Contingency Crop Plan 2019Organic Corner
Programs & Schemes

National Food Security Mission

Description/Overview of the Scheme

NFSM scheme was started by the Government of India as per the guide line of 11th Five year plan during the year 2007-08 to increase the cultivation area and Production of Pulses, Wheat and Rice crop. This scheme was 100 % Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

NFSM scheme is implemented by the Government of India as per the guide line of 12th Five year plan during the year 2014-15. In this scheme Pulses, Wheat, Rice as well as coarse cereal and commercial crops (Sugarcane and cotton) are included. Besides this, Nutri Cereal (Jowar, Bajra and Ragi crops) has been included by the Government of India from 2018-19. During the year 2014-15 NFSM scheme was implemented as 50:50 % (Central: State) sharing pattern and from 2015-16 this scheme is implemented as 60:40% (Central: State) sharing pattern.

Objectives of scheme

  • Increasing production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals (Maize) Commercial Crops (Cotton and Sugarcane) and Nutri-Cereals (Jowar, Bajra and Ragi) through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country;
  • Restoring soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm level; and
  • Enhancing farm level economy (i.e. farm profits) to restore confidence amongst the farmers.

NFSM- Pulses

  • This scheme is implement in all 33 districts of the state.
  • Cluster demonstration/Demonstration, Certified seed distribution, Certified seed production, Micro-nutrients, Gypsum, Plant protection chemicals and bio agent, Weedicide, Manual sprayer, Zero till multi-crop planter, Power knap sack sprayer, Zero till seed com fertilizer drill, Seed drill, Multi-cop plant, Rotavator, Chiseler, Lesar land leveler, Tractor-mounted sprayer, Multi crop thresher, Open pipe line, Pump set, Mobile rain gun, Cropping system based training, Sprinkler set are covered under this scheme.

NFSM- Wheat

  • This Scheme is implement in Ahmedabad, Anand, Kheda, Aravalli, Sabarkantha, Banaskantha and Botad districts of the state.
  • Under this scheme Cluster demonstration/Demonstration, Certified seed distribution, Micro-nutrients, Gypsum, Plant protection chemicals and bio agent, Weedicide, Manual sprayer, Power knap sack sprayer, Zero till seed com fertilizer drill, Zero till multi-crop planter, Seed drill, Rotavator, Chiseler, Lesar land leveler, Tractor-mounted sprayer, Multi crop thresher, Power weedwer, Multi crop planter, Open pipe line, Pump set, Mobile rain gun, Cropping system based training, Sprinkler set are covered.

NFSM- Rice

  • This scheme is implement in Vadodara, Chhota Udepur, Panchmahal and Mahisagar districts of the state.
  • Cluster demonstration/Demonstration, Certified seed distribution (Hybrid Rice Seed, HYVs Seeds of Rice), Micro-nutrients, Plant protection chemicals and bio agent, Weedicide, Cono weeder, Manual sprayer, Power knap sack sprayer, Zero till multi-crop planter, Seed drill, Rotavator, Lesar land leveler, Multi crop thresher, Power weeder, Drum seeder, Paddy thresher, Self-propelled paddy transplanter, Pump set, Cropping system based training are covered under this scheme.

NFSM- Coarse cereal (Maize)

  • This scheme is implement in Dahod, Panchmahal, Sabarkantha, Aravalli and Mahisagar districts of the state
  • Under this scheme Cluster demonstration/Demonstration, Certified seed distribution (Hybrid Seed, HYVs Seeds) are covered.

NFSM- Nutri Cereals

  • Under this scheme following crops and districts are covered

    Jowar- Banaskantha, Bharuch, Surat and Tapi

    Bajra- Ahmedabad, Anand, Banaskantha, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Kutch, Mahesana, Panchmahal, Patan, Sabarkantha, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Gir Somnath, Aravalli and Mahisagar

    Ragi- Dang and Valsad

  • In this scheme Cluster demonstration/Demonstration, Certified seed distribution (Hybrid Seed, HYVs Seeds), Certified seed production, Micro-nutrients, Plant protection chemicals and bio agent, Weedicide, Manual sprayer, Cropping system based training, Godown for safe storage of Agriculture inputs, Mini grinder machine, Formation of FPOs in Cluster Area 100% GOI, Creation of processing units for FPOs (100% GOI), Centre of Excellence (CoEs) (100% GOI), Creation of Seed Hub (100% GOI), State level workshop, Districts level festival, Road show, Creation of Awareness, Publicity and Seed Minikits distribution are covered under this scheme.

NFSM- Commercial Crop Sugarcane

  • The scheme implemented in all sugarcane growing districts of the state.
  • In this scheme demonstration (intercropping system and single bud chip technology), Tissue culture plantlets production and distribution, Plant protection chemical and bio-agent, State level training are covered.

NFSM- Commercial Crop Cotton

  • This scheme implemented in all cotton growing districts of state except Dang, Navsari and Valsad
  • Under this scheme FLD on Integrated crop management (ICM), FLD on Desi / ELS Cotton for seed production, FLD on inter cropping, FLD on High Density Plantation System, Plant protection chemical and bio-agent, State level training are covered.

Prerequisite for the benefit of the scheme

All farmers (General, Schedule Cast, Schedule Tribal, Marginal, Small, Big and Women) of state can get benefits from this scheme.

For getting benefits under AGR-3 scheme, Farmers should apply online application on ikhedut portal https://ikhedut.gujarat.gov.in/ and for further information contact to District agriculture Officer at District level/Taluka implementing Officer (ATVT officer) at Taluka level or village level worker at village level.

  • http://india.gov.in, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new window
  • Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat State : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://india.gov.in, Soil Health Card : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://agricoop.nic.in/, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.icar.org.in/, Indian Council of Agricultural Research : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.imd.gov.in/, Indian Meteorological Department : External website that opens in a new window
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