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					                                       Final State Agriculture Plan (SAP): Gujarat

                    Executive summary
State Agriculture Plan for Gujarat State has been prepared as per the guidelines
under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. As resolved in the meeting of National
Development Council (NDC) held on 29th May, 2007, that agricultural development
strategies must be re-oriented to meet the needs of farmers, the whole planning
strategies has been based on the identification of needs at the grass root level and
constraints faced by farmers and possible solutions to those problems have been
evolved after due consultation with concerned people right from the village level to
those at district and state level.

The plan document deals with the basic features and characteristics of the state –
agro climatic zones, information pertaining to rainfall, soil characteristics, area under
assured irrigation, main kharif and rabi crops in the state, horticulture, cattle
strength, potential of vermin compost and hence organic farming and other related
aspects.

The district wise detailed analysis of the key agricultural and allied activities has
been made in chapter 4 of the document.

The following areas have been taken care of, in the plan.

    The area coverage of important food and cash crop, yield gap and hence
    promotion of HYV seeds of important food and cash crops, have been dealt
    with.
    Procurement of breeder/certified seeds from ICAR/Agriculture Universities and
    investment thereof, have been discussed. Target in terms of area has been
    clearly dealt with in state and district plan. Overall, 20% of the area under main
    food and cash crops in 2007-08 are planned to be covered under HYV seeds
    during 11th Plan.
    Production of foundation seeds and certified seeds in taluka seeds farms has
    been emphasised. It will require strengthening of existing taluka seed farms and
    establishment of new seed farms. The plan deals with physical and financial
    aspects of seed farms (district wise).
    The strengthening of Seed production activities by Gujarat Seeds Corporation
    by providing infrastructural activities, too, has been dealt with.
    The document also deals with seed treatment activities to reach the village
    farmers by means of demonstration. The whole idea is to being Certified Seed
    Revolution in Gujarat.
    Agriculture Mechanization, too, has been dealt with, with financial projections
    to promote simple and effective gender friendly agriculture implements.
    Soil health has been a critical area and a lot of emphasis has been given in this
    plan. Gujarat Government launched ‘Soil Health card’ scheme in 2003-04, under
    which still 21 lakhs farmers are to be provided card. So, strengthening of
    existing soil laboratories, setting up new laboratories, procuring and
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    operationalising mobile laboratories, have been emphsised in the plan
    document.
    Training on micro-nutrient and organic farming has been thrust areas of
    Agriculture Department and these aspects, too, have been given due care in the
    plan.
    IEC is the need of hour to secure people’s participation in the development
    process. The plan proposes to set up a separate IEC cell to take overall charge of
    IEC activities throughout the state.
    Treatment of waste land and development of degraded land are important
    activities and the activities to be taken up by Gujarat Land Development
    Corporation has been dealt in details.
    Integrated pest management is another important area which has been paid
    attention in the plan. Financial projections along with physical targets have been
    made in this document.
    Non-farm activities such as agri clinics and agri business centres are desired to
    be promoted. Gujarat Government wants to take up these activities all over the
    state and hence these activities are part of the state plan.
    Marketing is another area to be looked into. However, Government wants to
    involve the people in the sale of their products by uniting them in form of SHGs
    or farmer’s clubs. Once the clubs or groups are formed, they would be tools of
    various development activities. The necessary projections for the fund has been
    made in the plan.
    Government also wants to set up collection centres managed by SHGs to
    ensure that farmers get fair price to their crops.
    Popularization of micro-irrigation system is another area which has been given
    due attention in the plan. Physical and financial targets have been well laid
    down in the document.
    To make available the quality saplings for horticulture crops, Government wants
    to set up small nurseries in all talukas of the state and these aspects, too, have
    been taken care of, in the plan.
    Fodder production, making available high milk yielding cattle in SHG mode and
    production of vermin compost are the main areas taken up in Animal
    Husbandry. The provisions for cattle health, too, has been taken care of.
    At Anand, there is proposal for establishing mother bull farm from the point of
    view of genetic upgradation of cattle.
    Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited proposes to set up Integrated
    Pack house at Ahmedabad for fruits and vegetables, Cold Chains for fruits and
    vegetables, Centre for perishable cargo at Ahmedabad Airport, modern potato
    cold storage at Deesa and an Irradiation Plant. These projects have been taken
    included in the plan document.
     Agricultural and Rural Finance Corporation, Gandhinagar proposes to set up
    cold storage facility, godowns, solid waste disposal facility and strengthen

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           New Market Yard in non-tribal and tribal areas. They, too, have bene taken
           care of, in the plan.
            Gujarat State Agricultural Marketing Board, Gandhinagar proposes to set up
           multi commodity cleaning facilities at APMCs. The financial provisions for the
           same have been made in the plan.
            Also, Gujarat State Agricultural Marketing Board, Gandhinagar proposes to
           create Export Facilities for fruits and vegetables (specially mango) at select
           APMCs in Junagadh, Kutch, Narmada, Valsad and Navasari districts and they
           need fund for the same. This project, too, is part of the plan.
           Commissionerate of Fishery wants to take up projects like new market places
           at 6 cities, providing fish finder to the boats, providing bio-metric identity
           cards to 1 lakh fishermen, pilot project for cage culture, project for
           replacement of cod end in trawl net. These projects are the part of plan.
           The proposals received from universities have been separately enlisted
           (Appendix C) and are the part of the plan.
           Last but not the least, the plan proposes to get all activities under RKVY be
           monitored and evaluated by Third Party Monitoring Agency.

All above activities have been finally summarized at the end of Chapter 4. More details are
available in the plan document.




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                                                                     Chapter No. 1
1 Introduction
1.1 Background

1.1.1 Economic reforms initiated since 1991 have put the Indian economy on a higher
      growth trajectory. Annual growth rate in the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has
      accelerated from below 6 per cent during the initial years of reforms to more than 8
      per cent in recent years. The Planning commission in its approach paper to the
      Eleventh Five-Year Plan has stated that 9 per cent growth rate in GDP would be
      feasible during the Eleventh Plan Period. However, Agriculture, that accounted for
      more than 30 per cent of total GDP at the beginning of reforms, failed to maintain its
      pre-reform growth.

1.1.2 The GDP of agriculture increased annually at more than 3% during 1980s. Since the
      Ninth Five Year Plan, India has been targeting a growth rate of more than 4 per cent
      in agriculture, but the actual achievement has been much below the target. More
      than 50 per cent of the workforce of the country still depends upon agriculture for
      its livelihood. Slow growth in Agriculture and allied sectors can lead to acute stress in
      the economy because the population dependent upon this sector is still very large. A
      major cause behind the slow growth in agriculture is the consistent decrease in
      investment in the sector by the state government. While public and private
      investments are increasing manifold in sectors such as infrastructure, similar
      investments are not forthcoming in Agriculture and allied sectors, leading to distress
      in the community of farmers, especially that of the small and marginal segment.
      Hence the need for giving incentives to the states that increase their investments in
      the Agriculture and allied sectors has been felt.

1.1.3 Concerned by the slow growth in the Agriculture and allied sectors, the National
      Development Council (NDC), in its meeting held on 29th May, 2007 resolved that a
      special Additional Central Assistance Scheme (RKVY) be launched. The NDC resolved
      the agricultural development strategy must be reoriented to meet the needs of
      farmers and called upon the Central and State governments to evolve a strategy to
      rejuvenate agriculture. The NDC reaffirmed its commitment to achieve 4 per cent
      annual growth in the agricultural sector during the 11th plan.

1.1.4 It was decided to introduce a new Additional Central Assistance scheme to
      incentivise States to draw up plans for their agriculture sector more
      comprehensively, taking agro-climatic conditions, natural resource issues and
      technology into account, and integrating livestock, poultry and fisheries fully. This
      will involve a new scheme for Additional Central Assistance to State Plans,
      administered by the Union Ministry of Agriculture over and above its existing
      Centrally Sponsored schemes, to supplement the State-specific strategies including
      special schemes for beneficiaries of land reforms. The newly created National
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1.1.5 The Department of Agriculture, in compliance of what is aforesaid, and in
      consultation with the Planning Commission, has prepared the guidelines for
      Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).


1.2 Basic Features of the RKVY

1.2.1 The RKVY aims at achieving 4% annual growth in the agriculture sector during the XI
      Plan period, by ensuring a holistic development of Agriculture and allied sectors. The
      main objectives of the scheme are:

      a)    To incentivize the states so as to increase public investment in Agriculture and
            allied sectors.

      b)    To provide flexibility and autonomy to states in the process of planning and
            executing Agriculture and allied sector schemes.

      c)    To ensure the preparation of agriculture plans for the districts and the states
            based on agro-climatic conditions, availability of technology and natural
            resources.

      d)    To ensure that the local needs/crops/priorities are better reflected in the
            agricultural plans of the states.

      e)    To achieve the goal of reducing the yield gaps in important crops, through
            focused interventions.

      f)    To maximize returns to the farmers in Agriculture and allied sectors.

      g)    To bring about quantifiable changes in the production and productivity of
            various components of Agriculture and allied sectors by addressing them in a
            holistic manner.

1.2.2 The RKVY will be a State Plan Scheme. The eligibility for assistance under the scheme
       would depend upon the amount provided in State Plan Budgets for Agriculture and
       allied sectors, over and above the base line percentage expenditure incurred by the
       State Governments on Agriculture and allied sectors. The list of allied sectors as
       indicated by the Planning Commission will be the basis for determining the sectoral
       expenditure. i.e Crop Husbandry (including Horticulture), Animal Husbandry and
       Fisheries, Dairy Development, Agricultural Research and Education, Forestry and
       Wildlife, Plantation and Agricultural Marketing, Food Storage and Warehousing, Soil
       and Water Conservation, Agricultural Financial Institutions, other Agricultural
       Programmes and Cooperation. Each state will ensure that the baseline share of
       agriculture in its total State Plan expenditure (excluding the assistance under the
       RKVY) is at least maintained, and upon its doing so, it will be able to access the RKVY

      funds. The base line would be a moving average and the average of the previous
      three years will be taken into account for determining the eligibility under the RKVY,
      after excluding the funds already received. The RKVY funds would be provided to the
      states as 100% grant by the Central Government. The states are required to prepare
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      the Agriculture Plans for the districts and the state that comprehensively cover
      resources and indicate definite action plans.

1.2.3 Since the RKVY is applicable to the entire State Plan for Agriculture and allied
      sectors, and seeks to encourage convergence with schemes like NREGS, SGSY and
      BRGF, the Planning Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture will together
      examine the States’ overall Plan proposals for Agriculture and allied sectors as part
      of the Annual Plan approval exercise. At this stage, in consultation with the Ministry
      of Panchayati Raj it will also be decided if the requirements with respect to the
      District Development Plans have been met or not. Advice may also be taken from
      DAHD &F, Ministry of Water Resources, MoRD, DARE, and NRAA, if the convergence
      has been appropriately factored in.

1.2.4 It will be permissible for the states to initiate specific projects with definite time-
      lines, and clear objectives for Agriculture and allied sectors excluding forestry and
      wild life, and plantations (ie., Coffee, Tea and Rubber). For this purpose, the RKVY
      would be available to the states in two distinct streams. At least 75% of the allocated
      amount shall be proposed under Stream-I for specific projects. The amount under
      Stream- II, will be available for strengthening the existing state sector schemes and
      filling the resource gaps. A review of the ratios between Stream-I and II will be made
      after a year’s experience in the implementation of the scheme.

1.2.5 A State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) headed by the Chief Secretary of the
      state will have the authority to sanction specific projects under the Stream-I. The
      Government of India’s representative shall participate in the SLSC meetings and the
      quorum shall not be complete without the presence of at least one official from the
      Government of India.

1.2.6 There may arise a situation when a particular state becomes ineligible to avail of the
      funds under the RKVY in a subsequent year due to its lowered expenditure on
      Agriculture and allied sectors. If this is to happen, the states shall be required to
      commit their own resources for completing the sanctioned projects/schemes under
      the RKVY.

1.2.7 The pattern of funding is 100% Central grant and the eventual goal is that the
      additional investments made through the RKVY scheme will lead to at least 4%
      growth in agriculture. The states are given sufficient flexibility under the scheme to
      make appropriate local choices so that the outcomes are as envisaged in the RKVY
      objectives.


1.3 Areas of focus under the RKVY

1.3.1 The Components/activities which would be eligible for project based assistance
      under the Stream-I of the RKVY are elaborated below.
      a) Integrated development of major food crops such as wheat, paddy, coarse
         cereals, minor millets, pulses, oilseeds
      b) Agriculture mechanization

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       c) Activities related to enhancement of soil health
       d) Development of rainfed Farming systems in and outside watershed areas, as also
          Integrated development of watershed areas, wastelands, river valleys.
       e) Support to State seed farms
       f) Integrated Pest Management schemes.
       g) Encouraging non-farm activities
       h) Strengthening of Market Infrastructure and marketing development
       i) Strengthening of Infrastructure to promote Extension Services
       j) Activities relating to enhancement of horticulture production and popularization
          of micro irrigation systems
       k) Animal husbandry and fisheries development activities.
       l) Special schemes for beneficiaries of land reforms
       m) Study tours of farmers
       n) Organic and bio-fertilizers
       o) Innovative schemes.


1.4 The Planning Process of RKVY


1.4.1 Each District will formulate a District Agriculture Plan (DAP) by including the
      resources available from other existing schemes, District, State, or Central schemes
      such as BRGF, SGSY, NREGS and Bharat Nirman, etc. The District Agricultural Plans
      shall not be the usual aggregation of the existing schemes but would aim at moving
      towards projecting the requirements for development of Agriculture and allied
      sectors of the district. These plans will present the vision for Agriculture and allied
      sectors within the overall development perspective of the district. The District
      Agriculture Plans would present the financial requirement and the sources of
      financing the agriculture development plans in a comprehensive way. Since RKVY is
      conditional to proper District Planning and since Planning Commission has already
      circulated guidelines for District Planning in line with Constitutional requirements,
      these requirements should be adhered to by the state as far as possible. The states
      will have to specify the institutional mechanisms evolved by them for District
      Planning as resolved in the NDC and submit a status report at the stage of the
      Annual Plan exercise. The SLSC will monitor and ensure this. The DAP will include
      animal husbandry and fishery, minor irrigation projects, rural development works,
      agricultural marketing schemes and schemes for water harvesting and conservation,
      etc. keeping in view the natural resources and technological possibilities in each
      district.

1.4.2 Each state will prepare a comprehensive State Agricultural Plan (SAP) by integrating
      the District Plans. The state will have to, at the outset, indicate resources that can
      flow from the state to the district. The DAP will integrate multiple programmes that

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are in operation in the district concerned, include the resources and activities
indicated by the state, combine the resources available from the other programmes
and finalize the plan. The elements that will be taken into account should cover at
the very least

     (a) Sectoral and District segments of the State Plan.

     (b) Centrally sponsored schemes, viz., NREGS (National Rural Employment
         Guarantee Scheme), BRGF (Backward Region Grant Fund), SGSY (Swarna
         Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana) and Bharat Nirman, etc. and

     (c) Tied and untied grants from the Central and State Finance Commissions.

The preparation of the State Agricultural Plan could be a two-way process. In one
method, the state nodal department (Agriculture Department) could obtain the draft
DAPs from the districts in the first instance and examine if aspects of importance to
the state are properly covered in the district plans or not. For example, at the state
level, the vision could be to set up fertiliser quality testing labs in certain districts.
The state should, at this stage of scrutiny, ensure that establishment of the fertilizer
testing labs is incorporated in the District Agricultural Plans of the districts
concerned. Ensuring that the state’s priorities with respect to Agriculture and allied
sectors are appropriately captured in the District Agricultural Plans would be the
responsibility of the nodal department/ State agency vested with the responsibility
of preparing the SAPs. In the other method, the state Nodal Agency could
communicate to the districts in the first instance, the state’s priorities that ought to
reflect in the respective district plans and the districts may incorporate these in their
district plans. The preparation of the District Agriculture Plan is an elaborate,
exhaustive and iterative process so every care should be taken by the state nodal
department and the district agriculture department officials in ensuring that the
DAPs are properly and comprehensively made.

