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NOMINATIONS UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

 

Sr. No.

Officer

Designated as

Office address

Telephone No.

Fax No.

e-mail

Website

1.

Additional Director of Agriculture (Extension)

First Appellate Authority under Section 19(1)

Directorate of Agriculture, Haryana, Krishi Bhawan, Sector-21, Panchkula – 134112

0172-2563004

0172-2584761, 2563242

agriharyana2009@gmail.com

www.agriharyana.nic.in

2.

Technical Assistant, RTI Cell

State Public Information Officer under Section 5(1)

Directorate of Agriculture, Haryana, Krishi Bhawan, Sector-21, Panchkula – 134112

PBX 0172-2571544, 2571553, 2576984, 2568914

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spioagriharyana@gmail.com

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Deputy Director of Agriculture in every District

State Public Information Officer under Section 5(1)

Office of the Deputy Director of Agriculture concerned

Available on the website under “Contact Us”.

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Deputy Director of Agriculture (HQ)

Assistant State Public Information Officer under Section 5(2)

Directorate of Agriculture, Haryana, Krishi Bhawan, Sector-21, Panchkula – 134112

PBX 0172-2571544, 2571553, 2576984, 2568914

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Assistant Director (Admn)-I

Assistant State Public Information Officer under Section 5(2)

Directorate of Agriculture, Haryana, Krishi Bhawan, Sector-21, Panchkula – 134112

PBX 0172-2571544, 2571553, 2576984, 2568914

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Sub-Divisional Agricultural Officer in every Sub-Division

Assistant State Public Information Officer under Section 5(2)

Office of the Sub-Divisional Agricultural Officer concerned

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DUTIES OF DIRECTOR GENRAL OF AGRICULTURE

 

                               

                                As per the requirement of Circular letter No. 5/4/2002-IAR, dated 30.07.2005 from the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana, Agriculture Department, the following information is furnished under the right to information act, 2005.

 

1.             PARTICULARS OF THE ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE AS UNDER: -

 

                The organisational setup of the agriculture department, Haryana is given at Annexure -A

 

FUNCTIONS

                The Department of Agriculture with its headquarter at Krishi Bhawan, Sector-21, Panchkula, is headed by the Director General  of Agriculture-cum-Cane Commissioner at the State level. A team of officers at the headquarters assists him. Besides, the State has been divided into Zones, districts, sub-divisions, blocks and villages for carrying out different activities smoothly. The main objective of the department is to disseminate the production technology developed at the research centre to the farmers at the base level so as to enable them to raise their economic level. Thus, services are provided by the Department for the benefit of the farmers. These services are provided with the help of State Govt., Govt. of India and World Bank assisted schemes and projects.

 

DUTIES

 

                The main functions of this department are:-

 

A) Director General of Agriculture

 

1.                    The Director of Agriculture, Haryana is the Head of the Agriculture Department in the State. He is also the Chief Technical Advisor to the State Government.

2.                    The Director of Agriculture is empowered to deal with all professional questions such as work plans for agriculture production and other crop protection measures.

3.                    The Director of Agriculture supervises the formulation of work plans and submission of the completed plans to the government for sanction. He is responsible for the final checking of the control farms for work plans sanctioned by the government

4.                    The Director of Agriculture is responsible to submit to the government, the consolidated budget, the appropriation proposals and the Annual Administrative Report.

5.                    The Director of Agriculture enjoys the powers for posting and transfers/ promotions of the non-gazetted officials, both at the headquarters and at the field.

6.                    The Director of Agriculture, as head of the department, controls all agricultural affairs and issues, as he may consider necessary.

7.                   The Director of Agriculture corresponds direct with Commissioners/ Secretaries to the Government on all administrative matters concerning agriculture. The issues of personnel, finance, policy matters which affect the department or the State as a whole, are referred to the Secretary Agriculture.

8.                   The Director of Agriculture formulates and submits to the Government all proposals regarding appointment, promotion and transfer of all gazetted officers of the agriculture department.


AGRICULTURE EXTENSION

 

(i)            The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties:

 

                Organisation

 

                                a              Headquarter Level

 

                                                ADA (Extn.), DDA (Agro), DDA (Trg.), AO (WB), AIO, 3 TAs,

                                                Superintendent, 3 Assistants, Clerk, Steno, Peon.

 

                                b              District Level

 

DDA assisted by Two TAs, Superintendent/ Dy. Superintendent, Accountant, Clerk, Steno, Peon.

 

                                c              Sub-Divisional Level

 

                                                SDAO assisted by 2 SMSs (Subject Matter Specialist) and one TA.

 

(i)            Functions and Duties:

                                This branch handles Agriculture Extension Project presently financed by the Central and the State Governments.  The Project aims at increasing crop yields by narrowing the gap between what farmers can achieve and their existing crop yield levels.  The task is achieved by constituting an effective agricultural extension service with in-built mechanism of removing critical constraints for tapping yield resources.

 

The Training & Visit Approach

                                The Agricultural Extension System in Haryana has been reorganized and strengthened so as to provide an efficient and time bound management system of delivery of technical messages to the farmers every fortnight on fixed days.  The regular field oriented training is imparted to the village level extension staff every fortnight by the team of SMSs provided at Sub-divisional level.  The trainings of SMSs are also organised periodically.

                                The whole system of Extension is based on popular approach known as "Training and Visit System" of Extension.  The extension workers work under the single line command of the department of agriculture under an intensive time bound management system.  The approach requires working through contact farmers selected from all socio-economic groups and aim at reaching large number of farming families quickly with well identified technical messages covering the entire growth period of crops.  The latest research findings are communicated to a particular group/ village through the repeated fortnightly fixed visits. The extension worker’s mind is not burdened with all the sundry details and is rather focused on few impact practices, which he is supposed to communicate to farmers in a fortnight.

                               

(ii)           Power & duties of Officer s:

 

Duties of the Deputy Directors Agriculture

                                The Deputy Director of Agriculture is responsible for implementation of agricultural production programmes and coordination of the functions under the T&V System of Extension in his district. While performing these duties, he is mainly responsible for:-

1.                    Ensuring that all instructions regarding agricultural production programmes & guide-lines for Training & Visit system are quickly communicated to all the concerned functionaries in the district.  He ensures timely action on these instructions/ guidelines.

2.                    Ensuring that the trainings of field functionaries under T&V system are regularly held every fortnight at sub divisional level and to see that these functionaries are punctual in attending these trainings.

3.                    Ensuring that SDAOs & SMSs attend the monthly workshops held for two days at four Regional Research Stations of CCS HAU.

4.                    Working out the schedule of the visits of SMSs to the Regional Research Stations at least for two days in a month.  While working out these programmes, he sticks to the guidelines given by the State HQ.

5.                    Deputing the field functionaries in his district for in-service trainings as per guidelines from HQ.

6.                    Ensuring the participation of extension workers in the fortnightly training sessions and that these sessions are conducted as per guidelines of the State HQ.  During these sessions, he will especially see that impact points relevant to a particular fortnight are thoroughly rehearsed.

7.                    Devoting two days every week (8 days in a month) exclusively for guiding & supervising the T&V programme in the field. During these visits, he will ensure that (a) SDAOs/ SMSs as well as BAOs are regularly supervising programmes as per guidelines & schedule of their work (b) the field functionaries are aware of the impact points & they have effectively transmitted the same to the farm level.

8.                    Frequent orientation of the field functionaries to work under the new approach of T&V System.

9.                    Ensuring adequate linkage with the research institutions (in the region) & KGKs at District level.  As Chairman of the district level technical committee (constituted under the extension project), he will ensure regular meetings & smooth functioning of this committee.

10.                 Creating healthy relationship & team spirit in the district & sub divisional teams & will ensure that resources like transport facilities are provided to the sub divisional teams for effective supervision of the T&V programme.

11.                 Examining the reporting of incidence of insects, pests & occurrence of natural calamities immediately and submission of reports to the State HQ.  In the event of serious outbreak of insects/ pests, he will apprise the State HQ through fax or telephone and will take necessary remedial steps.

12.                 Over all impact of the T&V system in the district & functioning of various supervisory officers as per their job chart.

13.                 Monitoring inputs support supplies i.e. seed, fertilizers, pesticides, electricity, canal water, credit & diesel etc. in the district & will regularly send these reports as per guidelines.  In case of any serious situation, he will inform the HQ on phone or through telegram.  He is responsible for ensuring adequate liaison with the input agencies in the district.

14.                 Ensuring effective feed back of farm problems worth focusing the attention of research programmes and will be responsible for timely conducting, adequate care & timely transmission of results of minikit/ adaptive trials.

Duties of Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officers

                                The Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer is responsible for implementing Agricultural Production Programme and coordinating the functions under the Training & Visit System of Extension in his sub-division.  While performing his duties, he is mainly responsible for :-

1.                    Implementation of all instructions regarding Agricultural Production Programme. He is also responsible for issuing guidelines for training and visits quickly to all the concerned functionaries in the sub division.

2.                    Regularly attending the monthly workshop for two days held at Haryana Agricultural University campus and ensuring effective feed back of farmers’ problems concerning all disciplines i.e. Agronomy, Plant Protection, training etc during these workshops.

3.                    Ensuring that the fortnightly training sessions are held regularly and all field functionaries i.e. ADOs, BAOs & S.M.S.s participate & are present throughout the session.

