|District Level||Principal Agriculture Office at Malappuram||1|
|Block Level||Asst. Director of Agriculture Offices in 14 Blocks||14|
|Panchayat Level||Krishi Bavan (94 panchayats and 5muncipalitis )||99|
Soil Testing Laboratories
Agricultural Engineering Office at Anakkayam
|1||Seed Garden Complex||Munderi|
|2||District Agricultural Farm||Chungathara|
|3||Coconut Nursery & Parasite Breeding Station||Parappanangadi|
|4||State Seed Farm||Anakkayam|
|5||State Seed Farm||Chokkad|
|6||State Seed Farm||Thavanoor|
|The Agriculture Department in
Malappuram District is taking sincere effort for carving out a dynamic and vibrant
agriculture sector responsive to the needs of local farming community. The role and
responsibility of Krishi Bhavan, the grass root level structural and functional unit of
the agriculture department and the basic contact point of the farming community is very
significant in planning, formulation and execution of viable and need based programme for
Agriculture department in the peoples planning programme, and implementation of state and
central sectoral scheme. Krishi Bhavan also act an effective transfer of technology agents
in the agricultural sector. Proper guidance for krishi Bhavan officer will be imparted by
Asst. Director of Agriculture and district level offices. The following are
the scheme implemented by the department.
Crop production programme
Sustainable Development of Rice based farming system through group action.
The scheme intends to sustain the rice cultivation and to increase the production and productivity. Financial assistance will be given for the following programmes.
State sector scheme
Central sector scheme
Assistance will be provided for the following components. Seeds @ Rs. 5/ kg, Lime @ Rs. 600/ ha, Biofertilizer and integrated nutrient management @ Rs 4000/ per Hectare, weedicid @ Rs 200/- per Hectore.
For starting coconut Demonstration plots Rs 17500/- per hectore will be provided as subsidy.
Production and distribution of quality coconut seedlings from departmental farms.
The scheme aims at increasing the production and productivity of coconut. Following components will be implemented under the scheme.
Coconut Board Scheme
For starting coconut Demonstration plots Rs 17500/- per hectore will be provided as subsidy.
Production and distribution of quality coconut seedlings from departmental farms.
Intensitive Vegitable Development Programme:
This component will be implemented
through Haritha Sangama. Compact area of 5 ha should be
identified for each Haritha Sangam. 50% assistance for cost of seed,
organic, Organic manure, plant protection chemicals, Irrigation
facilities, pandal etc. limited to Rs 10,000 / hectore will be
|An assistance of Rs 1000/- will be provided to each school for meeting cost of seeds, manures and fertilizeirs, plant protection chemicals, Agricultural impliments fencing etc, for cultivating 10 cents. Assistance of Rs. 6000/- well and Rs 7500/- pumbset will be provided for digging well and installing pump set to raise vegetable garden in more than 25 cents in schools.|
|Awards||Awards will be provided for best Haritha Sangam and
best school garden at state level and district level as follows.
State level – Best Haritha Sangam
District Level – Best Harith Sangam - Rs 10,000.
|Vegitable Developments 100% Css||Under the scheme subsidy of Rs 10,000/- hector for seed production @ 500/ per hectore for Hybrid seed demonstration plot, @ Rs 10,000/- for well Rs.4,000/- pump set etc will be provided.|
|Horticulture Therapy||The out-lay provided in the scheme will be utilised for cultivation of vegitable, fruts, flowers and tapioca in the area available in sanitarium, orphanages etc. Assistance will be provided for purchasing seeds, seeding, fertilizes pestiude, Agriculture implements, PP equipments and to establish irrigation unit @ Rs 19,500/- unit.|
|Development of fruit||Assistance will be given for area expansion of fruit crops like Banana, Mango, Sapota and other miscellanious fruits @ of Rs 5,000/- ha.|
|Cashew||Assistance will be given for area expansion and rehabitation, grafts will be supplied free of cost and assistance for organic manure application @ Rs5/ grafts will be provided. Subsidy @ Rs 1,000/ hector will be provided for plant protection measures.|
|Pepper||In order to meet the
growing demand of rooted pepper cutting of high yielding varities for new
planting, replanting and gap filling rooted pepper cuttings of high
yielding varieties will be produced in departmental farms and distributed
through Krishi Bhavan.
Assistance @ Rs 7000/ hectores will be provided for intercropping of pepper in coconut gardens, and @ Rs 4000/ hectores for rehabitation of old and senik pepper garden. For adoption of plant protection measures subsidy limited to 50% cost of P.P. chemicals @ Rs 1860/ ha will be prvided. For plant protection equipments subsidy @ Rs. 800/ equipments and soil conservation subsidy @ Rs 600/ ha will also be provided. Training programmes will be arranged under the scheme.