                          A pictorial representation of the DAP



                  District Rural     District            District
                  Development       Agriculture          Animal
                   Programme          Plan             Husbandry,
                                                       Dairying &
                                                        Fisheries
                                                       Programmes


                                         Other
                                     Departmental
                                   Programmes such
                                   as soil and water
                                   conservation, etc




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1.4.3 Several states/UTs may already have prepared comprehensive district and state
      agriculture plans. They may certain if they could be updated and used for the
      purposes of the RKVY. However, in states with no such preparation, an exercise
      should immediately commence, so as to complete it within a three month period.
      The district level potential linked credit plans (PLP) already prepared by the NABARD
      may be useful in this regard. The state governments are advised to make best use of
      the PLPs and SREPs (Strategic Research and Extension Plans) developed under the
      ATMA programme. The guidelines for preparing the District Development Plans have
      been communicated to the state governments by the Planning Commission. For the
      purpose of the RKVY, the District Development Plans so prepared, in accordance
      with the Planning Commission’s Guidelines should be broadly sufficient. It should
      however be ensured that the convergence with other programmes as well as the
      role assigned to the PRIs are satisfactory. For the year 2007-08, a clear indication
      should be given by the states that they are encouraging the preparation of the
      district agriculture plans that are integral to the District Development Plan. The
      intent of the states will be known by the number of districts already covered, and
      the availability of a road map for covering the remaining districts. Eventually, ie.,
      from 2008-09 onwards, no assistance under the RKVY shall be available unless all the
      districts are ready with the District Plans.

1.5 Approach and Methodology

1.5.1 The whole process has emphasized participatory approach in planning from village
      (grass root) level to state level involving various stakeholders.

1.5.2 Village level participation

       Gujarat has been organizing Krishi Mahotsava in month of May and June every year.
       This year (year 2008) too, the Mahotsava was organized in month of may and June.
       Krishi Mahotsava provided an excellent platform to the farmers in all 18309 villages
       of Gujarat and taluka/district/state level officials to know each other and understand
       the farmers’ problem in depth by organizing the meetings of Gram Sabha and
       meetings between members of Gram Panchayat and villge/taluka level officials. In
       these meetings, the following problems/issues pertaining to agriculture and allied
       sectors were discussed in details:

           Need for adoption of HYV seeds for food and cash crops
           Cropping pattern – need for diversification of crops (specially cash crops)
           Availability of HYV seeds at subsidized rates to small and marginal farmers
           Production of foundation seeds in seed farms
           Management of seed farms by farmers themselves
           Production of certified seeds and making them available to farmers in the
            village
           Need for seed treatment and their demonstration to the people in the
            villages

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      Issue of soil health cards to the farmers (free cards to small and marginal
       farmers)
      Soil testing facilities including mobile soil testing facilities
      Land development activities to bring more land under agriculture
      Development of pasture land to grow fodder for animals
      Agriculture mechanization – promotion of gender friendly tools
      Various Watershed activities – construction of checkdams, Khet talawdies
       and other water harvesting structures
      Need for awareness for micro nutrient
      Awareness for organic farming and need for motivating the farmers
      Promotion of floriculture/horticulture
      Problems of pest and diseases to the crops/pest management
      Organization of small and marginal farmers into farmers’ groups/clubs/SHGs
      Need for involvement of voluntary institutions for formation and nurturing of
       SHGs
      Minimum support price to various harvests grown by farmers
      Storage facilities for fruits and vegetables
      Rural godowns and their management by people’ s groups/co-operatives
      Need for Agribusiness clinics in taluaks for rendering various agro services to
       the farmers
      Need for collection centres and agribusiness centres and elimination of
       middlemen by strengthening APMC – Agriculture Produce Marketing
       Committee.
      Need for management of water resources and popularization of micro-
       irrigation system and their adoption by farmers
      Providing Crossbred cattle to Farmers’ groups and promotion of animal
       husbandry, production of vermin compost and promotion of organic farming
       in integrated manner
      Genetic up-gradation of cattle and facilities for general cattle health
      Fishery related problems/ways to promote inland and marine fishery
      Need for fishery co-operatives and supply of fishing boats to them
      Value addition to harvest (such as sugarcane to jaggery, maize to corn flakes
       etc.)
      Establishment of agro based units (such as dairy) and their management by
       farmers’ groups

 The above list is illustrative only. The specific issues have been dealt in the respective
 District Plan (chapter 4).

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1.5.3 Participation at ‘cluster of villages’ level

       Apart from the feedback received during Krishi Mahotsava, Focused Group
       Discussions, too, were conducted in 5 to 6 villages of the district keeping agro
       climatic conditions in mind, to bring in qualitative information to substantiate the
       quantitative information collected from different sources. The discussion focused on
       various agriculture related problems faced in the area by the farmers and possible
       solutions, too, were discussed.

1.5.4 Participation at district level

1.5.4.1 Data collection

       The formats for data collection pertaining to agriculture and allied sectors were
       designed by the consultant (WAPCOS Limited, Gandhinagar) after deliberations with
       various stake holders and they were duly approved by State level Steering
       Committee (SLSC) on 13th May, 2008. These formats were used for collection of data
       from various stakeholders/government offices. WAPCOS team visited various offices
       for collection of data (Appendix A).

1.5.4.2 Analysis of data and Draft plan preparation

       All the data – quantitative and qualitative ones- were analyzed by using EXCEL
       package. Based on the data, SWOT analysis was carried out for each district. The
       findings of SWOT analysis was used to define the focus areas in agriculture and allied
       sectors. Thereafter, the whole planning activity was taken up by district team,
       keeping strength and weakness of their district in mind.

1.5.4.3 Presentation on Draft DAP before DLPC/Approval of Draft DAP by DLPC

       Based on the analysis of data, Draft District Agriculture Plan was prepared by District
       team in consultation with WAPCOS Limited. The draft DAP was then presented
       before District Level Planning Committee (DLPC) which deliberated upon various
       aspects of DAP and suggested modifications. The modified DAP was then duly
       approved by DLPC subsequently. The date of presentation before DLPC is attached as
       Appendix B.

1.5.5 Discussion on Second Draft District Agriculture Plan at Taluka Panchayat level and
      District Panchayat Level

       The Second Draft Agriculture Plan was again discussed by Taluka Level Committee
       and District Level Committee comprising of PRI members. Their suggestions were
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1.5.6 Discussion on ‘DLPC approved Final Draft District Agriculture Plans ‘at State level

       The DAPs thus approved by respective DLPCs were presented for discussion before
       State Level Committee and further modified as per the suggestions given during the
       meeting.

1.5.7 Preparation of State Agriculture Plan (SAP)

1.5.7.1 SAP is consolidation of the projects/activities of DAPs of 26 districts, which have been
        decided by state to be included as part of state plan. The proposals received from
        Head of Departments, too, have been included in SAP. All these activities would be
        taken as Stream I activities.

1.5.7.2 Stream I activities

             There are 10 important common focus areas which have been dealt in SAP:

                  Reduction of Yield Gap – food and Cash crops/Seed farm
                  Soil Health – micronutrient training, organic farming, Soil testing
                   facilities
                  Development of waste/degraded land and watershed activities
                  Pest Management
                  Non-farm activities – Agri business clinics & Agri business Centre
                  Collection          centres/strengthening            of         marketing
                   activities/APMCs/Involvement of SHGs at village level in post harvest
                   management
                  Micro-irrigation system & Horticulture nurseries
                  Development of pasture land/production of fodder
                  Supply of Crossbred animals to SHGs and integration of prog with SGSY
                  Vermi compost/organic certification

                   The above activities have been considered under Stream I activities in
                   SAP and district wise financial projections have been made in SAP
                   accordingly.
             There are proposals for agro based units, storage facilities, strengthening of
              APMCs, Fishery projects, Bull Mother farm for genetic upgradation, received
              from        (few)     districts/  Department       of      Agriculture/Animal
              Husbandry/Fishery/other departments and they, too, have been considered
              under Stream I.
             The proposals received from Universities do not pertain to any district and
              hence they have been considered in SAP separately under Stream I.
             IEC Cell has been proposed in SAP. The cell in co-ordination with districts will
              take IEC to village level on continuing basis.
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1.5.7.3 Draft and Final SAP

       All Stream I activities were consolidated for preparation of Draft SAP. The Draft SAP
       was presented before state level committee. In light of the suggestions of
       committee, the Draft SAP was modified and the Final SAP has been prepared.

1.6 Vision of State

       Based on the data collected and discussion held with various stakeholders, the vision
       of the State can be summarized as under:

            The State will focus on increase in seed replacement rate by introducing
             HYV/hybrid seeds for both food (including horticulture crops) and cash crops
             and strive for increase in productivity by making available HYV seeds to the
             farmers, either procuring it from ICAR/Universities or producing seeds in their
             seed farms or both
            Soil health will be improved by strengthening /establishing soil testing
             facilities, micronutrient training, organic farming and promoting use of
             vermin compost through promotion of animal husbandry and development
             of land through various land development/watershed activities with an
             integrated approach.
            Value addition will be another focus area to fetch remunerative price to the
             farmers, by establishing agro based units managed by people’s organizations
             (farmer’s clubs, SHGs, voluntary institutions) supported by a well integrated
             marketing network right from collection/business centres at the grass root
             level (with cluster approach) to marketing yards of APMCs to export facilities
            IEC will be another focus area right from village level to district to state level
             with establishment of IEC cell at state and district level with mobile IEC van
             for village level IEC on continuing basis to establish a close link of people with
             government officials, extension services providers and research institutions.
            Allied sectors – animal husbandry, fishery, poultry, research - will be
             developed in a co-ordinated manner linking it closely with basic agricultural
             activities with an aim to create additional employment opportunities for the
             farmers by integrating these sectors with various government schemes
             already being implemented by the government.
              Third Party Monitoring and Evaluation of development programmes in
               agriculture and allied sectors will be carried out on continuing basis.




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                                                                    Chapter No. 2
 2 Agriculture & Allied sector
2.1       General Information

2.1.1 Geography

Gujarat is located on the west coast of India surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the West,
Rajasthan in the North and North-East, Madhya Pradesh in the East and Maharashtra state
in the South and South East. It is situated between 20⁰1' and 24⁰7' north latitudes and 68⁰4'
and 74⁰4'east longitudes. The state has the longest coastline of about 1600 km that has
attracted seafarers through the ages, lured by the rich prospects of trade.

The state has three distinct geographical regions a corridor which is the industrial mainland,
a peninsula known as Saurashtra, and Kutch, which is partly desert and partly marshland.
The state has an international border with Pakistan at the north western fringe.

The major rivers flowing through Gujarat are:

         Narmada
         Sabarmati
         Tapi
         Purna
         Damanganga
         Rukmavati, etc.

Major cities of Gujarat are:

         Ahmedabad
         Vadodara
         Jamnagar
         Surat
         Rajkot
         Junagadh
         Gandhinagar, etc.

Important national parks of Gujarat are:

         Gir Forest National Park
         Blackbuck National Park
         Vansda National Park
         Marine National Park, etc.



2.1.2 Climate
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Gujarat weather, an inevitable part of the geography of Gujarat, has certain characteristics
that mark it special among the other western regions of India. Gujarat weather is marked by
an arid and dry climate, with a little bit of rain during the monsoons.

Gujarat weather shows two distinctive traits. In the northern region, Gujarat weather is
marked by a dry and arid climate; whereas in the south, one can find a moist weather owing
to the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Cambay.

Normally, the Gujarat weather is divided into four major seasons:

       The winter season (November - February)
       The summer season (March - May)
       The monsoon season (June - September), and
       The autumn season (October)

Winters in Gujarat are mild, pleasant and dry. The day temperature in winter is around
28.33⁰C and at night is 11.66⁰C. Summers are extremely hot, with the day time temperature
being 46.11⁰C, and the night temperature being 32.22⁰C. In Gujarat, monsoon is generally
hot and utterly humid. The temperature at day is 37.77⁰C but at night it falls down to
26.66⁰C. Sometimes severe flood also occurs in some parts of the region during monsoon.

The monsoon is, indeed, a characteristic feature of the Gujarat weather because the other
parts of the western India is devoid of any rainfall. Studying the geography of Gujarat, one
can find that the rainfall in Gujarat varies from place to place - the average rainfall varies
from 33 to 152 centimeters. The northern region receives a rainfall ranging from 51 to 102
centimeters; whereas the southern region receives 76 to 152 centimeters of rainfall.

Rainfall in the southern regions of Saurashtra and the Gulf of Cambay is low compared to
the other parts of Gujarat. The arid regions around the Rann of Kutch faces an acute scarcity
of water, due to lack of rainfall in these areas.

Based on soil characterization, rainfall, temperature and eight agro climatic zones in
Gujarat have been identified. These are following:

Agro climatic zone              Type of soil                                       Rain fall (mm)
South Gujarat (Heavy   Deep black with few patches of coastal alluvial, laterite      1500 and more
Rain Area).            and medium black
South Gujarat          Deep black clayey                                               1000-1500
Middle Gujarat         Deep black, medium black to loamy sand                           800-1000
North Gujarat          Sandy loam to sandy                                              625-875
Bhal & Coastal Area.   Medium black, poorly drained and saline                          625-1000
South Saurashtra       Shallow medium black calcareous                                  625-750
North Saurashtra       Shallow medium black                                             400-700
North West Zone.,      Sandy and saline                                                 250-500




The further details follow as under:

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Agro climatic zone                                              Area
South Gujarat (Heavy      Whole of dang district
Rain Area).               Part of valsad district (excluding Gandevi & navsari talukas)
                          Part of Surat District (Valod, Vyara, Uchchhal, Songadh and Mahuva
South Gujarat             Area between rivers Ambica and Narmada
                          Part of Valsad District (Navsari and Gandavi talukas)
                          Part of Surat district (Kamrej, Nizar, Palsana, Bardoli, Mangrol and Mandvi
                           talukas)
                          Part of Bharuch district (Ankleshwar, Valia, Junagadh, Rajpipla, Dediapada and
                           Sagabara talukas)
Middle Gujarat            Whole of Panchmahals districts
                          Whole of Vadodara district
                          Part of Bharuch district (Bharuch, Amod and Jambusar talukas)
                          Borsad taluka of Kheda district
North Gujarat             Whole of Sabarkantha district
                          Part of Ahmedabad district,(includes Dehgam, Dascroi & Sanand talukas)
                          Whole of Kheda district except Borsad and part of Khambhat and Matar
                           talukas
                          Whole of Mehsana district (except Chanasama, Sami & Harij talukas
                          Part of Banaskantha district (Deesa, Dhanera, Palanpur, Danta & Vadgam
                           talukas
Bhal & Coastal Area.      Olpad talukas of Surat district
                          Hansot & Wagra talukas of Bharuch District
                          Dholka and Dhandhuka talukas of Ahmedabad district
                          Vallabhipur and Bhavnagar talukas of Bhavnagar district
                          Limbdi talukas of Suredranagar district
South Saurashtra          Part of Bhavnagar district (Sihor, Ghogha, Savarkundla, Gariadhar, Palitana,
                           Talaja, & Mahuva talukas
                          Part of Amreli district (Dhari, Kodinar, Rajula, Jafrabad, Khambha, Amreli,
                           Babra, Lilia, Lathi & Kunkavav talukas)
                          Part of Rajkot district (Jetpur, Dhoraji Upleta & Gondal talukas)
North Saurashtra          Whole of Jamnagar district
                          Part of Rajkot district (Padadhari Lodhika, Jasdan, Rajkot, Wankaner, Morvi,
                           Jamkandorna & Kotda Sangani Talukas
                          Part of Surendranagar dist. (Wadhvan, Muli,Chotila and Salya talukas)
                          Part of Bhavnagar district (Gadhada, Umrala, and Botad talukas)
North West Zone.,         Whole of Kutch district
                          Malia taluka of Rajkot district
                          Halvad, Dhrangadhra and Dasada talukas of Surendranagar district
                          Sami, Harij and Chanasma talukas of Mehsana district
                          Santalpur,Radhanpur Kankrej, Diyodar Vav and Tharad talukas Banaskantha
                           district
                          Viramgam and Daskroi city of Ahmedabad district




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2.1.3 Population

As per the 2001 census, the
population of state is about
5 crore (Fig. 1). The state
has 26 districts divided into
226 talukas with about
18309      villages.    Male
population is 52.31%, while
47.90% of the population
consist of female. 6.72% of
the population belong to
scheduled caste category.
However, the percentage of
scheduled tribe population
is only 14.85%.        More
details may be referred at
Annexure 1.
                                  Fig. 1: General Information



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2.2      Land Utilization Statistics

Total geographical area of the
state is about 161.98 lakhs
hectares. It is noteworthy to
find       that 61% of the
geographical area is under
cultivation in the state (Fig. 2).
Kheda, Mehsana, Amreli,
Surat, Gandhinagar, Anand,
Patan,      Bhavnagar        and
Banaskantha districts have
more than 70% of their area
under cultivation (Annexure 2).
However, forest coverage is
only 10.00% and hence, there
is need to increase the
coverage of forest.
                                              Fig.2: Land Utilization Statistics
The state has 9.00% of their land as waste land and the same may be effectively used under
various watershed projects. 5.00% of area are under pasture land and land under non-
agriculture use or cultivable unutilized categories are covered about 15.00% of the
geographical area.

