Schemes for Integrated Pest Management System: Kerala

Details of Schemes for Integrated Pest Management System
Name of the SchemeSchemes for Integrated Pest Management System
Sponsored byState Government
Funding Pattern100% by State Government
Ministry/DepartmentAgriculture Department
DescriptionOf late, the share of high yielding varieties of seeds has increased by leaps and bounds in the total quality of seeds used in the State for cultivation of food crops. These high yielding varieties are susceptible to various pests. It is in this context that the agriculture department of Government of Kerala has proposed a scheme to establish a full-fledged system of pest surveillance in a phased manner, to cover major crops of the State. The thrust of the scheme will be on biocontrol measures from a long-term perspective. The main objectives of the scheme are: 1.To keep pests and diseases of crops below Economic Threshold level by adopting an integrated pest management practice. 2.Constant pest surveillance and monitoring to ascertain pest population 3.Creating awareness among farmers on the prominent pests and diseases, which cause severe damage to crops and suggest measures to prevent them. The total outlay of the scheme is Rs. 50.00 lakh
Other BeneficiariesFarmers
Benefit TypeMaterial,
Eligibility criteriaAny farmer.
How to AvailBy contacting the Department of Agriculture, and the concerned Panchayat.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 04 / 2009
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2010
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Kerala, 19-03-2009)