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RAINFED AREA DEVELOPMENT (RAD)

• The objective of the scheme is to promote Integrated Farming System (IFS) and to enable farmers in maximizing the farm returns for sustaining livelihood.

• Under this scheme, clusters in an area of not less than 100 Ha are chosen and the farmers in the identified clusters are eligible to avail benefits of the scheme.

• This scheme is implemented with a sharing pattern of 60:40 between Centre and State.

• During the year 2020-21, financial assistance is being provided for Integrated farming System comprising of the following six sub-components: Horticulture based farming (Main crop- Horticulture crop and intercrop – Agriculture crop), Apiary units, Vermi-compost units, Cows/Buffaloes, goats/Sheep and Poultry birds, Protected cultivation (Poly green house and Shadenet), Vermi beds, Pack house, Farmers training and Demonstrations to the farmers of the following 20 districts of Tamil Nadu viz., Ariyalur, Chengalpattu, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Kanyakumari, Karur, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramnad, Ranipet, Sivagangai, Theni, Tirupur, Thiruvallur, Thirupattur and Tirunelveli