2.3      Irrigated/Unirrigated land

Out of 9819459 hectares of cultivated land, 3567579 ha (36.33%) are irrigated land (Fig. 3).
So, more than one third of the cultivated land is irrigated. The remaining land (63.67%) is
unirrigated one. Anand District stands very good at 89.49% of their land under ‘irrigated’
category. However, the irrigation facility is very poor in Jamnagar(15.67%), Panchmahal
(17.28%) and Surendtanagar (17.62%) districts. More details may be referred at Annexure 3.

Open well and bore well are the main source of irrigation, about 71.00% followed by canals
14.00% (Fig. 4).




      Fig. 3:   Irrigated/Unirrigated Land                Fig. 4: Source of Irrigation

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2.4    Soil Fertility Indices/rainfall

The soil in general is neutral. Electricity conductivity, too, is low. Organic carbon, nitrogen
and phosphorus content of the soil is low in most of the districts. However, Junagadh (rich in
growing groundnut) has medium nitrogen content in the soil. Narmada district has medium
carbon content in the soil. medium. Potash is high in most of the districts. So, overall, the
soil fertility indices are good from the point of view of agriculture.

2.5    Taluka Seed Farm

There are 23 taluka seed farms with 374.5 Ha of area in the district. Taluka Seed Farm is
necessary to produce foundation seeds which are required for producing certified seeds to
be used by farmers. In absence of seed farms, promotion of HYV seeds will face many
challenges.

2.6    Major Crops (Kharif & Rabi)

Wheat, Paddy, Sugarcane, Ground nut, Cotton, Castor, Bajara, and Pulses are the main crops
in Gujarat which covered 7449176 Ha. in Kharif and Rabi season (Annexure 4) .

2.7    Livestock Population

Cow and buffalos are the main cattle in the state (Annexure 5). Cow and buffalo population
are 8375672 and 8115062 respectively (Fig. 5). The other main domestic animals are goats
and sheep. Looking at the number of cows and buffaloes in Gujarat State, there is potential
for producing organic manures and promote organic farming in the district. However the
task is not easy as the farmers will have to be convinced first regarding the advantages of
using organic manures and practice organic farming. They need to understand it in long
term perspective. Also, the need for integrating the animal husbandry with promotion of
organic farming needs to be understood properly.




                                Fig. 5: Livestock Population


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2.8    Horticulture Crops

Main horticulture crops in Gujarat state are Mango, Sapota, Citrus, Banana (Fruit crops),
Brinjal, Potato, Onion, Cabbage, Cucurbits (Vegetables) Cumin, Coriander, Garlic, chilly
(Spices), and Rose, Marigold, Mogra, Lilly (Flowers) (Details shown in Fig. 6).




                               Fig. 6: Horticulture Crops




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                                                                      Chapter No. 3
3       SWOT Analysis
3.1     STRENGTH

      Majority of geographical land area of Gujarat State (60.62%) is under cultivation.
      Kheda, Amreli, Gandhinagar, Surat, Mehasana, Patan, Anand and Bhavnagar districts
      have more than 70% of their area under cultivation
      The soil in most part of the state is neutral with pH value between 6.5 to 7.5,
      electricity conductivity is low. Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus content of soil is low
      to medium. Potash content is medium to high. Land is fertile for variety of crops viz
      Castor, Cotton, Wheat, Bajra, Pulses, Cumin, Onion, Garlic, Gram, Sugarcane, Mango,
      etc.
      State has 4 Agriculture Universities. Also, it has many agriculture institutions of repute
      – Regional Research Station of Cotton, Wheat and Sugarcane, Junagadh and National
      Research Centre of Groundnut, Junagadh.


3.2     WEAKNESS

        Only 36% of the cultivated land are irrigated, still 64% are rain fed. There is need to
        have more and more area under assured irrigation.
        Forest coverage is very less -only 10% of the geographical area. It needs to be
        increased for ecological balance.
        Training facility is not properly utilized. Lack of proper training programmes and
        direction are the main reasons. Hence, Farmers’ training is not frequent
        phenomenon in the district.
        Coastal districts – Junagadh, Porbunder, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Valsad,
        Navasari, Bharuch - have major problem of saline soil.
        Majority of the state has poor record in terms of co-operative, group activities.
        Also, the state does not have required number of agro-units to do the job of value
        addition to the harvest to fetch remunerative price in the market.
        Only primary agriculture marketing facility is available in most part of the state.


3.3     OPPORTUNITY

        About 40% of the land is not under cultivation. Part of them may be used under
        watershed development programmes.
        64% of the cultivable land is still rain fed. They may be brought under irrigation by
        providing irrigation facilities through bore wells and micro irrigation system.
        Forest coverage is only 10% . Tree plantation may be carried out on massive scale
        under social forestry scheme.
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       A Taluka Seed Farm may be opened in each taluka of the state
       More and more educational programmes for farmers may be organized.
       Organic manures may be manufactured by using gobar/organic waste to increase the
       carbon content of the soil and organic farming may be promoted
       Leguminous plants (pulse) may be promoted to increase and maintain nitrogen
       content of the soil.
       A continuous IEC programme may be organized for making the people aware about
       various developments in agriculture and allied sectors.
       More and more area can be covered under micro irrigation system


3.4    THREATS

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                                                                 Chapter No. 4
4     State Agriculture Plan
4.1 Development of Major Food and Cash Crops

4.1.1 Popularization of HYV seeds - Food Crops
      In Gujarat State, Wheat, Paddy, Bajra, Pulses, oilseeds and Maize are considered to
      be main food crops. In 2007-08, the area sown under main food crops was 4412255
      Hectares. Wheat is major food crop in the state. The productivity of the wheat in the
      state is in range of 3000 to 3500 Kgs /Ha. The frontline demonstration figure (LOK-
      45) as per the data available at KVK, Randheja (Gandhinagar district) is 4000 Kg/Ha.
      So, there is yield gap of 500 Kg/ha to 1000 kg/Ha, which may be filled in by using HYV
      seeds of the crop.
      The other important food crop is ‘Bajra’. The productivity of the crop stands at in
      range of 1700 kg/Ha and there is scope for enhancing the productivity up to the level
      of more than 3000 kg/Ha by popularizing high yield varieties (say GHB-526).
      Similar is the case with pulses with productivity reported to be in range of 600
      Kg/Ha. Here, too, there is scope for enhancing the productivity to the level of 900
      Kg/Ha by using high yield variety (say G-4, Green Gram).

      Under the plan, it is intended to cover 882451 Ha of area (which is 20% of sown area
      under major food crops in 2007-08) under high yield varieties of major food crops to
      increase the productivity by reducing yield gap and hence have more food
      production without changing net sown area . Keeping in mind the increasing
      population, the effective strategy has to be ‘increase in productivity of food crops
      ’without increase in net sown area’ and it is possible only by popularizing high yield
      varieties. Since the farmers need to be encouraged to come forward and adopt HYV
      seeds which are costly (the rate is almost double the normal seed which they use),
      plan envisages provision of subsidy @ 50% which will be provided to small and
      marginal farmers. The other farmers can afford to purchase the HYV seeds and
      hence they only need to be encouraged by equipping them with requisite
      information and making the seeds available to them.

      Total cost to be incurred for procurement of HYV seeds for major food crops from
      ICAR/Public Sector Seeds Corporation is likely to be in tune of 20946 lakhs. The
      subsidy to be offered will be about 10473 lakhs over the period of 4 years
      commencing from 2008-09 till 2011-12 (Table 1). The entire job of procurement,
      preservation, storage and distribution of seeds to the selected small and marginal
      farmers may be outsourced to a private agency.

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      Table 1: HYV seeds for food crops
         Sr    Name of the    Area under     Subsidy to    2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
         No     Districts     HYV Seeds           be
                                for Food      required
                                 Crops        in (Rs. in
                              during 11th       lakhs)
                              Plan (in Ha)
         1    Ahmedabad          66353        1085.64      271.41    271.41    271.41    271.41
         2    Amreli            16282         246.64        61.66     61.66     61.66     61.66
         3    Anand             41475         991.36       247.84    247.84    247.84    247.84
         4    Banaskantha       87910          87.64        21.91     21.91     21.91     21.91
         5    Bharuch           24503         208.36        52.09     52.09     52.09     52.09
         6    Bhavnagar         56726         1169.24      292.31    292.31    292.31    292.31
         7    Dahod             33805         407.16       101.79    101.79    101.79    101.79
         8    Dang               8397           77.4        19.35     19.35     19.35     19.35
         9    Gandhinagar       13560          176.6        44.15     44.15     44.15     44.15
         10   Jamnagar          82970         450.08       112.52    112.52    112.52    112.52
         11   Junagadh          16733         326.36        81.59     81.59     81.59     81.59
         12   Kheda             36192         499.52       124.88    124.88    124.88    124.88
         13   Kutch             45836          259.2        64.80     64.80     64.80     64.80
         14   Mehsana           30878           368         92.00     92.00     92.00     92.00
         15   Narmada            8890          81.12        20.28     20.28     20.28     20.28
         16   Navsari           18418          22.24        5.56      5.56      5.56      5.56
         17   Panchmahal        55205          505.6        126.4     126.4     126.4     126.4
         18   Patan             27129         273.92        68.48     68.48     68.48     68.48
         19   Porbandar          7356          91.76        22.94     22.94     22.94     22.94
         20   Rajkot            26349         600.52       150.13    150.13    150.13    150.13
         21   Sabarkantha       71362         1633.76      408.44    408.44    408.44    408.44
         22   Surat             25731         213.28        53.32     53.32     53.32     53.32
         23   Surendranagar      8678         110.44        27.61     27.61     27.61     27.61
         24   Tapi              18170         171.16        42.79     42.79     42.79     42.79
         25   Vadodara          36828         290.68        72.67     72.67     72.67     72.67
         26   Valsad            16715         125.12        31.28     31.28     31.28     31.28
               Total            882451       10472.80      2618.20   2618.20   2618.20   2618.20

4.1.2 Popularization of HYV seeds - Cash Crops
      Groundnut, cotton, Sugarcane, castor, tobacco and spices are the major cash crops
      in Gujarat state. The productivity of groundnut, cotton (irrigated) and cumin is 1669,
      716 and 933 Kg/Ha respectively. The productivity of these crops will be enhanced by
      using high yield varieties of these crops, without enhancing the net sown area under
      these crops. Under the plan, one fifth of the area (The sown area under major cash
      crops during 2007-08 is 4276845Ha) under these crops is proposed to be covered
      under HYV. The use of HYV seeds need to be made available and popularized among
      the farmers for adoption of the same. The farmers need to be convinced about the
      cost effectiveness of using high yield variety seeds. HYV seeds are costly available at
      the double rate of the normal seeds used by the farmers. Also, there is other input

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 costs on fertilizers associated with the use of HYV seeds. In view of the above,
 marginal and small farmers prefer to stay away from the use of seeds from the point
 of view of cost consideration. The other farmers have the resources but the seeds
 are made to be available to them. So, there has to be two-pronged strategy – a)
 convice farmers for adoption of HYV seeds, 2) make available seeds to small and
 marginal farmers at subsidized rate so that they could afford to purchase the same.
 With the above strategy in mind, it is proposed to cover 855369 Ha of area under
 HYV of major cash crops. The estimated cost on procurement of seeds from
 ICAR/public sector seeds corporation is likely to be in range of Rs. 31235.68 lakhs.
 Keeping in mind the subsidy of 50%, an assistance of Rs. 15617.84 lakhs spread over 4
 years period is sought under the plan (Table 2 ).

 Table 2: HYV seeds for cash crops

     Sr No    Name of the    Area under     Subsidy to   2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
               Districts     HYV Seeds           be
                               for Cash      required
                                Crops         in lakhs
                             during 11th       (Rs. in
                             Plan (in Ha)      lakhs)
      1      Ahmedabad          44307          168.40     42.10     42.10     42.10     42.10
      2      Amreli            100127        2023.24     505.81    505.81    505.81    505.81
      3      Anand             10400          63.36       15.84     15.84     15.84     15.84
      4      Banaskantha       23780         151.00       37.75     37.75     37.75     37.75
      5      Bharuch           20440         521.20      130.30    130.30    130.30    130.30
      6      Bhavnagar         63879         204.60       51.15     51.15     51.15     51.15
      7      Dahod              7813          94.52       23.63     23.63     23.63     23.63
      8      Dang                 --            --         --        --        --        --
      9      Gandhinagar       12000          56.24       14.06     14.06     14.06     14.06
      10     Jamnagar          112494        2814.00     703.50    703.50    703.50    703.50
      11     Junagadh          46513         1537.08     384.27    384.27    384.27    384.27
      12     Kheda              3086          9.60        2.40      2.40      2.40      2.40
      13     Kutch             34961         401.24      100.31    100.31    100.31    100.31
      14     Mehsana           24193          76.00       19.00     19.00     19.00     19.00
      15     Narmada            9762         105.24       26.31     26.31     26.31     26.31
      16     Navsari            4285         340.36       85.09     85.09     85.09     85.09
      17     Panchmahal         2800          8.76        2.19      2.19      2.19      2.19
      18     Patan             33672         116.44       29.11     29.11     29.11     29.11
      19     Porbandar         22892         695.68      173.92    173.92    173.92    173.92
      20     Rajkot            129163        2559.20     639.80    639.80    639.80    639.80
      21     Sabarkantha       29422         120.20       30.05     30.05     30.05     30.05
      22     Surat             28670         2204.56     551.14    551.14    551.14    551.14
      23     Surendranagar     40935         204.76       51.19     51.19     51.19     51.19
      24     Tapi               6459         467.36      116.84    116.84    116.84    116.84
      25     Vadodara          40370         439.16      109.79    109.79    109.79    109.79
      26     Valsad             2946         235.64       58.91     58.91     58.91     58.91
             Total             855369       15617.84     3904.46   3904.46   3904.46   3904.46

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     The step will boost the use of HYV seeds in Cash Crop Category and will fetch more
     income to the farmers. The entire job of procurement, preservation, storage and
     distribution of seeds to the selected small and marginal farmers may be
     outsourced to a private agency.

4.1.3 Taluka Seed Farms

     The procurement of seeds from ICAR and making them available to small and
     marginal farmers at subsidized rate is not viewed as a long term strategy to
     popularize the use of HYV seeds in the district. For it, a seed revolution is must. To
     start with, procurement of seeds and making them available to farmers is good but
     it is necessary to work for self-reliance in the matter of seed management. The best
     thing to do is to produce seeds in the district/state itself. The breeder seeds may be
     procured from ICAR and they may be multiplied into foundation seeds in the Seed
     Multiplication Farms at taluka level. These seeds may be given to entrepreneur
     farmers who will produce certified seeds and there will be seed revolution in the
     district.

     Gujarat state has 23 Taluka Seed Farms with total area of 384.50 Ha. However, most
     of the seed farms are non-functional and they have been handed over to Revenue
     Department. Farmers use non-certified seeds. Under the plan, it is proposed to
     have at least 1 taluka seed farm functional in every taluka. So, all 23 seed farms will
     be revived (Table 3) and 194 new seeds farms with total area of 1940 Ha are
     proposed to be opened in the state (Table 4). Each new Taluka Seed Farm will have
     an area of 10 Ha and an assistance of Rs.25 lakhs/new seed farm is proposed to
     commence the Seed Farm. The fund of Rs. 384.50 is proposed for revival of 23 seed
     farms. Rs. 4975.00 are proposed to set up 194 seed farms over a period of 4 years all
     over the state. The fund provided will not be utilized for purchasing land which will
     be provided by Revenue Department of Government of Gujarat. The fund will be
     utilized for creating irrigation facilities, procurement of breeder seeds, seed
     processing expenses and other related purposes. Also, it is proposed that the
     management of Seed Farm may be outsourced to other organization which will
     create a business model for running the farms profitably and the government will
     limit its role to regulatory functions only. These seeds farms will work as Seed
     Multiplication Farms and will convert the breeder seeds to foundation seeds to be
     further used for production of certified seeds to be finally distributed among the
     farmers at reasonable rate. If such model works out, there will be seed revolution in
     the state and will have a major boost on productivity as well as production of food
     and cash crops.

     The ultimate objective of seed revolution is to increase the production of major food
     and cash crops by 50%.