Transfer of Technology and Research Programme
|For effective transfer of new technology in agriculture training programme will be conducted for field level extention functonaries including agricultural assistants, Agriculture Officers, Asst. Directors of Agriculture and farmers. District level, Block level and Panchayat lavel training programme will be arranged with the participation of expert in the subjects.|
Promotion of Agriculture extention
|Detailed technical interface discussions conducted at District level participating technocrats of the Agriculture Departments, Kerala Agriculture University and research institutions. The information of the discussions will be percolated to Block and Panchayat level, for helping the farmer to increase the production and productivity of Crops cultivated and to tackle specific problem faced by them.|
Public Participation in Agricultural Production Programme
|The scheme is intended for organizing melas, seminars, farmers day etc. involving local bodies and for providing awards and incentives to outstanding farmers, farm journalists, farm workers etc.|
Contractual research, front line demonstration and adaptive treats
|Contractual research is undertaken by the scientists of
Agricultural Universities to solve local specific problem. These will
include innovative farming system, crop diversification etc.
Adaptive trials will be undertaken in departmental farms and use the technologies already developed through contractual research.
Front line demonstration will be organized in farmers fields to proven the developed technology. It help to assure and analyse the constraints for a scientific feed back.
Planting Materiel Production Programmes
|Paddy Seed Production Programmes||Seed villages will be identified and farmers will be selected as seed growers under seed act. Foundation seed of high yielding Variety will be supplied free of cost to growers for multiplication. Technical guidance and seed certification procedure will be followed up by the concerned agricultural officer group farming samathis will procure good quality seeds and will distribute to farmers. Assistance Rs @ 4000/hectares will be provided including the seeds cost, production incentive, packing and labelling charges.|
|Vegetable Seed Production||
Foundation seeds will be supplied to frames selected for seeds production. production incentive @ Rs 10,000/hectores will be provided as assitance.
farms in the District in entrusted with the production of planting
materials as follows.
SGC Munderi - Cocount seedlings, Vegetable seeds, seed Rhizomes of Ginger, Turmeric, Bannana,suckers root and Tubers, Cashew grafts rooted pepper cuttings, kodumpuly grafts.
DAF Chungathara - Cashew grafts, Mango grafts, sapota grafts, Jack grafts, cinnamon seedlings, Clove seedlings, Champa, Rose Apple, Star Apple, Cherry layers, Guava layers, rooted pepper cuttings, Vegetable seeds, Ginger and Turmeric, seeds rhizomes, Garecinia ( kodumpuly grafts).
Cocount Nursery,Parappanangadi - Coconut seedlings,pepper cuttings, clove, Ginger, Turmeric and Vegetable seeds.
Parasite Breeding Station Parappanangadi - Larval parasites of Braconbrev, ecornes and pupal parasites against Nephantis serinopa.
State Seed Farm, Chokkad - Paddy seed, pepper cuttings, Bannana suckers, Vegetable seeds.
State Seeds Farm, Thavanoor - Paddy seed, pepper cuttings, Vegetable seeds, vetiver stips.
State Seed Farm, Anakkayam - Paddy seeds rooted pepper cuttings, Vegetable seeds.
Fertilizers and Quality Control Programmes
Integrated Nutrient Management
|I. Soil Health Clinic- Campaigns
will be arranged in padasekarams and fileds for collection of soil samples
and the samples will be analysed in the soil testing
laboratories and the result will be discussed in the camps/group
meetings organized in the group farming samathies and enlighten the
farmers about the Integrated Nutrient Management System.
Awareness campaigne will be organized on the use of organic manures,
Biofertilizers and production of vermi compost. Demonstrations will be
conducted on Integrated Nutrient Management System.
II. Bio-Fertilizers Kits – Inorder to popularise the application of Bio-Fertilizers kits of 200 gm will be supplied free of cost.
III. Vermi Compost - Demonotration plot of Vermi compost will be conducted and assistance will be given @ Rs 5000/- per compost pit.
