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Training and Extension for Farmers

This topic covers the information related to Training and Extension for Farmers Schemes and Assistance

What to Do?

  • 24,000 functionaries dedicated for agricultural extension are being provided at the Block level and below, under the Extension Reforms scheme being implemented through ATMA. Contact them or any other functionary of the State Government in Agriculture and allied departments to get answers for your queries, information about any Programme / Scheme and appropriate technologies for the area or individual farmer.
  • Set up or participate in Farm School or Demonstration Plot.
  • Get exact information from the web and get your farm registered through hand-held device.
  • Tune in to agriculture related programmes on Doordarshan (18 Regional, 1 National, 180 Low Power transmitters), FM Radio Stations (96), Kisan Channel or even some private channels to get latest knowledge and information
  • Contact the nearest Kisan Call Centre (KCC) on toll free number 1800-180-1551 for answers to your specific queries through the KCC agents or through senior experts from 6 AM to 10 PM on all 365 days in a year.
  • Students with agriculture qualification can get 2 months training free of cost and can establish Agri-Clinic/Agri-Business Centre with the help of bank loan along with 36% Composite Subsidy (44% in case of SC/ST/ North East and Hill Regions/Women).
  • Participate in exposure visits and trainings for progressive farmers.
  • Get selected information & services from the web through interactive SMS (USSD) without internet on your mobile.
  • Access Farmers’ Portal directly or through an Internet Kiosk/a Common Service Centre to get location specific information (including package of practices, list of dealers, crop advisories etc.). Get advisories & services from SMS Portal for Farmers by getting registered through Kisan Call Centre or Common Service Centre or Pull SMS (KISAAN REG <Your Name>,<first four characters of State>,<first four characters of District>,<first four characters of block>) at 51969 or 9212357123

What Can You Get?

S.No. Type of Assistance Quantum of Assistance Scheme
A: Assistance for Training of Farmers
1 Training of groups of 50-150 farmers on
seed production and seed technology
Rs. 15,000/- per group Seed Village Programme
(NMAET)
2 Training of Farmers in recognized institutes (stipend, boarding, lodging and to & fro transportation cost would be provided to farmers). Rs.5200/- per farmer per month Post Harvest Technology
Management
3 Farmers’ training Rs.24,000/- per training for 2 days for 30 farmers per batch (@ Rs.400/- per farmer per day). NMOOP
4 Training on plant protection measures to groups of 40 farmers i) Rs.29,200/- per Farmer Field School of NGOs/ Private Bodies
ii) Rs.26,700/- in case of state govt. organisations.
Plant Protection Scheme
5 Training on Repair, Maintenance, Operation and selection of various Agricultural Machinery & Equipments and Post Harvest Management Rs.4000/- per person per week
Sub-Mission on Agricultural
Mechanisation (SMAM)
6 2 days training of farmers on Vegetable
Production and Related Areas
Rs.1500/- per training / farmer excluding
transport
Vegetable Initiative for
Urban Clusters (VIUC)
7 Promotion of Farmers’ Associations/
Groups of 15-20 farmers and tie up with
Financial Institutions and Aggregators
Rs.4075/- per farmer in three installments spread over 3 years
VIUC
8 Organization of awareness programme
for the farmers on the Gramin Bhandaran Yojana by National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur (for 3 days duration)
Rs.30,000/- programme Gramin Bhandaran
Yojana
9 Training of farmers outside the state upto 50 man-days / Block Rs.1250/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA Scheme (NMAET),
Sub schemes NHM/
HMNEH under MIDH
10 Training of farmers within the State
(100 man-days / block)
Rs.1000/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA Scheme (NMAET)
11 Training of farmers within the district
(1000 man-days per Block)
Rs.400/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers for residential training; otherwise, Rs.250/- per farmer per day if training is not residential ATMA Scheme (NMAET),
Sub schemes NHM/
HMNEH under MIDH
12 Organization of demonstrations
(125 demonstrations per Block)
Upto Rs.4000/- per demonstration plot (0. 4 hectares) ATMA Scheme (NMAET)
13 Farm School (Training to 25 farmers per
season at six critical stages of crop).
Rs.29,414/- per Farm School ATMA Scheme (NMAET)
14 Exposure Visit of farmers outside the
state for 7 days (5 farmers per Block)
Rs.800/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA Scheme (NMAET)
15 Exposure visit of farmers within the State for 5 days (25 farmers per Block) Rs.400/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA Scheme (NMAET),
Sub schemes NHM/
HMNEH under MIDH
16 Exposure Visit of farmers within the
District not exceeding 3 days (100 farmers per Block)
Rs.300/- farmer/ day which includes
transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers
ATMA Scheme (NMAET)
17 a) Capacity building, skill development
of farmers’ groups and for other support
services (for 20 groups per block)
b) Seed Money to these groups as one time grant for taking up income generating activity
c) Food Security Groups (2 groups / block)

