WELCOME. Presentation on Seed Production and Distribution System in Bihar . Department of Agriculture, Bihar. Status of Seed Distribution in the year 2006-07. Distribution of certified/quality seed on subsidy - 6200 qtls Seed Replacement Rate : Paddy - 12% Wheat - 11% Pulses - 5%
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Department of Agriculture, Bihar
No seed production in public sector.
Non availability of requisite amount of quality seed.
Non participation of state in the central sector scheme for strengthening of seed infrastructure.
Weak State Seed Corporation.
Beginning of Seed Production on government farms.
Setting up goals to achieve higher SRR by 2011-12 in Agriculture Road Map
Wheat and Paddy - 35%
Pulses - 20%
Rapeseed/Mustard - 55%
Maize - 70%
Strengthening of State Seed Corporation.
Implementation of Seed Village Scheme.
Aggressive implementation of Certified Seed Distribution Scheme.
To make state seed certification agency self sufficient.
Strengthening Bihar RajyaBeej Nigam to meet the seed requirement of the State.
Distribution of foundation seed of selected crops in small packets.
Two farmers selected from each village for each selected crops.
Seed given to farmers at half the cost.
Certified seed produced by farmers spread through traditional method of exchange.
Production of Foundation Seed on govt. farms.
Use of large quantity of Breeder Seed.
Breeder seed used in the state.
In each crop season seed distribution programme is inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister.
Four state level seed distribution programmes organized.
A day before distribution farmers are given training on seed production technology
A scientist of KVK is designated as District Scientist to solve the problems of seed production faced by farmers.
Block Agriculture officer selects the beneficiary & assists farmers in seed production.
Registration with Seed Certification Agency is voluntary. Farmers given assistance if they like to do so.
Foundation seed distribution(in qtls)
In initial year of Road map (08-09) one village in each block covered under Seed Village Scheme.
In 2009-10 two villages in each block being covered.
From this year 4 villages to be covered in each block.
Desirous farmers of selected villages are given foundation seed at half the cost.
Training imparted at three stages
Seed storage bins of 5 qtls capacity given on subsidy.
Target is to cover 10% of villages in the last year of Road Map(2012-13)
Seed production started in 2006-07.
Cost of cultivation met by state fund.
Strengthening of infrastructure through RKVY.
Irrigation facility developed on all farms.
Land development of farms using laser land leveler.
Mechanized harvesting done to avoid admixture of seed.
Farms are to be barbed fenced to check the damage of pulses from blue bull.
Foundation seed production done on these farms.
150 storage godowns are being constructed
State controls the entire production and distribution of seed.
Seed made available to farmers through Bihar RajyaBeej Nigam under various schemes.
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Department of Agriculture