4.                    Making satisfactory arrangements for conducting the fortnightly training sessions and preparation of handouts in advance and that the impact points relevant to his sub division are duly emphasized.

5.                    Ensuring that the fortnightly training programme is well supported with the audio-visual aids & the sites for imparting practical trainings in the field are well identified & selected in advance.

6.                    Ensuring that the fortnightly training is distinctly divided into four sessions i.e. (a) Review of last training (b) Current training (for coming fortnight) (c) Communication session (d) Input supplies review session and see that all these sessions are conducted as per guidelines given from H.Q.

7.                    Ensuring that BAOs & SMSs regularly supervise the field operations at village level in systematic manner.  He will ensure that all ADOs and all the units are adequately covered by the supervisory staff i.e. BAOs and SMSs during their field visits and no part of the sub division is left uncovered.  In the process, he will ensure:-      
(a)                   That each BAO is covering the area of all the 8 ADOs in a                                                          two weeks period.       
(b)                   That all the groups/ units of all the ADOs are supervised by BAOs                                          once in four months.       
(c)                   That each BAO circle is visited by SDAO/ SMS's invariably once                                             in a fortnight.       
(d)                   That the SDAOs/ SMSs visit the area of all the ADOs once in                                   four months.

8.                    Ensuring that field days are regularly organized at various stages of the crop at the sites and successful demonstrations are laid out at the farmers’ fields and ensure adequate & effective participation of farmers during these field days.

9.                    Having a thorough knowledge of input supply situation in the sub division and reviewing the position in the fortnightly training sessions by inviting input supply agencies in the training sessions and also through his personal contacts with the concerned agencies.

10.                 Reporting incidence of insects, pests, diseases and occurrence of natural calamities immediately to the DDA and in case of serious occurrence, he will send a report direct to State HQ also.

11.                 Creating healthy relationship and team spirit in the sub divisional team and ensuring that resources like transport facilities are equally shared among all the members of the team.

12.                 Making himself capable to identify the potential of adoption of various practices by different groups of farmers and responsible for overall impact of training and visit in the entire sub division.

Duties of Block Agricultural Officers

 

                                The BAO will be responsible for the supervision of ADOs in the block. While performing his duties, he will ensure that:-

1.                    He has a good knowledge of agricultural practices of his area (within a period of one month) cropping pattern, resources, agro-climatic conditions & a detailed knowledge about the resources, crops being grown and practices adopted by the contact farmers selected by the ADOs.

2.                    He attends the fortnightly sub divisional trainings regularly.

3.                    The extension workers are visiting their villages/ units according to their day fixed programme and the same is known to the farmers in the villages.

4.                    The ADOs have a pre-fixed assembly place in the village and to ensure participation of farmers in discussion.

5.                    The whole unit/ group is equally covered by the ADOs during their visits.

6.                    The extension workers are visiting the fields of the farmers regularly as per fixed schedule.

7.                    The selection of the contact farmers is as per requirement of programme and the guidelines given in which all categories/ groups viz. small, marginal and others are given due representation.

8.                    Besides meeting contact farmers, he will ensure that they are also effectively communicating messages to other farmers in these villages.

9.                    The impact points on various crops are effectively communicated to the farmers and the farmers have good awareness about these.

10.                 The ADO is involving the contact farmers effectively to spread technology to other farmers and also joins when the improved practices are explained to contact farmers.

11.                 The contact farmers are adopting improved practices in their fields under the supervision of ADOs.

12.                 The neighbour farmers are aware of the demonstrations laid out at the contact farmers’ fields.

13.                 ADOs are paying adequate attention to small farmers and are able to modify recommendations suiting to their requirements as per their resources & skill.

14.                 ADOs, while giving recommendations, are laying due emphasis on simple management practices (low cost practices) which can be easily adopted by the farmers.

15.                 ADOs are giving adequate attention to minikit adaptive trials and also crop cutting experiments as per the requirements of their duties.

16.                 He has a good knowledge of his Circle regarding successes achieved by the farmers in adopting the improved technology.  He should also be able to explain these success stories of one ADO to others for mutual benefits of all the ADOs.

17.                 Good demonstration sites are selected for various practices laid out at farmer's field by the ADOs and will ensure that the field days are organized at these places at various stages of crop growth.  While organizing field days, he should see that farmers of other groups and even from areas of other ADOs participate in these field days.

18.                 The reports on inputs supplies, insect/ pest/ disease incidence and appearance of any natural calamities are submitted to his superiors as per requirement of the situation and in the fortnightly training sessions.

Indo Italian Project Rewari

                                To assist the farmers of selected blocks of agriculturally backward southwestern districts of Haryana, the Indo Italian Agricultural Development Project was started from Kharif Season 1985-86.  The aim of the Project was to raise the productivity of Millets (Bajra Crop) and to increase the area and production of Horticulture, Vegetables and green fodder crops with a view to improve the economic condition and quality of diet of weaker sections of the society including small and marginal farmers.  At present, the project is in operation in development blocks of Khol, Bawal, Jattusana, Nahar and Rewari of Rewari District; Mohindergarh & Kanina of Mohindergarh District and Dadri-I, Dadri-II & Badhra of District Bhiwani.  The achievement of the project in providing technical and financial assistance to the farmers of agriculturally backward areas of the state, particularly the small & marginal farmers, has been very encouraging.  In view of this, the project has been extended from time to time.

                                The project is being run with the interest accrued on the revolving fund of Rs 2.00 Crore which has been created out of the assistance received from the Italy Government through Government of India.

1.                    Charge of the Project Director of the Indo Italian Agrcultural Development Project, Rewari has been given to the Deputy Director of Agriculture, Rewari.

Additional charge of TA of the Project has been given to TA of DDA, Rewari.

Kisan Puraskar  
                The State Government has instituted Kisan Puraskar for the farmers who have made outstanding contribution in agriculture production.  The Puraskars are awarded at the State Level and district level with prizes of Rs.1.00 lakh and Rs.25000/- respectively.

(iii)         The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

The whole programme is effectively supervised and monitored at Circle, Sub divisional, District, Zonal and State level.  A full time Additional Director of Agriculture (EXT) under the Director of Agriculture is responsible for day-to-day administration and control of extension programmes.  At the H.Q., a team of Two DDAs and a monitoring and evaluation unit assists ADA (EXT.).

                The Additional Director of Agriculture (EXT) supported by a team of DDA (Agro), DDA (Trg.) & Evaluation Unit at HQ is responsible to the Director of Agriculture for achieving the over all objectives of the Extension Project & also of the new approach "Training & Visit".  He will ensure the effective guidance & supervision of the whole extension service and will also be responsible for implementing various components of extension project. ADA (EXT) and team of DDAs in various disciplines i.e. Agronomy, Training at the H.Q. will ensure adequate strengthening of linkage of extension with research scientists & their programme. ADA (Ext) with a team of DDAs is also responsible for preparation & operation of seasonal (Kharif & Rabi) action programmes.

(iv)          Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

All employees are required to discharge their duties as per the norms of State Government.

(v)            Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

 

                All employees are required to follow the prescribed rules and Government instructions issued from time to time. 

(vi)          Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

The main objectives of approach are briefly given below:-

1.                    To utilize the services of extension workers for a single purpose under an intensive time bound management system.

2.                    To improve the skills of extension workers and imbibe in him the confidence for conveying the message effectively.

3.                    To motivate the farmers for adopting improved technology for increasing production.

4.                    Close liaison between research and farmer through extension workers, application of research findings and feed back.

(vii)         Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or administration thereof

 

                                No member of public is consulted as no policy formulation is required.

Agriculture Information Services

 

                In order to acquaint the farmers of the State about the latest happenings in the field of Agriculture, the scheme of Agriculture Information Services was introduced in 1966 which are still in operation because of their effectiveness. The Information Service has created a link between the farmers and the Department for promoting food production and thus has become backbone of the Agriculture Department. The Agriculture Information Services rendered by the Department has also helped in inculcating the habit in the farming community of the State to adopt latest innovative and improved techniques of cultivation.  The main activities of the Branch are as follows:

 

1. Composing and editing of:

      a. Activity notes

      b. Periodical Reports

      c. Administrative Report

      d. Rabi and Kharif Production Program

      e. Quarterly Magazine

2. Participation in:

      a. Seminars

      b. Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions

      c. Agricultural Officers’ Workshop

3. Mass media program

      a. Print Media

.               i. Preparation of Advertisements

      b. Electronic Media (Radio and TV)

                 i. Preparation of Radio Jingles

4.  Library

5.  Printing Press at Rai

6.  Computer Cell

 

The annual budget for 2007-08 allotted to the Branch was Rs 24 lakh under Agribusiness component of MMM scheme which has been almost fully utilized.

 

1. Composing and editing:

    Activity notes, periodical reports, Administrative Report, Rabi Production Program, Kharif Production Program are being prepared by the Branch as the regular departmental publications. Besides, a quarterly magazine titled ‘Krishi Agradoot’ is published.

 

2. Seminars, Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions, Agricultural Officers’ Workshop – Rabi, Agricultural Officers’ Workshop – Kharif are the regular events wherein the Branch is involved.

  

3.  Mass Media Program

 

     The information regarding new crop varieties and their newly evolved agronomic practices etc, new innovative farm management practices, fertilizers, pesticides, storage, marketing and all other agriculture related aspects are publicized through various media of extension programs like printing of publicity material, holding of exhibitions and film shows etc.