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 Table 3: Existing Taluka Seed Farms
     Sr     Name of the     Existing TSF           Total           2008-09     2009-10     2010-11    2011-12
     No      Districts     Nos.     Area        assistance
                                   (in Ha)         to be
                                                 required
                                                (Rs. in lakhs)
     1      Ahmedabad        4     63.00           25.40             6.35        6.35       6.35       6.35
     2      Dahod            1     24.00           20.00            15.00        5.00       0.00       0.00
     3      Dang             1     10.00           25.00            25.00        0.00       0.00       0.00
     4      Gandhinagar      3     61.00           24.00             6.00        6.00       6.00       6.00
     5      Jamnagar         1      9.50            4.00             1.00        1.00       1.00       1.00
     6      Kheda            4     105.00          12.00            12.00        0.00       0.00       0.00
     7      Mehsana          2        -           100.00            25.00       25.00       25.00      25.00
     8      Navsari          3     33.00           13.32             3.33        3.33       3.33       3.33
     9      Panchmahal       3     69.00           27.48             6.87        6.87       6.87       6.87
     10     Valsad           1     10.00           25.00             6.25        6.25       6.25       6.25
            Total           23     384.50         276.20           106.80       59.80       54.80      54.80
 Table 4: New Taluka Seed Farms
 Sr       Name of the     Proposed TSF          Total            2008-09     2009-10     2010-11     2011-12
 No        Districts      Nos.   Area        assistance
                                 (Ha.)        required
                                             (Rs. in lakhs)
  1       Ahmedabad        7       70          200.00             50.00       50.00       50.00       50.00
  2       Amreli           11     110          300.00             75.00       75.00       75.00       75.00
  3       Anand            8       80          200.00             50.00       50.00       50.00       50.00
  4       Banaskantha      12     120          300.00            100.00       75.00       50.00       75.00
  5       Bharuch          8       80          200.00             50.00       50.00       50.00       50.00
  6       Bhavnagar        11     110          300.00             75.00       75.00       75.00       75.00
  7       Dahod            6       60          150.00             50.00       50.00       25.00       25.00
  8       Gandhinagar      1       10          25.00              15.00       10.00       0.00        0.00
  9       Jamnagar         9       90          225.00             75.00       50.00       50.00       50.00
 10       Junagadh         14     140          350.00            100.00      100.00       75.00       75.00
 11       Kheda            7       70          175.00             50.00       50.00       25.00       0.00
 12       Kutch            10     100          300.00             75.00       75.00       75.00       75.00
 13       Mehsana          7       70          175.00             50.00       50.00       50.00       25.00
 14       Narmada          4       40          100.00             25.00       25.00       25.00       25.00
 15       Navsari          2       20          50.00              25.00       25.00       0.00        0.00
 16       Patan            7       70          175.00             50.00       50.00       50.00       25.00
 17       Porbandar        3       30          75.00              25.00       25.00       25.00       0.00
 18       Rajkot           14     140          350.00            100.00      100.00       75.00       75.00
 19       Sabarkantha      13     130          325.00            100.00       75.00       75.00       75.00
 20       Surat            9       90          225.00             75.00       50.00       50.00       50.00
 21       Surendranagar    10     100          250.00             75.00       75.00       50.00       50.00
 22       Tapi             5       50          125.00             50.00       25.00       25.00       25.00
 23       Vadodara         12     120          300.00             75.00       75.00       75.00       75.00
 24       Valsad           4       40          100.00             25.00       25.00       25.00       25.00
            Total         194     1940        4975.00            1440.00     1310.00     1125.00     1050.00



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4.1.4 Gujarat State Seeds Corporation – Training Hall, Seed Testing
      Laboratory, Construction and Strengthening of Seed Storage Godowns

4.1.4.1 Gujarat state Seeds Corporation is in the business of manufacturing seed
        production and distribution with the main objective of providing the quality seeds
        to the farmers at reasonable rates

          Corporation is taking production programs on the farms of the farmers and procure
          the seeds through contract farming. Almost 30 crops with 100 varieties are covered
          under the production programe. Production programmes of foundation and
          certified seeds are of prime importance specially to improve the productivity of
          various crops.

          It is proposed to construct and build a state of art training hall to cater the training
          requirements of the farmers of seed production programme, with following
          infrastructure:

                    Seed Testing Laboratory & Quality Control
                    Seed Museum
                    Farmers Service Centre
                    Engineering Services for above Project

          Gujarat State Seeds Corporation proposes to develop infrastructure facilities such
          as roads, street lights, drainage facility and related works at their various godowns
          in the state.

4.1.4.2 Major thrust has been given by the Government of India in Rashtriya Krishi Vikas
        Yojana (RKVY) for strengthening of market infrastructure and marketing
        development. Hence, Corporation proposes to construct New Godowns (100 ft x 50
        ft) for storage of Seeds at Nadiad, Himmat Nagar, Amreli, Godhra, Surendra Nagar.

          Corporation is having its Godown Complexes at Amreli and Godhra and it is
          proposed to construct new Godown of 100 ft. X 50 ft. each at these places, too.

4.1.4.3 The financial requirements for the above projects are summarized in Table 5
       Table 5: Seeds production and management
          Sr.                           Project                               Total        Provision for
          No.                                                             Provision for      2008-09
                                                                            11th Plan      (Rs. In lakhs)
                                                                          (Rs. In lakhs)
                Gujarat State Seeds Corporation
           1    Development of Allied infrastructure like Road, Street       372.70           372.70
                lights, Rain water drainage & pallets at various godown
                of the corporation
           2    Integrated infrastructure Development of Farmers             418.96           418.96
                Training Hall and Seed Testing Laboratory
           3    Proposal for construction of New Godowns                     300.00           300.00
                                         Total                              1091.66          1091.66


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4.1.4.4 Construction of Godowns for storage of seeds

       Gujarat State Seeds Corporation proposes to enhance its storage capacity of seeds
       by constructing 2 godowns ( 50 ‘ x 100 ‘ each) under its Godhara Branch. The
       construction is proposed to be completed during 2009-2010 at the cost of Rs.110
       lakhs. Seeds Corporation wants fund of Rs.110 lakhs under RKVY for the purpose.

4.1.4.5 Strengthening of existing Godown Complexes
       Gujarat State Seeds Corporation proposes for strengthening of 5 godown complexes
       at Rajkot, Vyara, Gandhinagar, Amreli and Junagadh. The fund required is
       Rs.200 lakhs during 2009-2010.

4.1.5 Seed Treatment

       Agriculture Department proposes to demonstrate the procedure of Seed treatment
       by manually operated Seed Dressing Drum among the farmers of Gujarat State at the
       cost of Rs.400.89 lakhs during 2008-2009.

4.2    Agriculture Mechanization

       Agriculture Mechanization is a means to introduce improved implements and
       machineries for different agricultural practices to increase productivity.
       Mechanization helps in timely land preparation, timely sowing and timely harvesting
       of crops. Use of improved implements for land preparation reduces cost and time.

       In order to promote farm mechanization the district plan proposes for distribution of
       farm implements on subsidized cost. It is proposed to give 50% subsidy on the
       following agriculture implements:

           a) Power tiller,
           b) Zero till machine,
           c) Rotavator,
           d) Combine harvester,
           e) Power Thresher
           f) Paddy transplanter,
           g) Conoweeder,
           h) Reaper,
           i) Sugarcane cutter,
           j) Land leveler and
           k) Other modern and improved implements.




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       Emphasis will be given on gender friendly equipments. Also, Agricultural implements
       workshop need to be established in the district for repair of farm implements and
       also for the training of the extension officers.

       The financial requirement for farm mechanization given below (Rs. in lakh) in
       Table 6:

       Table 6: Agriculture Mechanization
               Activities                    Amount of assistance (In Lakhs)                 Total
                                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)
                                   2008-09        2009-10      2010-11         2011-12

       Subsidy on implements                       693.36      1010.00         1010.00     2713.00
       Establishment of workshop                   650.00       650.00            -        1300.00
                 Total                            1343.36      1660.00         1010.00     4013.00


       The workshop will be established using public private partnership model (PPP
       model). Suitable private agency will be found out to establish and run the
       workshop on sound business principles with public interest in mind. Government
       will offer one time assistance of Rs.50 lakhs to establish the workshop which will be a
       centre for repair of agriculture implements as well as training centre for extension
       services.

4.3    Soil health

4.3.1 Soil Indices
       As described before, the results of soil analysis on majority of the samples collected
       from various areas of the state reveal that the soil has pH value in range of 7 and
       hence neutral. It is good from the point of view of soil health. Electricity conductivity,
       too, is low which again is a good factor. The content of Organic Carbon in the soil is
       low to medium and strategy should be evolved to bring it in high range. Nitrogen and
       phosphorus content of the soil, too, is low to medium. Potash content is high. So,
       overall soil properties are satisfactory from point of view of agriculture.

4.3.2 Soil Health Cards

       Gujarat Government has a ambitious scheme to make available the soil health cards
       to 38 lakhs farmers of the state so that the farmers are well aware of the various
       characteristics of their soil. The knowledge about the health of the soil will guide the
       farmer to initiate suitable remedial measures to restore the health of the soil. It is
       very important from the point of view of agriculture production, too. Depending on
       the health of the soil, farmers may be advised to adopt a particular cropping pattern
       or diversify into other crops or treat the soil chemically or biologically so that the
       health of the soil does not become from bad to worse. In Gujarat state , it is
       proposed that 1239008 small and marginal farmers be covered under ‘Soil Health
       Card’ Scheme of the government during 11th plan period without charging any fee
       from them and an amount of Rs.3716.88 lakhs are proposed for carrying out these

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 activities (Table 7). Entire job for issuing cards may be outsourced to private agency
 at average cost of Rs.300 per heath card.
 Table 7: Soil Health Cards
     Sr No    Name of the    Soil Health      Total     2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
               Districts         Card      Assistance
                               (No. of      required
                             Farmers to      (Rs. In
                             be covered)     lakhs)
      1      Ahmedabad          36801        110.40      27.60     27.60     27.60     27.60
      2      Amreli            108471       325.40       81.35     81.35     81.35     81.35
      3      Anand             55000        165.00       41.25     41.25     41.25     41.25
      4      Banaskantha       65643        196.92       49.23     49.23     49.23     49.23
      5      Bharuch           22000         66.00       16.50     16.50     16.50     16.50
      6      Bhavnagar         60162        180.48       45.12     45.12     45.12     45.12
      7      Dahod             25000         75.00       18.75     18.75     18.75     18.75
      8      Dang              17668         53.00       13.25     13.25     13.25     13.25
      9      Gandhinagar        8848         26.56       6.64      6.64      6.64      6.64
      10     Jamnagar          55000        165.00       41.25     41.25     41.25     41.25
      11     Junagadh          80551        241.64       60.41     60.41     60.41     60.41
      12     Kheda             50000        150.00       37.50     37.50     37.50     37.50
      13     Kutch             23498         70.40       17.60     17.60     17.60     17.60
      14     Mehsana           78000        234.00       58.50     58.50     58.50     58.50
      15     Narmada           16700         50.12       12.53     12.53     12.53     12.53
      16     Navsari           41097        123.24       30.81     30.81     30.81     30.81
      17     Panchmahal        43357        130.08       32.52     32.52     32.52     32.52
      18     Patan             39000        117.00       29.25     29.25     29.25     29.25
      19     Porbandar         16802         50.40       12.60     12.60     12.60     12.60
      20     Rajkot            78750        236.24       59.06     59.06     59.06     59.06
      21     Sabarkantha       70000        210.00       52.50     52.50     52.50     52.50
      22     Surat             45000        135.00       33.75     33.75     33.75     33.75
      23     Surendranagar     71075        213.24       53.31     53.31     53.31     53.31
      24     Tapi              17585         52.76       13.19     13.19     13.19     13.19
      25     Vadodara          75000        225.00       56.25     56.25     56.25     56.25
      26     Valsad            38000        114.00       28.50     28.50     28.50     28.50
             Total            1239008       3716.88     929.22    929.22    929.22    929.22




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4.3.3 Strengthening of Existing Soil Testing Laboratories
4.3.3.1 The facility should be created to test the soil. At present there are 18 static and 2
        mobile soil testing laboratories working in the state having annual analysis capacity
        of 1.90 lakh soil samples. Government of Gujarat launched a massive campaign
        namely "soil health card prog” for soil testing from 2003-04. In this programme, 38
        lakh farmers are to be provided soil health card. Under this programme up to 2007-
        08, 16.52 lakh farmers have been issued soil health card by analyzing soil samples.
        However, it will take around 12 years to complete the job of issuing soil health
        cards to remaining farmers if the capacity of existing labs are not increased by str
        engthening them. So, the purpose of the project is to strengthen the existing
        laboratories (Table 8) by providing support in terms of manpower, instruments and
        chemicals.
    Table 8: Existing Laboratories
       Sr. No.                            District                         Existing Lab.
          1       Gandhinagar                                                    1
          2       Kheda                                                          1
          3       Dahod                                                          1
          4       Vadodara                                                       2
          5       Narmada                                                        1
          6       Surat                                                          1
          7       Tapi                                                           1
          8       Navsari                                                        1
          9       Valsad                                                         1
         10       Banaskantha                                                    1
         11       Sabarkantha                                                    1
         12       Mehsana                                                        1
         13       Kutch                                                          1
         14       Jamnagar                                                       1
         15       Surendranagar                                                  1
         16       Rajkot                                                         1
         17       Junagadh                                                       1
         18       Bhavnagar                                                      1
         19       Amreli                                                         1
                                  Total                                          20

4.3.3.2 Rs.1.9 lakh soil samples are analysed by the existing laboratories annually. By
        strengthening, the capacity of these labs will be doubled. So, 3.8 lakhs samples will
        be handled by these labs annually. To achieve it, the following staff are required at
        each testing laboratory, apart from testing equipment, chemicals, glass wares and
        computer system.

     Sr. No.          Name of Designation                     No.            Qualification
          1             Agri. Supervisor                       2              B.Sc. (Agri.)
          2              Agri. Assistant                       2            BRS / Diploma.
          3        Clerk / Computer Operator                   1                    -
          4              Lab. Attendant                        2                    -


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4.3.3.3 Under the plan, it is proposed to offer an assistance of Rs. 719.20 Lakhs for
        strengthening of 20 existing soil laboratories during the 11th Five Year Plan.
        Rs.120.00 lakhs are to be made available for support to have equipments, glass
        ware, dead stock & computer systems. Rs. 120.00 lakhs will be provided towards
        expenses on chemicals. Since, there is shortage of staff/technician, too, and hence, a
        provision of Rs.479.20 lakhs has been made to meet the salary expense of the
        technician over the period of 4 years (Table 9).
       Table 9: Soil Testing Laboratory
             Parameters          Estimated Cost   2008-09     2009-10       2010-11         2011-12
                                   (Rs in lakh)
             Equipments             120.00        116.00        -              -              4.00
              Chemicals             120.00        30.00       30.00          30.00           30.00
            Recurring cost          479.20        119.80      119.80         119.80          119.80
          including salary of
           staff/technician
                 Total              719.20        265.80      149.80         149.80          153.80


4.3.4 Setting up new Soil Testing Laboratories

4.3.4.1 7 districts in the state do not have soil testing laboratories. The following new
       laboratories are proposed to be set up (Table 10)
       Table 10: New Static Soil Testing Laboratories:
          Sr. No.    District                                      New static Soil Testing Lab to be
                                                                  set up
             1       Ahmedabad                                                     1
             2       Anand                                                        1
             3       Panchmahal                                                   1
             4       Bharuch                                                      1
             5       Dangs                                                        1
             6       Patan                                                        1
             7       Porbandar                                                    1
                                     Total                                        7

4.3.4.2 12000 samples will be tested and analysed by each laboratory each year and hence
        total 84000 samples will be taken care of by 7 new labs collectively. To achieve it,
        the following staff are required at each testing laboratory, apart from constructing
        new building, procuring testing equipment, chemicals, glass wares and computer
        system (Table 11)
        Table 11: Proposed Staff Structure at New Lab
          Sr. No.    Name of Designation                        No.               Qualification
             1       Asst. Director of Agri.                     1                M.Sc. (Agri.)
             2       Agri. Officer                               2                B.Sc. (Agri.)
             3       Agri. Supervisor                            2                B.Sc. (Agri.)
             4       Agri. Assistant                             2               BRS / Diploma.
             5       Clerk / Computer Operator                   1                      -
             6       Lab. Attendant                              2                      -

