Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
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Beej Gram Yojana

Posted On: 21 DEC 2021 5:07PM by PIB Delhi

Govt. of India is implementing Seed Village Programme (Beej Gram Yojana) since 2014-15 to upgrade the quality of farmer’s saved seeds. Under this programme financial assistance for distribution of foundation/certified seeds at 50% of seed cost for cereal crops and 60% for pulses, oilseeds, fodder and green manure crops is available for up to one acre per farmer. The state-wise details (including Rajasthan) of fund released, utilized and details of physical achievements in last two years and in current year is placed at Annexure-I & II.

The Government of India organizes Zonal Seed Review Meeting twice a year before onset of each sowing season i.e. Kharif & Rabi. In these meetings, Department of Agriculture of different States/UTs, National & State Level Seed Producing Agencies, Seed Certification Agencies were called to assess the requirement and availability of seed across the country prior to every season, to ensure timely availability of seed to farmers.

All the States/UTs (including Rajasthan) actively participate and share information in these meetings. Based on the information received from different stakeholders, seed requirement and availability on all India basis is assessed, which in last three years is given below:-

 

(Quantity in Lakh quintals)

Year

Requirement

Availability

Surplus

2019-20

387.31

431.01

43.70

2020-21

443.16

483.66

40.50

2021-22

465.36

498.83

33.47

 

 

 

Annexure-I

Details of Fund released and utilised under Seed Village Programme (Beej Gram Yojana)

 

S.

No.

Name of State

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Released

(in lakh)

Utilized

(in lakh)

Released

(in lakh)

Utilized

(in lakh)

Released

(in lakh)

Utilized

(in lakh)

1

Andhra Pradesh

264.53

186.73

310.07

-

-

-

2

Arunachal Pradesh

-

-

112.63

-

-

-

3

Assam

-

-

1,487.48

1,487.23

-

-

4

Bihar

-

-

540.89

-

-

-

5

Central Agency

1,321.65

1,321.65

511.22

56.45

-

-

6

Chhattisgarh

516.77

516.77

340.16

272.52

220.85

-

7

Gujarat

-

-

156.30

156.30

-

-

8

Haryana

218.04

-

-

-

-

-

9

Himachal Pradesh

541.22

541.22

645.75

-

-

-

10

Jammu & Kashmir

974.58

967.09

841.79

206.18

-

-

11

Karnataka

-

-

35.77

-

-

-

12

Madhya Pradesh

880.48

880.48

1,934.45

1,390.74

492.05

-

13

Maharashtra

1,695.76

1,695.76

1,126.39

93.89

-

-

14

Meghalaya

-

-

44.44

-

-

-

15

Mizoram

24.97

24.97

3.94

-

-

-

16

Nagaland

79.48

79.48

131.49

-

-

-

17

Rajasthan

653.07

653.07

255.67

107.59

132.30

-

18

Sikkim

-

-

4.03

-

-

-

19

Tamil Nadu

1,110.27

1,110.27

1,776.84

1,721.53

441.41

-

20

Telangana

-

-

428.24

-

-

-

21

Uttar Pradesh

66.12

66.12

1,587.04

350.32

-

-

22

Uttarakhand

546.39

546.39

555.81

139.42

-

-

Grand Total

8,893.33

8,590.01

12,830.40

5,982.17

1,286.61

-

 

Annexure-II

 

Details of Seed Village Programme (Beej Gram Yojana) Implementation

 

S.

No.

Name of

State

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

Seed Distribution

 (in Quintals)

Seed Village Created         

(in Number)

Farmers Benefitted          (in Number)

Seed Distribution

(in Quintals)

Seed Village Created         

 (in Number)

Farmers Benefitted            (in Number)

Seed Distribution

(in Quintals)

Seed Village Created            (in Number)

Farmers Benefitted            (in Number)

1

Andhra Pradesh

8,363

1,353

33,825

8,597

1,224

30,600

-

-

-

2

Assam

22,850

3,559

5,33,850

77,445

3,595

10,78,675

-

-

-

3

Bihar

23,535

236

75,727

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Central Agency

11,402

2,351

44,538

21,964

1,578

74,598

-

-

-

5

Chhattisgarh

32,561

6,496

90,893

29,012

6,570

78,369

17,126

6,570

37,805

6

Gujarat

3,110

376

7,301

7,385

266

15,984

-

-

-

7

Himachal Pradesh

46,748

1,950

2,27,866

45,330

4,640

2,26,665

-

-

-

8

Jammu & Kashmir

50,063

1,400

1,89,873

60,590

2,319

2,31,846

-

-

-

9

Karnataka

2,302

430

8,968

1,473

234

7,241

-

-

-

10

Madhya Pradesh

82,756

6,688

3,28,538

87,091

7,446

6,72,275

22,604

2,946

1,47,300

11

Maharashtra

1,68,743

24,732

5,72,292

39,727

10,851

1,25,798

8,400

557

28,004

12

Nagaland

1,818

67

8,759

2,266

166

8,900

2,266

166

8,900

13

Orissa

6,165

304

31,120

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

Puducherry

-

-

-

20

46

101

-

-

-

15

Rajasthan

19,455

1,398

71,280

35,579

3,004

1,39,438

-

2,032

2,03,201

16

Sikkim

257

100

5,500

42

11

715

-

-

-

17

Tamil Nadu

1,01,619

5,736

5,72,390

1,40,243

10,264

6,85,753

37,038

2,497

2,04,162

18

Telangana

14,102

2,342

58,550

4,026

809

20,225

-

-

-

19

Uttar Pradesh

62,072

11,449

1,93,536

39,897

4,486

1,14,416

-

-

-

20

Uttarakhand

39,002

6,560

1,39,887

29,549

8,223

1,01,957

367

276

3,065

21

West Bengal

32

7

350

-

-

-

-

-

-

Grand Total

6,96,955

77,534

31,95,043

6,30,236

65,732

36,13,556

87,801

15,044

6,32,437

 

This information was given by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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