Paddy Drier Machines



Paddy Drier Machines 

The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is implementing capital investment subsidy scheme of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI) of the Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) which provides subsidy @ 25% of the capital cost for general category and 33.33% for special category beneficiaries for development of various types of marketing infrastructures including dryer machines for paddy.
Under this scheme, since October 2004 to October 2014, 11511 various infrastructure projects have been sanctioned. Individuals, Group of farmers/growers/Consumers, Partnership/Proprietary firms Non-Government Organization, Self Help Group, Companies Corporations, Autonomous bodies of Government, Cooperatives, Cooperative Marketing Federations, Local Bodies, Agriculture Produce Market Committees and Marketing Boards are eligible in this scheme for assistance of selected infrastructure projects as per their requirements including installation of paddy drying machines. 

The Central Government extends Minimum Support Price (MSP) to paddy to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce and do not have to resort to distress sale. All the foodgrains conforming to the prescribed specifications offered for sale at specified centres are bought by Food Corporation of India and State Agencies at MSP. 

This information was given today by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Lok Sabha. 

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MSP for Chilli 

Government does not announce Minimum Support Price for Chilli. Chilli is covered under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS), which is implemented on the request of State Governments for procurement of perishable and horticultural commodities in the event of fall in market prices. The Scheme is implemented when there is at least 10% increase in production or 10% decrease in the ruling rates over the previous normal year. Proposal of MIS is approved on the specific request of State/UT Government, if the State/UT Government is ready to bear 50% loss (25% in case of North-Eastern States), if any, incurred on its implementation. 

This information was given today by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Lok Sabha. 

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Bogus Beneficiaries under Crop Insurance Scheme 

Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) has been approved for implementation in all States/UTs. However, it is optional for States/UTs to implement the scheme. 19 States, have implemented the WBCIS in one or more seasons. 

Some discrepancies like area insured more than area actually sown, coverage relating to bogus farmers, non-payment of claims etc. have been reported in implementation of WBCIS in Rajasthan. The scheme is being implemented and monitored by the concerned State Government. However, two cases relating to irregularities in coverage of non-loanee farmers during Rabi 2010-11 in Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar districts were reported to this Department. The concerned insurance company i.e. ICICI-Lombard General Insurance Company of India (ILGIC) after investigations and at the direction of the State Government, has settled the admissible claims to the concerned farmers. 

Further, if manipulations/irregularities/discrepancies are noticed in implementation of the Crop Insurance Schemes, suitable punitive action is taken against the concerned insurance company(s) after due investigations in consultation with the States. Besides, the performance of the empanelled insurance companies is closely monitored through various indicators and if it is found below benchmark, the said insurance company is liable to be de-empanelled. 

This information was given today by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Lok Sabha. 

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Revision of SDRF and NDRF Norms for Drought 

At present, there is no proposal to amend norms of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) & National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Revision of the list of items and norms of assistance under SDRF and NDRF is reviewed normally after the award of successive Finance Commissions. Taking into account various factors including inflations, Government has been revising items and norms of assistance under SDRF/NDRF from time to time, last being done on 28.11.2013. However, for longer horizon, the concerned State Government should draw a separate plan with concerned Central Ministries and State Plan etc. for mitigating the situation. Financial assistance under SDRF/NDRF in the wake of natural disasters is by way of assistance and is not for compensation of loss as suffered. 

This information was given today by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Lok Sabha. 

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Implementation of ATMA 

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme is under implementation in 640 districts of 29 States & 3 UTs of the country. 

Main objectives of the Scheme are to promote decentralized farmer-driven and farmer-accountable extension system through an institutional arrangement for technology dissemination in the form of an Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), encourage multi-agency and broad-based extension strategies, adopt group approach to extension and facilitate convergence of programmes in planning, execution & implementation at district level. 

Under the scheme grants-in-aid is released to the States/UTs with an objective to support State Governments efforts in revitalizing the extension system and making available the latest agricultural technologies in different thematic areas to increase production in agriculture & allied sectors through a Cafeteria of Activities which include Farmers Training, Demonstrations, Exposure Visits, Kisan Mela, Mobilization of Farmers Groups, Setting up of Farm School, Innovative Technology Dissemination, Research-Extension Linkages etc. 

This information was given today by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Lok Sabha. 

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Jute Production 


            The details of production estimates of Jute provided by  Jute Advisory Board (JAB) vis-à-vis the official estimates released by Directorate of Economics & Statistics (DES), Ministry of Agriculture for 2012-13 to 2014-15 are as under :-

Year
Production (Lakh Bales)

As estimated by Jute Advisory Board
As per official estimates released by DES
2012-13
93.00
103.40
2013-14
90.00
109.82*
2014-15
86.00
108.70#

*As per 4th  Advance Estimates   
# As per 1st Advance Estimates

              The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) in its report on Price Policy for Jute: 2014-15 Season, recommended that “a high level committee  needs to constituted to examine the issues of vide divergence between the  production estimates given by DES and JAB.”


            While the JAB’s estimates of jute production are based taking into account the views of its members such as Indian Jute Mills Association, Jute Corporation of India,  Jute Balers’  Association,  Directorate  of  Jute  Development, etc.,  the official  estimates  released  by  DES  are  prepared  on  the  basis  of  a  statistically  sound methodology and are considered to be reliable.  Also, generally, the estimates prepared by two different organizations, based on totally different methods and sources of data do not match.

            As such, the Ministry of Agriculture considers that no additional purpose may be served by constituting a high level committee to examine the issues of divergence between the estimates prepared by the two agencies.  Indian Agricultural Statistical Research Institute (IASRI) has been asked to examine this issue.


This information was given today by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Lok Sabha.
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