Centrally Sponsored Schemes: Schemes
1. Rain Fall Areal Development Prgogramme (RADP)
Rainfed areas assume special significance in terms of ecology,
agricultural productivity and livelihood for millions of rural
households in India. These areas not only constitute about
three-fourth of the land mass under arid, semi-arid, and dry-humid
zones, but also account for nearly 57 per cent of the agricultural
land spread across large parts of the country. Rainfed agriculture
is complex, diverse and risk-prone activity. However, Rainfed areas,
if managed properly, have the potential to contribute a larger share
in the food grain production. These high potential rainfed areas
provide us with opportunities for faster agricultural growth
compared to irrigated areas that have reached a plateau. 1.2
Holistic agriculture development through Integrated Farming System
(IFS) provides an opportunity for development and integration of
multiple components of agricultural system such as crops,
horticulture, livestock, fishery, agro-forestry with agro-based
income generating activities and value addition. The basic premise
of the proposed programme is to encourage exploitation of the
potential of different farming systems based upon the natural
resource assets/endowments (ponds, land development, nursery etc)
created either by the farmers or through schemes like MNREGA, RKVY,
NHM and Watershed Projects. This will act as a catalyst to
accomplish the ultimate objective of enhanced productivity,
minimizing the risk of crop losses due to uncertainties of weather
conditions, harnessing efficiency of resources, assuring food and
livelihood / income security at farm level and strengthen the
farmers’ capacity to adapt to climatic changes.
OBJECTIVE: The programme aims at improving the quality of
life of farmers, especially small and marginal farmers, by offering
a complete package of activities to maximize the farm returns for
enhancing his/her food and livelihood security. 2.2 The broad
a) Increasing agricultural productivity of rainfed areas in a
sustainable manner by adopting appropriate farming system based
b) To minimize the adverse impact of possible crop failure due to
drought, flood or un-even rainfall distribution through diversified
and composite farming systems.
c) Restoration of confidence in rainfed agriculture by creating
sustained employment opportunities through improved on-farm
technologies and cultivation practices.
d) Enhancement of farmers’ income and livelihood support for
reduction of poverty in rainfed areas.
e) Convergence of relevant developmental programmes in project areas
for optimal utilization of resources by establishing an integrated
and coordinated system involving different sectors and institutions.
2. National Food Security Mission- Rice (NFSM-Rice)
Introduction : As a sequel to the resolution passed by the
NDC in its 53rd Meeting held on 23rd May, 2007, the NFSM was
launched in 2007-08 (the 1st year of XI Five year plan) with the
objective to increase the country’s production of rice by 10 million
tonnes, wheat by 8 million tonnes and pulses by 2 million tonnes by
the terminal year of XI Five year Plan (2011-2012).
NSFM being one of the flagship programmes of the Government in the
agriculture sector is viewed with utmost importance in terms of its
contribution to raise production and productivity of food grains
besides sustainability of soil health and farmers' income.
a) Increasing production of rice through area expansion and
productivity enhancement in a suitable manner in the identified
Districts of the country.
b) Restoring Soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm
c) Creation of employment opportunities.
d) Enhancing farm level economy (i.e farm profits) to restore
confidence amongst the farmers.
3. Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojona (RKVY):
Since RKVY is a State Plan Scheme, being implemented by
the State, appropriate steps are taken for formulation of the
projects that are implemented by Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal
Resource Development Department, Fisheries, Milk Union &TTAADC.
Through this Scheme, the farming community of the State is being
benefited for overall Development of Agriculture & Allied Sector.
Besides this, infrastructures Development in Agriculture Sector are
also being taken up under this scheme.
4. Mini Mission-II of Technology Mission of Cotton (90:10):
The objective of the scheme is to popularize cultivation of improved
HYV cotton varieties in the State especially in the TSP areas.