V. Promotion of Green Manure Cultivation - Sabsidy will be provided for green manure seeds @ Rs 8/Kg.
Pest Control Programmes
|Integrated Pest Management||Activities under Integrated Pest Control will be taken on pudarekaram basis. The farmers will be given 10 days training and 1 pm kits containing insect sweepers, folded lenes, Bruash, Water glass, polybay other stationary materials etc..|
|Mobile Agro Clinic||One Mobile Agro clinic is functioning in the District.|
|Rapid Action Force||On the sudden pest/disease out break rapid action force of the directorate ofAgriculture will reach the affected area and recommoned suitable remedial measures. P.P. Chemicals will be supplied at 50% subsidy rate.|
|Rodent Control||Assistance at the rate Rs 75000/- will be provided for conducting Rodent control campaigns. 10 gm of zine phosphide/ Bromalidone will be distrubuted to each house hold free of cost.|
Farm Mechanisation Programmes
|Subsidy will be provided for purchase of Tractors, power tillers, threshers, dusters, power sprayers etc. under the scheme, @ Rs 30,000/ tractor and tiller and 10,000 for threshers, dusters, power sprayers etc.|
Innovative Agricultural Programmes.
1. Tissue Culture facillites- For tissue culture a Bio- Techonology Lab is established at Kezhakottam,Thiruvananthapuram.
2. Promotion of Innovative Agriculture/ Hi-Tech Agriculture.
The Scheme intends to nature and develop all innovature hi-Tech Agri business venture by giving suitable and need based support.
3. Biogas Development - Subsidy will be provided @ Rs 2300/ biogas plant and necessary guidence for construction will be imparted by the department.
Agricultural Marketing and quality Control Programmes
1. Training of marketing personnel for giving a background and current knowldge in marketing activites
2. Market Inter vention support for price stabililsation under the programme procurement operations of paddy, coconut areacanut, rubber etc. are arranged through Service Co-operative Banks/ Societies to stabilise the price of Agricultural product, during peak harvesting season and for providing remuneration price to grower.
Crop Damage Relief Programme
Crop Insurance - The crop insurance fund created at the state level is for giving relief consistance to major 25 crops, if they are subject to frequent damage due to natural calamities. The crops under this scheme coconut, Areacanut, Rubber, Cashew, Tapioca, Banana, Pineapple, Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger,Vegetables, Nutmeg, Clove, Betelvine, Pulses, Tuber crops, Sugar cane, Tobacco and Rice. Relief assistance will be given for natural calamities like drought, storm, cyclone, flood, land slide, Forest fire, sea erosion, earth quake, and lightening.
Contingency Programme to meet Natural Calamities - The Scheme envisages to keep a buffer stock of short duration variation of paddy and other planting materials in order to provide immediate relief to farmers in time of natural calamity like flood or drought.
Relief existance to Natural Calamity - Relief existance will be provided to farmers in time of natural calamity from the state revolving fund operated by District Collectors, Rate of remuneration is given Below.
Natural calamity – Remuneration rate of crops
Women Development Programmes.
The Scheme is to motivate and mobilise women farmers through a group appoach. These group would form an effective net work for channalising Agricutlural development programmes . The Targetted women group will be trained in relevant technologies and would be given required Agricultural inputs during the project period.
I. National watershed Development Programmes for Rainfed Areas.
The National watershed development project proposes for organising integrated watershed management activities in selected watershed details are given below
a) Basic Activity - This includes survey and projectisation Establishment of Nurseries, Training, establishement and management, resarch activites and innovative reserve.
b) Project Activities - Include conservation and production system of arable land, nonarable land, drainage line treatment, live stock management, homestead garden and production system.
The selected watershed in Malappuram District are as follows :-
1. Nannamukku 2. Kendayar 3. Kandengalpadi 4. Kalanthodikadavil 5. Manalaya 6. Valiyangadi 7. Palachiramadu 8. Talukkara 9. Venchali 10. Moozhikkal kadavu 11. Vellachal 12. Valassery 13. Pattippara Chettanpadi 14. Ramankuth - manalippadam.
2. Use of Plastics in Agriculture.
Assistance will be provided for Drip Irrigation Sprinkler Irrigation and green houses. Rate of subsidy will be as follows.
1. Drip Irrigation - 50% subsidy limited to Rs. 25000/Ha.
2. Sprinkler Irrigation Rs 15000 /Ha
3. Green Houses
3. Free supply of electricity to small and marginal farmers
The scheme provided exemption of electricity for all crops up to 2 hact.