Rs.5000/- per group

Rs.10,000/- per group

Rs.10,000/- per group

ATMA Scheme (NMAET)
18 Front Line Demonstrations (FLD)in selected villages by Soil Testing Laboratories




Front Line Demonstration (FLD)
Rs.20,000/- per demonstration



100% of assistance to ICAR and ICRISAT with a ceiling of Rs.8,500/- per ha for groundnut, Rs.6,000/-per ha for soyabean, rapeseed, mustard,sun flower, Rs.5,000/- per ha for sesame,safflower, niger, linseed and castor and Rs.12,500/-per ha for FLD on polythene mulch technology in Groundnut by ICAR.      
For ICAR institutes - Maximum of one demonstration will be allowed to one farmer for an area of one hectare under each crop. Size of the FLD plot will be one hectare but not less than 0.4 hectare.
National Project on
Management of Soil
Health & Fertility


NMOOP
19 Field level Demonstration on improved production technologies by states i. Rice and Wheat - Rs 7500 / ha
ii. Pulses - - Rs 7500 / ha
iii. Coarse cereals - Rs 5000 / ha
NFSM
20 Field level Demonstration on alternative
retting technologies
Rs.20,000/- per demonstration(Rs.17,000/- for inputs and Rs.3000/- for contingency) NFSM: Commercial Crop Jute
21 FLD on production technologies /
intercropping
Rs.8000/- per ha. (Rs.7000/- for inputs and Rs.1000/- for contingency NFSM: Commercial Crop Jute
22 Front Line Demonstration on ICM
(Integrated Crop Management)
Rs.7000/- per hectare (Rs.6000/- for inputs and Rs.1000/- for contingency) NFSM: Commercial Crop Cotton
23 Front Line Demonstration on Desi and ELs cotton and ELs cotton seed production Rs.8000 per hectare (Rs.7000/- for inputs and Rs.1000 for contingency) NFSM: Commercial Crop Cotton
24 Front line Demonstration on intercropping (0.4 ha size) Rs.7000/- per hectare (Rs.6000/- for inputs and Rs.1000/- for contingency) NFSM: Commercial Crop Cotton
25 Trials on High Density Planting System Rs.9000/- per ha (Rs.8000/- for inputs and
Rs.1000/- for contingency)
NFSM: Commercial Crop Cotton
26 Demonstration on intercropping and single bud chip technology with sugarcane Rs.8000/- per ha. (Rs.7000/- for inputs and Rs.1000/- for contingency) NFSM : Commercial
Crop Sugarcane
27 Block demonstration on fields Rs.7500/- per ha for groundnut,  Rs.4500/- per ha. for soyabean, Rs 3000 for Rapeseed, Mustard, Linseed, sesame, Niger and Rs.4000/- for sunflower. NFSM
28 Training on selection, operation and
maintenance of tractors and other agricultural machines
Stipend of Rs.1200/- per farmer along with to and fro charges in ordinary class and also free lodging for user level course for the duration of one week to six weeks Promotion and Strengthening of Agricultural Machines through Training, Testing and Demonstration
B: Training and Extension for Farmers under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
29 Training to farmers including field
demonstrations; Capacity building of stakeholders /farmers through field visits on concept of Integrated Farming, Climate change adaptation, Good Agriculture Practices on soil, water and crop management.
Rs.10,000/- per training session for 20
participants or more. Rs.20,000/- per demonstration for a group of 50 participants or more.
NMSA
30 Training programme for On-Farm Water
Management/Micro Irrigation
Rs.50,000/- per training programme for 30
participants for a duration of at least 2-3 days
NMSA
31 Training and Demonstration on Soil Health Training to farmers including field demonstrations Rs.10,000/-per training session for 20 participants or more. Rs.20,000/- per Front Line Field Demonstration NMSA
32 Assistance for training on seed production and seed technology for a group of 50 to 150 farmers. Rs.15,000/- per training (for 3 one-day training programmes):
(i) At the time of sowing of seed crop: training on seed production technique, isolation distance, sowing practices and other agronomic practices.
(ii) At the time of flower initiation stage of the crop.
(iii) After harvest and at the time of seed
processing
Certified seed production
of oilseeds, pulses, fodder and green manure crops through Seed Village Programme, SMSP - NMAET

Whom to Contact ?

District Agriculture Officer / District Horticulture Officer / Project Director, ATMA.

Source: Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

3.0824742268
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