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This topic covers the information related to Seeds distribution Schemes and Assistance

What to Do?

  • Always use recommended variety of seeds as per local climate and adopt recommended seed rate and other package of practices.
  • Replace seeds of wheat, paddy, barley, pulses (except arhar), oilseeds (except rapeseed, mustard and sunflower) once in three years, seeds of maize, bajra, jowar, arhar, rapeseed, mustard and sunflower once in two years and hybrid seeds every year.
  • Always purchase certified quality seeds from authorized agencies and store the seeds in a cool, dry and clean place.
  • Always use treated seeds for sowing and test for quality parameters like purity, germination, free from weed seed etc. before sowing

What Can You Get?

S.No. Type of Assistance Criteria for Assistance / Maximum Limit Scheme / Component
A: Assistance for Seed Distribution

(i) Hybrid Seed - (Rice)

(ii) Certified Seed of HYV - (Rice and Wheat)

(1) 50 % of cost limited to Rs. 10,000 per quintal

(2)50% of the cost limited to Rs. 1000/qtl. for varieties more then 10 years of age and Rs. 2000/qtl for varieties less then 10 years of age





Distribution of Seeds (i) HYV Seeds

a) Rice and Wheat



b) Coarse Cereals


c) Pulses



(ii) Hybrid Seeds

a) Rice

b) Coarse Cereals



Rs. 10/-per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less for > 10 years Rs.

20/-per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less for < 10 years Rs.

15 per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less for > 10 years

Rs. 30 per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less for > 10 years Rs.

25 per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less for > 10 years

Rs. 50 per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less for < 10 years


Rs. 100 per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less

Rs. 100 per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less















3 Oilseeds (groundnut, soybean, sunflower, toria, safflower, sesame, niger, mustard, rapeseed, linseed and castor)
Assistance @ 50% of cost limited to Rs. 4000/qtl for varieties of oilseeds not older than 15 years except Sesame. Assistance for distribution of hybrid seeds and variety of sesame is Rs. 8000/qtl
National Mission
on Oilseed & Oil
Palm (NMOOP)
4 Oil palm seeding
@ 85% of the cost of planting material limited to Rs. 12000/ha for entire land holding/planting area of the farmers.
National Food Security Mission (Oil Seed & Oil
For all crops, distribution of
foundation/ certified seeds
for production of quality seeds
to improve the quality of
farm-saved seeds (GOI Share
60% and State Share 40% and
for Himalayan states and North Eastern states GOI share 90% and these states
share 10%)
50% of the cost of seeds of cereals, 60% of the cost of seeds of oilseeds, pulses, fodder, green manure crops etc. required for a one-acre area per farmer
Sub- Mission on Seed and
Planting Material (SMSP) under the component
Seed Village Programme.
Distribution of foundation/
certified seeds of oilseeds, pulses, fodder, and green
manure crops etc. for farmers,
SHGs, FPOs etc. (GOI Share
60% and State Share 40% and
for Himalayan states and North Eastern states GOI share 90% and these states
shae 10%)
75% cost of seeds of oilseeds, pulses, fodder, green manure crops etc.
Sub Mission
on Seeds and
Planting Material
under certified
production of
oilseeds, pulses,
fodder and
green manure
crops through
Seed Village
7 Cultivation / maintenance cost as assistance / maintenance for gestation period for oil palm
50% of cost during gestation period for four years with a ceiling of Rs. 20,000/- per hectare@ Rs. 5000/ha/year up to 25 ha.
8 Jute and Mesta Seed Village Programme Rs.5500/- per quintal of certified seed produced NFSM Commercial Crops (Jute)
9 Purchase of breeder seeds of
oilseeds from ICAR and SAUs
Reimbursement of full cost of breeder seeds as fixed by Seed Division of DAC &FW and ICAR
National Food Security Mission (Oil Seed & Oil
B: Assistance for Production of Foundation and Certified Seeds