 

     The advertisements are prepared and got published in the leading hindi news-papers and magazines etc for dissemination of the information and sensitizing the farmers. The awareness messages in the form of ‘Radio Jingles’ are broadcast over the All India Radio also.

 

4.   Library

      There is a department Library with about 6000 books on different subjects.  The Library provides a very conducive ambience for reading. It is heartening to state that the agricultural scientists, engineers and Hydrogeologists are making use of the literature available in the Library.

 

5.   Printing press

      A printing Press is located at Rai (Sonipat). Various Periodical Reports, booklets, brochures etc are printed here in the Press.

 

6.   Computer Cell

      The Department is striving hard to keep pace with the fast developing Information Technology. There is a Computer Cell having 3 latest Computers with all necessary peripherals. The offices are connected through LAN and internet connectivity. There are about 17 Laptops, 139 PCs, 2 LCD projectors, 29 Fax machines and 16 Photocopiers which have been provided at the State and District Head Quarters.

 

      The Department is having its own website – www.agriharyana.nic.in. The website is being maintained by the Department itself and hosted by National Informatics Centre.

 

Manpower

Branch In-charge(AIO) : Agriculture Information Officer

Supporting staff :-

SN

Designation

No of Posts

1

Technical Assistant

1

2

Deputy Superintendent

1

3

Assistant

2

4

Librarian

1

5

Photographer

1

6

Hindi Translator

1

 

Note:- The information pertaining to the remaining points is given at the end of  this         manual as it is common to all the branches of the department.

 


RASHTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA

(RKVY)

(i)      Particulars of organisation, functions and duties

(a)     Organisation:

Director General Agriculture, Additional Director Agriculture (Extension), Joint Director Agriculture (CC), Assistant Director (RKVY), two Technical Assistants, Deputy Superintendent, one Assistant, one Peon.

(b)     Functions & duties:

·         Inviting project proposals from the allied Departments/ organisations/ agencies and from different sections/ offices of this Department also.

·         Convening of meetings of State Level Sanctioning Committee constituted under the chairpersonship of the Chief Secretary to Government Haryana for the purposes of consideration and approval of project proposals; allocation of funds sanctioned/received from Government of India; review of implementation of projects by the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies.

·         Administrative and financial sanctions from the State Government.

·         Submission of Utilisation Certificates to the Government of India.

·         Liasioning with Government of India and allied Departments/ organisations/ agencies.

·         Review of progress by the Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary to Government Haryana, Agriculture Department and by the Director General Agriculture.

(ii)     Powers and duties of its officers and employees

·         Inviting project proposals from the allied Departments/ organisations/ agencies and from different sections/ offices of this Department also.

·         Convening of meetings of State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) constituted under the chairpersonship of the Chief Secretary to Government Haryana for the purposes of consideration and approval of project proposals; allocation of funds sanctioned/received from Government of India; review of implementation of projects by the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies.

·         Administrative and financial sanctions from the State Government.

·         Submission of Utilisation Certificates to the Government of India.

·         Liasioning with Government of India and allied Departments/ organisations/ agencies.

·         Review of progress by the Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary to Government Haryana, Agriculture Department and by the Director General Agriculture.

·         Correspondence with Government of India, State Government, allied/ implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies and within the Department.

(iii)    Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

        The State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) constituted under the chairpersonship of the Chief Secretary to Government Haryana is the apex body for the purposes of consideration and approval/ rejection of project proposals; allocation of funds sanctioned/received from Government of India; review of implementation of projects by the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies. The decisions of the SLSC are final and binding on the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies.

        After inviting/ receipt of the project proposals by the Nodal Department i.e. the Department of Agriculture, the proposals are processed by this Department for presentation before the SLSC for consideration/ approval/ rejection. The Director General Agriculture is the Member-Secretary of SLSC. Complete process right from receipt of the project proposals to submission of utilisation certificate to Government of India is performed by the Department of Agriculture after taking the necessary input from the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies. The concerned implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies have the complete responsibility and accountability in respect of all the aspects related to their projects.

(iv)   Norms set for discharge of functions

        The implementation of the Scheme is as per the guidelines and norms set by Government of India. The guidelines are available at www.rkvy.nic.in.

(v)     Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging functions       

 The implementation of the Scheme is as per the guidelines and norms set by Government of India. The guidelines are available at www.rkvy.nic.in.

(vi)   Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

·         Agenda and proceedings of the meetings of SLSC since implementation of the Scheme in 2007.

·         Utilisation certificates.

(vii)  Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

No such arrangement exists.

(viii)            Statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether the meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

        The State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to Government Haryana is the apex body for the purposes of consideration and approval/ rejection of project proposals; allocation of funds sanctioned/received from Government of India; review of implementation of projects by the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies. The minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

 

(ix)    Directory of officers and employees

1.        Sh. B.S. Duggal, ADA(Extension)

2.        Dr. J.S. Brar, JDA(CC)

3.        Sh. Ajmer Singh, Asstt. Director (RKVY)

4.        Sh. Deva Singh, ADO/TA (RKVY)

5.        Sh. Jitender Kumar, ADO/TA(RKVY)

6.        Sh. Manjeet Batra, Dy. Supdt.

7.        Sh. Satbir Singh, Assistant (RKVY)

(x)      The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

1.        Sh. B.S. Duggal, ADA(Ext.)- 15600 – 39100 , Grade Pay – 8000

2.        Sh. J.S. Brar, JDA(CC) – 15600-39100, Grade Pay – 6400

3.        Sh. Ajmer Singh,Assistant Director (RKVY) – 9300-34800, Grade Pay – 4200

4.        Sh. Deva Singh, ADO/TA(RKVY) – 9300-34800, Grade Pay – 4200

5.        Sh. Jitender Kumar, ADO/TA(RKVY) – 9300-34800, Grade Pay – 4000

6.        Sh. Manjeet Batra, Dy. Supdt. (RKVY) – 9300 – 34800, Grade Pay – 3600

7.        Sh. Satbir Singh, Assistant (RKVY) – 9300-34800, Grade Pay - 3200

                                The system of compensation is same as applicable for all Haryana State                                  Government employees.



 

(xi)    The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Rs. in lakhs)

Department

Year

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

 

2011-12

 

Release

Expenditure

Release

Expenditure

Release

Expenditure

Release

Expenditure

Release

Expenditure

Agriculture

1478.00

1472.25

1892.67

1818.55

7917.39

7902.03*

14071.09

13605.18

13928.16

10367.445

Horticulture

60.00

60.00

191.33

191.30

166.30

165.78

448.850

448.81

1462.50

1237.23

Animal Husbandry & Dairying

240.00

240.00

812.00

812.00

2312.00

2251.26

3791.835

3637.95

3989

2458.44

Fisheries

209.00

209.00

570.00

570.00

125.00

125.00

100.00

100.00

180

154.18

CCSHAU, Hisar

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

180.31

180.31**

1083.555

1083.555

148

97.95

LLRU VAS Hisar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

322.95

103.01

HSDC

30.00

30.00

0.00

0.00

340.00

340.00

342.11

342.11

35

14.19

HSSCA

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

95.00

95.00

6.00

6.00

40

10

HAIC

105.00

105.00

25.00

25.00

0.00

0.00

223.28

223.28

267.42

267.42

HWC

0.00

0.00

300.00

300.00

200.00

200.00

363.33

363.33

-

-

C-DAP

190.00

189.93

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-

-

Administrative Expenses

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

20.00

15.85

124.72

110.16

154.17

124.37

Total

2312.00

2306.18

3791.00

3716.85

11356.00

11275.23

20554.77

19920.375

20527.20

14834.235

Revalidated

-

+5.82

 

+73.18

-79.00

 

-

0.00

 

 

Unspent

 

 

 

 

 

80.77

2206.00

2840.395

 

5428.315

Grand Total

2312.00

2312.00

3791.00

3790.03

11277.00

 

22760.77

22760.77

 

20527.20


 

(xii)   The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

        The State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) constituted under the chairpersonship of the Chief Secretary to Government Haryana is the apex body for the purposes of consideration and approval/ rejection of project proposals; allocation of funds sanctioned/received from Government of India; review of implementation of projects by the implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies.

        The RKVY Section itself does not implement any subsidy programme. The programmes are executed by the concerned implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies as per the norms set and guidelines issued by Government of India. Such implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies have the complete responsibility and accountability in respect of all the aspects related to their projects. The details of beneficiaries of such programmes are available and accessible at the websites of the respective implementing Departments/ organisations/ agencies. The detail of amounts allocated is given above under (xi).

(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it

This Section does not issue any of the above.

(xiv) Details in respect of information available to or held by it, reduced in electronic form

·   Proceedings of the meetings of SLSC.

·   Physical and financial progress.

(xv)  The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or a reading room, if maintained for public use

        The citizens can have access to the information available in records. The departmental website www.agriharyana.nic.in carries the information on all the sections/offices of the Department which is accessible to the citizens. Besides, the websites www.rkvy.nic.in and www.rkvyharyana.com can also be accessed by the citizens for obtaining information on RKVY. The Department is maintaining a library which can be used by the public during normal working hours prescribed by the Haryana State Government.

