Crop Improvement Programme: Himachal Pradesh

Details of Crop Improvement Programme
Name of the SchemeCrop Improvement Programme
Sponsored byState Government
Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of Agriculture
DescriptionThe Government is providing this Scheme for the benefit of farmers under which comes the plans such as Quality Seed Multiplication and Distribution, Vegetable Development Project, Crop Protection, Ginger Development , Seed Potato Development
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits Quality Seed Production
Details For Seed Multiplication annually about 3500 to 4000 Qtls. seed of Cereals, Pulses and Vegetables are produced. For Vegetable Development Project Annually more than 9.30 lac tonnes of fresh vegetables are produced. Intensification is done through project approach. Presently 100 projects with an area 1,000 hectares have been taken up. For Crop Protection the Department exercise vigil on Pest situation .To overcome this, about 300 M.T of pesticides through 1,500 Sale Centers are being supplied to the farmers. For production of disease free Ginger, the Department is providing Training, Demonstrations and Quality Seed. Annually about 33,000 tones of Green Ginger is produced which is marketed to the neighboring States. For Potato Development the Department owns 14 Potato Development Stations where Foundation Seed Potato is produced.
Eligibility criteriaFarmer
How to AvailApproach the Directorate of Agriculture Krishi Bhawan, Boileauganj Shimla-171005 Himachal Pradesh and Deputy Director offices at District Headquarters
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 01 / 2006
Valid Upto 01 / 01 / 2012
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Himachal Pradesh, 21-09-2007)