DETAILS OF CROP INSURANCE
|Sl No.||Crops||Minimum No/ Area of Crop required for insurance||Age of the crop to be Insured||Premium Amount||Rate of Compensation|
|1.||Coconut||10 Nos||Palm giving a minimum of 30 coconuts per year||Rs. 2/- palm for 1 year (Rs.5/- palm if premium deposited for 3 year to together)||Rs. 1000/- per
|2.||Areacanut||10 Nos||Bearing||Rs.1/- Palm/year Rs.2/- per palm/3year||Rs. 100/- per palm|
|3.||Rubber||25 Nos||Tapping trees||Rs. 2/- per tree/year Rs. 5/- tree/for 3 years||Rs. 500/- per tree|
|4.||Cashew||5 Nos||Bearing||Rs. 2/- per tree/year Rs. 3/- per tree/ 5 year||Rs. 200/- per tree|
|5.||Banana||10 Nos||1-5 Months after planting||Rs. 2- per plant||Rs. 20/- without Rs.50/- for with bunches|
|6.||Tapioca||0.2 ha.||1.5 months after planting||Rs. 2/- for 0.20 ha||Rs. 100/- for 0.02 ha (Rs. 5000/- ha)|
|7.||Pineapple||0.02 ha||1.6 months after planting||Rs. 25/- for 0.02 ha||Rs. 500/ for 0.02 ha (Rs. 25000/- per ha)|
|8.||Pepper||Vines in 15 standards||Bearing||Rs.1/- per standard/Rs. 2/- per standard per 3 year||Rs. 40/- per standard year|
|9.||Cardomom||1 ha||Bearing||Rs. 1000/- ha./year||Rs. 30,000/- per ha. Rs. 2500/ha/3 years|
|10.||Ginger||0.02 ha||1-5 months||Rs.10/- for 0.02 ha after planting||Rs. 800/ - for 0.02 ha Rs.40,000/- per ha.|
|11.||Tumeric||0.02 ha||1-3 months after planting||Rs. 10/- for 0.02 ha||Rs. 800/- for 0.02 ha Rs. 40,000/- for 1 ha|
|12.||Coffee||10 trees||Bearing||Rs. 1/- per plant/year Rs.2-er plant/3 year||Rs. 75/ per plant|
|13.||Tea||1 ha||picking stage||Rs. 1000/- ha/year rs. 2500/- ha per 3 years||Rs. 60,000/-per ha|
|14.||Cocoa||5 Nos||Bearing||Rs.1/- per tree/year Rs. 2/- per tree/3 year||Rs. 35/-per tree|
|15.||Groundnut||0.1 ha||1-2 months after planting||Rs.25/-for 0.1 ha||Rs. 800/- for 0.1 ha Rs. 8000/- for ha.|
|16.||Sesamum||0.1 ha||1 week to 1 month after sowing||Rs. 25/- for 0.1 ha||Rs. 500/- for 0.1 ha Rs.5000/- for 1 ha.|
|17.||Vegetables||0.04 ha||1 week to a months after planting||Rs.10/- for 10 cents||Rs. 600/- for 10 cents|
|18.||Nutmeg||5 Nos.||Bearing||Rs. 2/- per tree/year Rs.5/- per tree/3 years||Rs. 200/- per tree|
|19.||Clove||5 Nos.||Bearing||Rs. 2/- per tree/yearRs. 5/- per tree/3 year||Rs. 150/- tree|
|20.||Betelvine||1 Cent||Started bearing||Rs. 5/- Cent/year||Rs. 250/cent|
|21.||Pulses||0.1 he||2nd week to 1/2 month after planting||Rs. 12.50.01 he||Rs. 250/0.1 he(Rs. 2500/he)|
|22.||Tuber crops (Amarpho Phollous sweet Patato)||0.02 he||mon1st month to 3rdth||Amorphopholous Rs.5/- after planting||Amorphopholous Rs. 500/ 0.02 he sweet potato (Rs. 25000/he) sweet potato Rs.200)-0.02 he (Rs. 10,000/he)|
|23.||Sugarcane||0.1 he||1st month to 3rd month||4.60/0.1 he||Rs. 3000/0.1 he (Rs. 30,000/he)|
|24.||Tobacco||0.02 he||2nd week to 2nd month after planting||4.2/0/2 he||Rs. 400/0/02 he (Rs.20,000/he)|
|25.||Paddy||0.1 he||15th day to 2nd month after planning/sowing||
Rs. 25/0.1 he
|Rs. 3000/he if within 45 days After 45 days Rs. 5000/he|
All the development programs of the department is implemented keeping the farmer topmost in mind. At present the farmer are struggling for survival in the midst of crisis caused by biotic & economic factors ie falling of prices and increasing cost of cultivation and increasing diesis pest incidence . The departmental officials stands with the farming community and extend all possible help to solve their problems in all possible ways.
|Last updated on 16-07-2005 TOP BACK|