Programmes and Schemes

STATE SPONSORED SCHEMES
QUALITY SEED MULTIPLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION: Department owns 21 Seed Multiplication Farms where foundation seeds of Kharif and Rabi crops are produced. Annually about 3500 to 4000 quintals seed of cereals, pulses and vegetables are produced in these farms. Further about 90,000 quintals of certified seeds of various crops are distributed to the farmers in the state. Under this scheme, expenditure on seed multiplication farms, seed stores, seed testing and certification, subsidy on cost of seeds and cost on demonstrations etc a met.
SOIL TESTING: Department has 11 Soil Testing Laboratories besides four mobile soil testing labs to provide free soil testing facilities to the farmers. About 1,25,000 samples are analysed annually. Besides this Soil Health Cards are being provided to the farmers. About one lac farmers are being covered every year. Outlay proposed is to meet expenditure on these labs for testing of soil samples.

DISTRIBUTION OF FERTILIZERS:

(a) With a view to provide fertilizers to the farmers at reasonable rates throughout the State, 100% subsidy on transportation of all kinds of fertilizers to retail sale points from Block Head quarter HIMFED Godown is being given thereby bringing the uniform sale rates of fertilizer in the State. The State Govt. has also allowed subsidy on cost of Urea and Ammonium Sulphate @ Rs.200/- per MT, and on complex fertilizers NPK 12:32:16, NPK 10:26:26 and NPK 15:15:15 @ Rs.500/-per MT. The subsidies are provided under Plan and Non-Plan. Outlay proposed under this scheme is to meet expenditure of cost and transport subsidy on fertilizers besides staff cost. In order to ensure adequate supply of fertilizers, the Govt. has entrusted this responsibility to HIMFED/Cooperative Societies. The farmers are educated about balanced use of fertilizers and as per soil testing nutrient basis.

(b) Vermi composting Units: All farmers shall be covered under vermi composting by the end of 12th Five year plan. Farmers are being provided 50% subsidy limited to Rs.4000 for setting up of vermibed. In order to cover all the farming families, the scheme is being continued during 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). State Govt. has also approved the organic policy for the State so the major stress shall be laid on the promotion of organic farming during the 12th Plan period.

CROP PROTECTION: The Department exercise vigil on pest situation. To overcome this, about 60 MT of pesticides through 991 sale centres are supplied to the farmers. Besides this, Pesticide Testing Laboratory at Shimla has been set up with a capacity of 150 to 250 samples per year. One Bio Control Laboratory has been set up at Palampur where conservation pest situation augmentation, rearing and multiplication of bio-agents and training to extension staff and farmers are being done. Another Bio Control Laboratory has been set up at Mandi and will be made functional very soon. This is a continued scheme and the provision is made for meeting the expenditure on transportation and subsidy on the cost of plant protection material. The plant protection material including equipments are supplied to the SCs / STs /IRDP families at 50% cost. The outlay proposed is to meet expenditure on subsidies.
SEED POTATO DEVELOPMENT: The Department owns 14 Potato Development Stations where foundation seed potato is produced. Due to "Seed Plot Technique" in the plains, the Potatoes of plains are causing tough competition in marketing of seed Potato from H.P. Therefore, a policy has been devised to diversify the area under Potato towards cash crop. Market maximum potato as table and produce only that much seed potato which can easily be marketed outside the State.
DEVELOPMENT OF VEGETABLES INCLUDING FARMS: Himachal Pradesh gained reputation for the cultivation of off-season vegetables and production of quality vegetable seeds. There is a great demand of off-season vegetables in the plains. The ongoing programme i.e. cultivation of off-season vegetables and production of vegetable seeds is proposed to be strengthened and organized on an extensive scale during 12th Plan for providing higher income and employment. The suitable areas in the State for the purpose of vegetable cultivation would be intensively surveyed and identified and the farmers in the newly identified areas would be encouraged to take up these programme, demonstration on vegetables cultivation are done for the small and marginal farmers in these areas, so that the farm income of these rural poor can be improved and country can be supplied with the vegetables in off-season. The cropping pattern shifts from cereals to vegetables would be specially monitored in all such areas as are being brought under the culturable command area of the new irrigation schemes.
GINGER DEVELOPMENT:  For production of disease free ginger, the Department is providing training, demonstrations and quality seed. About 35,000 tonnes of green ginger is produced annually which is marketed within the State and at the neighbouring States.
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING: This is controlled in the State through H.P. Agricultural and Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005. Under this Act, H.P. State Agricultural Marketing Board has been set-up. At present, 10 market committees are functioning. 48 markets have been made functional. Market information is being disseminated through different media i.e AIR Doordershan print media and through Net to farmers. Market fee has been reduced from 2% to 1%. The work of development of marketing infrastructure is done out of the funds of APMCs. Information on daily market rates is also disseminated through AIR/ DD. Market rates of 39 commodities are also disseminated through agmarknet.nic.in.
FARMERS TRAININGS & EDUCATION: Main function of the Department is to disseminate the technology to farmers. The Department runs two training centres, one at Mashobra and other at Sundernagar. Besides this farmers training camps are organised at village, block and district level. The outlay proposed is for meeting expenditure on training and demonstrations.
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS: Under this programme, three centrally sponsored schemes viz (i) Timely Reporting Scheme(TRS) for estimation of area and production of crops (ii) Improvement of Crop Statistics(ICS) for bringing quality in the land record data at grass root level and (iii) Estimation of Production of Commercial crops like Potato and Ginger. The estimation is done accordingly to statistical techniques. Production estimates on principal crops like Wheat, Barley of Rabi season and Maize, Paddy, Potato and Ginger crops of Kharif are released on the basis of results of crop cutting experiments conducted accordingly Random Sampling Method. The Director of Land Records is the agency in the State responsible for collection and release of area estimates, forecast report etc. This is a continued scheme for meeting salaries of the staff under Timely Reporting Scheme and the Scheme of Improvement of Crop Statistics. These schemes converted in to 100% CSS from the financial year 2008-09 onwards.
TEA DEVELOPMENT: Total area under Tea is 2300 hectares with a production level of 8-10 lac Kgs. In the last few years, there is slump in the market and tea industry has been affected badly. Three of the four factories are out of production. Planters are not plucking the green leaf as a result production has come down to 7 lac Kgs. The outlay proposed under above (a) to (d) is towards meeting subsidies on cost of inputs, training, demonstration and maintenance of nurseries.

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING:

Under this scheme, new farm implements/ machines are popularized among the farmers. Testing and demonstration of new machines is also done under this programme. The outlay proposed is towards subsidies and salaries of the staff.

