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Seeds

What to Do?

  • Always use recommended variety of seeds as per local climate and adopt recommended seed rate and other package of practices.
  • Replace seeds of wheat, paddy, barley, pulses (except arhar),oilseeds (except rapeseed, mustard and sunflower) once in three years, seeds of maize, bajra, jowar, arhar, rapeseed, mustard and sunflower once in two years and hybrid/Bt seeds every year.
  • Always procure certified seeds from authorized agencies and store the seeds in a cool, dry and clean place.
  • Always use treated seeds for sowing and test for quality parameters like purity, germination, free from weed seed etc., before sowing.

What Can You Get?

S.No Crop Assistance on Distribution of Certified Seeds Scheme/ Component
A Assistance for seed distribution
1 (i) HYV seeds of Paddy and Wheat
(ii) Hybrid Paddy seeds
(i) Rs. 10/- per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is less
(ii) Rs.50/- per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is less
National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
2 Coarse cereals
(i) Hybrid seeds
(ii) HYV seeds
Rs. 50/- per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less Rs. 15/- per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less NFSM
3 Pulses (arhar, moong, urad,
lentil, field pea, gram, rajma and moth)
HYV seeds ` 25 per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is less NFSM
4 Oilseeds (groundnut,
sunflower, toria, safflower,
mustard, rapeseed, til and
castor)

50% of the cost or Rs.12/- per kg whichever is less for varieties/composites of oil seeds which are not older than 10 years.

Hybrids: 50% of the cost with a ceiling of Rs. 25/- per kg of hybrids, which are not older than 10 years.

NMOOP
5 Oil palm sprouts 85% of the cost of planting material limited to Rs 8000/- per ha for the entire landholding of the farmer. NMOOP
6 For all crops,distribution of foundation/certified seeds for production of quality seeds to improve thequality of farm-saved seeds
50% of the cost of seeds of cereals, 60% of the cost of seeds of oilseeds, pulses, fodder, green manure crops etc. required for a one-acre area per farmer National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NMAET), Sub- Mission on Seed and Planting Material (SMSP) and Seed Village Programme.
7 Distribution of foundation/certified seeds of oilseeds,pulses, fodder, green manure crops etc., for farmers, SHGs, FPOs etc. (GOI Share 75% and State share 25%) 75% cost of seeds of oilseeds, pulses, fodder, green manure crops etc. NMAET, Sub Mission on Seeds and Planting Material under certified production of oilseeds,pulses, fodder and green manure crops through Seed Village Programme
8 Cultivation cost as assistance for gestation period for oil palm 50% of cost during gestation period for three years with a ceiling of Rs.14,000/- per hectare NMOOP
9 Jute and Mesta Seed Village Programme Rs. 5500/- per quintal of certified seed produced NFSM Commercial Crops (Jute)
10 Purchase of breeder seeds of oilseeds from ICAR and SAUs Full cost of breeder seeds as fixed by Seed Division of DAC NMOOP
B Assistance for production of foundation and certified Seeds
11 Purchase of breeder seeds of Pulses from ICAR/SAUs Full cost of breeder seeds as fixed by Seeds Division NFSM
12 Assistance for boosting seed production in private sector including individual/ entrepreneurs, self help groups etc. Credit-linked back-ended capital subsidy at the rate of 40% of project cost in general areas and 50% in case of hill areas and scheduled areas subject to upper limit of Rs 150 lakhs per project NMAET, Sub Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP) under Assistance for Boosting of Seed Production in Private Sector.
C For all Oilseeds Crops
13 Assistance for production of Foundation Seeds Rs 1000/- per quintal for all varieties/hybrids released during the last 10 years and an additional assistance of Rs 100/- per quintal on the varieties/hybrids released in the last 5 years. 75% of subsidy amount is meant for farmers and 25% for seed producing agencies for meeting expenditure towards certification and production etc.(SDAs/ NSC/ SFCI/ NAFED/ KRIBHCO/IFFCO/HIL/IFFDC/Central Multi State Cooperatives such as NCCF.) NMOOP
14 Production of Certified Seeds - Do - NMOOP
15 Seed Infrastructure Development The support for continuation of already approved seed infrastructure projects to States/Agencies under ISOPOM during eleventh plan period will continue. Allocation would be restricted to maximum of 1% of total outlay under the Mini Mission-I on Oilseeds of NMOOP for the entire implementation period during the Twelfth Plan on 100% basis. NMOOP
16 Variety Specific Targeted Seed

75% cost of seed production to NSC/SFCI/selected SSCs/State Government Agencies/ICAR/SAUs and its KVKs,farms, international institutions etc., in project mode,subject to requirement of foundation /certified seed and availability of breeder foundation seeds.

Eligibility: Varieties /hybrids not older than 5 years.

NMOOP

Whom to Contact?

District Agriculture Officer, District Seed Certification Officer, State Seed Corporation and Project Director, ATMA.

Source: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation



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