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4.3.4.3 The financial requirements are as under:
          Table 12: Soil Testing Laboratory
                   Parameters                 Estimated        2008-09        2009-10        2010-11      2011-12
                                                 Cost
                                             (Rs in lakh)
                      Building               350.00 (Unit      350.00            -               -              -
                                              Cost-50.00
                                                lakhs)
             Equipments (Analytical          60.00 lakhs          -            58.50             -            1.50
           instrument, Desktop, Glass
           ware & Computer Systems)
                    Chemicals                  31.50             -            10.50            10.50          10.50
            Salary of staff/technician         222.76            -            74.25            74.25          74.25
                       Total                   664.26          350.00         143.25           84.75          86.25


4.3.5 Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory
4.3.5.1 However, alone static soil testing laboratory will not meet the demand of issue of
        soil health cards to about 21 lakhs farmers ( including 123908 small and marginal
        farmers). Also, if poor farmers are charged fee, they will not come forward for
        testing of their soil. Therefore, two pronged strategy has been evolved to meet the
        requirements:
          a) There is a proposal to set up a mobile soil testing laboratory in every district.
                There is provision for purchasing mobile van along with requisite equipments
                at the cost of about Rs.15 lakhs. Rs. 0.5 lakhs to 2 lakhs will be spent on
                chemicals and Rs. 4 lakhs are being provided towards the recurring expenses
                on salary of technician over the period of 4 years. Total provision in this
                account is Rs.530.56 lakhs (Table 13 )
           b)    The provision has been made for the expenses on issuing soil health cards to
                 1239008 small and marginal farmers @ Rs.300 per soil health card.
4.3.5.2 It is also intended that the job of manning the soil testing lab including mobile one,
        soil testing and issue of soil health cards to the farmers may be outsourced to
        reputed private agency/ies so that the target of issue of about 21 lakhs cards over
        a period of 4 years is accomplished well in time without any compromise on the
        quality. Government will act as facilitator in the process and the fund in range of
        Rs.3716.88 lakhs provided for issue of about 1239008 cards will be used for the
        purpose by due process of tendering.
       Table 13: Mobile Testing Laboratory
             Parameters          Estimated Cost      2008-09          2009-10        2010-11           2011-12
                                  (Rs. In lakh)
          Mobile van                   390              390              -               -                -
          Chemicals                  36.56              9.14           9.14             9.14            9.14
          Recurring cost              104               26               26             26               26
          including salary
          of technician
                Total               530.56            425.14           35.14           35.14            35.14

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4.3.6 Micro nutrient training (Awareness)

      Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are macro-nutrients which are required in bulk
      by the crops/plants. However, micro-nutrients such as copper, ferrus, zink, boron
      are, too, extremely important for the crops. The presence of these micro-nutrients is
      very essential from the point of view of pest management. The presence of these
      nutrients is very essential for health of the crops, failing which, the crops are prone
      to pest and hence heavy loss in terms of production.

      The farmers are generally not aware about the importance of micro-nutrients. They
      are familiar with NPK but not with Zn, Cu, Fe – micro-nutrients. So, there is urgent
      need to reach the farmers with these information, make them aware and enable
      them to take remedial measures in case of deficiency of micro-nutrients so that the
      loss of harvest due to pest associated with deficiency of micro-nutrients is
      minimized.

      In line of the above, it has been proposed in the plan that micro-nutrient training be
      held in all 18309 villages of Gujarat state. A provision for the fund @ Rs.5000 per
      training has been made. Total fund available to hold micro nutrient training in 18309
      villages is Rs.1083.29 lakhs, which would be made available over the period of 4
      years (Table 14).
      Table 14: Micro-nutrient Training
         Sr    Name of the     Micro         Total     2008-09   2009-10    2010-11   2011-12
         No     Districts     Nutrient    Assistance
                              Training     required
                               (Nos.)       (Rs. In
                                            lakhs)
         1    Ahmedabad         547          27.36       6.84      6.84      6.84       6.84
         2    Amreli            617          30.84       7.71      7.71      7.71       7.71
         3    Anand             367         183.52      45.88     45.88      45.88     45.88
         4    Banaskantha       1250         62.4        15.6      15.6      15.6       15.6
         5    Bharuch           663          33.16       8.29      8.29      8.29       8.29
         6    Bhavnagar         807          40.36      10.09     10.09      10.09     10.09
         7    Dahod             693          34.64       8.66      8.66      8.66       8.66
         8    Dang              311          15.53       3.88      3.88      3.88       3.89
         9    Gandhinagar       291          14.56       3.64      3.64      3.64       3.64
         10   Jamnagar          700           35         8.75      8.75      8.75       8.75
         11   Junagadh          1031         51.52      12.88     12.88      12.88     12.88
         12   Kheda             615          30.76       7.69      7.69      7.69       7.69
         13   Kutch             887          44.36      11.09     11.09      11.09     11.09
         14   Mehsana           604          30.2        7.55      7.55      7.55       7.55
         15   Narmada           551          27.56       6.89      6.89      6.89       6.89
         16   Navsari           386          19.32       4.83      4.83      4.83       4.83
         17   Panchmahal        1213         60.64      15.16     15.16      15.16     15.16
         18   Patan             519          25.96       6.49      6.49      6.49       6.49
         19   Porbandar         151          7.56        1.89      1.89      1.89       1.89
         20   Rajkot            854          42.72      10.68     10.68      10.68     10.68

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          21   Sabarkantha          1406             70.32          17.58      17.58       17.58       17.58
          22   Surat                738              36.92           9.23       9.23        9.23       9.23
          23   Surendranagar        658              32.92           8.23       8.23        8.23       8.23
          24   Tapi                 450              25.16           5.63       6.51        6.51       6.51
          25   Vadodara             1548               77.4         19.35      19.35       19.35       19.35
          26   Valsad               452                22.6          5.65       5.65        5.65       5.65
                 Total             18309            1083.29         270.16     271.04     271.04      271.05
     It is planned to outsource the job to reputed agency/ies.

4.3.7 Training Programme for Organic farming

     The damages done to soil due to rampant use of chemical fertilizers need to be
     checked urgently. Continuous use of chemical fertilizers will cause irreparable
     damage to soil health in the long run and will reduce its productivity drastically.
     Organic farming is the only solution to this impending danger. Long term strategy
     with focus on preparing farmers to voluntarily accept and practice organic farming in
     their fields needs to be evolved.

     The farmers will be picked up from all the talukas (if possible from all 18309 villages).
     On average, 40-41 farmers per village will be selected for training of organic farming.
     Provision of Rs.10000 per training programme has been made in the plan. Total fund
     available is Rs.1129.25 lakhs for 4 years (Table 15). Also, it is planned to send 10% of
     the farmers who underwent training (for organic farming) for field visits in the
     state/outside state. Provision for the fund @ Rs.20000 per field visit has been made
     in the plan.

     Also, due care has been taken for conducting IEC activities. Provision for Rs. 4 to 5
     lakhs has been made in the plan for every district. Various audio or audio-visual
     programmes will be organized as part of IEC activities. Also, it is to be kept in mind
     that there has to be integrated approach in matter of planning and executing various
     IEC activities for effective and efficient utilization of IEC fund.

         Table 15: Training for Organic Farming
          Sr     Name of the       Training                Total     2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
          No      Districts     Programme For            Assistan
                                Organic farming             ce
                                 No. of      No. of      required
                               Farmers      training      (Rs. In
                                 to be      program       lakhs)
                               Covered      me/Field
                               (includin     Visits
                                g those
                                for field
                                  visit)
           1    Ahmedabad       33000         360         47.00       11.75    11.75     11.75     11.75
           2    Amreli          44000         480         61.00       15.25    15.25     15.25     15.25
           3    Anand           33000         360         46.00       11.50    11.50     11.50     11.50
           4    Banaskantha     33000         360         48.00       12.00    12.00     12.00     12.00
           5    Bharuch         33000         360         52.00       13.00    13.00     13.00     13.00

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         6    Bhavnagar       44000     480       61.00    15.25    15.25    15.25    15.25
         7    Dahod           11000     120       18.00     4.50     4.50     4.50     4.50
         8    Dang            22000     240       33.00     8.25     8.25     8.25     8.25
         9    Gandhinagar     11000     120       18.00     4.50     4.50     4.50     4.50
         10   Jamnagar        27500     300       45.00    11.25    11.25    11.25    11.25
         11   Junagadh        44000     480       61.00    15.25    15.25    15.25    15.25
         12   Kheda           50000     650      100.00    25.00    25.00    25.00    25.00
         13   Kutch           11000     120       19.00     4.75     4.75     4.75     4.75
         14   Mehsana         22000     240       32.00     8.00     8.00     8.00     8.00
         15   Narmada         16500     180       25.00     6.25     6.25     6.25     6.25
         16   Navsari         22000     240       32.00     8.00     8.00     8.00     8.00
         17   Panchmahal      33000     360       47.00    11.75    11.75    11.75    11.75
         18   Patan           16500     180       25.00     6.25     6.25     6.25     6.25
         19   Porbandar       16500     180       25.00     6.25     6.25     6.25     6.25
         20   Rajkot          44000     480       62.00    15.50    15.50    15.50    15.50
         21   Sabarkantha     44000     480       61.00    15.25    15.25    15.25    15.25
         22   Surat           33000     360       46.00    11.50    11.50    11.50    11.50
         23   Surendranagar   38500     420       54.00    13.50    13.50    13.50    13.50
         24   Tapi            27500     300       44.25     9.75    11.50    11.50    11.50
         25   Vadodara        33000     360       49.00    12.25    12.25    12.25    12.25
         26   Valsad          11000     120       18.00     4.50     4.50     4.50     4.50
              Total           754000   8330      1129.25   281.00   282.75   282.75   282.75


4.3.8 Agriculture Museum at Farmer Training Centre
      Department proposes to establish agriculture museum at all 26 Farmer Training
      Centres in the state. The farmers who are to be trained at the centres would be
      greatly benefitted by the museum. Department proposes for Rs.10 lakhs each district
      and total fund required is Rs.260 lakhs (2009-10). The fund would be used for the
      purpose of plant sample, digital photo panel, projector, plant protection equipment,
      improved farm implements and other related items.

4.3.9 IEC Cell at Department of Agriculture, Gandhinagar
      Majority of the farmers are ignorant of water management techniques, pest
      management, organic farming, need for formation of SHGs and other related
      aspects. Unless they are empowered by supplying necessary knowledge and
      information, the benefits of various schemes will not trickle down. Hence the need
      for intensive IEC ad that, too, on continuing basis
      The Agriculture Department will have a separate IEC cell at state level. IEC cell would
      find out agency for development of IEC materials and organizing IEC programmes
      throughout the state on continuing basis.

      The mobile soil testing labs to be provided in the districts may be used as IEC Van,
      too. The van would have IEC materials including visuals. The agency responsible for
      running mobile soil testing labs would be responsible for organizing IEC programmes,
      too in the villages visited by them. The total fund required is Rs.1200 lakhs over the
      period of 4 years.
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4.4    Integrated Development of Watershed Area and Waste Land
4.4.1 355622 Ha of waste/degraded land are planned to be used for various watershed
      and land development activities over the period of 4 years. Provision for the fund of
      64688.32 lakhs (@ Rs.20000 per Ha) has been made under the plan, to be used over
      the period of 4 years (Table 16). The fund will be utilized for the land development
      activities and various watershed activities to be taken up by Gujarat State Land
      Development Corporation Limited and Government agency looking after Watershed
      Projects/programme. The focus will be on prevention of salinity ingress, reclaimation
      of soil, development of waste land, afforestation, construction of checkdams/Khet
      Talawdies and other water harvesting structures.
       Table 16: Integrated development of watershed area and waste land
       Sr        Name of the    Developme       Total     2008-09    2009-10    2010-11    2011-12
       No         Districts        nt of     Assistanc
                                Watershed    e required
                                 area and      (Rs. In
                                  Waste        lakhs)
                                Land (Ha.)
           1    Ahmedabad         16728       3345.60      836.40     836.40     836.40     836.40
           2    Amreli            11633       2326.52      581.63     581.63     581.63     581.63
           3    Anand             12300       2460.00      615.00     615.00     615.00     615.00
           4    Banaskantha       19255       3851.04      962.76     962.76     962.76     962.76
           5    Bharuch           8486        1696.00      424.00     424.00     424.00     424.00
           6    Bhavnagar         20468       4093.56     1023.39    1023.39    1023.39    1023.39
           7    Dahod             9557        1912.00      478.00     478.00     478.00     478.00
           8    Dang              1524        305.00       76.25      76.25      76.25      76.25
           9    Gandhinagar       14425       577.00       144.25     144.25     144.25     144.25
           10   Jamnagar          41275       4128.00     1032.00    1032.00    1032.00    1032.00
           11   Junagadh          20800       4160.00     1040.00    1040.00    1040.00    1040.00
           12   Kheda             8828        1765.60      441.40     441.40     441.40     441.40
           13   Kutch             25300       5060.00     1265.00    1265.00    1265.00    1265.00
           14   Mehsana           3464        692.80       173.20     173.20     173.20     173.20
           15   Narmada           13700       2740.00      685.00     685.00     685.00     685.00
           16   Navsari           3953        790.60       197.65     197.65     197.65     197.65
           17   Panchmahal        10308       2061.68      515.42     515.42     515.42     515.42
           18   Patan             6543        1309.00      589.00     440.00     280.00      0.00
           19   Porbandar         4000        800.00       200.00     200.00     200.00     200.00
           20   Rajkot            15897       3179.44      794.86     794.86     794.86     794.86
           21   Sabarkantha       18739       3747.72      936.93     936.93     936.93     936.93
           22   Surat             5368        1073.60      268.40     268.40     268.40     268.40
           23   Surendranagar     24812       4962.36     1240.59    1240.59    1240.59    1240.59
           24   Tapi              2000        400.00       100.00     100.00     100.00     100.00
           25   Vadodara          27825       5564.00     1391.00    1391.00    1391.00    1391.00
           26   Valsad            8434       1686.80       635.20     420.00     476.00     155.60
                 Total           355622      64688.32     16647.33   16283.13   16179.13   15578.73




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      Every project to be taken up will have well defined activities and there will be
      integrated approach in the matter for effective utilization of the fund available under
      the focus area. Every watershed unit will have various activities giving a holistic view
      of the package for the area to be treated.

