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Training and Extension for Farmers

Training and Extension for Farmers

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 Pattern of Assistance for the Activity Scheme/ Component
A. Assistance for Training of Farmers
1 Training of groups of 50-150 Rs. 15,000/- per group Seed Village Programme
farmers on seed production and (NMAET)
seed technology
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 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. 29,514/- 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)
(a)Rs. 5000/- per group (b) Rs. 10,000/- per group (c)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, sunflower, 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.

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 production technologies/inter cropping Rs. 8000/- per ha (Rs. 7000/- for inputs and Rs. 1000/- for contingency 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 ha. (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 Cluster demonstration by States in collaboration with ICAR, SAUs and IRRI Rs. 7500/- per ha for rice (including SRI hybrid rice technology/Direct Seeded Rice/Line Transplanting), wheat and pulses. Rs. 5000/- per ha. for coarse cereals and Rs. 12,500/- per ha. for cropping system based
demonstration.
NFSM
28 Cropping System Based Training Rs. 14,000/-per training consisting of 4 sessions of Rs. 3500/- each session NFSM
29 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)
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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

Whom to Contact?

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

Source: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation



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