Contingency Crop Plan 2019Organic Corner
Programs & Schemes

ATMA Schemes

Support to State Extension Program for Extension Reforms under ATMA

Agriculture technology management agency (ATMA) is a registered society at the district level, which works with different agriculture related institutions for sustainable agriculture development. The main objective of this scheme is to coordinate the various research and extension activities at the district level. It is also responsible for decentralization of public agriculture technology system.

Formation of ‘Farmer’s Interest Group (FIGs)’ with the help of public organisations, private organisations, NGOs, Para Extension Worker and private input dealers in all the blocks and villages of the district is one of the major objectives of ATMA.

Objectives of the Scheme

  • New institutional arrangements – Decentralized decision making
  • Broad-based extension delivery (FSA)
  • Group approach to extension – FOs & FIGs
  • Gender concerns – Minimum 30% allocation
  • Convergence of line departments – gap filling mode
  • Multi agency extension strategies – encourage private sector (minimum 10% allocation)
  • Sustainability of extension services – Minimum 10% beneficiary contribution
  • Bottom up planning

Eligibility criteria

FIG groups formed under "ATMA” are registered through Project Director of respective district. After registration, members of FIG are eligible for benefits under the scheme.

Benefits of the Scheme

  • Training on Agriculture and related subjects
  • Demonstrations
  • Exposure visit
  • Krushi Mela/Exhibition
  • Farmer-Scientist Interaction
  • Farm School
  • Best ATMA farmer’s Award
  • Publication of Agriculture related publications
  • Encouraging public-private partnership for all round development of Agriculture
  • Encouraging women participation/contribution in Agriculture
  • To publish and spread the success stories in the Agriculture and allied sector

How to get benefits of the scheme

Under the ATMA scheme, Farmer’s Interest Groups (FIGs) of 11-25 farmers are formed. These FIGs are registered through the Project Director of respective district. A registration fee of Rs. 250 per group is charged. Registration can be done by collecting Rs. 10 per member. Information regarding registration of FIGs can be obtained by contacting Famer’s friend, Block Technology Manger or Subject Matter Specialist.

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  • Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat State : External website that opens in a new window
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