• -National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture

  • Seed Supply
  • Seed Farms
  • Seed Village Program
  • Seed Regulation

Objectives:

  • Seed is a critical determinant in increasing the agricultural production
  • The performance and efficiency of other inputs depends on the quality of seed. Certified/quality seed plays an important role in achieving higher yields
  • Hence supply of quality seed to the farmers is one of the most important interventions to increase the production and productivity of any crop
  • To bring more area under cultivation certified or quality seed must be supplied at affordable prices and in adequate quantities to the farmers
  • The area under cultivation is not going to increase significantly; the thrust will have to be on rising productivity per unit of cultivated land

Supply under different schemes:

Seed Supply Plan for Kharif 2013 and Rabi 2013-11 is prepared based on the district wise, season wise seed requirement as furnished by the District Joint Directors ofAgriculture in the State.

It is proposed to distribute 44.68 lakh qtl of seed during 2013-11 out of which a quantity of 22.89 lakh qtl is planned to be supplied under subsidy with a subsidy value of Rs. 308.59 Crores. Arrangements are already made for supply

  • National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
  • Rastriya Krishi VikasYojana (RKVY)
  • Integrated scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM)
  • Normal State Plan

The subsidy seed will be supplied by the various seed supplying nodal agencies i.e. APSSDC, APOILFED and HACA.

Promotion of new varieties:

To promote new varieties a State Level Standing Committee has been formed as per the instructions of Government of India. The Committee has discussed with various Research Institutes regarding the new crop varieties which can be promoted inAP through subsidy scheme.

Seed Rolling Plan for Three years:

  • A three year Seed rolling Plan has been prepared and variety wise requirement and production of Certified seed / Foundation seed / Breeder seed for next 3 years has been finalized
  • It is decided to promote new varieties for different crops (which are less than 10 years old) and supply them under subsidy scheme.
  • Further, it is also decided to supply popular old varieties which are preferred by the farmers under the Seed Rolling Plan for ThreeYears.