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Sustainable Agriculture

This topic provides information related to national schemes for sustainable agriculture

What to do?

  • Promote crop / cropping system suitable to agro–climatic conditions
  • Diversify crop / cropping system adopting livestock, fisheries, horticulture, dairy, agro- forestry etc.
  • Create source for protective irrigation through checkdams, tanks, farm ponds, shallow / medium tube wells,dug wells etc.
  • Technologies for improving water use and moisture conservation measures like efficient water application system, land leveling, field bunding, contour bunding, trenches, mulching, ridge and furrow method etc to be adopted.

What You Can Get?

Assistance under Rainfed Area Development component of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

S.NoTypes of AssistanceQuantum of AssistanceScheme
A) Integrated Farming System
1.
Cropping System (CS) with rice,
wheat, coarse cereal/oil-seed/
fibre/pulse based two crops.
50% of input cost limited to Rs. 10,000/-
per ha with permissible assistance of
maximum 2 ha per beneficiary.
RAD component of
National Mission for
Sustainable Agriculture
(NMSA)
2.
Horticulture Based Farming
System (Plantation + Crops/
Cropping system)
50% of input cost limited to Rs. 25,000/-
per ha with permissible assistance of
maximum 2 ha per beneficiary.
-do-
3.
Tree/Silvi-Pastural/in-situ/ex-
situ conservation of Non Timber
Forest Produce (NTFP) (Plantation
+ Grass/Crops/Cropping System)
50% of input cost limited to Rs. 15,000/-
per ha with permissible assistance of
maximum 2 ha per beneficiary.
-do-
4. Livestock Based Farming System
4.1
Cross Breed Cows + Mixed
farming + Fodder Buffalo
+Mixed farming +Fodder Cow/
buffalo+dairy+fodder cow/
buffalo + small ruminants
50% of input cost of Cropping System
(CS) including cost of animals with one
year concentrated food limited to Rs.
40,000/- per ha (2 milch animals + 1
ha CS)with permissible assistance of
maximum 2 ha/beneficiary.
National Mission for
Sustainable Agriculture
(NMSA)
4.2
Small Ruminant + Mixed farming
+ Pasture
Poultry/duckery + Mixed
Farming Poultry/duckery +
Fishery + Mixed Farming
50% of input cost of cropping system
including cost of animals/birds with
one year concentrated food limited
to Rs. 25,000/- per ha(10 animals/50
birds + 1 ha Cropping System (CS) with
permissible assistance of maximum 2
ha/beneficiary.
-do-
5.
Fishery Based Farming System
50% of input cost of cropping/
vegetable system including cost of
fish farming limited to Rs. 25.,000/-
per ha with permissible assistance of
maximum 2 ha/beneficiary
-do-
6.
Vermi -compost Units/Organic
Inputs Production Unit, Green
Manuring
50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 125/-
per cubic ft. Maximum permissible
assistance shall be Rs. 50,000/- per unit
for permanent structure and Rs. 8,000
per unit for HDPE vermin bed.
50% of cost limited to Rs. 2,000/- per ha
and restricted to 2 ha per beneficiary for
green manuring.
-do-
7.
Silage making for increased
availability of green fodder round
the year.
Construction of silo Pit of 2100-2500
cubic feet with brick and cement
mortar (either below ground or above
ground ) with provision of Chaff Cutter
and Weighing Balance
100 % assistance for silage making unit
consisting of Silo Pit Chaff cutter and
Weighing Balance limited to Rs. 1.25
lakh per farm family.
National Mission for
Sustainable Agriculture
(NMSA)
8.
Post Harvest Storage / Value
addition of NTFP
Small village level storage / packaging
/ processing unit for value addition to
the produce of farming system to fetch
better economic returns
50 per cent of capital cost subject
to a limit of Rs. 4000 /- per square
meter of storage / processing unit.
Maximum permissible assistance shall
be restricted to Rs. 2 lakh per unit.
-do-

Whom to Contact ? : District Agriculture Officer / District Horticulture Officer / Project Director ATMA

Sub-Mission on Agroforestry under NMSA

“Har Medh Par Pedh” - Tree Planting with Agricultural Crops

What to do?

