution of Leaf Colour Chart to the SRI farmers in Tamil Nadu 0.45
10. Augmenting Pulses Production through DAP Spraying 2.28
11. Development of Cluster of Horticultural Crops / Biomass Tree Plantation in Drylands (Punjai lands ) by production groups 3.65
12. Development of Kavunji Village, Kodaikannal as Corporate Village Precision Farming 5.95
TOTAL 129.56
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NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION - 2008-09 TAMIL NADU
(Rs in Lakhs )
Summary of major components
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Plantation Infrastructure and Development Big
Nursery (Private)
R. Lakshmi Nethravathi, Bodikamanvadi, Dindigul
District
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ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW GARDENS AMLA 2006-07
  • BLOCK ANDIPATTY
  • VILLAGE - RAMALINGAPURAM

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Aromatic CropsMaruvu (Majorna hortensis)
R. Nagan, Sengattupatti, Dindigul District
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UZHAVAR SANDHAIS (FARMERS MARKET )
  • 104 Uzhavar Sandhais (Farmers Market) established
  • 49 New Farmers Markets are being established
    during the current year.
  • Shops, Weighing Balance and transport facilities
    for the produce provided to farmers at free of
    cost.
  • 25 Farmers Markets have been provided with
    computers and LCD screens for price display.
  • Proposed to set up cold rooms in 22 top
    performing farmers market.
  • 1439 metric tonnes of vegetables and fruits to
    the value of Rs.1.59 crore is sold per day on an
    average benefitting 6,761 farmers and 2.37 lakh
    consumers

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Carnation under Green House
S. Chitra, Pannaikadu, Dindigul District
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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
  • 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
  • Amendment for removing certain ambiguities with
    regard to private market, direct marketing and
    contract farming are under consideration of
    Government.
  • Dispute redressal forum for contract farming
    proposed.

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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.
  • Selection of private entrepreneurs for the
    above projects is under progress.
  • Draft Request For Proposal (RFP) and Operation,
    Management and Development Agreement (OMDA)
    documents are under preparation.

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

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AUGMENTING FOOD PROCESSING, EXPORTS AND STORAGE
  • Initiatives to create facilities under PPP mode
  • Market complex for Paddy established at Madurai
    at a cost of Rs.12.60 crores.
  • 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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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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ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
  • National Food Security Mission
  • 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 outlay of Government of India
  • Distribution of Paddy Harvester and Transplanter
    to Farmers / Women Groups may be permitted under
    NFSM Rice as local initiatives.

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ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION
  • FERTILIZER
  • Liquid and Water soluble fertilisers to be
    promoted at concessional rate
  • Custom Duty now levied on water soluble
    fertilizers may be reduced on par with chemical
    fertilizers
  • MRP may be fixed for different liquid / water
    soluble fertilizers
  • Demonstration _at_0.4 Ha for every 100 Ha permitted.
    Cluster demonstration may be permitted with 10 Ha
    cluster to have real impact

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