What to do?
1. Always use recommended variety of seeds as per local climate and adopt recommended seed rate and spacing.
2. Replace seeds of wheat, paddy, barley, pulses (except arhar), oilseeds (except rapeseed, mustard and sunflower), maize etc. once in three years, that of arhar, rapeseed, mustard and sunflower once in two years and hybrid/BT seeds every year.
3. Always procure certified seeds from authorized agencies and store the seeds in a cool, dry and clean place.
4. Always use treated seeds for sowing and test for purity, quality and germination before sowing.
|Scheme Name||Type of Assistance||Pattern of Assistance|
|Development and Strengthening of Infrastructure Facilities for Production|
and Distribution of Quality Seeds
|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 25% of project cost limited ₹ 25 lakh per unit|
|Initiative for Nutritional Security Through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP)||a. Pearl Millet Hybrid b. HYVs of other Millets||₹ 30 ₹ 10|
|Seed Mini Kits of high Yielding Varieties : Pearl Millet Hybrids and HYVs of other Millets||Free|
|Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil palm and Maize (ISOPOM)||All oilseeds (Groundnut, Sunflower, Toria, Safflower, Mustard, Rapeseed, Til, Castor) and Maize||50% of the cost or ₹ 12 whichever is less.|
|Oil-palm Sprouts||75% of the cost of oil-palm sprouts for total land holding of the farmers with a ceiling of ₹ 7500 per hectare.|
|Cultivation cost as assistance for gestation period for oil palm||₹15500/ per hectare in 4 years|
|All Oilseeds (Groundnut, Linseed, Sunflower, Toria, Safflower, Mustard, Til, Rapeseed, Castor) and Maize||₹ 10|
|Seed Mini Kits of high Yielding Varieties : All Oilseeds (Groundnut, Linseed, Sunflower, Toria, Safflower, Mustard, Rapeseed, Castor) and Maize||Free|
|Jute Technology Mission (JTM) - (Mini Mission-II||Certified Seeds of Jute and Mesta||50% of the cost or ₹ 20 whichever is less|
|Jute and Mesta (i) Foundation Seed Production (ii) Certified Seed Production||(i) ₹ 30 or 50% of the cost(whichever is less) (ii) ₹ 7 or 25% of the cost (whichever is less)|
|Macro Management of Agriculture (MMA)||(i) Paddy and Wheat (ii) Hybrid Paddy seeds||(i) 50% of cost or ₹ 5 (whichever is less) (ii) 50% of cost or ₹ 20 (whichever is less)|
|(i) Bajra, Sorghum, Ragi and Barley (ii) Hybrid Bajra/Sorghum||(i) 50% of the cost or ₹ 8 (whichever is less) (ii) ₹10|
|National Food Security Mission (NFSM)||All pulses (Arhar, Moong, Urd, Lentil, Pea, Gram, Rajma and Moth)||50% of the cost or ₹ 12 whichever is less|
|Hybrid Rice Seeds All pulses (Arhar, Moong, Urd, Lentil, Pea, Gram, Rajma and Moth)||₹ 10|
|Purchase of breeder seeds of pulses from ICAR/SAUs||Full cost to be reimbursed|
|Seed Mini Kits of high Yielding Varieties : Paddy and Wheat All pulses (Arhar, Moong, Lentil, Pea, Gram, Luvluv, Rajma and Moth)||Free|
|(i) Paddy and Wheat (ii) Hybrid Paddy seeds||(i) 50% of cost or ₹ 5 (whichever is less) (ii) 50% of cost or ₹ 20 (whichever is less)|
|Seed Village Programme||Assistance for procuring seeds storage bin of 20 qtl. Capacity.||25% of the cost subject to maximum of ₹ 2000/- (33% of the cost subject to a maximum of ₹ 3000/- for SC/ST farmers).|
|Assistance for making seeds storage bin of 10 qtl. capacity||25% subject to maximum of ₹ 1000/-@ 33% subject to maximum of ₹ 1500/- to SC/ST farmers|
|For all crops Distribution of foundation/certified seeds for production of quality seeds to improve the quality of farm saved seeds||50% of the cost of seeds.|
|Assistance for training on seed production and seed technology for a group of 50 to 150 farmers.||₹ 15,000 per Training (for three day training day training): (i) At the time of sowing of seed crop: training on seed production technique, isolation distance, sowing practices, other agronomic practices. (ii) At the time of flower initiation stage of the crop. (iii) After harvest and at the time of seed|
|Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) - Mini Mission-II||Certified seeds of cotton||₹ 20|
|Cotton Seed(i) Foundation seed production(ii) Certified Seed production||(i) ₹ 50 or 50% of the cost(whichever is less)(ii) ₹ 15 or 25% of the cost (whichever is less)|