SCHEME OF ASSISTING SMALL AND MARGINAL FARMERS FOR INCREASING AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION:

Under this scheme minikits of seeds are distributed to the farmers of Tribal Areas free of cost. The outlay proposed is for meeting this cost.

QUALITY CONTROL:

Under this scheme, implementation of various acts on seeds, fertilizers and pesticides is ensured. Quality control functionaries have been notified. The Department has three fertilizer testing labs, one state pesticides testing lab and three seed testing labs.

HP CROP DIVERSIFICATION PROJECT (JICA ODA Loan Project ):

Himachal Pradesh Crop Diversification Project being supported by JICA through ODA loan. The study on diversified agriculture for enhanced farm income in Himachal Pradesh was got conducted from Japan International Cooperative agency (JICA) w.e.f. February, 2007 to December, 2008. Draft report of the study was submitted by JICA in December, 2008 and final report in March, 2009. The study was fully funded by JICA as grant under bilateral cooperation. The report contains Crop Diversification Action Plan for 10 years and Master Plan for 15 years. JICA Contact Mission visited the state from 23-25th June, 2009 and had detailed discussion with State Government. The Mission showed their willingness to consider JICA ODA Loan for crop diversification project. The State was willing to cover entire state under the project and to provide JICA ODA Loan of Rs.949.00 crores as per the Master Plan projections but the JICA Mission expressed that rather than covering entire state from the outset (which requires extensive resources for implementation and longer time for project outcome), it would be more sensible to start the project by focusing in certain regions, crops, so as to get faster and tangible results. The result of the project can be replicated to other regions. It was also suggested to take maximum 4-5 districts with project cost of Rs. 250-300 crores. Based upon the JICA study and JICA Contact Mission report, Five districts comprising of Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur Bilaspur and Una which fall in category II & III i.e. most potential for crop diversification were included in the project and based upon the outcome of this project, matter can be taken with JICA to sanction second phase of the project for left over districts. The project proposal was submitted in May, 2009 to the Govt. of India for approval and financing. After series of discussions, the projects Minutes of Discussion (MoD) were signed between Govt. of India, JICA and Govt. of Himachal Pradesh on 01.10.2010 at New Delhi. The loan agreement was signed on 17th. February, 2011 between Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India and JICA and loan effectuation was done from 16th June, 2011. Global Tender Notice for Expression of Interest [EOI] for procurement of Project consultants has also been floated on 1/3/2011. The flow of funds from ODA shall be on the basis of reimbursement, therefore, earmarked token provision for this Project in the Annual Plan Budget for the year 2011-12 of Rs. 8.20 crores was made in annual plan 2012-13, outlay of Rs. 20.00 crore has been made for execution of this project. The project area comprises 5 districts Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Una. The project period is 7 years i.e. 2011 to March, 2018 and the total project cost is Rs. 321 Crores (Loan Rs. 266 crores and State share Rs. 55 Crores). The launching of the project was done on 14th August, 2011. Objectives of the Project: 1. Increase the area and production of vegetables through crop diversification. 2. To raise income of small and marginal farmers. 3. To create infrastructures for irrigation, farm access roads, marketing, post harvest etc. 4. To promote organic farming in a big way. 5. To organize farmers into groups to take over operation and maintenance of irrigation systems. 6. Training and capacity building of Department of Agriculture field extension staff. 7. The project is being implemented through Himachal Pradesh Agriculture Development Society. It has Governing Council, Executive and Finance Committee. For overall management of the project, State Project Management Unit (PMU) has been set up at Hamirpur, three District PMU's at Palampur, Mandi, Hamirpur and 8 Block PMU's at Dehra, Nurpur, Baijnath, Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur, Mandi, Sarkaghat have been set up.

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION:

Due to topographical factors, the soil is subject to splash, sheet and Gully erosion resulting into degradation of the soil. Besides this, there is biotic pressure on the lands to the curb this menace particularly on the agricultural lands. The Department of Agriculture, H.P. is executing two Soil and Water Conservation schemes under State Sector Scheme. The schemes are: (i) Soil Conservation Works (ii) Water conservation and development Now soil & water conservation works are being carried out under MNREGA and State Plan outlay has not been given.

AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION:

Under this, GIA is given to Agriculture University for Teaching, Research & Extension. Emphasis is being laid on location specific research for adoption of the same by the farming community of the State.

CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES

Integrated Scheme of Oilseed, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM): This scheme has been launched during the year 2004-05. In this new scheme, all the ongoing schemes of OPP, NPDP and AMDP have been merged. Only maize crop has been considered for Himachal Pradesh. The Government of India has approved an annual plan for Rs.97.92 lacs for Himachal Pradesh for increasing productivity and total production of maize in the State during 2012-13. The scheme is being implemented on 75:25 basis, except for the component of publicity where central Government share is 100 percent. The main component under the scheme are block and IPM demonstrations, distribution of plant protection materials and equipments, providing pipes to carry water from water sources to the fields and publicity etc.
BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES : This is 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme under which subsidy @ Rs.4000 per biogas plant of one cubic meter and Rs.10,000/- per biogas plant of two & above cubic meter capacity is being provided. So far, installation of 43,803 biogas plants in the State upto 31.03.2012 have been anticipated. The targets for construction of Biogas plants of 1500 Nos and 300 Nos during the period of 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) and Annual Plan 2012-2013 have been fixed respectively.

MACRO MANAGEMENT- WORK PLAN FOR ACCELERATED GROWTH OF AGRICULTURE:

Government of India has launched this programme during 2000-2001 on 90% Centre share and 10% State share basis. In this, states have to identify this constraints and purpose schemes for funding through Work Plan. Flexibility has also been given to State Level Coordination Committee to make changes in allocation, if required from one scheme to other. For the year 2012-13, Work Plan of Rs.1411.21 lac has been approved to the Govt. of India.

PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF AGRICULTURAL MECHNIZATION THROUGH TRAINING, TESTING AND DEMONSTRATION:

Government of India has launched this programme to improve testing efficiency and to popularize the improved/newly developed agricultural/ horticultural equipments at farmers' fields under the actual field conditions and to improved the performance and acceptability assessment of the agricultural implements.

SEED VILLAGE PROGRAMME:

Major constraint in increasing production and productivity of crops noted is the lack of sufficient quantities of quality seed of improved varieties to be made available to the farmers in time, To overcome this constraint, Govt. of India has started a novel programme known as "Seed Village Programme", by which sufficient seed multiplication can be achieved in order to meet local seed requirement besides facilitating supply of seeds at reasonable cost and ensuring quick multiplication of new varieties in a shorter time. Under this programme, areas of better seed production will be identified and a compact area approach will be followed. 50 to 150 suitable, responding/ willing farmers for the same crop will be identified/ selected preferably in compact area/cluster approach. Foundation/certified seed at 50% cost will be made available to these identified farmers. The seeds for half an acre per farmer will be allowed. Training on seed production and seed technology will be imparted to the identified farmers for the seed crops grown in the seed villages. Besides this, assistance @ 33% on seed storage bins of 2.1 Quintal capacity is also available.

RASHTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJNA (R.K.V.Y):

Concerned by the slow growth in Agriculture and allied sectors, the Government of India has launched a special Additional Central Assistance Scheme Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY). The RKVY aims at achieving 4% annual growth in the agriculture sector during the XI Plan period, by ensuring a holistic development of Agriculture and allied sectors. The scheme is being implemented in the State of Himachal Pradesh from the year 2007-08 to achieve envisaged annual growth rate. This scheme has also been continued by the Govt. of India during 12th Plan. (a) Objectives of the scheme: - To incentives the states as so as to increase public investment in Agriculture and allied sectors. - To provides flexibility and autonomy to states in the process of planning and executing Agriculture and allied sector schemes. - To ensure the preparation of agriculture plans for the districts and the states based on agro-climatic conditions, availability of technology and natural resources. - To ensure that the local needs/ crops/ priorities are better reflected in the agricultural plans of the states. - To achieve the goal of reducing the yield gaps in important crops, through focused interventions. - To maximize returns to the farmers in Agriculture and allied sectors. - To bring about quantifiable changes in the production and productivity of various components in Agriculture and allied sectors by addressing them in a holistic manner. (b) Area of Focus under RKVY: - Integrated development of major food crops such as wheat, paddy, coarse cereals, minor millets, pulses & oilseeds. - Activities related to enhancement of soil health and mechanization. - Development of rain fed farming systems in and outside watershed areas. - Support to state seed farms and IPM. - Strengthening of market infrastructure and marketing development. - Strengthening of infrastructure to promote extension services. - Activities relating to enhancement of horticultural production and popularization of micro irrigation systems. - Animal husbandry and fisheries development activities. - Organic and bio-fertilizers and innovative schemes.

KISAN CALL CENTER:

Under this, farmers can get any information on agriculture by dialling toll free number 1800-180-1551 or 1551. The service is available from 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM on all days. This is 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

SUPPORT TO STATE EXTENSION PROGRAMMES FOR EXTENSION REFORMS (ATMA):

This programme is a major initiative towards revitalizing agricultural extension to make the extension system decentralized and demand driven. The scheme has been conceptualized on the basis of the policy framework for agricultural extension and experiences with the innovations in the technology dissemination component of the National Technology Project implemented in the 7 States including H.P. Following key reforms are being promoted under the scheme; 1. Providing innovative restructured autonomous bodies at the district level (Agriculture Technology Management Agency) and at block level (Farmers Advisory Committee, Block Technology Team), which are flexible, promote bottom up and participatory approaches, are farmer driven and facilitate public-private partnership. 2. Convergence of line departments' programmes and operating on gap filling mode by formulating Strategic Research and Extension Plan(SREP) and Annual Work Plans. 3. Encouraging Multi-agency Extension Strategies involving inter-alia public/private extension service providers. 4. Moving towards integrated, broad-based extension delivery in the line with farming systems approach. 5. Adopting Group approach to extension (Operating through Farmer interest Groups (FIGs) & Self Help Groups (SHGs). 6. Addressing gender concerns (mobilizing farm women into groups, capacity building etc.) 7. Moving towards sustainability of extension services (e.g. through beneficiary contribution). One of the first tasks of the district level institutions is to facilitate the preparation of a Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP) of the district through participatory methodologies involving all the stakeholders and farmers. SREP becomes the basis for development of Block/District level plans. State Extension Work Plan is developed at the State level and it contains a consolidated activity-wise plan incorporating all the District Action Plans (DAPs) in the State and the State Level activities. In the year 2011-12, Rupees 1295.05 lacs were spent. For 2012-13 approved outlay is Rs. 1572.60 lacs. All districts have now been covered under this scheme.

MASS MEDIA SUPPORT TO AGRICULTURE EXTENSION:

The primary objective of the scheme is to use television and radio with their massive penetration, as a vehicle for agricultural extension. Basically, the scheme is focusing on two initiatives;
(a) Doordarshan: The first is use of Doordarshan for infrastructure for providing agricultural related information and knowledge to farming community. It has two components (i) narrowcasting using high/low transmitters of Doordarshan (ii) regional and national agricultural programmes in terrestrial mode of transmission. Presently, Doordarshan Shimla is telecasting Krishi Darshan programme between 6.00 PM to 6.30 PM five days in a week.
(b) All India Radio: This component of scheme envisages use of FM transmitters of AIR to broadcast area specific agricultural programmes with 30 minutes radio transmission six days a week. Presently, half an hour, Kisanvani programme is being broadcast, six days a week from FM Dharamshala and Hamirpur.

RASHTRIYA KRISHI BIMA YOJNA (RKBY):

The State Govt. has introduced this scheme from Rabi, 1999-2000 season. Crops covered are Wheat, Barley, Maize, Paddy, Potato and Ginger. 50% subsidy on premium is being provided to small and marginal farmers. The scheme is compulsory for loanee farmers and optional for non-loanee farmers. The scheme provides comprehensive risks insurance against yield losses viz. drought, hailstorm, floods and pests disease etc. The Agriculture Insurance Co. of India (AICI) is implementing the scheme. The farmers of the State can get benefit out of this programme. State and Government of India share the losses equally. From Rabi, 2007-08, the subsidy on premium has been raised from 10% to 50% to small & marginal farmers. Ginger crop of District Sirmour has been included in this scheme on pilot basis from Kharif, 2008. Objectives: 1. To provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases. 2. To encourage the farmers to adopt progressive farming practices, high value in-puts and higher technology in Agriculture. 3. To help stabilise farm incomes, particularly in disaster years. Farmers To Be Covered: The Scheme covers following groups of farmers: On a compulsory basis: All farmers growing notified crops and availing Seasonal Agricultural Operations (SAO) loans from Financial Institutions i.e. Loanee Farmers. On a voluntary basis: All other farmers growing notified crops (i.e., Non-Loanee farmers) who opt for the Scheme. Risks Covered: Comprehensive risk insurance will be provided to cover yield losses due to non-preventable risks, viz.: 1. Natural Fire and Lightning 2. Storm, Hailstorm, Cyclone, Typhoon, Tempest, Hurricane, Tornado etc. 3. Flood, Inundation and Landslide 4. Drought, Dry spells 5. Pests/ Diseases etc. Seasonality Discipline: The broad seasonality discipline followed for Loanee farmers will be as under: The broad cut-off dates for receipt of proposals in respect of Non-loanee farmers will be as under; Kharif season (31st July) Rabi season (31st December).