 

    

 


QUALITY CONTROL & FERTILIZER

 

 (i)           Particulars of its organisation, function and duties:

 

Organisation

 

Head Quarter Level:

Joint Director Agriculture (Quality Control), Deputy District Attorney, Technical Assistant (Quality Control), Technical Assistant (Fertilizer), Deputy Superintendent, 3 Assistants, 2 Stenographers, 1 Clerk, 2 Peons.

i)                           Notified Authorities and Licensing Officers:

All the Deputy Directors of Agriculture vested with the powers of Notified Authority in respect of Fertilizers and of Licensing Officer in respect of Insecticides for their respective jurisdiction.

ii)                   Insecticide Inspectors:

ADA(Ext), ADA(General), Addl. Cane Commissioner, JDA(QC), JDA(Cash Crops), JDA(PP), JDA(Cotton), all DDAs, all SDAOs, all Subject Matter Specialists, all Quality Control Inspectors (QCIs), all Assistant Plant Protection Officers (APPOs) and all Block Agriculture Officers (BAOs) having the basic qualification of graduation in Agriculture notified for their respective jurisdiction.

iii)                  Insecticides Inspectors to inspect manufacturers of insecticides:

 

ADA(Ext), ADA(General), Addl. Cane Commissioner, JDA(QC), JDA(PP), DDA(PP), all DDAs notified for their respective jurisdiction.

iv)                 Fertilizer Inspectors:

 

ADA(Ext), ADA(General), Addl. Cane Commissioner, JDA(QC), JDA(Cash Crops), JDA(PP), JDA(Cotton), all DDAs, all SDAOs, all SMSs and all QCIs having the basic qualification of graduation in Agriculture notified for their respective jurisdiction.

 

Laboratories:

State Pesticide Testing Laboratories:

 

Karnal

Sirsa

Rohtak

·         Senior Analyst (In-charge)

·         4 Analysts (Tech. Assists),

·         4 Jr. Scientific Assistants

·         3 Lab Attendants

·         1 Steno Typist

·         1 Clerk-cum-Typist

·         1 Peon

·          2 Sweeper-cum-chowkidar

·             Senior Analyst (In-charge)

·              4 Analysts (ADOs)

·             4 Jr. Scientific Assistants

·             3 Lab. Attendants

·             1 Steno Typist

·             1Clerk-cum-Typist

·             1 Peon

·             1 Sweeper-cum-chowkidar

·        Senior Analyst (In-charge)

·        4 Analysts (TAs)

·        4 Jr. Scientific Assistants

·        2 Lab. Attendants

·        1 Clerk-cum-Typist

·        1 Peon

·        1Sweeper-cum-chowkidar

 

Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories:

 

Karnal

Hisar

Rohtak

·         Senior Analyst (In-charge),

·         4 Analytical Asstts. (ADOs)

·         1 Jr. Scientific Assistant

·         3 Lab. Attendents

·         1 Steno Typist,

·         1 Clerk-cum-typist,

·         2 Peon,

·         1 Sweeper-cum-chowkidar

·         Senior Analyst (In-charge)

·         4 Analytical Asstts. (ADOs)

·         1 Jr. Scientific Asstts.

·         3 Lab Attendants

·         1 Steno Typist

·         1 Clerk-cum-Typist

·         1 Peon

·         1 Sweeper-cum-Chowkidar

·          Senior Analyst (In-charge),

·          4 Analytical Asstts. (ADOs)

·          1 JSA,

·          1 Accountant,

·          2 Lab Attendants

·          1 Clerk-cum-Typist

·          1 Peon 

·          1 Sweeper-cum-Chowkidar 

Functions and Duties:

1.                    Monitoring of availability and distribution of chemical fertilizers, accessible at www.urvarak.co.in

2.                    Verification of subsidy claim bills of ‘P’ & ‘K’ fertilizers. The verification of ‘P’ & ‘K’ fertilizers except SSP is done on line through web based Fertilizer Monitoring System (FMS) which is accessible at www.urvarak.co.in 

3.                    Quality Control work relating to fertilizers and pesticides.

 

Fertilizers:

 

Commonly used chemical fertilizers in the State are Urea, DAP, CAN, MOP, SSP, Complex (NPK 12:32:16 & 20:20:0).

Governing Acts:

 

                                To regulate the sale, the price and the quality of fertilizers, the following central enactments are applicable:

 

1.                    Essential Commodities Act, 1955, accessible at  www.agricoop.nic.in

2.                    Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985, accessible at www.agricoop.nic.in/sublegi/FertilizerControlOrder.htm

3.                    Fertilizer (Movement Control) Order, 1973.

Arrangement of Fertilizers:

 

                                Fertilizers have been categorized in two groups:-

 

1.                    Controlled Fertilizers – Urea

2.                    Decontrolled Fertilizers – DAP, MOP, SSP, AS, AC & Complexes.

Controlled Fertilizers:

 

                                Now a day, only urea fertilizer is covered under this category.  This is the major nitrogenous fertilizer, which is applied by the farmers to the crops.  Before the commencement of each season, requirement of urea is assessed keeping in view all the relevant factors.  The requirement, so determined, is put forward to Govt. of India for making the allotment of Urea fertilizer for the ensuing crop season.  After approval of assessed demand, the allocation for supplying the urea to the State is made in favour of various manufacturers/ suppliers/ importers by the Govt. of India.

Decontrolled Fertilizers:

                                The Govt. of India had withdrawn the control over movement of many nitrogenous, phosphatic and potassic fertilizers such as DAP, CAN, SSP, MOP, AS, AC and Complexes w.e.f. 24.8.1992.

                                The demand for each crop season is determined keeping in view all the relative factors viz. likely area under various crops during the coming season, consumption during the last corresponding crop season, availability prospects etc. The State Government has identified HAFED as the State Nodal Agency for effective import of DAP and MOP fertilizers through central agencies like M/s Indian Potash Limited and M/s Material and Minerals Trading Corporation Ltd.

Subsidy:

                                The Govt. of India is providing subsidy on phosphatic and potassic fertilizers sold by the manufacturers/ suppliers/ importers.

Regulatory functions:

                                The Certificate of Registration for manufacture of NPK mixture/ Micro Nutrient mixtures unit in the state are granted/ renewed by the Director General of Agriculture. Authorization Certificate is deemed to have been granted/ renewed automatically by the concerned Dy. Directors of Agriculture on receipt of documents from the dealers and in case of any dispute, appeals can be preferred to the Appellate Authority i.e. Director of Agriculture.

                                To ensure the availability of quality fertilizers and uniform distribution, the Fertilizer Inspectors are appointed / notified by the State Govt. from amongst the officers of the Department. They are empowered to draw the samples, search and seize the material, checking the records etc. of the fertilizer dealers.

                The district-wise and month-wise targets of sampling are fixed for each season. The Fertilizer Inspectors draw the samples from the manufacturing units, storage and selling points, as per the procedure specified in the Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1985. The samples so collected are sent to the State Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories for analysis.

Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories:

                                There are three Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories in the State located at Karnal, Hisar and Rohtak each having analyzing capacity of 1700 samples per year. The samples are tested in these labs and results thereof are sent to the concerned Dy. Directors of Agriculture for further action.

Pesticides

Governing Acts:

                                To regulate the import, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides, the following central enactments are applicable:

1.                    Insecticides Act, 1968, accessible at www.cib&rc.nic.in 

2.                    Insecticides Rules, 1971, accessible at www.cib&rc.nic.in

Insecticides Inspectors:

 

                                As per provision of the Insecticides Act 1968, Insecticides Inspectors are appointed by the State Govt. through notification from amongst the officers of the Department. These inspectors are empowered with the powers of drawing samples, search and seizure of the material, inspection of records etc.

                                The district wise and month wise targets of the samples are fixed from the State Headquarters.  The Inspectors draw the samples from the manufacturing, storage and selling points of institutional agencies & private traders, as per the procedure laid down under the Act.  The samples drawn by the inspectors are sent to the State Insecticide Laboratories for chemical analysis.

 

Insecticide Quality Control Laboratories:

 

                                There are three State Pesticides Testing Laboratories located at Karnal, Sirsa and Rohtak each having an analyzing capacity of 1100 samples per year.  After testing the samples in these laboratories, the results are communicated to the respective Deputy Directors of Agriculture for taking necessary action under the provisions of the Insecticides Act, 1968 and Insecticides Rules, 1971.

 Powers and duties of Officers:

 

a.        Assessment of requirement of fertilizers and making arrangement for their supply.

b.       Planning & execution of quality control work in Haryana State.

c.        To make timely arrangement for the supply of quality agricultural inputs.

d.       To maintain close coordination with agricultural input supplying agencies.

e.        Preparation and submission of reports related to quality control to State Govt. & Govt. of India.

f.          Supervision of Staff.

Powers and duties of its officials and employees:

a)       Maintenance of office record.

b)       Submission of files to senior officers.

 

(iii)         Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

On receipt of any documents in the branch, the same is processed by the assistant/ Technical Assistant and put to the senior officer through branch incharge, head of the section, Director General of Agriculture, FC & PS, A.M. and C.M., as the case may be, for taking appropriate decision. All Assistants/ Technical Assistants are accountable for the duties assigned to them as per the State Govt. Instructions.

(iv)          Norms setup by it for the discharge of its functions:

All employees are required to discharge their duties as per the norms of the State Govt.

(v)            The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and record held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

Every employee is required to consult Insecticides Act, 1968; FCO 1985; ECA; Insecticides Rule, 1971; the other governing acts/ orders/ manual/ instructions and records wherever required in the discharge of functions/ duties.