  1. Tree plantation on farm land "Har Medh Par Ped”, along with crops/ cropping system.
  2. Multipurpose tree species with short, medium and long term returns be planted, so that farmers may get additional income at regular intervals. These can include fruits, fodder, medicinal, timber & aromatic tree species.
  3. The scheme is being implemented in the States which exempted selected tree species from transit permit.

What you can get?

S.NoTypes of AssistanceQuantum of AssistanceScheme
1.
Nursery Development
for Production of Quality
Planting Material (NDQPM)
Small Nursery (0.5ha):Rs. 10.00 Lakh
Big Nursery (1.0 ha):Rs. 16.00 Lakh
Hi-tech Nursery:Rs. 40.00 Lakh
Sub-
Mission on
Agroforestry
2.
Peripheral and Boundary
Plantation (PBP)
Maximum of Rs. 70/- per plant
The assistance will be given over four years in proportion of
40:20:20:20
-do-
3.
Low Density Plantation on
Farm Lands (LDPFL)
Less than 100 plants/ha: As per actual no of plants @ Rs.70/- per
plant
>100 upto 500 plants/ha : Rs. 28000( or in proportion to planting
intensity)
The assistance will be given over four years in proportion of
40:20:20:20
-do-
4
High Density Block Plantation (HDBP)
Magnitude of block Plantations            Indicative total cost
(no of plants/block of 1 ha)                     (Rs) for the block
500 to 1000 (spacing 3.5mX3.5m)             30000
>1000 to 1200 (spacing 3mX3m)               35000
>1200 to 1500(spacing 2.5mX2.5m)         45000
>1500(spacing less than 2.5mX2.5m))    50000
The assistance will be given over four years in proportion of
40:20:20:20

Whom to Contact? : District Agriculture Officer / District Forest Officer

National Bamboo Mission (NBM)

NBM is implemented in non forest Govt and private lands, farmers fields, homesteads,community lands, arable wastelands, and along irrigation canals, water bodies etc.

Interventions with cost norms and funding pattern

D. Promotion and Development of Infrastructure for Bamboo Market Establishment of bamboo depots and godowns i
S.
No.
Tentative Activities
Indicative unit cost
(upper limit)(Rs in lakh)
Pattern of assistance
A. Propagation & Cultivation
1.
Bamboo Nursery
both in Public
and by private
sectors including
strengthen (Project
based)
i) Hi-tech (2ha)
ii) Big (1ha)
iii) Small (0.5ha)
50
16
10
100% of cost to Govt. sector and
50% of cost to private sector as
credit linked back ended subsidy
2.
High density
Bamboo
Plantation on
Govt./ panchayat/
community land
including waste
lands
Rs 1.00 lakh
per ha over a
period of 3 years
100% of cost to Govt. sector
and 50% of the cost upto 2 ha
(~<3000 plants), 20% of the cost
for 2-4 ha (up to 10000 plants)
over 3 years (50:30:20). Additional
10% assistance for NE States for
plantation above 4 ha no subsidy
will be provided.
Maintenance funds will be linked
to performance (survival % as per
para 10.2.4)
3.
Block plantation/
boundary Plantation
on Farmers field
Rs. 1.00 lakh
per ha (equivalent
to Rs. 240 per
plant)
100% of cost to Govt. and
50% of the cost of private
Sector over 3 years (50:30:20)
maintenance funds will be linked
to performance (survival % as per
para 10.2.4)
B. Promotion of bamboo treatment and preservation
1.
Establishment of
bamboo treatment
and seasoning
plants
in Govt. & Private
Sector
20 (Project based)
50% of cost as credit linked back
ended subsidy
2.
Establishment of
carbonisation
plants
in Private Sector 30 (Project based)
-do-
3.
Establishment of
livelihood business
incubators
Govt./ Private Sector 100 (Project based)
100% to Govt. agencies &
50% to private Sector for
Purchase of plant & machineries
only.
C.
Product Development and processing
1.
Establishment of
processing units
for value addition
of Bamboo
(in Nos.)
Setting up of unit for
cross cutting, slicing,
splitting, knots removing,
shaping etc.
30 (Project based)
50% of cost (additional 10% for
NE states)
2.
Management of
Bamboo waste in
primary processing
units
For making of value
added products like
pellets & activated
carbon.
25 (Project based)
-do-
3.
Establishment of
micro/medium
processing units
(in Nos.)
Handicrafts/Cottage
industry
15 (Project based)
-do-
Furniture making
25 (Project based)
-do-
Fabric/Jewellery making
15 (Project based)
-do-
Bamboo shoots
processing
20 (Project based)
-do-
Incense stick making
25 (Project based)
-do-
Fabric/Fibre extraction
50 (Project based)
-do-
Common facility centre
(CFC)
25 (Project based)
-do-
Bamboo board/mat/
corrugated sheets/floor
tiles making
200 (Project based)
30% of cost as credit linked back
ended subsidy. Additional 10% for
NE States.
Bio Energy extraction
200 (Project based)
-do-
Activated Carbon
product
200 (Project based)
-do-
Ethanol Gassifier
500 (Project based)
-do-