PILOT WEATHER BASED CROP INSURANCE SCHEME (WBCIS):

In addition to this, from Rabi, 2008-09 season, tomato crop of District Solan has been covered under weather based crop insurance scheme for the first time. From the Rabi 2009-10 season, Rabi potato crop has also been covered under weather based crop insurance scheme in the Districts of Kangra and Una. Objectives: 1. To provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases. 2. To encourage the farmers to adopt progressive farming practices, high value in-puts and higher technology in Agriculture. 3. To help stabilise farm incomes, particularly in disaster years. Perils Covered: Following weather perils, which are deemed to cause" Adverse weather incidence", leading to crop losses, would be covered under the scheme; Temperature(Low temperature(frost), Chilling, High mean temperature, temperature fluctuation), Wind speed and Rainfall( deficit/excess). Seasonality Discipline: The broad cut-off dates for receipt of proposals in respect of Loanee & Non-loanee farmers will be as under : Kharif season (August) Rabi season (March-April).

RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FUND (R.I.D.F.):

The Department of Agriculture is participating in RIDF for creation of irrigation potential through minor irrigation/ WHS. The Department got funds under RIDF-V during 1999-2000 where NABARD sanctioned 157 FIS amounting to Rs.14.85 crores which has created irrigation potential of 3,560 hect. These schemes are being executed through Water Users Associations who will also maintain them after their completion. Under RIDF-VI, 140 flow irrigation schemes were posed to NABARD which have been sanctioned for Rs.11.37 crores covering an area of 3,031 hect. Under RIDF-VII, 126 schemes worth Rs.7.84 crores have been sanctioned, which will create CCA of 2,395 hectare. Besides, 90 water harvesting projects have been sanctioned for Hamirpur, under RIDF-VII with cost of Rs.6.78 crores. Under RIDF-IX, 200 minor irrigation schemes amounting to Rs.8.32 crores have been executed creating CCA 7,161 hectares. Under RIDF XII, 150 minor irrigation schemes amounting to Rs. 9.01 crores have been executed creating CCA 1333.62 hectares during 2006-07. During the year 2007-08, an amount of Rs. 9.57 crores has been incurred creating CCA 1418.00 hectare. At the end of the financial year 2008-09, an amount of Rs. 10.50 crores has been incurred for creating CCA 1300 hectare. From 2009-10 onward, the Planning Department has stopping funding for soil & water conservation, irrigation to Agriculture Department under RIDF.

PROJECT UNDER RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FUND-XIV (RIDF-XIV):

For inclusive growth in agriculture and to provide gainful employment to our small and marginal farmers at their farms, the scheme has been implemented during the year, 2008-09 with a total outlay of Rs. 353 crores. Under this scheme, the farmers were encouraged to install polyhouses for production of vegetables and assistance to the tune of 80% of the cost for G.I. poly house and 90% for bamboo poly house is being provided through the Department of Agriculture, H.P. Polyhouses of the size of 40, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 sqm. are being constructed.The poly house of 250 sqm. provides employment to 2-3 persons round the year. Besides this, for efficient use of irrigation water, micro irrigation systems are also being installed within polyhouses and outside the polyhouses, on which 80% capital subsidy. For creation of water sources like tanks, wells, small lifts, 50% assistance is being provided under the scheme. For polyhouses & other related water sources, Rs.154 crore was sanctioned whereas for bringing 20,000 ha. area under micro-irrigation Rs.198 crore was sanctioned.

A. PRODUCTION OF CASH CROPS BY ADOPTION OF PRECISION FARMING PRACTICES THROUGH POLY HOUSE CULTIVATION: The objectives of the project are higher productivity and income per unit area, judicious use of natural resources like land and water, year round availability of vegetables, assured production of quality produce and increased efficiency of monitory inputs. NABARD has sanctioned this project under RIDF XIV amounting to Rs. 154.92 crores that shall be implemented in 4 years starting from the financial year 2008-09. The Project components include construction of polyhouses providing micro-irrigation in the polyhouses through sprinkler and drip. For both these components, the farmers would be provided 80% subsidy and 20% would be beneficiary's contribution. Besides this, the farmers shall be provided with 50% assistance for creation of water resources for these poly houses like farm tanks, shallow wells, pumping sets, small lifts etc. In all 28820 poly house / micro- irrigation system will be constructed during the project period covering an area of 147 hectares. 90% subsidy is being provided to small and marginal farmers and to BPL families for the construction of bamboo polyhouse. Depending upon the area and site, different models of poly houses ranging from low cost tunnel, low cost poly houses made of local material, medium cost poly houses made of local material and medium cost poly houses with standard material shall be constructed. Besides this, 2650 no. of water sources like tanks, shallow wells, pumping sets shall also be constructed on the basis of actual need. Up to 2011-2012, 10105 Polyhouses have been constructed. An area of 111.25 Ha. have been covered under protected cultivation and expenditure of Rs. 82.76 Crore has been incurred. A budget provision of Rs.35.0 Crore has been made for 2012-2013.

B. SPECIAL PROJECT ON DIVERSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE THROUGH MICRO IRRIGATION AND OTHER RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE IN HP: Although water is a renewable resource, its availability in appropriate quality and quantity in under severe stress due to increasing demand from various sectors. Agriculture is the largest user of water, which consumes more than 80% of the country's exploitable water resources. The over all development of agriculture sector and indented growth rate of GDP is largely dependent on the judicious use of available water resources, while the irrigation projects [major and medium] have contributed to the development of water resources, the conventional methods of water conveyance and irrigation, being highly inefficient, has led not only to wastage of water but also to several ecological problems like water logging, salinisation and soil degradation making productive agricultural lands unproductive. It has been recognised that use of modern irrigation methods like drip and sprinkler irrigation is the only alternative for efficient use of surface as well as ground water resources. Hence, this project on diversification through micro irrigation and other related infrastructure in HP aims at increasing the area under efficient methods of irrigation viz., drip and sprinkler irrigation. NABARD has sanctioned this project under RIDF- XIV amounting to Rs.198.09 crores starting from 2009-10. The project components include sprinkler system, drip system, farm tank, shallow well, shallow tube well, deep tube well, small and medium lifts and pumping machinery. In all 17,312 sprinkler / drip irrigation systems shall be installed during the project period. Besides this, 16020 nos. of water resources like tanks, shallow well, shallow tube well, deep tube well, small and medium lifts and pumping machinery shall also be constructed on the basis of actual need. For sprinkler and drip systems, the farmers shall be provided 80% subsidy and 20% would be beneficiary's contribution. Besides this the farmers shall also be provided 50% assistance for creation of farm tank, shallow well, shallow tube well, deep tube well, small and medium lifts and pumping machinery. A farmer can install sprinkler system up to 4 hectares of land whereas for drip up to one hectare. Up to 2011-12, 16795 sprinkler sets have been installed covering an area of 11458.12 Ha. and sum of Rs. 5924.92 has been spent. A budget provision of Rs.15.44 Crore has been made for this component during 2012-2013.