(vi)          Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or are under its control:

1.                                                        Monitoring and distribution plan of chemical fertilizers.

2.                                                        Quality Control of agricultural inputs.

3.                                                        Documents related to insecticides Act, 1968; FCO 1985; ECA, 1955.

4.                                                        Fertilizer subsidy verification.

5.                                                        Schemes related to quality control.

6.                                                        Laboratories.

7.                                                        Issue of consents for launching prosecutions under    Insecticides Act, 1968.

8.                                                        Record pertaining to personnel management.

9.                                                        Record pertaining to disciplinary actions.

(vii)         Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or        representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation    of its policy or implementation thereof:

No member of the public is consulted in relation to the formulation of policy or administrative guidelines to advise the State

(viii)  Statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

The State has constituted the State Fertilizer Committee with the following functions:-

a)       to advise the State Government regarding the grades/ formulations of mixtures of NPK fertilizers, mixtures of micro-nutrients and combinations thereof suitable for the State of Haryana.

b)       establishment of laboratories in the manufacturing units to maintain quality.

c)       prescribing procedure for drawl of sample and methods of analysis of samples;

d)       to advise the State Government on any matter pertaining to the manufacture of mixtures of NPK fertilizers, mixtures of micro-nutrient fertilizers and combinations thereof referred it by the State Government from time to time.

 

 

 

The proceedings of the meetings of this Committee are accessible for public. The proceedings of the last meeting of the Committee held on 5.2.2008 are given hereunder :-

 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING OF STATE FERTILZER COMMITTEE HELD ON 5.2.2008 AT 12.00 NOON AT CHANDIGARH UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SHRI RAJ KUMAR, IAS, FINANCIAL COMMISSIONER & PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT HARYANA, AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT

 

 

                                 List of participants is attached.

                                 At the outset, the Chairman welcomed participants and asked Director Agriculture to take up the issues agenda-wise, which were discussed as under :-

1.                             Confirmation of the proceedings of the last meeting held on 10.10.2002:

                                

                                 The last meeting of the Committee was held on 10.10.2002 and the proceedings of the meeting were circulated to all concerned vide letter No.10131-33/TA(F) dated 14.11.2002. Since no comments were received from any of the members, the proceedings of the last meeting were confirmed.

2.                             De-notification of physical mixtures of grades of 15:15:15, 15:20:20, 10:10:0, 20:10:10 and 16:9:0

                                

                                 Director Agriculture explained that the State Government had notified seven grades of NPK mixtures vide notification dated 30.12.1983. Government of India advised State Governments to denotify the grade of physical mixtures which were identical or similar to the grades of complex fertilizers and which had nutrient contents less than 35 units in case of NPK and 25 units in case of NP/ NK/ PK mixtures. Accordingly, the Committee in its last meeting held on 10.10.2002 had decided to denotify such grades and to keep only two grades viz NPK 12:32:0 and 15:15:7.5.

                                 As per decision, the matter was referred to State Government for issuing notification in this regard, but Govt. of India deferred the above guidelines from time to time and asked for the reaction of the State Government vide letter dated 11.9.2006. The reaction of the State Government was sent to Govt.     of India vide letter dated 2.11.2006 suggesting that the State is agreeable to keep only two grades of NPK mixtures of 12:32:0 and 15:15:7.5, but nothing could be heard from Govt. of India. Since the grades namely 15:15:15 and 20:10:10 are identical to the grades of physical mixtures of complex fertilizers and 10:10:0 having units less than 25 and the grades of 15:20:20 and 16:9:0 are not being manufactured and therefore may be deleted from the notified grades. It was unanimously decided to delete these grades and to notify only two grades viz 12:32:0 and 15:15:7.5.

3.                             To consider the sale of mixtures of micronutrients with or without NPK.

                                

                                 Director Agriculture explained that a representation has been received from the Indian Micro Fertilizers Manufacturers’ Association, Pune suggesting that the sale of mixtures of micro nutrient fertilizers should be allowed in the State and suggested the representative of the Association to express their view point.

                                 Dr. S.S. Ranade explained that the soils have started showing symptoms of deficiency of more than one micronutrient and therefore State should consider notifying mixtures of micronutrient fertilizers to boost the crop production in Haryana State. He further said that even if the farmers do not come forward to use mixtures of micronutrient fertilizers, atleast they should not be deprived of the availability of these micronutrients.

                                 Dr. Mohinder Singh and Dr. Ram Kala, Senior Soil Chemists, CCS HAU, Hisar informed that 12.7% soils of Haryana are deficient in Zinc + Ferrous, 3.1% in Zinc + Menganese, 4.8% in Ferrous + Menganese and 2.7% in Zinc+Ferrous+Menganese.  In case physical mixtures of micronutrient fertilizers are made available to the farmers, farmers would be required to pay additional cost for the micronutrient which may not be required in their soils. They also said that all the micronutrient mixtures are not compatible and the mixtures of Boron and Copper in some areas of the State might cause injury to plants. In certain cases the mode of application is also different. The representative of the Association said that the products backed by technological perfection will not create any injury to the plants.

                                 After detailed discussions, it was decided that :-

(i)                   A Sub-committee consisting of Dr. V.S. Raperia, ADA(Soil Conservation), Dr. Mohinder Singh and Dr. Ram Kala, Senior Soil Chemists, CCS HAU, Hisar, Dr. S.S. Ranade and Mr. M.E. Hedge, representatives of IMMA may be constituted, which will study the products and their cost benefit ratio on different crops and will submit the report with crop specific recommendations preferably within 30 days but not later than April, 2008. The members of the Committee may meet at mutually agreed convenient place for finalizing the report.

(ii)                 It was also decided that the Association will lay out demonstrations on principal field and horticultural crops of the State in collaboration with the Scientists of CCS HAU, Hisar and field functionaries of Department of Agriculture and Department of Horticulture. The demonstrations will be laid out on farmers’ field. The complete data of the demonstrations will be maintained and the results analyzed for productivity and cost benefit ratio. The report of the Sub Committee will be presented to the State Fertilizer Committee for consideration.  The nutrient data with respect to Haryana State available with the IMMA should be made available to the Department of Agriculture and CCS HAU, Hisar.

(iii)                Chairman advised the Scientists of CCS HAU, Hisar to visit   Maharashtra State and study the use and impact of mixtures of micronutrient fertilizers.

4.                             Any Other Item with the permission of the Chair :

 

(i)                              The issue of subsidizing the cost of single micronutrients under the State Plan scheme was discussed. It was informed that about 9000 MT Zinc Sulphate is consumed in the State annually. The Scientists of CCS HAU, Hisar said that the deficiency is more in the South-West tract of the State and all the farmers are not applying Zinc Sulphate to overcome the deficiency. Chairman desired that effort of the Department should be to cover the entire deficient area and provide Zinc Sulphate on subsidy for larger area and in case need be the reduction in subsidy from 50% to 25% may be considered. Director Agriculture suggested that the subsidy available under National Food Security Mission may be clubbed to cover larger areas and after studying the issue comprehensively, a recommendation regarding the level of subsidy would be made. 

                                 The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

 

                                                                LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

 

Sr.No.

Name of the Officer

Designation/ Representing

1.

Ms. Sumita Misra, IAS

Director Agriculture, Haryana

2.

Dr. Mohinder Singh

Sr. Soil Chemist, CCS HAU,Hisar

3.

Dr. Ram Kala

-do-

4.

Dr. S.S. Ranade

Indian Micro Fertilizers Manufacturers’ Association

5.

Mr. M.E. Hedge

-do-

6

Mr. D.N. Solunke

-do-

7

Dr. V.S. Raperia

Additional Director of Agriculture     (Soil Conservation) Haryana

8

Sh. Yash Pal Verma

Joint Director Agriculture (Quality Control), Haryana

9

Sh. S.L. Punia

Technical Assistant (Fertilizer) Deptt. of Agriculture, Haryana

 

 

(xii)         Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

The State Government does not provide any subsidy on fertilizers. The subsidy on fertilizer is provided by Govt. of India directly to the manufactures or importers under retention price for urea and special concession scheme for phosphatic and potassic fertilizers. All phosphatic and potassic fertilizer have been decontrolled by Govt. of India since 1992 but a scheme called Special Concession Scheme is being implemented for providing subsidy on their fertilizers since then. The level of concession (subsidy) is announced by Govt. of India for all phosphatic and potassic fertilizers from time to time.

 

Note:- The information pertaining to the remaining points is given at the end of  the manual as it is common to all the branches of the department.


Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil palm & Maize (ISOPOM)

 

(i)            Particulars of its organisation, function and duties:

 

(a) Organisation:

 

    State Headquarter:  Director General of Agriculture is the overall controlling officer.

Supporting staff:

     1 Joint Director of Agriculture: Responsible for the implementation and supervision of  various activities of the scheme and to review the progress  of Scheme from time to time.

Dy.  Supdt.: To process the matter relating  to financial aspects of the Scheme.

1 Technical Assistant: To process the matter relating to physical & financial aspects of the Scheme

1 Assistant: To process the matter relating to financial aspects of the Scheme

1 clerk to assist the Assistant and Dy. Supdtt. in discharging their assignment. 

District and Sub-Divisional Level:   

   i.                                                                  Deputy Director of Agriculture at district level.

  ii.                                                                  Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer at Sub Division level.

iii.                                                                  Block Agriculture Officer at block level.

iv.                                                                  Agricultural Development Officers at the village level.

