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Training and Extension for Farmers

This section covers about Training and Extension for Farmers in Andaman and Nicobar.

What to Do?

  • 24,000 @ per block (1 BTM + 3ATM) Extension functionaries dedicated for agricultural extension are being provided at the Block level and below, under the Extension Reforms scheme 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 Local Doordarshan (18 Regional, 1 National, 180 Low Power transmitters), All India Radio, 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% Subsidy (44% in case
    of SC/ST/ 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 to get location specific information (including package of practices, list of dealers, crop advisories etc.).
  • Benefit from SMS Portal for Farmers by getting registered through Kisan Call 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 Pattern of assistance for the
activity.
Scheme/Component
1 Training of farmers
1.1
Training of farmers outside the
state upto 50 man-days / block

Rs.1250/- per farmer per day
including transportation, boarding
and lodging
ATMA Scheme, Sub
schemes NHM/HMNEH
under MIDH
1.2
Training of farmers within the
district (1000 man-days per
block)

Rs.400/- 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, Sub
schemes NHM/HMNEH
under MIDH
2 Exposure visit of farmers
2.1
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
2.2
Training of farmers outside the
state upto 50 man-days / block
Rs. 1250/ farmer per day which
includes transportation, boarding and
lodging of farmers
ATMA Scheme, Sub
schemes NHM/HMNEH
under MIDH
2.3
Training of farmers within the
district (1000 man-days per
block)
Rs.400/- 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, Sub
schemes NHM/HMNEH
under MIDH
2.4
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/group
Rs. 10,000/group

 


ATMA Scheme

2.5

 

2.6

 

Farm School (Training to 25
farmers per season at six critical
stages of crop).
Organization of demonstrations
(125 demonstrations per block)

Rs. 29,414 /- per Farm School

 

Rs. 1000/- farmer per day which
includes transportation, boarding and
lodging of farmers
Upto Rs. 4000/ - per demonstration plot
(0. 4 hectares)

ATMA Scheme

 

ATMA Scheme

Whom/Where to Contact?

Zonal Assistant Director(Agri)/Nearest Agriculture Sub-Depot/Agriculture Field Staff/ Rural Knowledge Centre /Kisan Call Centre - Phone : 03192-243434

Source: Department of Agriculture, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

2.99145299145
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