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION (NFSM) :

The National Food Security Mission is a centrally sponsored scheme has been launched in 2007. Government of India has allocated funds to the tune of Rs 22 crores during 2012-13 for rice and wheat crop. Himachal Pradesh has been included under this Mission to increase the production and productivity of Wheat and Rice. Under this Mission, 10 Districts in Wheat and three Districts under Rice have been selected in the State. The Mission provides assistance for laying cluster demonstrations, distribution of Certified Seed, Micro-Nutrients, Plant and soil protection material, liming of acidic soils, improved implements and machinery, introduction of IPM, INM and capacity building of the farmers. Besides this assistance would be available for water harvesting, Micro irrigation & pumping sets. A sum of `4.95 crore have been approved for NFSM Rice and Rs.17.05 crore for NFSM Wheat for the year 2012-2013.The Department has already started implementation of NFSM Rice during current Kharif season. The Mission would be very helpful in increasing the productivity level of Rice and Wheat. For smooth implementation of the Mission in the Districts the District level NFSM Executive Committees have also been constituted in all the districts. Objectives of this Scheme; Increasing production of rice and pulses through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in a identified district of the State, Restoring soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm level, Creation of employment opportunities, Enhancing farm level economy i.e. farm profits to restore the confidence among the farmers.

ORGANIC FARMING:

Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. Its emphasis is on the use of management practices in preference to the use of off-farm inputs, taking into account that regional conditions require locally adapted systems. This is accomplished by using, where possible, cultural, biological and mechanical methods, as opposed to using synthetic material, to fulfill any specific function within the system. The State of Himachal Pradesh has started taking steady strides towards the promotion of organic farming. There is an increasing awareness about organic agriculture practices in the state. Besides, most of the remote and inaccessible areas are still continuing with the traditional methods of crop production using organic manures as the only source of the nutrients. It includes all the agricultural production systems that promote environmentally, socially and economically sound production of food and fibers. In this system soil fertility is the key to successful production. Organic farming aims to optimize quality in all aspects of agriculture by taking into consideration the natural capacity of plants, animals and the land. It emphasizes on the health of agricultural ecosystem and prohibits the use of synthetic herbicides and pesticides, genetically modified organisms, synthetic fertilizers in crop production and hormones and antibiotics in livestock production. It respects the law of nature to increase yields and disease resistance. Organic farming requires a high level of farm management skills and require use of vide variety of resources to solve the problems. The organic farming focuses on; Maximize biological activity in soils, Maintain long term soil health and minimize soil erosion, Enhance the genetic and biological system and its surroundings, Provide livestock with optimal living conditions for well being and better health, Recycling of materials of plant and animal origins, nutrients to the land (soil and minimize the use of non renewable resources, Promotion of environmentally friendly use of soil, water and air thus minimizing agricultural pollution Fertility management in different types of soils is very crucial and critical to increase the productivity under organic farming. Fertility management encompasses application and addition of nutrients supplying materials, which include chemical fertilizers, organic manures and other ameliorants. Efficacy of added materials depends on several factors like structure of soil, drainage and tilth etc. It has been found that continuous use of chemical fertilizers has lead to several problems in hill soils i.e. reduction in pH, deficiency of secondary and micro nutrients and reduced biological activity. It is tradition in hills to add organic manures in the soils which also supplement nutrition and also improves physical and biological properties of soils. Practice of incorporation of organic manure is very good, but farmers usually add partially decomposed biomass, which account for immobilization of available nutrients in soil particularly Nitrogen and also it is the chief source of insects attack, fungal and weed infestation. The most challenging time in the organic farming system is the transition phase as the farmer switch from conventional to organic agriculture. During the early stages of conversion, drop in yields up to 30 % have been reported by farmers who were dependent on herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides and it takes about decade for their yields to recover. But some farmers observed that the yields rebound within just a few years as they were using only minimum inputs. The yields tend to increase with the number of years under organic management as farmers gain experience and soil improves. It has also been reported that organic farms have higher yields than conventional farms under stress caused by drought, heat, excessive rainfall or unreasonably cold weather. Organic farming tends to have lower cost of production than conventional farming, as less emphasis on purchased inputs. Similarly, the net income from organic farming appears to be slightly higher than the conventional farming. In general, the expenses are lower and the income is higher (due to price premium). Keeping in view importance and scope of Organic Farming, the Government has already notified the policy for its adoption and fulfillment of need based organic farming policy objectives. The present project proposal is prepared in consideration of the organic farming policy document of Himachal Pradesh giving thrust to some of the strategies to be adopted viz, Govt. support to organic sector, support to organic farmers, the incentive schemes for the farmers and strategy for awareness raising. The main features of organic policy are as under; 1. Incorporation of organic into agriculture development. 2. Awareness raising. 3. Research and Technology support. 4. Strengthening Organic Extension services support. 5. Organic quality assurance. 6. Meeting organic input requirement. 7. Supply chain and marketing. 8. Identifying Niche Areas for organic farming and converting institutional farms etc. Justification/Objectives: To promote the policy relating to adoption of Organic Farming, Promotion of environment friendly agriculture, Recycling & use of farm waste biomass, thereby reducing the cost of production, To improve the physical and biological properties of soils, shelf life and flavour of farm produce, To reduce the use of inorganic fertilizers, To increase export of farm produce - Improvement of soil health

AGRISNET PROJECT:

The Government of India has launched a Central sector scheme titled "Strengthening of/ promoting agricultural informatics and communications" of which one component is AGRISNET [Agricultural Resources Information System network] .This envisages that the tools of ICT would provide networking of agriculture sector not only in the country but globally and the state government department will have reservoir of database. It will bring farmers, researchers, scientists and administrators together by establishing Agriculture information online. AGRISNET proposes to create an interactive interface for Government to Citizen (G2C) i.e. for Farmers and Government to Government (G2G) services i.e. services for the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. The proposed system would maintain a database of information about various activities of the respective Departments. This database would be used to provide information and services to the users. The following Government to Citizen (G2C) and Government to Government (G2G) Services would be provided by using ICT tools:- Government to Citizen (G2C): Information dissemination and FAQs, Curbing diseases and maintaining general health, Supply of different items, Trainings and services, Expert advisory services, Market information, Application forms Government to Government (G2G) Services: Generation of database of respective Departments, to exchange and disseminate information Govt. of India has approved Rs. 703.12 Lakh as the total cost of project. Government of India has released Rs 132.60 Lacs on 24/7/06 and Rs. 570.52 Lacs on 18/2/09. The hardware has been procured and installed in all stakeholder Departments. Software requirement specifications [SRS] have been prepared and software development work has been awarded to M/s Samtech Infonet Ltd. AGRISNET Portal has been launched officially on 28/7/10 and is available at http://hpagrisnet.gov.in. Department of IT, HP has developed a data structure in the form of AGRISNET Portal, which encompasses wide array of information on district wise package of practices of major crops, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry and Fisheries, collected from different stakeholder Departments. Such data Bank will facilitate Stakeholder departments to provide correct answers to the farmers and may also be used by extension personnel and farmers directly to download application / subsidy forms.

NATIONAL e-GOVERNANCE PLAN- AGRICULTURE [NeGP-A]:

Government of India has started a centrally sponsored scheme [CSS] "National e-Governance Plan -Agriculture [NeGP-A] in Department of Agriculture and Co-operation with outlay of Rs. 227.79 Crores. Government of India has approved an outlay of Rs. 12 Crores for this scheme during year 2010-11. In first phase, the scheme is being implemented in 7 states including HP. Department of It, has been appointed nodal agency for the implementation of [NeGP-A] in HP and funds to the tune of Rs. 1 Crore has been released directly to "Society for promotion of IT & e-governance (SITEG), HP" an autonomous body on dated 31/3/2011. The vision behind the project is to create an environment conducive for raising farm productivity and income to global levels through provision of relevant information and services to stakeholders. Various IT initiatives/ schemes undertaken or implemented by DAC which are aimed at providing information to the farmers on various activities in agriculture value chain, will be integrated, so that farmers are able to make proper and timely use of available information. The information is intended to be provided to farmers through various channels including common service centres, internet kiosks and SMSs. 12 clusters of services have been identified. i.e. Information on Pesticides, Fertilisers and Seeds, Providing Information on Soil health, Information on Crops, farm machinery, Training and Good Agricultural practices (GAPs), Information on Forecasted Weather, Information prices, arrivals, procurement points and providing interaction platform, Electronic Certification for Exports and Imports, Information on marketing infrastructure, Monitoring implementation/ Evaluation of Schemes & programs, Information on Fishery Inputs, Information on irrigation infrastructure, Drought Relief and Management, Livestock Management. State Government has constituted one State Empowered Committee and 12 District NeGP-A Implementation Teams for the implementation of this plan and fixed the roles and responsibilities of committees.

ARYABHATTA GEO-INFORMATICS AND SPACE APPLICATION CENTRE (AGiSAC):

The State Council for Science, Technology and Environment H.P. has established Aryabhatta Geo-informatics & Space Application Centre (AGiSAC) which would function as nodal agency to facilitate the use of spatial and Geo-spatial technologies for the planning and developmental activities in the State. Objectives: To facilitate decentralized planning and decision making, To facilitate Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Schemes and Programmes, To set up integrated natural resources data management system, To provide services/consultancy based on specific user needs in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS, To provide wider usage of geo-spatial applications through simultaneous support systems/ software, To promote the use of SATCOM networks for distant interactive training and education in the State. Services for Agriculture Department: Agriculture Information System {Administrative structure, Agriculture infrastructure (Polyhouse, Micro-Irrigation Units & Biogas Units) & Databases}, Agro - Advisory (Soil trearment), Decision support system (Vermicompost units) The centre has developed online SMS based recommendations for farmers regarding Soil Health status initially for Bilaspur District.

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO FARMERS UNDER VARIOUS SCHEMES

[1] INTEGRATED CEREAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR WHEAT:

Assistance for demonstration of improved package of practices @ Rs. 2000/- per acre at every 50 ha. area of wheat, Assistance on certified seed of wheat @ Rs. 5/- per kg or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, Distribution of wheat seed minikit of 5 Kg at every 50 ha., Assistance on micronutrients @ Rs. 500/- per hectare or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, Assistance on Farmers training on farmers' field school pattern @ Rs.17000/- per training at every 1000 ha. area.

[2] INTEGRATED CEREAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR RICE:

Assistance for demonstration of improved package of practices @ Rs. 2500/- per acre at every 100 ha. area of rice, Assistance for demonstration on system of rice intensification @ Rs. 3000/- per acre at every 100 ha. area of rice, Assistance on high yielding varieties rice seed @ Rs. 5/- per kg or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, Distribution of seed minikit of 5Kg at every 50 ha. area of rice, Assistance for plant protection chemicals and bio-pesticides (Butachlor and biopests)@ Rs.500/- per ha. or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, Assistance on Farmers training on farmers' field school pattern @ Rs.17000/- per training at every 1000 ha. area.

[3] INTEGRATED CEREAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR PULSES AND OILSEEDS:

Assistance on certified seed of oilseeds / pulses @ Rs. 1200/- per Qt. or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, Assistance for the production of foundation and certified seed of oilseeds / pulses @ Rs. 1000/- per Qt., Assistance for demonstration on integrated nutrient management (INM) @ Rs. 1250/- per ha. or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, Assistance for Demonstration on Integrated pest management (IPM) @ Rs. 750/- per ha. or 50% of the cost, whichever is less.

[4] SCHEME FOR FARM MECHANISATION:

Assistance on tractors up to 40 HP @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 45,000/-, Assistance on power tillers below 8 BHP @ 40% of the cost limited to Rs. 25,000, Assistance on power tillers of 8 BHP and above @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 45,000/-, Assistance on manually operated implements/tools @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs.2000/-, Assistance on animal driven implements @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 2500/-, Assistance on power driven implements/equipments (Full unit) @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 5000/- , Assistance on power operated threshers [all types] @ 25% limited to Rs.12000/-, Assistance on specialised power driven equipments @ 25% limited to Rs. 15000/-, Assistance on manually operated plant protection equipments/sprayers @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 800/-, Assistance on power operated plant protection equipments/sprayers @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 2000/-, Assistance on tractor drawn equipments such as MB/ Disc plough, harrow, cultivator, seed cum fertiliser drill , set of power tiller driven implements @ 25% of the cost limited to Rs. 10,000/-, Assistance on diesel/ electric pump sets up to 7.5BHP/5KW @ 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 10,000/-.