(b) Function and Duties:

Function:               Implementation of ISOPOM scheme in the state is done in accordance with guidelines of GOI.

 

Duties:   

 

1.             To arrange the funds from GOI and obtain the State’s sanction
                with matching share.

2.             To assign physical and financial target to the district level field officers.

3.             To review and monitor the progress of scheme.

4.             Timely arrangement of inputs.

5.             Timely reporting on implementation system.

6.             To chalk out any strategy as per the circumstances.

(ii)           Power and Duties of its Officers and Employees:        

 

                a) Maintenance of official record.

                b) Submission of files to senior officers.

 


(iii)         Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

                The proposals are invited from the field officers for implementing the Scheme in efficient and effective ways, which are reviewed by JDA at HQ and Director Level, if need be the matter under question is taken up with Secretary Agriculture, Agriculture Minister and Chief Minister. Advice of experts of SAU is also taken from time to time. The clarifications and opinions of Govt. of India are taken from time to time and scheme is implemented in accordance with guidelines provided by Govt. of India. The DDA/  JDA (CC), Director, Secretary Agriculture, supervise the scheme work. Accountability is shared by the officer of each rank as per his/ her jurisdiction of work assignment.

(iv)          Norms setup by it for the discharge of its functions:

At the state Headquarter, the entire work of the Scheme is discharged by JDA(CC) under the supervision and guidance of the Director at directorate level and Secretary at Secretariat level. At Field/ District level, the work is discharged by ADO under the supervision and guidance of sub division officer and Deputy Director of Agriculture.

 (v)           Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and record held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

The scheme is implemented by functionaries in accordance with guidelines of the scheme framed by GOI.

(vi)         Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or are under its control:

All matter/ material to the implementation of scheme viz: Scheme guidelines, physical and financial reports/ data, arrangement/ consumption of inputs etc.

(vii)         Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or        representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation    of its policy or implementation thereof:

Experts of university/ Research centers are consulted in formulation and execution of Action Plan of the scheme.

(viii)        Statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

A Committee of experts at National level  (NALMOT) has been constituted to supervise and monitor the implementation of Scheme. Meetings are held as per the requirement. The minutes are prepared to make available to its members.

(xii)         The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

The inputs/ materials/ equipments are made available to the farmers on subsidized costs and if need be, farmer’s share is collected. The final reports relating to beneficiaries are made available at the end of the financial year.

                Majority of inputs/ materials/ equipments are supplied through demonstration plots.

 

Note:- The information pertaining to the remaining points is given at the end of the manual as it is common to all the branches of the department.


COTTON

 

SCHEME ON MINI MISSION –II OF TECHNOLOGY MISSION

 

  (i)          The particulars of its organisation, function and duties:

 

(a) Organisation

 

A.            State Headquarter:

i-                     Director General of Agriculture, overall controlling officer.

ii-                   Supporting staff: 1 Joint Director of Agriculture (CC) - Responsible for     implementation and compilation of progress of the Scheme.

iii-                  Dy.  Supdt.: To process the matter relating  to financial aspects of the scheme.

iv-                 1 Technical Assistant: To process the matter relating to physical & financial aspects of the scheme.

v-                   1 Assistant: To process the matter relating to financial aspects of the scheme.

vi-                 1 clerk to assist the Assistant and Dy. Supdt. in discharging their assignment. 

B.            Field Level:  

i-                     1 Joint Director of Agriculture (Cotton) stationed at Sirsa.

ii-                   Supporting staff:  1 Technical Assistant- To process the matter relating to physical and financial aspects of the scheme.

iii-                  Accountant: 1 - To process matter relating to financial aspects of scheme.

iv-                 Steno Typist: 1 - To perform typing work of the office of JDA (Cotton).

v-                   Clerk: 2 - To assist the accountant in processing and maintaining the records of the office.

vi-                 Driver: 1- To ply the office Jeep.

vii-                Peon: 2 - To help the staff in discharging their office assignment.

 

(b) Function and Duties:

Function:

                                Implementation of Mini Mission of TMC centrally sponsored scheme in the                          state in accordance with guidelines of Mission (GOI).

(ii)           The Power and Duties of its Officers and Employees:

 

Directorate of Agriculture- Crop Production Branch (CP)-

Duties:

1.             To arrange the funds from GOI and receive the State’s sanction with       matching share.

2.             To assign physical and financial target to the district level field officers for            execution.

3.             To review and monitor the progress of scheme.

4.             Timely arrangement of inputs.

5.             Timely reporting on implementation system.

6.             To chalk out any strategy as per the circumstances.  

(iii)         Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

                The proposals are invited from the field officers for implementing the scheme in efficient and effective ways, which are further reviewed at the end of JDA (Cotton), JDA at HQ and Director Level. If need be, the matter under question is considered with Secretary Agriculture, Agriculture Minister and Chief Minister level in the state. The advices of the Experts of SAU and other outsider experts are also taken from time to time. The clarifications and opinions of Govt. of India are taken from time to time and scheme is implemented in accordance with guidelines of the mission. The scheme/ mission work is supervised by the DDA/ JDA (HQ)/ JDA (Cotton), Director, Secretary Agriculture and the special team of SALMOT and NALMOT. Accountability is shared by the officer of each rank as per his/ her jurisdiction of work assignment.

(iv)          Norms setup by it for the discharge of its functions:

At the state headquarter; the entire affairs of the scheme are discharged by concerned JDA under the supervision and guidance of the Director at directorate level and Secretary at Secretariat level. At Field/ district level, the work is discharged by ADO under the supervision and guidance of DDA. DDAs. Zonal   level work is discharged by JDA (Cotton) Sirsa.

 

 

(v)            Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and record held by it or under              its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

Functionaries discharge the work of the scheme in accordance with guidelines of the scheme supplied by GOI.

(vi)         Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or are under its control:

All matter/ material related to the implementation of scheme Viz: Scheme guidelines, physical and financial reports/data, arrangement /consumption  of inputs etc.

(vii)         Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or        representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation    of its policy or implementation thereof:

Experts of university/ Research centers are consulted in formulation and execution of scheme policies.

(viii)        Statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

A Committee of experts at State level (SALMOT) and at National level  (NALMOT) has been constituted to supervise and monitoring the execution of Scheme. Meetings are held as per the requirement. The minutes of meeting are sent to its members.

 

(xii)         Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

 

The inputs/ materials/ equipments are made available to the farmers on subsidized costs and if need be, farmer’s share is collected there from. The final reports relating to beneficiaries are made available after close of the financial year.

Guidelines for implementation of Mini Mission-II (MM-II) of Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC) during 2005-06 and 2006-07

 

Background

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “Technology Mission on cotton” was launched in February, 2000 with the objective to increase cotton production, productivity and improvement in cotton quality. Since then, the TMC is being implemented through its four Mini Missions (MM) for achieving the above objectives. Mini Mission-I deals with the research and development of cotton production technologies and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the nodal agency for its implementation. Mini Mission-II deals with extension & development activities for increasing production and productivity, which is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation. Mini Mission-IV is looking after the modernization of ginning and pressing factories.  The Mini Mission-III & IV are implemented by the Ministry of Textiles.  

 

MINI MISSION-II OF TECHNOLOGY MISSION ON COTTON

Aim and Objectives

                         The MM-II is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme which aims to increase production and productivity of cotton to meet domestic and export demands of the country.  This will also help in the reduction of the cost of cultivation and pesticide consumption for enhancing competitiveness in the international market. 

 

Area of Operation

The scheme will be implemented in 13 States viz. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, West Bengal and Tripura.  Other non-traditional States may also be covered, provided they have the potential for cotton production.

 

The scheme will be implemented in project mode with the convergence of scheme components so that the impact of the scheme is clearly seen. Each project area may have a compact area selected by the States based upon low productivity, biotic/abiotic problems etc. where all components of MM-II by all nodal agencies may be implemented.  State will co-ordinate with all the nodal agencies involved in implementation of the scheme in their State.

During 10th Plan, besides States, ICAR, Kristi Vigyan Kendryas’(KVKs), State Agriculture Universities (SAUs), various other organizations have also been included like  Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), Cooperatives, NGOs, Private Sector etc. for the implementation of scheme and these agencies should implement the programme with technical guidance of ICAR, SAUs, KVKs, Subject Matter Specialist of State Agriculture Department etc., if required.  The State Department of Agriculture need to monitor and inspect the activities undertaken by other implementing agencies.

 

Implementing Agencies.     

                The scheme will be implemented by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation through State Governments.  Some components of the scheme like FLD, production of seeds, maintenance of nucleus & breeder seeds, IRM, setting up of bio-agent production units, training etc. will be implemented by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation directly through ICAR, State Agriculture Universities (SAU), Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), Kristi Vigyan Kendryas (KVK), Cooperatives, Industries, Farmers Associations, NGOs etc.  State Governments may also involve these agencies in the implementation of the scheme. 

 

Funding pattern 

                Component-wise funding pattern has been given in the Annexure-I.  Most of the

components  implemented by the States are to be funded on 75:25 basis by the Government of India and States.  However, some of the components to be implemented directly through ICAR, CCI etc. will be funded on 100% basis by the Government of India.  

 

Components and pattern of assistance.          