(i) Hybrid Seed - Paddy

(ii) Certified Seed of HYV - Rice and Wheat

(i) 50 % of cost limited to Rs 10000/- per quintal
(ii) 50 % of cost limited to Rs 2000/- per quintal
Pulses (arhar, moong, urad,
lentil, field pea, gram, rajma
and moth)
HYV seeds Rs. 50 per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is less for ten year old varieties
National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
12 Nutri-Cereals (Jowar, Bajra, Ragi & other small millets) Rs. 3000/- per quintal National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
13 Assistance for boosting seed production in private sector including individual/ entrepreneurs, self help groups
Credit-linked back-ended capital subsidy at the rate of 40% of project cost in general areas and 50% in case of hill areas and scheduled areas subject to upper limit of Rs.150 lakhs per project
Sub Mission on Seeds and
Planting Material (SMSP) under Assistance for
Boosting of Seed Production in Private Sector
C: For all Oilseeds Crops
14 Assistance for production of
Foundation Seeds
Rs. 2500/- per quintal for all varieties/hybrids released during the last 10 years and an additional assistance of Rs. 100/- per quintal on the varieties/Hybrids released in the last 5 years. 75% of subsidy amount is meant for farmers and 25% for seed producing agencies.
National Food Security Mission (Oil Seed & Oil Palm)
15 Production of Certified Seeds - Do- - do -
16 Seed Infrastructure Development
Assistance up to 50% for creation of seed infrastructure including threshing floor, seed storage godowns with the provision for dehumidification, irrigation facilities including tube wells/bore
wells, motor pumps, sprinklers, excluding drip, lining of channel, leveling of field, fencing on the farms, electrification of office
building, farm machinery etc
- do -


Creation of Seed Infrastructure facilities (for Public Sector only) Seed Processing Facilities

(100% GoI share) 1-Establishment of Seed Processing Plants.Grant-in aid is available according to modular design of 1000 MT, 200MT, 3000MT and 5000 MT (annual capacity seed processing capacity plants wheat basis). The assistance shall be available at the following rate:

ItemsAnnual capacity (MT)1000 MT2000 MT3000 MT4000 MT5000MT
Main equipment etc. Rs. In lakh 27.90 32.90 47.10 56.20 62.80
Supporting Equipments etc Rs. In lakh 9.90 10.10 13.90 20.70 21.30
Total Cost Rs. In lakh 37.80 43.00 61.00 76.90 84.10

The implementing agencies will have the flexibility to establish seed processing plant of desired capacity as assessed by them and assistance will be provided on prorata basis.

Sub- Mission on Seeds and Planting Materials (SMSP)
15 b.

Seed Storage Facilities The financial assistance for construction of various types of seed storage godowns including pallets/packs cover, sprayers, dusters etc. Required for safe storage of seed is available as under:

ParticularsCapacity (MT)Size (sqm)Rate (Rs/ sqmTotal cost (Rs. In lakh)
Store with AC/GI sheets 1000 700 7000 49.00
Ventilated Flat Roof Store 100 700 7500 52.50
Dehumidified Store 100


14000 14.00
Air conditioned and dehumidified Store





Sub-Mission on Seeds & Planting Material (SMSP)
D. National Seed Reserve
16 Seed of short and medium duration crops varieties during natural calmaties and unforeseen conditions

1. Cost of Seeds - 100%

2. Maintenance cost I. Processing & Packing charges – Rs. 300/Qtls II Transportation charges – Rs. 200/Qtls

3. Cost of seed storage infrastructure – Rs. 57.74 Lakh for 10000 Qtl capacity.

4. Assistance for purchase of machineries, plant building, receiving shed, and drying platform – Rs. 70.50 lakh for 10000 qtl capacity.

5. Cost of material handling equipments – Rs. 50 per qtls (One Time).

6. Cost of services outsourced for fumigation, spraying, maintenance of dust free environment staking, de-staking and other operation involving labour – Rs. 10/qtls (Every Year).

7. Cost of condemnation unfit seeds – Price differential between seed and grain of 10% quantity of targeted stock.

8. Cost of computerization

Submission on Seeder Planting Material (SMSP)

Whom to Contact ?

District Agriculture Officer/District Seed Certification Officer/State Seed Corporation/Project Director, ATMA

Source: Department of Agriculture , Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare

krishnaveni Mar 16, 2016 10:04 AM

please put the information about seed village programme and production of seeds

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