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Training and Extension for Farmers

This section covers about Training and Extension scheme for Farmers of Gujarat

What to Do?

  • 25,000 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) 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 with36% 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 / Component
GOI GOG
1 Training of groups of 50-150 farmers on seed production and seed technology 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). 5200/- per farmer per month Post Harvest Technology Management --
3 Farmers’ training 24,000/- per training for 2 days for 30 farmers per batch (@ 400/- per farmer per day). NMOOP --
4 Training on plant protection measures to groups of 40 farmers i) 29,200/- per Farmer Field School of NGOs/ Private Bodies Plant Protection Scheme --
ii) 26,700/- in case of state govt. organisations.
5 Training on Repair, Maintenance, Operation and selection of various Agricultural Machinery & Equipments and Post Harvest Management 4000/- per person SMAM --
6 2 days training of farmers on Vegetable Production and Related Areas 1500/- per training / farmer excluding transport VIUC --
7 Organization of awareness programme for the farmers on the Gramin Bhandaran Yojana by National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur (for 3 days duration) 30,000/- programme Gramin Bhandaran Yojana --
8 Training of farmers outside the state upto 50 man-days / Block 1250/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA(SMAE) & NHM (MIDH) --
9 Training of farmers within the State (100 man-days / block) 1000/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA (SMAE) --
10 Training of farmers within the district (1000 man-days per Block) 400/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers for residential training; otherwise, 250/- per farmer per day if training is not residential ATMA(SMAE) & NHM (MIDH) --
11 Organization of demonstrations (125 demonstrations per Block) Upto 4000/- per demonstration plot (0. 4 hectares) ATMA (SMAE) --
12 Farm School (Training to 25 farmers per season at six critical stages of crop). 29,514/- per Farm School ATMA (SMAE) --
13 Exposure Visit of farmers outside the state for 7 days (5 farmers per Block) 800/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA (SMAE) --
14 Exposure visit of farmers within the State for 5 days (25 farmers per Block) 400/- per farmer per day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA(SMAE) & NHM (MIDH) --
15 Exposure Visit of farmers within the District not exceeding 3 days (100 farmers per Block) 300/- farmer/ day which includes transportation, boarding and lodging of farmers ATMA (SMAE) --
16 a) Capacity building, skill development of farmers’ groups and for other support services (for 20 groups per block) 5000/- per group ATMA (SMAE) --
b) Seed Money to these groups as onetime grant for taking up income generating 10,000/- per group
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c) Food Security Groups (2 groups/block) 10,000/- per group
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17 Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) in selected villages by Soil Testing Laboratories 20,000/- per demonstration NPMSHF --
Front Line Demonstration (FLD) 100% of assistance to ICAR and ICRISAT with a ceiling of ` 8,500/- per ha for groundnut, 6,000/- per ha for soyabean, rapeseed, mustard, sunflower, 5,000/-per ha for sesame, safflower, niger, linseed and castor and 12,500/-per ha for FLD on polythene mulch technology in Groundnut by ICAR. Maximum ofone 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.
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18 Krishi Mela / Exibition / Shibir Block Level – 1,00,000 Shibir – 1,00,000 per 100 farmers ) ATMA (SAME AGR-3
19 Farm electrification 75% of cost or in limit of Rs. 25000 --
AGR-3
20 Cluster demonstration by States in collaboration with ICAR, SAUs and IRRI 12,500/- per ha. for cropping system based demonstration. NFSM --
21 Cropping System Based Training 14,000/-per training consisting of 4 sessions of 3500/- each session NFSM RKVY (Rice & Wheat) --
22 S.I.R technology related field demostration per hactre per demostration Rs.7500 maxi.upto one ha. Per operational holding NFSM --
23 hybrid rice technology demostration per hactre per demostration Rs.7500 maxi.upto one ha. Per operational holding NFSM --
24 Institutional training programme (for 30 beneficiaries) Rs.400 per farmer per day (maximum 4 days) Schemes of Farmer Training Centre --
25 Institutional training programme for youth (for 30 beneficiaries) Rs.400 per farmer per day (maximum 5 days) FTC --
26 Pre-seasonal camp Rs.50 in limit of per farmer FTC --
27 Sharing workshop camp- village level Rs. 1000 per camp FTC --
28 Krishimela Rs. 2.00 lakh per agri. Fair FTC --
29 Blok demostration 50% of cost or maximum 1.Groundnut-Rs.7500 2. Soyabean-Rs.4500 3.Castor-Rs.3000 4.Sesamum-Rs.3000 5.Mustard-Rs.3000 NMOOP --


in limit of Rs. 4000 for demostration of 0.4 ha. 1 demonstratios per operational holding. --
AGR-2,3,4
30 Integrated pest management/ farmer field school Rs.26,700 per farmers field school NMOOP --
31 Demonstration in sugarcane crop Rs. 8000 per demostration NFSM --

Whom to Contact ?

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

Source: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation

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