4.4.2 Gujarat State land development corporation limited proposes to take following
      projects

          a)    Checking Checking of Salinity ingress in Costal Area of Gujarat State
          b)    Reclamation of Ravine Area to increase Agriculture Production in the State
          c)    Reclamation of Degraded Bhal Area to increase Agriculture Production
          d)    Reclamation of Saline & Alkaline soil to incase Crop Production
          e)    Rainfed Area Development through integrated Watershed Development in
                Tribal Area of the State for Sustainable Agriculture
          f)    Rainfed Area Development through integrated Watershed Development in
                Non Tribal Area of the State for Sustainable Agriculture
          g)    Hilly Area Development for increasing Agriculture Production in Tribal Belt
                through Land base Activities.
      The details of projects to be undertaken during 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 follow as
      hereunder (Table 17 A & 17 B) :

      Table 17 (A): Land development projects – GLDC (2008-09)
         Sr.   Name of            Name of            Taluka Covered              Nos of     Area for the   Estimated
         No.   Project            District Covered                               Villages   treatment      Cost
                                                                                                           (Rs. in lakhs)
          1    Checking of        Bhavnagar,         Mahuva Talaja                  23       19020.79        3161.74
               Salinity ingress   Amreli,            Rajula, Jafrabad, Khambha
               in Costal Area     Junagadh,          Una
               of Gujarat         Porbandar,         Porbandar
               State              Kachchh,           Lakhpat, Abdasa
                                  Jamnagar,          Lalpur
                                  Ahmedabad,         Dhandhuka, Dholka
                                  Bharuch,           Hansol, Vagra
                                  Surat,             Coryasi,Vagra
                                  Navsari,           Jalalpor,Gandevi
                                  Valsad,            Umargam, Valsad
                                  Vadodara,          Padra
                                  Anand              Khambhat
          2    Reclamation        Vadodara,          Vadodara, Savali               14        9848.42        1674.2
               of Ravine Area     Tapi,              Songadh
               to increase        Kheda,             Kathlal
               Agriculture        Gandhinagar,       Dahegam
               Production in      Mehsana,           Satalasana
               the State          Amreli,            Dhari
                                  Sabarkantha        Talod,Himatnagar,Idar
          3    Reclamation        Ahmedabad,         Bavla, Dhandhuka               5         5879.08        547.48
               of Degraded        Bhavnagar          Vallabhipur
               Bhal Area to
               increase
               Agriculture
               Production


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      4    Reclamation        Patan,             Radhanpur,Sami,Harij,Patan           8         7373.51        878.89
           of Saline &        Banaskantha        Vav, Tharad, Bhabhar
           Alkaline soil to   Surendranagar      Patadi
           incase Crop
           Production



      5    Rainfed Area       Dahod              Dahod, Fatepura, Zalot               58       17797.14       1506.14
           Development        Panchmahal         Kadana, Santrampur,
           through                               Morva (H)
           integrated         Narmada            Tilakwada, Nandod,
           Watershed                             Dediapada, Sagbara
           Development        Vadodara           Chhotaudepur,
           in Tribal Area                        Naswadi,Kawant
           of the State       Bharuch            Jaghadiya, Valiya
           for Sustainable    Sabarkantha        Khedbrahma
           Agriculture.       Tapi               Nizar
      6    Rainfed Area       Kuchchha           Rapar, Bharuch, Nakhatrana           30       17034.84       2074.27
           Development        Rajkot             Rajkot
           through            Surendranagar      Lakhpat, Chotila
           integrated         Banaskantha        Dantiwada, Dhanera
           Watershed          Mehsana            Mehsana, Bechraji
           Development        Amreli             Rajula, Dhari, Amreli,Lathi
           in Non Tribal                         Bayad, Bhiloda, Vadali, Malpur,
           Area of the        Sabarkantha        Dhansura
           State for          Gandhinagar        Dehgam
           Sustainable        Jamnagar           Kalavad, Jamjodhpur
           Agriculture
      7    Hilly Area         Tapi               Nizar                                62       12976.59       1594.92
           Development        Dang's             Ahwa
           for increasing     Valsad             Kaparada, Dharampur
           Agriculture        Navsari            Vansda
           Production in      Narmada            Nandod, Dediyapada, Sagbara
           Tribal Belt                           Ghodhamba
           through Land       Panchmahal         Danta
           base Activities.   Banaskantha

                                         Total                                       200      89930.37       11437.64



 Table 17 (B): Land development projects – GLDC (2009-10)
     Sr.   Name of            Name of            Taluka Covered                    Nos of     Area for the   Fund
     No.   Project            District Covered                                     Villages   treatment      required
                                                                                                             under
                                                                                                             RKVY
                                                                                                             (Rs. in lakhs)
      1    Checking of        Bhavnagar,         Mahuva, Talaja & Ghogha               -         32499        6041.23
           Salinity ingress   Amreli,            Rajula, Jafrabad, Khambha
           in Costal Area     Junagadh           Una, Mangrol, Manavadar
           of Gujarat         Rajkot             Maliya
           State              Kachchh,           Mandvi, Abdasa
                              Jamnagar,          Kalayanpur, Jodiya
                              Ahmedabad,         Dhandhuka, Dholka
                              Bharuch,           Jambusar, Hansot, Ankleshwar
                              Surat,             Choryasi, Olpad
                              Navsari,           Jalalpor
                              Valsad,            Umargam, Valsad
                              Vadodara,          Padra
                              Anand              Khambhat




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           2   Reclamation        Anand           Tarapur                    12     10776     1337.68
               of problematic     Vadodara        Padra & Savli
               Saline and         Surendrangar    Dasada
               Alkaline soil to   Banaskantha     Tharad & Vav
               increase Crop      Patan           Sami & Hariz
               Production in      Amreli          Dhari
               the state
           3   Reclamation        Ahmedabad,      Bavla, Dhandhuka           8       9759     1020.86
               of Degraded        Bhavnagar       Vallabhipur
               Bhal Area to       Anand           Tarapur
               increase           Surendranagar   Chuda
               Agriculture        Bharuch         Vagra
               Production         Kheda           Matar
           4   Reclamation        Vadodara        Vadodara, Savali           -      19142     3070.50
               of Ravine Area     Tapi            Songadh
               to increase        Kheda           Thasra & Kapadvaj
               Agriculture        Gandhinagar     Mansa
               Production in      Mehsana         Satalasana & Vijapur
               the State          Amreli          Dhari
                                  Sabarkantha     Talod, Meghraj & Prantiz
                                  Panchmahal      Kadana & Lunavada
                                  Narmada         Dediyapada & Tilakvada
                                  Anand           Umreth & Borsad
                                  Bharuch         Valiya & Jhagadiya
                                  Surat           Mandvi
           5   Restoration of     Bharuch         Hansot & Jambusar          8       2610      739.23
               Fertility of       Navsari         Jalalpor
               Water Logged
               Area of the
               State



                                          Total                                     74786     12209.5



4.5    Integrated Pest Management
       Pest management is an important area of crop management. It has become
       imperative to let the farmers know about various pests and remedial measures to be
       associated with them. The farmers will be picked up from all the talukas (if possible
       from all 18309 villages). On average, 40-41 farmers per village will be selected for
       training of pest management. Provision of Rs.5000 per training programme has been
       made in the plan. Total fund available is Rs.1050.04 lakhs for 4 years (Table 18) .
       Also, it is planned to send 10% of the farmers who underwent training ( for organic
       farming ) for field visits in the state/outside state.
       Also, due care has been taken for conducting IEC activities. Provision has been made
       in the plan for the purpose. Various audio or audio-visual programmes will be
       organized as part of IEC activities. Also, it is to be kept in mind that there has to be
       integrated approach in matter of planning and executing various IEC activities for
       effective and efficient utilization of IEC fund. An IEC cell is proposed to be set up at
       state HQ, which will co-ordinate various IEC activities including outsourcing the job
       to other agencies.




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 The training on pest management will have integrated approach. All aspects of pest
 management – chemical, biological and others, will be part of the training
 programme.

 Table 18: Integrated Pest Management
     Sr    Name of the       IPM training         Total     2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
     No     Districts        programme          Assistanc
                           No. of    No. of         e
                          Farmers   training    required
                           to be     progra      (Rs. In
                          Covered                lakhs)
                                     mme/
                                      Field
                                     Visits
     1    Ahmedabad       33000        360        32.00      8.00      8.00      8.00      8.00
     2    Amreli          44000       480         41.00     10.25     10.25     10.25     10.25
     3    Anand           33000       360         31.00      7.75      7.75      7.75      7.75
     4    Banaskantha     33000       360         32.00      8.00      8.00      8.00      8.00
     5    Bharuch         33000       360         32.00      8.00      8.00      8.00      8.00
     6    Bhavnagar       44000       480         41.00     10.25     10.25     10.25     10.25
     7    Dahod           21000       220         18.00      4.50      4.50      4.50      4.50
     8    Dang            22000       240         22.00      5.50      5.50      5.50      5.50
     9    Gandhinagar     21000       220         18.00      4.50      4.50      4.50      4.50
     10   Jamnagar        27500       220         18.00      4.50      4.50      4.50      4.50
     11   Junagadh        44000       480         41.00     10.25     10.25     10.25     10.25
     12   Kheda           55000       650        315.00     78.75     78.75     78.75     78.75
     13   Kutch           11000       120         14.00      3.50      3.50      3.50      3.50
     14   Mehsana         22000       240         22.00      5.50      5.50      5.50      5.50
     15   Narmada         16500       180         17.52      4.38      4.38      4.38      4.38
     16   Navsari         22000       240         22.00      5.50      5.50      5.50      5.50
     17   Panchmahal      33000       360         27.00      6.75      6.75      6.75      6.75
     18   Patan           16500       180         17.52      4.38      4.38      4.38      4.38
     19   Porbandar       16500       180         17.60      4.40      4.40      4.40      4.40
     20   Rajkot          44000       480         41.00     10.25     10.25     10.25     10.25
     21   Sabarkantha     44000       480         61.00     15.25     15.25     15.25     15.25
     22   Surat           44000       440         40.00     10.00     10.00     10.00     10.00
     23   Surendranagar   38500       420         36.52      9.13      9.13      9.13      9.13
     24   Tapi            27500       300         30.88      6.88      8.00      8.00      8.00
     25   Vadodara        33000       360         49.00     12.25     12.25     12.25     12.25
     26   Valsad          11000       120         13.00      3.25      3.25      3.25      3.25
           Total          790000      8530       1050.04    261.67    262.79    262.79    262.79




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4.6 Non-farm activities

4.6.1 Agri clinics
      Under the plan, it is proposed to set up 224 agri clinincs all over the state (at every
      taluka). Agri entrepreneurs or agriculture graduates will be encouraged to come
      forward and set up the clinics. The purpose of the clinic will be to act as poly clinic –
      a place where, a farmer gets solutions to many problems they face at one place. It
      may have to do with soil characteristics, organic farming, pest management, use of
      HYV seeds and other aspects. Agri clinic may serve as counseling centres, hub of IEC
      activities, knowledge centre for various agricultural aspects, pest management
      centre etc. The main advantage is easy access for the farmers. The farmers have to
      move to taluka for solution to their various problems. The unit cost of an agri clinic is
      estimated to be 5 lakhs. Assistance equivalent to one third of the unit cost (1.67
      lakhs per unit) will be provided to the agri entrepreneurs interested to set up the
      clinics. The clinic should work on commercial model and should be in interest of both
      – entrepreneurs and farmers. Total provision of Rs.383.28 lakhs as assistance
      amount for 224 units has been made in the plan (Table 19).
      Table 19: Agri Clinics
         Sr    Name of the     Proposed      Total         2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
         No     Districts         Agri.   Assistance
                                Clinics    required
                                 (Nos.)   (Rs. In lakhs)
         1    Ahmedabad            11        18.40          4.60      4.60      4.60      4.60
         2    Amreli               11        18.32          5.00      5.00      5.00      3.32
         3    Anand                 8        13.32          3.33      3.33      3.33      3.33
         4    Banaskantha          12        20.00          5.00      5.00      5.00      5.00
         5    Bharuch               8        13.32          3.33      3.33      3.33      3.33
         6    Bhavnagar            11        18.32          4.58      4.58      4.58      4.58
         7    Dahod                 7        11.68          2.92      2.92      2.92      2.92
         8    Dang                  2        3.32           0.83      0.83      0.83      0.83
         9    Gandhinagar           4        6.80           1.70      1.70      1.70      1.70
         10   Jamnagar             10        16.68          4.17      4.17      4.17      4.17
         11   Junagadh             14        23.32          5.83      5.83      5.83      5.83
         12   Kheda                10        16.68          4.17      4.17      4.17      4.17
         13   Kutch                10        16.67          5.00      5.00      3.33      3.34
         14   Mehsana               9        15.00          5.00      5.00      5.00      0.00
         15   Narmada               4        6.68           1.67      1.67      1.67      1.67
         16   Navsari               5        8.13           3.33      1.60      1.60      1.60
         17   Panchmahal           11        18.32          4.58      4.58      4.58      4.58
         18   Patan                 7        11.68          2.92      2.92      2.92      2.92
         19   Porbandar             3        5.00           1.25      1.25      1.25      1.25
         20   Rajkot               14        23.32          5.83      5.83      5.83      5.83
         21   Sabarkantha          12        25.00          6.25      6.25      6.25      6.25
         22   Surat                10        16.68          4.17      4.17      4.17      4.17
         23   Surendranagar        10        16.67          5.00      3.34      5.00      3.33
         24   Tapi                  5        8.32           2.08      2.08      2.08      2.08
         25   Vadodara             11        23.32          5.83      5.83      5.83      5.83
         26   Valsad                5        8.33           3.32      1.66      1.66      1.69
                Total             224       383.28         101.69    96.64     96.63     88.32




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4.6.2 Agri Business Centres

      To eliminate the role of middlemen who adopt exploitative practices, 1130 rural
      business centres are proposed to be set up all over Junagadh District. On average, 5
      business centres will be set up in each taluka at the unit cost of Rs. 5 lakhs each.
      Provision of Rs.2083.42 lakhs as assistance amount has been made in the plan (Table
      20). The business centres will work as intermediary between farmer and consumer.
      The centre will ensure that the farmers get minimum support price as declared by
      Government from time to time. Agri entrepreneurs will be motivated by providing
      assistance of Rs.1.67 lakhs per unit. The remaining fund will be mobilized by them by
      their own sources or seeking loan from the bank under SGSY or other scheme.
      Table 20: Agri Business Centres
         Sr    Name of the    Proposed      Total     2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
         No     Districts        Agri.   Assistance
                              Business    required
                               Centre      (Rs. In
                                (Nos.)     lakhs)
         1    Ahmedabad           55       92.00       23.00     23.00     23.00     23.00
         2    Amreli            55         91.64       25.00     25.00     25.00     16.64
         3    Anand             40        266.68       66.67     66.67     66.67     66.67
         4    Banaskantha       60        100.00       25.00     25.00     25.00     25.00
         5    Bharuch           40         66.68       16.67     16.67     16.67     16.67
         6    Bhavnagar         55         91.64       22.91     22.91     22.91     22.91
         7    Dahod             35         58.32       14.58     14.58     14.58     14.58
         8    Dang              10         16.68       4.17      4.17      4.17      4.17
         9    Gandhinagar       20         33.32       8.33      8.33      8.33      8.33
         10   Jamnagar          50         84.00       21.00     21.00     21.00     21.00
         11   Junagadh          70        117.12       29.28     29.28     29.28     29.28
         12   Kheda             50         83.32       20.83     20.83     20.83     20.83
         13   Kutch             50         91.67       25.00     25.00     25.00     16.67
         14   Mehsana           45         75.01       25.00     16.67     16.67     16.67
         15   Narmada           20         33.32       8.33      8.33      8.33      8.33
         16   Navsari           25         31.25       8.75      8.75      8.75      5.00
         17   Panchmahal        55         91.68       22.92     22.92     22.92     22.92
         18   Patan             35         58.32       14.58     14.58     14.58     14.58
         19   Porbandar         15         25.00       6.25      6.25      6.25      6.25
         20   Rajkot            70        117.12       29.28     29.28     29.28     29.28
         21   Sabarkantha       65        108.32       27.08     27.08     27.08     27.08
         22   Surat             50         83.32       20.83     20.83     20.83     20.83
         23   Surendranagar     50         83.33       25.00     16.00     25.00     17.33
         24   Tapi              25         41.68       10.42     10.42     10.42     10.42
         25   Vadodara          60        100.00       25.00     25.00     25.00     25.00
         26   Valsad            25         42.00      16.80      8.40      8.40      8.40
               Total           1130       2083.42     542.68    516.95    525.95    497.84




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4.7    Marketing Development
4.7.1 Creation of network of SHGs/Farmer’s Clubs of small and marginal
      farmers
       Gujarat state has 1239008 small and marginal farmers. Under the plan, it is proposed
       that these 1239008 vulnerable farmers be united in form of farmer’s
       groups/clubs/SHGs and be instrumental in executing various programmes of
       agriculture (in fact any development programmes) including marketing. However,
       the care has to be taken that the whole task of organizing these farmers in form of
       Farmer’s clubs or SHGs is not left on the mercy of Gramsevak who has been
       ineffective in the past in matter of SHGs. So, the whole activity should be outsourced
       to third party agency who has to take responsibility to organize these farmers in
       small groups (group size – 10 to 15 but not more than 20), hold their meetings on
       periodical intervals regularly, train them to maintain various records, discuss various
       development issues in their meetings and not limit it to savings by the group
       members only, enable them to understand various programmes being implemented
       in their villages or neighbourhood and possible roles they can play therein, grading
       (if SHGs), registration of clubs under Societies act if found necessary. All efforts
       should be directed to create an informal but abled structure in the village to act like
       a partner of Government in implementing various programmes in their area of
       operations. Also, these groups have to act as watchdog for various development
       programmes as part of social audit. The efforts to have separate SHGs/groups for
       separate programmes should be discouraged at all cost.
       12,39,008 farmers in the state will be organized into 138200 SHGs/farmers’ clubs
       (Table 21). On average a provision of Rs.10000 per group has been made under the
       plan. Total fund proposed is 13453.88 lakhs for entire state . The job will be
       outsourced to a third party agency/ies.
       Table 21: SHGs/Farmers’ Clubs under RKVY
           Sr No    Name of the     No. of      Total     2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
                     Districts      SHGs     Assistance
                                  proposed    required
                                    to be      (Rs. In
                                   created     lakhs)
            1      Ahmedabad       3600       360.00       90.00     90.00     90.00     90.00
            2      Amreli          10000      1000.00     250.00    250.00    250.00    250.00
            3      Anand           4400       570.00      142.50    142.50    142.50    142.50
            4      Banaskantha     8700       870.00      217.50    217.50    217.50    217.50
            5      Bharuch         3100       310.00       77.50     77.50     77.50     77.50
            6      Bhavnagar       5900       590.00      147.50    147.50    147.50    147.50
            7      Dahod           2500       250.00       62.50     62.50     62.50     62.50
            8      Dang            2500       250.00       62.50     62.50     62.50     62.50
            9      Gandhinagar     1200       120.00       30.00     30.00     30.00     30.00
            10     Jamnagar        7000       700.00      175.00    175.00    175.00    175.00
            11     Junagadh        6100       610.00      152.50    152.50    152.50    152.50
            12     Kheda           6500       650.00      162.50    162.50    162.50    162.50
            13     Kutch           3200       320.00       80.00     80.00     80.00     80.00
            14     Mehsana         10400      1040.00     260.00    260.00    260.00    260.00

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          15     Narmada         2300          230.00        57.50       57.50       57.50      57.50
          16     Navsari         5300          31.24         7.81        7.81        7.81       7.81
          17     Panchmahal      4200          420.00       105.00      105.00      105.00     105.00
          18     Patan           5300          530.00       132.50      132.50      132.50     132.50
          19     Porbandar       2200          220.00        55.00       55.00       55.00      55.00
          20     Rajkot          7900          790.00       197.50      197.50      197.50     197.50
          21     Sabarkantha     6900          690.00       172.50      172.50      172.50     172.50
          22     Surat           5500          550.00       137.50      137.50      137.50     137.50
          23     Surendranagar   7000          700.00       175.00      175.00      175.00     175.00
          24     Tapi            2300          232.64        57.50       58.38       58.38      58.38
          25     Vadodara        9000          900.00       225.00      225.00      225.00     225.00
          26     Valsad          5200          520.00       130.00      130.00      130.00     130.00
                 Total           138200       13453.88      3362.81     3363.69     3363.69    3363.69


4.7.2 Collection Centres

      138200 SHGs have to be involved in marketing activities of their farm products. 1
      Collection Centre per 100 SHGs is proposed under the plan (Table 22). These
      collection centres will act as intermediaries between the farmers/SHGs/clubs and
      Agri Business Centres to be opened under the plan. 1382 Collection centres and
      1130 Agri-Business centres will operate together. One time assistance of Rs.25000
      will be provided to lead/selected SHG/club to man the collection centre. Such a set-
      up will be an example of people’s involvement in sale/marketing of their product on
      the terms and conditions in which they will have a say and will reduce the negative
      influence of middlemen.

