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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.NoType of AssistanceAssistance on Distribution of Certified SeedsScheme / Component
GOIGOG
1(i) HYV seeds of Paddy and Wheat                  (ii) Hybrid Paddy seedsRs.2510/- per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is less                                                      Rs.2550/- per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is lessNFSM RKVY (Rice & Wheat)--
2Coarse cereals              (i) Hybrid seeds             (ii) HYV seeds50/- per kg or 50% of cost whichever is less 15/- per kg or 50% of cost whichever is lessNFSM--
3Pulses (arhar, moong, urad, lentil, field pea, gram, rajma and moth)HYV seeds Rs.25 per kg or 50% of the cost whichever is lessNFSM--
4Oilseeds (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--
5Oil palm sprouts85% of the cost of planting material limited to  Rs. 8000/- per ha for the entire land holding of the farmer.NMOOP--
6For all crops, distribution of foundation/ certified seeds for production of quality seeds to improve the quality of farm-saved seeds50% 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.NAMET SMSP Seed Village Programme--
7Assistance for production of Foundation SeedsRs.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.NMOOP--
8Production of Certified Seeds1000/- 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.NMOOP--
9Certified Seed Selling50% of cost or in limit of Rs.1200 (per Qt.) for hybrid variety-50% of cost or in limit of Rs.2500 (per Qt.)NMOOP--
50% of cost or in limit of Rs.1200 (per Qt.) for hybrid variety-50% of cost or in limit of Rs.2500 (per Qt.)NFSM--
for rice- 50% of cost or in limit of Rs.5000 (per Qt.)RKVY (Rice & Wheat)--
10B. P. L. kitsIn limit of Rs.2800 (As per AGR-10)--
AGR – 3,4
11Blok demostration50% of cost or maximum 1.groundnut-Rs.7500, 2.soyabean-Rs.4500 3. castor-Rs.3000 4.sesamum-Rs.3000 5. mustard-Rs.3000NMOOP--
for 0.4 ha demonstration- in limit of Rs.4000 one demonstarations per operational holding--
AGR – 3
12Storage bin for seed25% of the cost or Rs.1000/storagebin. 1 to 10 Quintal capacity of the storage bin.NMOOP--
13Fodder seed kit75 % of the cost of Fodder seeds ,mximum assistance up to Rs. 1200/acre--
AGR – 59
14tissue culture plant in sugarcane cropRs.3.50 per plantNFSM--

Whom to Contact ?

District Agriculture Officer/District Seed Certification Officer/State Seed Corporation/Project Director, ATMA

Source: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation



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