5. Establishment of an Agency for Reporting Agricultural
Statistics (EARAS) (100% Central share): The major objective is
to estimate area coverage under different crops through plot to plot
survey in 4 seasons of Agricultural year in selected Revenue Moujas
of the State. The Scheme also envisages estimating production and
productivity of Major Crops through crop cutting Experiments for
Aush Paddy, Aman paddy, Boro paddy, Wheat, Mustard and Potato. Area,
Production & Productivity of other major crops shall be done based
on forecasting method.
6. Mini Mission-II of Jute Technology (75:25): The main
objective of the scheme is to improve productivity and quality of
Jute and Mesta in the potential areas of the State.
7. Support to State Extension Programme for Extension Reforms (ATMA)
(90:10): Farmers are provided financial assistance to organize
themselves in the form of groups around a particular commodity i.e.
a Commodity Interest Groups (CIG), largely consisting of about 20
farmers. Financial assistance is also provided to farmers for the
following extension activities in agriculture and allied sectors
:Training of farmers – within district, within state and interstate,
Demonstration on the field for farmers, Exposure visit to other
districts within the State and to other States, Kissan Melas at
district level., Setting up of Farm Schools at Block / Panchayat
level, A Farmers’ Advisory Committee (FAC) is constituted to
articulate farmer’s interests within the Block. The highest decision
making forum under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
is its Governing Body which consists of officials concerned as well
as representatives of farmers and others. Another major feature of
ATMA scheme is that it provides funds for extension activities in
not only the agriculture sector but also all other allied sectors
such as dairying poultry, fisheries, sericulture, horticulture etc,
Women farmers play a very significant role in farming operations,
with a view to providing extension support, minimum 30% of funds
under ATMA scheme are to be utilized for the benefit of women
farmers. Funding Pattern is 90% by the Government of India and 10%
by the State Governments.
8. Development and Strengthening of Infrastructure facilities for
Production and Distribution of Quality Seeds (100% Central share):
The main objective is to develop and strengthen the seed
infrastructure facilities relating to processing, storage,
production and distribution of certified/quality seeds and quality
control arrangement of seeds as well as to provide technical
know-how to farmers in seed production. Other objectives are to make
available seeds to the farmers during natural calamities like
droughts, floods, disease outbreaks etc., to provide Transport
Subsidy on movement of seeds to ensure timely availability of
certified/quality seeds at reasonable price to the farmers in remote
areas, to strengthen the Seed Quality Control Organizations i.e.
State Seed Certification Agencies and Seed Testing Laboratories to
regulate the quality of seeds distributed to the farmers.
9. Macro Management in Agriculture (100% Central share): It
aims at all round development in agriculture through Work Plan
prepared by the State Governments. Following sub-schemes are
implemented under MMA in our State:
• Integrated Cereal Development Programmes in Rice Based Cropping
System Areas (ICDP – Rice).
• Integrated Development Programmes for Pulses, Maize and Oilseeds.
• Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization among Farmers.
• National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA).
• Soil Conservation in Catchments of River Valley Projects & Flood
Prone Rivers (RVP & FPR). Funding pattern in the case of Tripura is
100% Central share.
10. Promotion and Strengthening of Agricultural Mechanization
through Training, Testing & Demonstration (100% Central share):
The objectives of the scheme are to organize
Demonstration, training for trainers, officials from State
Governments and farmers etc in the selection, operation,
maintenance/ repairs of specialized and other such equipment, energy
conservation, scheduling and management of various agricultural
implements and machineries.
11. Establishment of an Agency for reporting Agricultural
Statistics (EARAS) (100:0): The objective of the scheme is to
estimate area coverage under different crops through plot to plot
survey in 4 seasons of agricultural year in selected Revenue Mouzas
of the state. The scheme also envisages estimating production and
productivity of major crops through Crop Cutting Experiments for Aus
Paddy, Aman Paddy, Boro paddy, Wheat, Mustard and Potato. Area,
production & productivity of other major crops shall be done based
on forecasting method. Beside this, other objective is to provide
the estimates of Land Use Statistics. Outlay for the scheme is Rs.
120.00 lakhs of which Central share is Rs. 120.00 Lakhs.