      Table 22: Collection Centres
         Sr No     Name of the   Proposed         Total       2008-09     2009-10    2010-11    2011-12
                    Districts    Collection    Assistance
                                  centers       required
                                   (Nos.)        (Rs. In
                                                 lakhs)
          1      Ahmedabad          36            9.00         2.25        2.25        2.25       2.25
          2      Amreli             100          25.00         6.25        6.25        6.25       6.25
          3      Anand              44           11.00         2.75        2.75        2.75       2.75
          4      Banaskantha        87           21.76         5.44        5.44        5.44       5.44
          5      Bharuch            31            7.76         1.94        1.94        1.94       1.94
          6      Bhavnagar          59           14.76         3.69        3.69        3.69       3.69
          7      Dahod              25            6.24         1.56        1.56        1.56       1.56
          8      Dang               25            6.24         1.56        1.56        1.56       1.56
          9      Gandhinagar        12            3.00         0.75        0.75        0.75       0.75
          10     Jamnagar           70           17.60         4.40        4.40        4.40       4.40
          11     Junagadh           61           15.24         3.81        3.81        3.81       3.81
          12     Kheda              65           16.24         4.06        4.06        4.06       4.06
          13     Kutch              32            8.00         2.00        2.00        2.00       2.00
          14     Mehsana            104          26.00         6.50        6.50        6.50       6.50
          15     Narmada            23            5.76         1.44        1.44        1.44       1.44

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           16     Navsari                  53        13.25       3.31       3.31      3.31       3.31
           17     Panchmahal               42        10.52       2.63       2.63      2.63       2.63
           18     Patan                    53        12.84       3.21       3.21      3.21       3.21
           19     Porbandar                22         5.52       1.38       1.38      1.38       1.38
           20     Rajkot                   79        19.76       4.94       4.94      4.94       4.94
           21     Sabarkantha              69        17.24       4.31       4.31      4.31       4.31
           22     Surat                    55        13.76       3.44       3.44      3.44       3.44
           23     Surendranagar            70        17.52       4.38       4.38      4.38       4.38
           24     Tapi                     23         5.94       1.44       1.50      1.50       1.50
           25     Vadodara                 90        22.48       5.62       5.62      5.62       5.62
           26     Valsad                   52        13.00       3.25       3.25      3.25       3.25
                   Total               1382         345.43      86.31      86.37      86.37      86.37


4.8    Horticulture
4.8.1 Popularization of Micro Irrigation System
       Only 36% of cultivable land in the state are irrigated. So, micro-irrigation system
       which focuses on efficient management of available water resources, becomes of
       prime importance in the state. Micro-irrigation system has its own importance in the
       field of horticulture and needs to be promoted vigorously. It is necessary that small
       and marginal farmers in the state be made fully familiar with micro-
       irrigation/sprinkler and drip-irrigation system to encourage them to adopt the
       system. Also, they should be imparted information about the subsidy available for
       adopting micro-irrigation system. Under the plan, it is proposed that 13820
       SHGs/farmers’ clubs out of 138200 SHGs (to be created out of 12,39,008 small and
       marginal farmers in the state) be imparted training about micro irrigation system for
       encouraging horticulture in the state. It is emphasized that the training be imparted
       in groups to encourage promotion of micro-irrigation in group mode where group of
       farmers whose land is adjacent to each other, go for micro-irrigation system
       collectively. Provision for Rs.10000 per training programme has been made under
       the plan. Total outlay is 1382.30 lakhs over the period of 4 years (Table 23).
       Table 23: Micro-irrigation System
           Sr    Name of the       Training        Total     2008-09    2009-10    2010-11    2011-12
           No     Districts       for Micro     Assistance
                                  Irrigation     required
                                   System         (Rs. In
                                   (in Nos)       lakhs)
           1    Ahmedabad             360         36.00       9.00       9.00       9.00       9.00
           2    Amreli              1000         100.00       25.00      25.00      25.00      25.00
           3    Anand                440          44.00       11.00      11.00      11.00      11.00
           4    Banaskantha          870          87.00       21.75      21.75      21.75      21.75
           5    Bharuch              310          31.00       7.75       7.75       7.75       7.75
           6    Bhavnagar            590          59.00       14.75      14.75      14.75      14.75
           7    Dahod                250          25.00       6.25       6.25       6.25       6.25
           8    Dang                 250          25.00       6.25       6.25       6.25       6.25
           9    Gandhinagar          120          12.00       3.00       3.00       3.00       3.00

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         10   Jamnagar               700             70.00          17.50        17.50       17.50      17.50
         11   Junagadh               610             61.00          15.25        15.25       15.25      15.25
         12   Kheda                  650             65.00          16.25        16.25       16.25      16.25
         13   Kutch                  320             32.00           8.00         8.00        8.00       8.00
         14   Mehsana                1040           104.00          26.00        26.00       26.00      26.00
         15   Narmada                230             23.00           5.75         5.75        5.75       5.75
         16   Navsari                530             53.00          13.25        13.25       13.25      13.25
         17   Panchmahal             420             42.00          10.50        10.50       10.50      10.50
         18   Patan                  530             53.00          13.25        13.25       13.25      13.25
         19   Porbandar              220             22.00           5.50         5.50        5.50       5.50
         20   Rajkot                 790             79.00          19.75        19.75       19.75      19.75
         21   Sabarkantha            690             69.00          17.25        17.25       17.25      17.25
         22   Surat                  550             55.00          13.75        13.75       13.75      13.75
         23   Surendranagar          700             70.00          17.50        17.50       17.50      17.50
         24   Tapi                   230             23.30           5.75         5.85        5.85       5.85
         25   Vadodara               900             90.00          22.50        22.50       22.50      22.50
         26   Valsad                 520             52.00          13.00        13.00       13.00      13.00
                Total               13820           1382.30         345.50       345.60      345.60     345.60

4.8.2 Small size nursery in the district

      To boost the horticulture and make available good quality saplings/seeds for
      horticulture crops, it has been proposed under the plan that one small sized nursery
      of 1 Ha area be established in every taluka of the state. 230 small nurseries will be
      developed in the state over a period of 4 years. Total fund requirement spread over
      4 years will be 842 lakhs (Table 24).

      Regarding operation and management of nursery, it is envisaged that the lead
      Farmer’s Club/SHG in the taluka will take care of all the operations of nursery. The
      nursery will be managed on sound business principles, with government playing the
      role of facilitator.

      Table 24: Horticulture Nurseries
         Sr   Name of the     Proposed nursery            Total        2008-09     2009-10    2010-11   2011-12
         No    Districts       Nos.         Area       Assistance
                                            (Ha.)       required
                                                         (Rs. In
                                                         lakhs)
         1    Ahmedabad         11           11          27.50          7.50        7.50       7.50      5.00
         2    Amreli            11           11          27.50          7.50        7.50       7.50      5.00
         3    Anand             8            8           20.00          5.00        5.00       5.00      5.00
         4    Banaskantha       12           12          300.00         75.00      100.00      75.00     50.00
         5    Bharuch           8            8           20.00          5.00        5.00       5.00      5.00
         6    Bhavnagar         11           11          27.50          7.50        7.50       7.50      5.00
         7    Dahod             7            7           17.50          5.00        5.00       5.00      2.50
         8    Dang              1            1               2.50       2.50        0.00       0.00      0.00
         9    Gandhinagar       4            4           10.00          2.50        2.50       2.50      2.50

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         10   Jamnagar        10     10       30.00      7.50       7.50     7.50     7.50
         11   Junagadh        14     14       35.00      10.00      10.00    7.50     7.50
         12   Kheda           10     10       25.00      7.50       7.50     5.00     5.00
         13   Kutch           10     10       25.00      7.50       7.50     5.00     5.00
         14   Mehsana         9      9        25.00      7.50       7.50     5.00     5.00
         15   Narmada         4      4        10.00      2.50       2.50     2.50     2.50
         16   Navsari         5      5        12.50      5.00       2.50     2.50     2.50
         17   Panchmahal      11     11       27.50      7.50       7.50     7.50     5.00
         18   Patan           7      7        17.50      5.00       5.00     5.00     2.50
         19   Porbandar       7      7         7.50      2.50       2.50     2.50     0.00
         20   Rajkot          15     24       37.00      9.00       11.50    9.00     7.50
         21   Sabarkantha     13     13       32.50      10.00      7.50     7.50     7.50
         22   Surat           10     10       25.00      7.50       7.50     5.00     5.00
         23   Surendranagar   10     10       25.00      7.50       7.50     5.00     5.00
         24   Tapi            5      5        12.50      5.00       2.50     2.50     2.50
         25   Vadodara        12     12       30.00      7.50       7.50     7.50     7.50
         26   Valsad          5      5        12.50      5.00       2.50     2.50     2.50
               Total          230   239       842.00    231.50    246.50    204.00   160.00


4.8.3 Strengthening of Departmental Nurseries
     The Department of Horticulture plans to strengthen the existing 12 horticulture
     nurseries in the state (3 – Junagadh district, 1- Kachchh, 1- Valsad, 2- Gandhinagar, 1-
     Banaskantha, 1- Anand, 1- Sabarkantha, 1- Amreli, 1- Navasari). The facilities such as
     protection wall, drip irrigation, green house, water tank, pipe line, pump house,
     submersible pump, tube wells and other facilities would be provided under the
     project. Total fund required is Rs.592.75 lakhs (Table 25).

     Table 25: Strengthening of Departmental Nurseries
                Year                    Requirements of funds (In Rs. Lakhs)

                 2008-2009
                 2009-2010                                 266.00
                 2010-2011                                 222.75
                 2011-2012                                 104.00
                   Total                                   592.75

4.9 Third Party Monitoring and Evaluation of Agriculture and allied
     programmes under RKVY
     Since majority of programmes remain unmonitored and outcomes are not evaluated,
     the impact of programmes is not known. So, it is necessary to have agriculture
     programmes evaluated by independent third party so that problems faced during
     implementation of programmes/impact of programmes is known and remedial
     measures are taken.
     Third Party Monitoring Agency would carry out Base Line, Concurrent and Impact
     survey in the villages sampled for survey. Base line survey would be carried out
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     before commencement of new schemes. Concurrent monitoring would be carried
     out for on-going schemes. The impact survey would be carried out for the
     programmes/schemes which end during the project period (Table 26).

     Total outlay proposed is Rs.1200 lakhs.
     Table 26: Financial requirements (Third Party Evaluation)
                Financial Year                          Provision in lakhs
                       2088-09                                         300.00
                       2009-10                                         300.00
                       2010-11                                         300.00
                       2011-12                                         300.00


4.10 Animal Husbandry

4.10.1 Fodder Production

     To boost the animal husbandry, it is necessary that good quality fodder be made
     available to the animals. It has been proposed under the plan that 176646 Ha of
     pasture land be used for growing HYV of sorghum or other good quality fodder. The
     availability of good quality fodder will boost the milk production apart from
     improving general health of the cattle. The fodder production will be encouraged in
     all the taluaks. Total cost incurred is likely to be in range of Rs.1437.20 lakhs. Out of
     1437.20 lakhs, subsidy component provision for which is being made under the plan
     is 718.60 lakhs, spread over the period of 4 years (Table 27).
     Table 27: Fodder production
         Sr    Name of the       Development       Total     2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
         No     Districts         of Waste /    Assistance
                                 Pasture land    required
                                  for Fodder      (Rs. In
                                  production      lakhs)
         1    Ahmedabad             5577          22.32       5.58       5.58     5.58      5.58
         2    Amreli                11901         47.60       11.90     11.90     11.90     11.90
         3    Anand                 9261          27.28       6.82       6.82     6.82      6.82
         4    Banaskantha           13028         52.12       13.03     13.03     13.03     13.03
         5    Bhavnagar             5102          20.40       5.10       5.10     5.10      5.10
         6    Dang                  15980         63.88       15.97     15.97     15.97     15.97
         7    Gandhinagar            508          25.40       6.35       6.35     6.35      6.35
         8    Junagadh              17785         71.16       17.79     17.79     17.79     17.79
         9    Kheda                 7983          31.92       7.98       7.98     7.98      7.98
         10   Kutch                 14012         56.00       14.00     14.00     14.00     14.00
         11   Mehsana               5372          20.00       5.00       5.00     5.00      5.00
         12   Narmada               4735          19.00       4.75       4.75     4.75      4.75


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         13   Navsari            1067          4.16        1.04      1.04     1.04      1.04
         14   Panchmahal         3043          12.16       3.04      3.04     3.04      3.04
         15   Patan              5665          22.68       5.67      5.67     5.67      5.67
         16   Porbandar          5103          20.40       5.10      5.10     5.10      5.10
         17   Rajkot             18780         75.12      18.78      18.78    18.78    18.78
         18   Sabarkantha        6822          27.28       6.82      6.82     6.82      6.82
         19   Surendranagar      10519         42.08      10.52      10.52    10.52    10.52
         20   Tapi               4454          17.84       4.46      4.46     4.46      4.46
         21   Vadodara           6582          26.32       6.58      6.58     6.58      6.58
         22   Valsad             3367          13.48       3.37      3.37     3.37      3.37
                Total           176646
                                              718.60      179.65    179.65   179.65    179.65


4.10.2 Supply of Crossbreed Cattle – integration with SGSY

      Under SGSY, already there is provision for supply of cattle to promote self
      employment opportunity. Also, SGSY envisages most of the employment generation
      activities to be in group mode (SHG mode). However, there is not much success in
      this regard.

      Under Agriculture Plan, as already described above, there is a component of creating
      a network of 138200 SHGs/farmers’ clubs. Now, it is proposed that 21810
      SHGs/Farmer’s Clubs out of 138200, be supplied 10 cattle each with an estimated
      cost of Rs.2.5 lakhs per SHG. Total cost likely to be incurred is Rs. 55146 lakhs. There
      is already a provision for subsidy in SGSY. To further boost the business activity in
      group mode, an additional subsidy @ 25% of the unit cost is proposed under the
      district plan. So, total subsidy proposed is Rs. 13786.75 lakhs (Table 28) . The
      remaining fund will have to be mobilized from bank under SGSY.

      It is hoped that small and marginal farmers will be encouraged to take up animal
      husbandry as group activity which will have far reaching impact on the economy of
      the village. Also, the integration with SGSY will help in achieving the objectives as
      envisaged under SGSY being implemented by DRDA.

