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SEED VILLAGE PROGRAMME: UPSC Daily Important Topic | 20 May 2022   

SEED VILLAGE PROGRAMME    

✓This program aims at upgrading the quality of farm-saved seeds.

✓Under this, financial assistance is available for up to one acre per farmer for distribution of foundation/certified seeds at:

•50% of seed cost for cereal crops

•60% for pulses, oilseeds, fodder, and green manure crops

✓Objectives of the program

•Increasing the seed production

•Increasing the seed replacement rate

•Organizing seed production in cluster (or) compact area replacing existing local varieties with new high yielding varieties

•Self-sufficiency and self-reliance of the village.

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