                The various components of the scheme and pattern of assistance are given in Annexure-I.  The guidelines for implementation of the components of the scheme will be as below:-

 

1.      Seed

1.1    Supply of Breeder Seed

 

                In order to improve the chain of seed production, incentives will be provided to the State Seeds Corporations, SFCI, NSC, Registered Seed Growers’ Associations through the State Departments of Agriculture and NSC, SFCI and other central organizations by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation for the purchase of breeder seeds on reimbursement basis for production of foundation seed.  Subsidy will be shared by Centre and States on 75:25 basis as indicated in Annexure-I. In case of central organizations, total subsidy will be provided by Government of India.  However, the subsidy will be given for varieties/parental lines of hybrids which are not older than 15 years.  The State Governments will reimburse the full cost of the breeder seed purchased by the above institutions as per the indent placed by them.  Notified private bred varieties and parents of hybrids of above mentioned age limit will also be eligible for this incentive.   

 

1.2    Production of foundation seed

Incentives will be given to seed producing agencies like SFCI, NSC directly by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation and to State Seed Corporations, Seed Growers Associations/Cooperatives through State department of agriculture @ 50% of cost limited to Rs.50/- per kg for the production of foundation seed from breeder seed of eligible varieties/hybrids, as indented by a particular State.  For this purpose 100% funds will be provided by Government of India.  The entire quantity of foundation seed produced and supplied for further multiplication will qualify for availing incentives.  For availing the assistance, the seed producing agencies will submit their proposal along with the certificate for the year in question from seed certification agency to the State Department of Agriculture for reimbursement of the assistance.  Central Seed producing agencies will submit their proposal along with the certificate from seed certification agencies to Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai for reimbursement of the assistance.  

1.3    Production of Certified seed

For production of indented quantity of certified seeds of eligible varieties/hybrids also, incentives will be given to seed producing agencies on the similar line as in case of production of foundation seed. It will be 100% funded by the Government of India.  Only the quantity of certified seed supplied to the farmers will be eligible for this assistance.   For availing the assistance, the seed producing agencies will submit their proposal along with the certificate for the year in question from seed certification agency to the State Department of Agriculture for reimbursement of assistance.   Central organizations will submit their proposal to Department of Agriculture & Cooperation through Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai.  

1.4    Distribution of Certified Seed

In order to popularize the use of seeds of new varieties/hybrids,assistance&Rs.2000/- per quintal will be provided for the distribution of certified seeds of varieties/hybrids which have been notified during the last 15 years.  The State Department of Agriculture may distribute the certified seed directly or through other agencies like State Seed Corporations, Central Seed Producing Agencies, Cooperative Societies/Federations etc. for claiming the subsidy under the scheme.  Besides, the State may also distribute the certified parental lines for production of hybrid seeds by the farers, who are already trained to produce hybrid seeds by themselves.  The State Governments may procure seeds from any source including private sector.  In case of non-availability of eligible varieties for a particular area, State Governments  may submit a proposal to Department of Agriculture & Cooperation with full justification for relaxation of the age limit.   

   The State Governments should plan their seed production programme to ensure that seed multiplication chain is maintained and quality seed is available to farmers at reasonable prices.  Efforts also be made for the popularization of area-specific varieties.

 

1.5    Maintenance of Nucleus and Breeder Seeds

In case of cotton, it has been experienced that due to lack of maintenance of both nucleus and breeder seed, the genetic purity of some varieties has deteriorated over the years.  This not only resulted in loss of productivity potential of the original variety/hybrid, but also in deterioration of the lint quality as well.  Therefore, ICAR and SAUs will be assisted for maintenance of Nucleus and Breeder seeds of varieties/parental lines of hybrids irrespective of age limit. The assistance will be provided @ Rs.6.00 lakh per centre per annum as block grant basis.  This component will be 100% funded by Government of India. Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur will be the nodal agency for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of this component.  The existing staff at different centres involved in breeder seed production will be utilized for the programme.  No separate staff and incentives will be provided.  Only SRF or skilled helper may be engaged for a fixed period. The CICR, Nagpur will issue technical instructions/detailed guidelines to the implementing agencies with a copy to Agriculture Commissioner and Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai.  The various ICAR/SAU centres identified for the programme are given below. However, these centres may be increased or decreased as per the requirement.  

Sr. No.

Name of University / Institution

State

1

Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.

Punjab

2

Haryana Agriculture  University, Hisar

Haryana

3

Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional station, Sirsa

Haryana

4

Rajasthan Agriculture  University, Sriganganagar

Rajasthan

5

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vidyapeeth, Khandwa

Madhya Pradesh

6

Gujarat Agriculture  University, Surat

Gujarat

7

Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

Maharashtra

8

Marathwada Agriculture  University, Parbhani

Maharashtra

9

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri

Maharashtra

10

Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur

Maharashtra

11

Andhra Pradesh Agriculture  University, Lam (Guntur)

Andhra Pradesh

12

Tamil Nadu Agriculture  University, Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

13

Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional station,   Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

14

University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

Karnataka

        The ownership of any durable assets created with this assistance etc. will vest in the Government of India.  The payment towards SRF/helper will be governed by the rates applicable under ICAR norms.  The break up of the above grant is given below and increase in pay of SRF/helpers will be adjusted within the total allocation to the centre.

 

Particulars

Amount (Rs.)

Recurring Contingencies

Ø      SRF / skill  helper (two) @ Rs.6000/- per month

Ø      Input to be used for nucleus and breeder seed

Ø      POL charges

Ø      Operational charges (irrigation, implements, equipments,           ginning, Delinting cloth bags, polythene bags, gunny bags,      closing machine, tags, small processing plants etc.)

 

Non Recurring Contingencies

Ø                  Electronic balance

Ø                  Storage cabinet

Ø                  Any other need based items

 

216000

25000

20000

 

200000

 

 

 

 

50000

70000

19000

Total

                                  6,00,000

 

1.6    Setting up of Seed Delinting Plants.

The establishment of seed Delinting plant by seed producing agencies of States, National/State Seed Corporations, Cooperatives, registered Seed Growers Societies and private sector etc. is considered essential for the improvement of quality of planning material.  The use of fuzzy seeds i.e. seeds with linters affects germination rate and also carries insect pests and diseases, resulting in reduction of yield. Therefore, assistance will be given for the establishment of seed Delinting plants @ 50% of the cost limited to Rs.40 lakh for medium size plants (100-150 quintal per day capacity) or smaller unit on pro-rata basis.  It will help in ensuring delinted seed to the farmers. 

 

Preference may be given for environmental friendly technology in setting up such Delinting plants.  The assistance will be shared on 75:25 basis by the Government of India and State Governments.  However, in case of private sectors assistance will be provided on back-ended subsidy basis.

 

2.      Plant Protection

2.1    Famers’ Field Schooln(FFS)

 

It is a season long programme to impart training to the farmers for one day in a week throughout the season in various aspects of production and protection technologies. Two facilitators, who have undergone season long training of Training of Facilitator (ToF), will run each FFS. 30 cotton growers from a particular village will be selected as trainees under FFS.  

 

About 2 acres land of one of the participants or other farmers land will be used as FFS field for raising cotton or this may be done in IPM demonstration area.  The training is field oriented discovery based, learning by doing and participatory.  FFS is a “learning field” where farmers conduct experiments and comparison trials. The training curriculum will be based on local needs.  FFS will be run only in the morning and for about 4-5 hours. The total number of sessions will be 20, of which first 16 sessions are weekly and rest 4 sessions are fortnightly. Agro-Eco-System Analysis (AESA) is one of the main FFS activity through which farmers take crop management decision. At the end of FFS farmers will be able to grow healthy crop by conserving natural enemies of crop pests and become experts in taking right crop management decision.  The cost of this component will be shared between Government of India and State on 75:25 basis.  The detail of item wise break-up of Rs.17,000 per FFS is given below.    

    

Sl.No.

Particulars

Rs.

1

Honorarium for 2 facilitatators @ Rs.75 per FFS session/ facilitators for 20 sessions.

3000

2

FFS training materials and supplies

4000

3

Tea/snakes for trainees and trainers @ Rs.10 per participants per FFS for 20 sessions.

6000

4

Field day/Misc. expenditure

4000

 

Total

17000

 

2.2    Season-long training of facilitators (ToF) :

 

                It will be a season long training of 120 days with 2 – 3 small breaks. It is fully residential and the training center must have good class room and communication facilities and hostel accommodation.  A two ha. land with irrigation facilities suitable for raising cotton is essential along with the training facilities. The ToF will be run by 6 facilitators (Master trainers)  in specified districts under the guidance of a coordinator with 30 trainees in each training centre. The trainees will be selected from the State Department of Agriculture, NGOs, KVKs, Agri-business/clinic, Seed Growers Associations, Cooperatives, inputs suppliers,  University staff etc. The training will be fully field oriented, participatory, discovery based  “learning by doing”, and non-formal education approach.  The ToF curriculum covers all aspects of crop management. A ToF will comprise of 15 pairs of facilitators and each pairs of facilitator will conduct 4 FFS in a season. Thus a total of 60 FFS will be conducted under one ToF. The total cost of conducting one such ToF is Rs.10.00 lakhs.  The item-wise detailed break-up is given below:

 

 

Sr. No.

Item

Amount (Rs.)

