The main objective of National Agriculture Development Programme is to increase productivity of important crops through focused interventions and maximizing returns to farmers. This scheme is implemented in the State with 60:40 sharing pattern between Central and State Governments.
Government of India launched Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in the year 2007-08. The main objectives of RKVY are:
1. To ensure that the local needs/crops are better reflected in the Horticultural plans of the state
2. To achieve the goal of reducing the yield gaps in important crops through focused interventions.
3. To maximize returns to the farmers in Horticulture
4. To bring about quantifiable changes in the production and productivity of various components of Horticulture by addressing them in a holistic manner
From 2011-12 to 2017-18, an amount of Rs.296.61 crore was spent towards the activities like Area expansion of Horticulture crops in 44,152.40 Ha, precision farming in 10,994 Ha, pandal cultivation in 1,647 Ha protected cultivation in 41.80 Ha, Banana bunch sleeves were given to 1500 Ha, crop specific activities like distribution of 88 Nos of Turmeric boilers, 8,688 Nos. of Tapioca sett cutters, 1267 Aluminium ladders, 5029 Plastic crates, 699 Five layered Polythene spread sheets, Distribution of 7,50,000 homestead vegetable seed kits and medicinal plants kits and 96,364 numbers of Moringa and Papaya plants to the Anganwadi and Noon meal centres, construction of 8,390 MT capacity low cost onion storage structures, distribution of light traps, pheromone traps and yellow sticky traps in 38,338 Ha., pollination support through distribution of 6,250 Nos. honey bee hives with bee colonies, assistance for 150 Nos. Turmeric protray nurseries, 105 Nos. permanent Vermi-compost units, 135 Nos. Vermi-beds, 912 nos. farmers training, modernization of State Horticulture Farms and establishment of seven new State Horticulture Farms.
During the year 2018-19, the following components are being implemented under National Agriculture Development Programme at an outlay of Rs.17.88 crores:
Development of Infra structure facilities at Horticulture Research and Training Centre, Thally - Phase–III
Assistance for quality production and risk mitigation in Horticulture crop production in Tamil Nadu. It includes the following sub-components for which 50% financial assistance will be provided to the farmers:
ü Poly green house
ü Shade net
ü Pandal system
Additional income generation activities – Bee keeping at 40% subsidy
Establishment of New Gardens – Area expansion in Horticulture crops (Fruits, vegetables, spices, plantation crops, flowers and aromatic plants) at 40%-50% subsidy based on the crop
Onion Development programme – Onion area expansion at 40% subsidy and Low cost Onion storage structures at 50% subsidy
Vegetable seed kit distribution at 40% subsidy