D. Promotion and Development of Infrastructure for Bamboo Market
1
Establishment of
bamboo depots and
godowns
in Govt. Sector/Private
sector
50 (Project based)
100% of cost in Govt. sector.
25% assistance as credit linked
back ended subsidy in for Private
sectors (33% for NE States).
2
Promotion of
bamboo mandi
(bamboo market
place) and
e-trading
In Govt. sector/ private
sector
100 (Project based)
100% of cost in Govt. sector. 25%
assistance in private sectors (33%
for NE States).
3. Rural Haat
Retail direct
marketing
Retail direct
marketing
-do-
4.
Bamboo bazaar
Retail outlets for value
added products at
prominent places in the
state
15 (Project based)
-do-
E.
Development of tools, equipment & machinery
1.
Technological
enhancement of
indigenous tools,
equipment &
machinery
Project based
100% grant to Govt. Institutions
for development of design etc.,
50% grant to those machine
making units who are developing
these machines
2.
Import of
technological
superior tools,
equipment &
machinery in
Common Facility
Centre
-do-
-do-
F.
Skill Development and awareness campaign (upto 5% of allocation)
i)Training of Farmers/
Artisans/field
functionaries/
international training/
visit for exposure
of NBM staff/
field functionaries
including farmers
and entrepreneurs
in bamboo sector
to upcoming
technologies/
entrepreneurs
Training
Project based
100% assistance
ii) Organizing
workshop/
seminars/training
at international/
national state/
District
iii) Participation
in domestic trade
fairs/ international
trade fairs/exhibition
etc. including
travel+boarding/
logging of
participating artisans
Project based
Project based
100% assistance
100% assistance
G
Research & Development (upto 10% of allocation
1.
Identification of
genetically superior
species/varieties
Project based
For private sector upto 10 lakhs
and for Government organisation
100%
2.
Establishment of
tissues culture lab
including strengthen
for propagation of
identified species/
varieties+field trials
3.
Demonstration
plots to exhibit best
practice to farmers
4. Incubation Centre
5.
Bamboo market
research
H
Project management (upto 5% of allocation)
Project management
contingency
Monitoring &
Evaluation
Proposal based
upto 5%
100%

NOTE:The funding pattern proposed is 60:40 between Centre: State Govt. for all States excepting 8 states of NE Region, the hilly states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir where it would be 90:10 fund sharing and 100% in case of UTs/ BTSGs (existing). If Funds are released by NBM (Headquarter) directly to any Central Institution for any specific project/ intervention the funding will be 100% central share.

Source: Department of Agriculture , Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare

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