1

Honorarium for  technical coordinator @ 250 x 1 x 120)

30,000

2

Honorarium for 6 facilitators @ 150x6x120

1,08,000

3

Packet allowance for trainees @ 50x30x120

1,80,000

4

Payment for supporting staff @ 80xc2x120

19,200

5

Hostel charges @ 40 x30x120

1,44,000

6

Field charges – 2 ha. @ 15000 x 2

30,000

7

Food arrangement @ 75x40x120

3,60,000

8

POL, hiring and minor repairing charges

50,000

9

Training materials

20,000

10

Honorarium to guest for special topics @ 400 x 20

8,000

11

Field orientation programme @ 15000 x 2

30,000

12

Study tour for trainees

8,000

13

Miscellaneous expenditure

12,800

 

Total

10,00,000

 

2.3    Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) :

 

           This component is to be implemented in 26 specified districts which may vary in future depending on pest situation. The Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) module developed by the Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur, will be replicated in 20 villages in each district with the help of unemployed youths having Agriculture Diploma/B.Sc. (Agriculture) / M.Sc. (Agriculture), skilled helpers and field workers. It will be implemented by the CICR, Nagpur through SAUs, ICAR and recognized agriculture organizations in collaboration with the State Department of Agriculture. It is 100% funded by the Government of India.  The expenditure involved in each district is towards salary for one project officer, one helper and twenty five field workers for six months. Each district will be provided funds for monitoring, training of field workers, conveyance / travel, stationery and other contingencies.

          Besides,  there will be monitoring at National and State levels, for which fund will be provided for conveyance/monitoring purposes. Further, funds will be provided to CICR, Nagpur and Directorate of Cotton Development, Mumbai towards making media materials, workshop, seminars, training of project officers, visit of farmers to IRM villages etc. The staff engaged will be purely on daily basis for the maximum period of six months.

Under the MM II, there are large number of sub-components for the management of insect pest and diseases in cotton such as surveillance, FFS, ToF,  supply of sprayers / dusters, pheromone traps, light traps,  bio-agents etc. All these activities should be coordinated in these villages except FFS & ToF.  Since IRM is being implemented in these villages, surveillance of insect pest and diseases component need not be carried out there.  CICR will circulate guidelines and modules for each activity with financial ceiling as well as the IRM module for the implementation of IRM. The ownership of all durable goods/items/equipments will vest in Government of India, but will remain under the custody of the implementing agencies.   

 Annexure – I

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION

(CROPS DIVISION)

 

Components and Pattern of Assistants for MM II of TMC during the rest of the period of 10th Plan

S.No.

Name of the component

Patten of Assistant

Pattern of Sharing

Beneficiary

1.0                 Seed

1.1

Supply of breeder seed

Full cost to reimburse for the varieties not older than 15 years

75 : 25

Seed producing agencies / seed growers association etc.

1.2

Production of foundation seed

50% cost reimbursement limited to Rs.50/- kg.

100%

Seed producing agencies, seed grower association, cooperatives etc.

1.3

Production of certified seed

25% cost reimbursement limited to Rs.15/- kg..

100%

-do-

1.4

Distribution of certified seed

Rs.20/kg.

75:25%

Farmers

1.5

Maintenance of Nucleus and Breeder seed

Full cost

100%

ICAR/SAUs

1.6.

Setting up of seed delinting plant

50% of the cost limited to Rs. 80 lakh for big, Rs.40.00 lakh for medium or smaller unit on pro-rate basis as back ended assistance.

75 :  25%

Seed producing agencies, cooperatives / private sector

2. 0             Plant Protection

2.1

Farmers’ field school (FFS)

@ Rs.20,000/- per FFS (training of 30 farmers for a season)

75:25

Farmers

2.2

Season long training of facilitators

Rs.10.00 lakh per ToF for training period of six months

100%

Facilitators

2..3

Insecticide Resistance Management

Full cost

100%

ICAR/SAUs

2.4

Seed treatment with chemicals

50% limited to Rs.40/- per kg.

75:25%

Farmers

2.5

Establishment / strengthening of bio-agent labs by states

50% of cost limited to s.40 lakh for new lab and Rs.20 lakh for strengthening existing lab. (smaller units on pro-rate basis)

75:25%

State Deptt. of Agril.

2.6

Establishment / strengthening of bio-agent labs by ICAR/SAU/DBT/IPM centers

50% of cost limited to s.40 lakh for new lab and Rs.20 lakh for strengthening existing lab. (smaller units on pro-rate basis)

100%

SAUs/ICAR/KVKs/ Cooperatives

2.7

Establishment / strengthening of bio-agent labs by private sector

50% limited to Rs.50 lakh as back ended subsidy for equipments

50:50 (GOI beneficiary

Private sector

2.8

Surveillance and monitoring of disease and pests

Rs.1.00 lakh per major cotton district per season

75 :25%

State Deptt. of Agri.

2.9

Distribution of Pheromone / light traps

50% of the cost limited to Rs.300 per ha.for pheromone traps and Rs.1000 per light trap

75 : 25%

Farmers

2.10

Supply of bio-agent / bio-pesticides

50% of the cost limited to Rs.900 per ha.

75:25%

Farmers

2.11

Supply of sprayers

50% limited to Rs.800/ manual; Rs.2000/power and Rs.10000/tractor operated

75:25%

Farmers

3.0            Water Saving Devices

3.1

Sprinkler sets

50% of cost limited to Rs.15000/- per ha. to SXC/ST/small / marginal and women and 33% limited to Rs.10000/- ha. to others.

75:25%

Farmers

3.2

Drip Irrigation

50% cost limited to Rs.25,000 per ha. to farmers but 60% cost limited to Rs.30,000 per ha, top farmers in watershed areas.

75:25

Farmers

4.0           Human Resource Development

4.1

State Level Training to Extension workers`

Training of Extension Workers, Dealers, NGOs, Ginners etc., @ Rs.15000 per training of two days for 30 trainees.

100%

Extension workers, dealers, NGOs, ginners etc.

4..2

National Level Training of Trainers

Rs.40000/- per training of 30 trainers for three days

100%

Master Trainers

4.3

Training of ginneries by CIRCOT

As per CIRCOT proposal

100%

Ginneries

5.0            Front Line Demonstration ( FLD )

5.1

FLD on Production Technology

Rs.2000/- per 0.4 ha.

100%

ICAR/SAUs/NGOs/KVKs/CCI, Industries, cooperatives

5.2

FLD on farm implements

Full cost limited to Rs.1.00 lakh per demonstration. Centre for implements, electrostatic / boom sprayers including Rs.5000 for conducting demonstration

i) 75:25

 

ii) 100%

State Deptt. of Agri.

ICAR/SAUs/NGOs/KVKs/CCI, cooperatives

5.3

FLD on IPM technology

Rs.2.00 lakh per demonstration of 50 ha. / whole village or at least 10 ha. if required on pro-rata basis.

100%

ICAR/SAUs/KVKs/ NGOs/CCI

6.0              Other Components

6.1

Contingencies / staff at state headquarter

 

@ Rs.1.00 lakh per cotton districts including staff at state headquarter..

75%25

 

States

 

6.2

Electronic / Print Media / Information Technology / Mass Media Supporting Workshops, foreign visits, strengthening of DOCD / Crops Division and other misc. contingencies

On actual basis

100%

States, NGOs, Crops Division and DOCD of DAC, Cooperatives, Farmers Associations etc.

6.3.

New Interventions

As per State specific need with maximum limit of 10 % of total allocation

75:25%

Farmers

Annexure – II

 

Format of Monthly Progress Report (MPR)

 

Physical and Financial Progress of MM II of TMC for the month of _____________ __________

State:----------------------------

State: ______________________

Components

Unit

Progress

 

 

Physical

Financial

Target

Achievement

Allocation

Expenditure

 

 

 

Central

Share

State

share

Total

Reasons for shortfall

I. Seed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply of Breeder Seed

Qtls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distribution of Certified Seed

Qtls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up of Seed Delinting Plants

Nos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. Plant Protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers’ Field School

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Long Training of Facilitators

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seed Treatment with chemicals

Qtls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Establishment of Bio-agent labs by States

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Establishment of Bio-agent labs by private sector

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surveillance and Monitoring of Insect pests and Diseases

Dists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distribution of Pheromone Traps

Ha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distribution of Light Traps

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply of Bio-agent / bio- pesticides

Ha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply of Manual Sprayers

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply of Power sprayers

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supply of Tractor operated sprayers

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Water Saving Devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sprinkler sets

Nos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drip Irrigation Sets

Nos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Others

Ha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingencies / staff at headquarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electronic print media, workshop, seminars, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Interventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Rs. in lakhs)

 

Fund released:-

a)        GOI to state Rs.

b)        State to district Rs.

 

Signature of designated officer


 

Annexure III

PROFORMA  FOR WEEKLY COTTON SITUATION REPORT

 

Name of the State: _________________________                                                          Week ended on _____________________

Year 2004   - 2005

 

I.              a) Area Target for cotton during 2004-05 (in ‘000 ha.)   _________________________

                b) Production Target for cotton during 2004-05 (in ‘000 bales)    _________________________

               c) Reasons for shortfall__________________________________________________________________________

II.            a) Final Estimate of cotton area during 2003-04 (in ‘000 ha.)         _________________________

                b) Final Estimate of cotton production 2003-04 (in ‘000 bales)     _________________________

III.           Week ending area covered (in ‘000 ha.)

                                a) This year