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Schemes on Seeds

Lists the various schemes supporting seed related subsidies and planting material procurement

List of schemes and scale of assistance

Scheme/

Component

Crop

Scale of Assistance

Macro Management

Mode of Agriculture-State Work Plan

Rice and Wheat

Bajra, Jowar, Ragi and Barley

(i)   Rs.500/- per quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for certified seed distribution for rice and wheat.

(ii)  Rs.800/- per quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for certified seed distribution of varieties for Bajra, Jowar and Barley

(iii)  Rs.1000/- per quintal for certified seed distribution of hybrid of Bajra and Jowar.

(iv) Rs.1000/- quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for assistance for production hybrid rice seed.

(v)  Rs.2000/- per quintal or 50% of the cost, whichever is less assistance for production hybrid rice seed distribution.

Integrated Scheme on Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize

All Oilseeds, Pulses and Maize

 

 

Oil Palm Sprouts

(i)  Full cost for purchase of Breeder seed.

(ii)  Rs.1000/- quintal for foundation and certified seed production.

(iii) Rs.1200/- per quintal or 25% of Seeds cost whichever is less for certified seed distribution.

(iv) Full cost of Seed Minikits of high yielding varieties (implementing agency NSC/SFCI).

(v)  75% of the cost with a ceiling of Rs.7500/ha.for entire land holding of farmers.

Technology Mission on Cotton

Cotton Seed

(i)   50% of the cost or Rs.50/- per kg. whichever is less for foundation seed production.

(ii)  25% of the cost or Rs..15/- per kg. whichever is less for Certified seed production.

(iii)  Rs.20/- per kg. for certified seed  distribution.

(iv) 50% of the cost limited to Rs.40/- per kg. seed treatment

Technology Mission on Jute and Mesta

Jute and Mesta

(i)   50% of the  cost limited to Rs.3000/- per quintal for  foundation seed production.

(ii)  25% of the  cost limited to Rs.700/- per quintal for  Certified seed production

(iii) 50% of the cost limited to Rs.2000/- per quintal for certified seed distribution.

National Food

Security Mission

 

 

Rice

(i)   Rs.1000/- per quintal or 50% of the cost whichever is less for certified hybrid rice seed production.

(ii)  Rs.2000/- per quintal or 50% of Seeds cost whichever is less for certified hybrid rice seed distribution.

(iii) Rs.5/- per kg.. or 50% of the cost, whichever is less for certified high yielding varieties seed distribution.

(iv) Full cost of Seed Minikits of high yielding varieties.

Wheat

(i)  Rs.5/- per kg. or 50% of the cost whichever is less for certified high yielding varieties seed distribution

(ii)  Full cost of Seed Minikits of high yielding varieties.

Pulses

(i)   Rs.1000/- per quintal for foundation and certified seeds production.

(ii)  Rs.1200/- per quintal or 50% of the cost whichever is less for certified seed distribution.

(iii)  Full cost of Seed Minikits of high yielding varieties

Seed Village Programme

All Agricultural Crops

(i)  To upgrade the quality of farmer saved seed financial assistance for distribution of foundation/certified seeds at 50% cost of the seed for production of quality seeds.

(ii)  Assistance to train the farmers on seed production and seed technology @ Rs.15000/- for a group of 50-150 farmers.

(iii)  To encourage farmers to develop storage capacity of appropriate quality  assistance @ 33% subject to a maximum of Rs. 3000/- for SC/ST farmers and @ 25% subject to maximum of Rs. 2000/- for other farmers for procuring seeds storage bin of 20 qtl. capacity .Assistance @ 33%  subject to maximum of Rs. 1500/- to SC/ST farmers and @ 25% subject to maximum of Rs. 1000/- for other farmers for making seeds storage bin of 10 qtl. capacity in the seed villages where seed village scheme is being implemented.

Transport subsidy on Movement of Seeds to North Eastern States including Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand & Hill areas of West Bengal

All certified seeds excluding potato

(i)  100% difference between road and rail transportation charge is being reimbursed to implementing States/Agencies for movement of seeds produced from outside the State to the identified State Capital/District Headquarter.

(ii)  Actual cost restricted to maximum limit of Rs.60/- per quintal whichever is less for movement of seeds transported within the State from State Capital/District Headquarter to sale outlets/sale counters is being reimbursed.

Hybrid Rice Seed Production

Only Rice

Hybrid Rice Seed Production assistance Rs.2000/qtls.

Hybrid Rice Seed Distribution assistance Rs2500/qtls.

Creation and Strengthening of Infrastructure Facilities

All Crops

To create/strengthen infrastructure facilities for production and distribution of quality seeds for the States/State Seeds Corporation financial assistance for creating facilities for seed cleaning, grading, processing, packing and seed storage is being provided in public sector

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

All Crops

All Activities including Seed Infrastructure  Facilities

Source : Seednet Portal, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

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  1. Seed Village Scheme
  2. Establishment and maintenance of Seed Banks
  3. Promoting Hybrid Rice seeds
  4. Quality Control Arrangements on Seeds
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