[5] SCHEME FOR INTEGRATED NUTRIENT AND PEST MANAGEMENT:

Distribution of soil health cards among farmers, Assistance on bio-agents / bio-pesticides @ 25% limited to Rs. 500/- per Ha.

[6] NATIONAL WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR RAINFED AREAS:

Community organisation, Training Programme, Watershed development works, Livelihood activities, Production system and micro enterprises

[7] SCHEME FOR PROTECTIVE IRRIGATION AND WATER HARVESTING:

Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 9 cu m capacity @ 50% limited to Rs. 21,000/-, Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 20 cu m capacity @ 50% limited to Rs. 36,000/-, Soil conservation and protection of cultivated land on community basis@ Rs.50,000/- per hectare, Assistance to small and marginal farmers on 800 metre long pipe of HDPE/ PVC etc of all sizes for conveyance of water from source to field @ 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 15000/-.

[8] SCHEME FOR PROMOTION OF ORGANIC FARMING:

Assistance for setting up of vermicompost units @ Rs.4000/- per unit inclusive of vermiculture/vermibeds, Organic promotion and publicity through leaflets, electronic media, advertisements etc., Support for organising organic fairs/ exhibitions and training of staff of Organic Certification Agency, Promotion of Organic farming in Pangi Valley.

[9] DIVERSIFICATION AND AREA EXPANSION UNDER TURMERIC IN MONKEY PRONE AREAS:

Assistance on turmeric seeds @ 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 30000/- per Ha.

[10] WEED CONTROL:

Assistance on weedicides /herbicides to control weeds in wheat, paddy oilseeds and pulses crop @ 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 250/- per Ha.

[11] SCHEME OF OILSEEDS, PULSES, OIL PALM AND MAIZE (ISOPOM):

Assistance on notified hybrid maize seeds @ 25% limited to Rs. 1200/- per Qt., Assistance on inputs for Block demonstration @ 50% limited to Rs. 4000/- per ha., Assistance to farmers field school for demonstration on integrated pest management @ Rs. 22680/-, Assistance on Manually operated plant protection equipments @ 50% limited to Rs. 800/- each, Assistance on power operated plant protection equipments @ 50% limited to Rs. 2000/- each, Assistance on weedicides @ 50% limited to Rs. 500/- per ha., Assistance on pipe to carry water from source to field up to 800 metres of all types i.e. HDPE/ PVC etc of all sizes @ 50% limited to Rs. 15000/-, Organisation of farmer training camps @ Rs. 15000/- per training.

[12] ASSISTANCE FOR CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS:

Cost subsidy on Nitrogenous fertilisers like Urea and Ammonium sulphate @ Rs. 200/- per MT., Cost subsidy on complex fertilisers NPK 12:32:16, 10:26:26, 15:15:15 and DAP @ Rs. 500/- per MT., 100% transport subsidy on all fertilisers up to retail sale points.

[13] CROP INSURANCE SCHEME:

National Agriculture Insurance Scheme is being implemented from 1999-2000 to compensate the losses to crops due to natural calamities, Crops covered are Wheat, Barley, Paddy, Maize and Kharif potato. Ginger crop of District Sirmour has also been covered on pilot basis from Kharif, 2008, 50% Subsidy on premium to Small and Marginal farmers, Weather based insurance scheme has been introduced from 2009 on pilot basis for tomato crop of District Solan, raised between March to September, Weather based insurance scheme has been introduced from 2010 on pilot basis for potato crop of District Kangra and Una, raised between January to May.

[14] BIOGAS PROGRAMME TO POPULARIZE DEENBHANDHU & JANTA MODELS:

Assistance @ Rs. 4000/- per Biogas plant of one cubic metre, Assistance @Rs. 10000/- for plant of 2 cubic metre and above capacity.

[15] SUPPORT TO STATE EXTENSION PROGRAMMES FOR EXTENSION REFORMS:

Assistance for inter State, within state and within district level training of farmers up to 21 days @ Rs. 1000/-, 750/- and 400/-per day, respectively, Assistance for demonstration on agriculture and allied sector @ Rs. 4000/- per acre, Assistance for demonstration on farmer to farmer technology dissemination @ Rs.1500/- per demonstration, Assistance for inter State, within state and within district exposure visit of farmers up to 10 days @ Rs.600/-, 300/- and 250/- per day, respectively, Mobilisation of famers groups of different types including farmers interest groups, women groups, farmers organisations, commodity organisations and farmers co-operatives etc. [a] assistance for capacity building, skill development and support services @ Rs.5000/- per group per year.[b] Seed money @ Rs.10,000/- per group, Incentives to best organised group representing different enterprises@ Rs.20000/- per group. Awards to best farmers at block, district and state level @ Rs. 10000/-, 25,000/- and 50,000/-, respectively, Farm information dissemination [a] organisation of district level exhibitions, Kisan melas, fruit/ vegetable shows @ Rs.2 lac per district.[b] Information dissemination through printed leaflets etc and local advertisement [c] Development of technology package on electronic form to be shared through IT network @ Rs.20,000/- per package, Agricultural technology refinement, validation and adoption [a] Farmer scientist interactions at district level @ Rs. 20,000/- per interaction [b]Organisation of field days and Kisan gosthis to strengthen research- extension - farmer linkages @ Rs. 15,000/- per programme.

[16] RASHTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA:

[a] Promotion of seed treatment: Assistance on seed treatment chemicals for all important crop seeds supplied by the Department @ Rs. 100/- per Qt., Assistance on seed treatment chemicals for all important crop seeds owned by the farmers @ Rs. 100/- per Qt., Demonstration and training on seed treatment twice a year @2500/- per training, Publicity campaign on seed treatment during rabi and kharif for 15 days @50,000/- per campaign. [b] Promotion of organic farming and soil health management Assistance for organic certification through cluster approach @ Rs.6000/- per hectare, Assistance for construction of vermibeds @ Rs.4000/- per unit, Assistance on certified bio-agents / bio-pesticides @ 50% limited to Rs. 500/- per Ha.