12. Rastriya Krishi Bima Yojana (50:50): The objective of the
scheme is to provide relief to the farmers in the shape of
compensation for loss of yield due to natural calamities. Proposed
outlay for 2012-13 is Rs. 20.00 lakhs out of which Central share is
Rs. 10.00 lakhs.
State Plan Scheme:
1. Scheme for Agriculture development: The scheme aims at
production and productivity of food grains to meet the requirement
of the state through distribution of Hybrid and certified seeds of
promising varieties of Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Pulses and Oilseeds etc.
and cash crops like Jute & Mesta, cotton etc to the cultivators at
subsidized rate as incentive for motivation and varietal
replacements. Another objective is to popularize use of chemical
fertilizers at subsidized rate (including internal transport
subsidies) in conjunction with bio-fertilizer, creation of awareness
for using more and more organic manures, organizing soil testing at
the farmers' doorstep etc. The scheme also aims at providing need
based support to the cultivators to combat epidemic outbreak and
attack of pests and diseases. It includes distribution of plant
protection equipments to the small and marginal farmers on subsidy
including strengthening of Department Stock. Beside this, the scheme
also aims at meeting the liabilities including salary of staff,
wages of labourers including transfer of fund to TTAADC, stipend,
scholarship, Trainings etc including cost of fuel, electricity and
telephone charges, office expenses, Rent, rate & Taxes,
Publications, Minor Works, Supplies and Materials, Advertising and
Publicity, participation in different state level Fairs,
Exhibitions, Melas including conduction of different types of
Campaigns, farmers forum etc.
2. Scheme for Agriculture Infrastructure development: The
importance of good infrastructure for agricultural development is
widely recognized. The Department proposes to improve infrastructure
and connected supporting services to augment food grains production
and to attain self sufficiency in food grain production. In
accordance with this, the department proposes to construct
fertilizer Go- downs for buffer stock of fertilizer, agriculture
directorate building, S.A Offices, Agri sector Offices, Input
Stores, Laboratories through utilization of the available resources
from existing schemes of the State and Central resources.
3. Scheme for Development of Cold Store: At present there are
4 (Four) Cold Storages under Agriculture Department in Tripura.
Construction works of Seven more Cold Storages are likely to be
completed during 12 FYP. The scheme aims to keep fresh products in
cold Storage to ensure better market price in off-season.
4. Scheme for Agriculture Research, Education and Training:
There is the State Agricultural Research Station (SARS) at
Arundhutinagar, Agartala through which research works are being
undertaken in each season in the Government Farms as well as
Cultivators field to see the adoptability of particular crop/variety
in the State befitting with our agro climatic condition. Besides,
provision has been made for purchase of farm machineries,
strengthening of Central Agriculture Library by way of purchase of
books, journals etc. This Scheme also aims to diffuse technology and
administration. The scheme aims at development of technical
personnel at various levels of Agricultural Extension &
Administration. The young farmers and farmer's sons will also be
trained at UGTC, Lembucherra on modern farming system. Specialized
short duration training on Integrated Farming Technology has been
proposed to be imparted to the Field level Workers like Agri.
Assistants, Agri. Inspectors. Purchase/repairing of furniture of
training class rooms have been proposed to be undertaken from this
scheme. In order to fulfil requirement of Human Resource Developmnt,
the State Government has set up an Agricultural College at
Lembucherra which started its journey from 24th august, 2007 to
cater to the need of Agriculture Research & Education in Tripura. It
is needless to mention here that State Government is implementing a
programme of attaining self-sufficiency in foodgrains as well as
fruits & vegetables. The presence of Agricultural College in the
State is definitely playing a key-role in achieving the
self-sufficiency as well as sustainability in agricultural
5. Development of Markets and Marketing Facilities in Tripura:
The objective of the scheme is to develop the infrastructure of
regulated and rural markets and to provide marketing facilities of
agricultural produce in a phased manner. The state is having 554
Primary Rural Markets, in which there are 84 Wholesale Assembling
Markets including 21 Regulated Markets guided by Tripura
Agricultural Produce Markets Act. 1980.