The Department is implementing Sub-Mission on Seeds & Planting Materials (SMSP) from the year 2014-15 to promote production and multiplication of quality seeds of agricultural crops, so that the required quantities of seeds could be made available to farmers in the country. To upgrade the quality of farmers’ saved seeds, financial assistance for distribution of foundation/certified seeds at 50% cost of the seeds for cereal crops and 60% for pulses, oilseeds, fodder and green manure crops for production of quality seeds is available /provided for one acre per farmer under the component Seed Village Programme of SMSP.
Mechanization & Technology
(A) A Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) is being implemented w.e.f. 2014-15. The SMAM provides a suitable platform for converging all activities for inclusive growth of agricultural mechanization by providing a ‘single window’ approach for implementation with a special focus on small & marginal farmers
There are three components of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)
i. PMKSY(Har Khet Ko Pani)
ii. PMKSY (Watershed) and
iii. PMKSY (Per Drop More Crop)
To promote creation of scientific storage capacity for storing farm produce, processed farm produce and agricultural inputs etc., to reduce post-harvest & handling losses, promote pledge financing and market access including marketing infrastructure (other than storage), the DAC&FW is implementing a capital subsidy sub-scheme “Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI)” of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) across the country.