[17] PROJECT UNDER RIDF-XIV:

A. PRODUCTION OF CASH CROPS THROUGH ADOPTION OF PRECISION FARMING PRACTICES IN POLYHOUSE: 80% assistance for poly house. Covered area of different models- 6 sq m to 1008 sq m. Maximum assistance - Rs. 2520/- per 6 sq m to Rs.6,36,792/- per 1008 sq m. Maximum area- 1008 sq m + 6 sq m annexe door , 90% assistance for bamboo poly house to BPL farming families and small and marginal farmers, 80% assistance for micro-irrigation. Sprinkler irrigation- covered area- 40 sq m to 1000 sq m. Maximum assistance - Rs. 3,296/- per 40 sq m to per Rs.15,600/- per 1000 sq m. Drip irrigation- covered area- 40 sq m to 1000 sq m. Maximum assistance - Rs.7,680/- per 40 sq m to per Rs.64,000/- per 1000 sq m., 50% assistance for construction of farm tank. Maximum assistance- Rs.22,000/- on Poly lined tanks having 50 cubic m capacity, Rs.21,000/- on stone masonry tank of 9 cu m capacity, Rs.42,500/- for RCC tanks of 20 cu m Capacity, Rs.70,000/- for RCC tanks of 50 cu m capacity, 50% assistance for construction of shallow wells, shallow and deep bore wells- Shallow well with minimum depth 8 m and diameter 2 m, limited to Rs.55,000/-. Shallow bore well with minimum depth 35 m and minimum diameter 125 mm and deep bore well with depth 70 m and minimum diameter 200 mm, limited to Rs.1.0 lac and 2.5 lac respectively, 50% assistance for lifting water with electric motor of 3 HP and 7.5 HP [or more than 7.5 HP] i.e. low and medium lifts limited to Rs.50,000 and Rs.1,50,000 respectively, 50% assistance for pumping machinery of 1.0 HP limited to Rs.3133/-.

B. DIVERSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE THROUGH MICRO-IRRIGATION AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE: 80% assistance for micro-irrigation. Sprinkler system- covered area-0.5 Ha to 4.0 Ha. Maximum assistance - Rs. 13,900/- per 0.5 ha to Rs.1,27,360/- per 4.0 Ha. Drip irrigation- covered area- 0.4 Ha. Maximum assistance -Rs.34,000/- per 0.4 Ha., 50% assistance for construction of farm tank. Maximum assistance- Katcha pond- Rs.8,000/- on 50 cu m capacity, Rs.31,000/- on 300 cu m capacity and Rs.54,000/- on 600 cu m Capacity. Poly lined pond- Rs. 13,000/- on 50 cu m capacity, Rs. 27,000/- 150 cu m capacity and Rs. 45,000/- on 300 cu m capacity. Pond with Poly and brick lining- Rs. 22,000/- on 50 cu m capacity, Rs. 46,000/- on 150 cu m capacity and Rs. 77,000/- on 300 cu m capacity. RCC water storage tank- Rs. 36,000/- on 20 cu m capacity, Rs. 71,000/- on 50 cu m capacity, Rs. 1,01,000/- on 75 cu m capacity, Rs. 1,48,000/- on 125 cu m capacity, Rs. 2,18,000/- on 200 cu m capacity and Rs. 2,45,000/- on 250 cu m capacity, 50% assistance for construction of shallow wells, shallow and deep bore wells- Shallow well with minimum depth 8 m and diameter 2.45 m, limited to Rs.55,000/-. Shallow bore well with minimum depth 35 m and minimum diameter 125 mm and deep bore well with minimum depth 70 m and minimum diameter 200 mm, limited to Rs.1.0 lac and 4.0 lac, respectively, 50% assistance for lifting water with electric motor of 3 HP and 7.5 HP and above i.e. low and medium lifts, limited to Rs.62,500/- and Rs.1,70,000/- respectively, 50% assistance for pumping machinery. Model 'A' - Single phase mono block pump of 1 HP to 5 HP for pumping irrigation water, limited to Rs. 3310/- to Rs. 9255/- . Model 'B' - Three phase mono block pump set centrifugal of 3 HP to 15 HP for tanks, limited to Rs. 7055/- to Rs. 16905/-. Model 'C' -Single phase Open well submersible pump set of 1 HP to 3 HP for shallow wells, limited to Rs. 5455/- to Rs.7485/-. Model 'D'- Three phase agriculture open well submersible pump set of 2 to 10 HP, limited to Rs. 7235/- to Rs. 16520/-. Model "E1'- Bore well pump set with bore size 100 mm dia of 1 HP to 3 HP, limited to Rs. 9875/- to 14275/-. Model 'E2'- bore well pump set with bore size 150 mm dia of 7.5 HP, limited to Rs. 19,200/-.

[18] NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY MISSION:

A. WHEAT: Assistance for cluster demonstration (100 ha. each) @ Rs. 12500/- per ha. area of wheat, Assistance for demonstration of drainage management in waterlogged areas for Rice-Wheat system@ Rs. 12500/- per ha., Demonstration on front line technologies@ Rs. 5000/- per ha., Assistance on distribution of certified seeds of improved varieties @ Rs. 500/- per qtl., Assistance on Micronutrients, Gypsum and plant protection chemicals & bio-agents @ Rs. 500/- per ha respectively, Assistance on knapsack sprayers @ Rs. 3000/- per machine, Assistance on Zero till seed drill, Multi crop planters, seed drills, zero till multi crop planters and ridge furrow planter @ Rs. 15000/- per machine respectively, Assistance on rotavators @ Rs. 30,000/- per machine, Assistance on Laser land levellers @Rs. 150000 /- per machine, Assistance on pump sets@ Rs. 10,000/- per machine, Assistance on sprinklers @Rs.7500/- per ha., Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 9 cu m capacity limited to Rs. 21,000/-, Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 20 cu m capacity limited to Rs. 36,000/-, Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 50 cu m capacity limited to Rs. 71,000/-, Community based water harvesting structure/ chek dams and its recycling @ Rs.100000/- per hectare.

B. RICE: Assistance for cluster demonstration (100 ha. each) @ Rs. 7500/- per ha. area of rice, Assistance on distribution of hybrid rice seed and HYVs seeds @ Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 500/- per qtl. Respectively, Assistance on Micronutrients, liming in acidic soils and plant protection chemicals & bio-agents @ Rs. 500/- per ha respectively, Assistance on knapsack sprayers and conoweeders @ Rs. 3000/- per machine, Assistance on Zero till seed drill, Multi crop planters, seed drills, zero till multi crop planters, power weeders and ridge furrow planter @ Rs. 15000/- per machine respectively, Assistance on rotavators @ Rs. 30,000/- per machine, Assistance on Laser land levellers @Rs. 150000 /- per machine, Assistance on pump sets@ Rs. 10,000/- per machine, Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 9 cu m capacity limited to Rs. 21,000/-, Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 20 cu m capacity limited to Rs. 36,000/-, Assistance for construction RCC tanks of 50 cu m capacity limited to Rs. 71,000/-, Community based water harvesting structure/ chek dams and its recycling @ Rs.100000/- per hectare.

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