      Table 28: Supply of Crossbreed Cattle
         Sr    Name of the     No. of       Total      2008-09     2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
         No     Districts     SHGs to    Assistance
                                be        required
                              covered      (Rs. In
                                           lakhs)
         1    Ahmedabad        720         450.00      112.50      112.50    112.50     112.50
         2    Amreli           2000       1252.00      313.00      313.00    313.00     313.00
         3    Anand            440         275.00       68.75       68.75     68.75      68.75
         4    Banaskantha      1740       1087.52      271.88      271.88    271.88     271.88
         5    Bharuch          620          38.76       9.69        9.69      9.69       9.69
         6    Bhavnagar        1180        737.52      184.38      184.38    184.38     184.38
         7    Dahod            500         312.50       78.13       78.13     78.13      78.13
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         8     Dang              500       31.24            7.81        7.81        7.81        7.81
         9     Gandhinagar       240       15.00            3.75        3.75        3.75        3.75
         10    Jamnagar          700      436.00           109.00      109.00      109.00      109.00
         11    Junagadh          1220     762.52           190.63      190.63      190.63      190.63
         12    Kheda             650      406.24           101.56      101.56      101.56      101.56
         13    Kutch             640      400.00           100.00      100.00      100.00      100.00
         14    Mehsana           280      1300.00          325.00      325.00      325.00      325.00
         15    Narmada           460      287.52            71.88       71.88       71.88       71.88
         16    Navsari           1060     662.52           165.63      165.63      165.63      165.63
         17    Panchmahal        840      525.00           131.25      131.25      131.25      131.25
         18    Patan             1060     662.52           165.63      165.63      165.63      165.63
         19    Porbandar         440      276.00            69.00       69.00       69.00       69.00
         20    Rajkot            790      493.76           123.44      123.44      123.44      123.44
         21    Sabarkantha       1380     862.52           215.63      215.63      215.63      215.63
         22    Surat             550      137.63            85.94       17.23       17.23       17.23
         23    Surendranagar     1400     875.00           218.75      218.75      218.75      218.75
         24    Tapi              460      287.52            71.88       71.88       71.88       71.88
         25    Vadodara          900      562.50           140.63      140.63      140.63      140.63
         26    Valsad            1040     650.00           162.50      162.50      162.50      162.50
                 Total          21810      13786.79        3498.23     3429.52     3429.52     3429.52


4.10.3 Establishment of Bull Mother Farm at Anand
     The project will be taken up by Amul Dairy at the cost of Rs.497.52 lakhs.

4.10.4 Vermi Compost
     Gujarat state has 16490734 cattle. Presuming that one cattle gives gobar @ 2 kg/per
     day and only 10% of it is available for conversion into vermin compost, there is
     potential to generate 12038236 quintals of vermin compost during 1 year in the
     state. However, such a potential needs to be fully exploited. To give effect to what is
     aforesaid, it is proposed to create farmers’ group in the villages @ 5 groups per
     village. So, total 91635 groups will be created in Gujarat during 4 years period. Also,
     1 organic certification group is proposed to be set up in every village. So, the total
     number of organic certification group in the state will be 18309. A total provision of
     8435.64 lakhs has been proposed spread over 4 years in the state to achieve the
     target of generation of 12038236 Quintals of Vermi Compost per year at the end of
     the plan period (Table 29).
     Table 29: Vermi Compost
          Sr      Name of the   Farmers       Total          2008-09     2009-10     2010-11     2011-12
          No       Districts    Groups     Assistance
                                            required
                                          (Rs. In lakhs)
          1     Ahmedabad        2735        295.68           73.92       73.92       73.92      73.92
          2     Amreli           3085        333.20           83.30       83.30       83.30      83.30
          3     Anand            1835        198.36           49.59       49.59       49.59      49.59
          4     Banaskantha      6250        675.00           168.75      168.75      168.75     168.75
          5     Bharuch          3315        360.00           90.00       90.00       90.00      90.00

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         6    Bhavnagar        4035          87.24        21.81      21.81      21.81     21.81
         7    Dahod            3480          348.00       87.00      87.00      87.00     87.00
         8    Dang             1555          33.64         8.41       8.41       8.41      8.41
         9    Gandhinagar      1455          172.00       43.00      43.00      43.00     43.00
         10   Jamnagar         3490          376.00       94.00      94.00      94.00     94.00
         11   Junagadh         5155          516.00       129.00     129.00     129.00    129.00
         12   Kheda            3075          332.44       83.11      83.11      83.11     83.11
         13   Kutch            4435          443.60       110.90     110.90     110.90    110.90
         14   Mehsana          3020          302.00       75.50      75.50      75.50     75.50
         15   Narmada          2755          275.52       68.88      68.88      68.88     68.88
         16   Navsari          1930          194.00       48.50      48.50      48.50     48.50
         17   Panchmahal       6065          131.12       32.78      32.78      32.78     32.78
         18   Patan            2595          260.00       65.00      65.00      65.00     65.00
         19   Porbandar         755          75.52        18.88      18.88      18.88     18.88
         20   Rajkot           4280          428.00       107.00     107.00     107.00    107.00
         21   Sabarkantha      7030          760.00       190.00     190.00     190.00    190.00
         22   Surat            3690          390.48       97.62      97.62      97.62     97.62
         23   Surendranagar    3290          329.20       82.30      82.30      82.30     82.30
         24   Tapi             2250          48.64        12.16      12.16      12.16     12.16
         25   Vadodara         7815          844.00       211.00     211.00     211.00    211.00
         26   Valsad           2260          226.00       56.50      56.50      56.50     56.50
                Total          91635        8435.64      2108.91    2108.91    2108.91   2108.91


4.10.5 Cattle shed and other inputs to Livestock owners in Tribal areas

      Generally tribal people, who are poor, do not have cattle shed to protect their milch
      animals. In absence of cattle shed, milch animals have poor health and hence
      production of milk is adversely affected. In absence of cattle shed, animal feed, too,
      gets spoiled up to 20 % or more.So, the subsidy for construction of cattle shed with
      feeding truff and water tank facility is proposed to be provided under RKVY

      5884 villages in 43 Taluka of Tribal area will be covered. 1 beneficiary in each village
      per year will be selected. So, total 5884 beneficiaries will be befitted per year.

      Tribal farmers having live stock (minimum -2 cattle) will be eligible for the benefit.
      Subsidy will be provided for construction of cattle shed (Table 30).

      Table 30: Cattle shed and other inputs to Livestock owners in Tribal areas
                 Year                      Requirements of funds (In Rs. Lakhs)

              2008-2009                                      1471
              2009-2010                                      1471
              2010-2011                                      1471
              2011-2012                                      1471




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4.10.6 Supply of clean Milk production Kits to live stock owners of tribal area
      Generally, farmers in remote and interior areas collect milk from their animals in
      domestic utensils. These utensils are neither properly cleaned nor equipped to store
      the milk for a period of time. This actually reduces the storage quality of milk
      resulting into farmers fetching lower price of milk. Moreover, these utensils also
      make milk prone to contamination with dust, soil etc which deteriorates the quality
      of milk and the milk gets rapidly spoiled.

      To overcome the above problem, it is proposed to supply 05 liters stainless steel jar
      with well locked cover to Tribal farmers as part of clean milk production programme.

      5884 villages in 43 Taluka of Tribal area will be covered. 10 beneficiaries in each
      village per year will be befitted. Total 58840 beneficiaries per year will get the
      benefits.
      All Tribal farmers keeping livestock will be eligible. However, they must have
      minimum 2 milch animals. 5 liters stainless steel jar with well locked cover with the
      maximum cost up to Rs. 600 per beneficiary will be supplied (Table 31).
      Table 31: Supply of clean Milk production Kits to live stock owners of tribal area
                  Year                     Requirements of funds (In Rs. Lakhs)
              2008-2009                                     353
              2009-2010                                     353
              2010-2011                                     353
              2011-2012                                     353

4.10.7Modernization and capacity enhancement of vaccine production
      facilities at Animal Vaccine Institute, Gandhinagar
      Veterinary vaccines play a vital role in maintaining animal health with special
      reference to communicable diseases. Animal Vaccine Institute at Gandhinagar is
      engaged in manufacturing of vaccine, however, there is a need for capacity
      enhancement as well as modernization to cope with the demand of vaccine and
      meet the new challenges due to various new diseases. Total outlay of the project is
      projected to be Rs.20 crores (Table 32). The fund would be utilized for the purpose
      of equipments, building, logistics and training purposes.
      Table 32: Modernization of Animal Vaccine Institute, Gandhinagar
           Year                     Requirements of funds (In Rs. Lakhs)
         2008-2009                                     -
         2009-2010                                   500
         2010-2011                                   1500
         2011-2012                                     -
           Total                                     2000



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4.10.8 Pilot Project – Animal Hostel at Akodara Village, Himmatnagar
      It is proposed that all animals in Akodara Village be kept together at common place
      called Animal Hostel in Akodara Village of Himmatnagar Taluka in Sabarkantha
      district. There are 1000 animals in the villages which would be kept in 2 Animal
      Hostels in the village. Their gobar would be used for production of gobar gas and
      vermi compost. The vermi compost would promote organic farming. Milk would be
      collected directly from Animal Hostel Complex by Village level milk co-operative. The
      hostel would be managed by Akodara Village Milk Co-operative Society. The cost of
      the project is Rs.530 lakhs and Rs.360 lakhs are proposed to be financed uder RKVY
      during 2009-2010. Cattle owners, too, would partially bear the cost of the project in
      tune of Rs.50 lakhs. The project is to be implemented on pilot basis and if successful ,
      it would be implemented in other villages, too.

4.10.9 Establishment of portable Exhibition Unit for Animal Husbandry
      Department of Animal Husbandry proposes to set up District Exhibition unit in each
      district to impart knowledge about vaccination, livestock management practices and
      other new happenings in the field to the villagers. If the cattle owners are imparted
      information about various aspects of cattle management, it would help in improving
      cattle heath, and hence result into enhanced milk production. The cost likely to
      incur is Rs.123.50 lakhs during 2009-2010. Each district would have equipments
      worth Rs.4.75 lakhs.

4.11 Gujarat State Seed Certification Agency
4.11.1 Subsidy for Registration and Certification of Seed Producer Farmer
      It is desired to produce more seed in the state if Seed Replacement Rate is to be
      enhanced. However seed producers are not coming forward due to ‘not much’ profit
      margin as compared to commercial crop production. So, it desired that registration
      and certification subsidy may be provided to seed producers to enhance Seed
      Replacement Rate. Gujarat Seed Certification Agency deals with registration and
      certification aspects for seed production purposes. In 2009-2010, Agency has a
      target to cover 35000 farmers for the purpose of registration. About 63000 Ha of
      area are proposed to be covered. The revenue to be realized is estimated to be
      Rs.430 lakhs. Agency proposes for 50% subsidy (in tune of Rs.215 lakhs) under RKVY
      to encourage more and more certified seed production.
4.12 Gujarat Agro Industries Limited

4.12.1 Integrated pack house for fruits and vegetable
      Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited proposes to set up Integrated pack
      house for fruits and vegetables along with collection centers in Ahmedabad district

      It will help in minimizing agriculture wastage, provide better income to farmers
      through higher per unit value realization and create employment opportunities in
      rural area by encouraging value added farm production.


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      With the transition of agriculture from subsistence form to surplus, advent of State
      Horticulture Mission and intended implementation of Narmada project, the surplus
      production of various crops/fruits & vegetables will increase. At present the post
      harvest losses, in absence of proper/adequate infrastructure facilities, are 25 to 40 %
      which is huge loss to national economy as well as major deterrent in better value
      realization to farmers. Thus there is need of building infrastructure facilities not only
      to reduce post harvest losses to10 % through creation of would class horticulture
      infrastructure but also to explore possibilities of export market for the produce. With
      this objective GAIC intends to set up an Integrated Pack House for fruits & vegetable
      along with collection centers in Ahmedabad District. The produce will be brought to
      collection centre and immediately pre-cooled. The produce then will be transported
      to pack-house in refer van and further value addition and shelf life enhancement
      activity like post harvest treatment, sorting, grading, pre-cooling, ripening will be
      carried out. The pack house project will have four collections centers.

      Installed Capacity of plant will be 6000 TPA for post harvest treatment, sorting,
      grading, pre-cooling, ripening and packing of fruits (20 Tons per day x 300 days) and
      3000 TPA for vegetable processing and packing (10 Tons per day x 300 days)

      Ripening chambers will have a capacity of 1500 MT/annum (5 Ton/day x 300 days).
      Proposed capacity of Cold Storage is 300 MT. The total cost of project shall be Rs.
      830 lacs (Table 33).

      The facility shall be created and owned by GAIC and will be given to private sector
      for operation & management

      Table 33: Integrated pack house
               Year                   Requirements of funds in (Rs. in Lakh)

            2008-2009                                   830.00 lacs
             2009-10                                          -
             2010-11                                          -
             2011-12                                          -
               Total                                    830.00 lacs

4.12.2 Setting up centre for perishable cargo at International Airport,
       Ahmedabad
      Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited proposes to set up Centre for Perishable
      Cargo Complex at International Airport Ahmedabad
      It will help in minimizing agriculture wastage, increase exports of perishable
      commodity with just in time delivery with desired quality, provide better income to
      farmers through higher per unit value realization as a result of exports and create
      employment opportunities in rural areas by encouraging of other infrastructure and
      processing units.


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      With the transition of agriculture from subsistence form to surplus, launching of
      State Horticulture Mission, reduction in post harvest losses through development of
      Post Harvest Management Infrastructure and intended implementation of Narmada
      project, which shall bring large part of extra land under irrigation, the production of
      various crops/fruits & vegetables will increase thus necessitating the need of
      building infrastructure facilities to enable exports for the surplus arising there of.
      With this objective GAIC intends to set up a Centre for Perishable Cargo at
      International Airport Ahmedabad.
      The CPC would be well equipped to provide ‘business services’ at internationally
      competitive rates. Such services could include –weighing, Palletisation, quality
      certification, linkages with multi-model movement services, advisory services,
      logistic and compliance with export procedures. In order to maximize the benefits of
      various initiatives of the government, the CPC would also endeavor to provide
      linkages with Existing terminal market, Food parks and Agri-Export Zones.
      The installed capacity will be 14400 MT for pre cooled Cargo & 1000 MT for other
      Cargo for export and 500 MT for import Cargo handling (Table 34)

      The facility shall be created and owned by GAIC and will be given to private sector
      for operation & management
      Table 34: Centre for Perishable Cargo
           Year                      Requirements of funds in (Rs. in Lakh)

         2008-2009                                     823.33 lacs
          2009-10                                           -
          2010-11                                           -
          2011-12                                           -
           Total                                       823.33 lacs

4.12.3 Establishing Cold Chain Grid for value addition in perishable
      Cold chain is a basic requirement for all the perishable crop produce. A cold chain
      system takes care of spoilage and adds value by grading, sorting, and packing and
      refers transport to the market end. It takes care of produce from farm to the market.
      The launch of Gujarat Horticulture Mission has increased the production of F & V and
      Gujarat is emerging as strong potential in floriculture. Each cold chain unit will
      contain three collection centres, one pack house and four reefa Van. It will be based
      on spoke and hub mode. It will be based on spoke and model. A 10 such unit may be
      required in major production clusters (Table 35)
      The project may get implemented in P.P.P. mode on BOT basis. Each location project
      implementation will be based on location specific.
      Table 35: Cold chain Grid
              Name         Unit Cost   Total Cost    Subsidy          2008-09    2009-10    2010-11
                           in lakhs      (Rs. in    (Rs. in lakhs)
                                         lakhs)       (50%)
      Cost of each cold    1000.00     10000.00     5000.00          1000.00    2000.00    2000.00
      chain


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4.12.4 Modern Potato Cold Storage at Deesa
      Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited (GAIC) has a piece of land at Deesa –
      major production area for potato. GAIC proposes to set up a modern cold storage of
      5000 tonnes capacity with the objective of showcasing of new technology which
      would result into enhanced income of the farmers.
      The fund required for the purpose is Rs.910 lakhs (Table 36) and would be utilized
      for civil works, refrigerator system, electrical works, insulation works, material
      handling equipments, laboratory, project consultancy expenses and other related
      expenses.
      Table 36 : Modern Potato Cold Storage at Deesa
          Year                     Requirements of funds in (Rs. in Lakh)
         2008-2009
          2009-10                                 910.00 lakhs
          2010-11                                      -
          2011-12                                      -
           Total                                  910.00 lakhs

4.12.5 Establishment of Irradiation Plant
      Irradiation of low to medium does to fruit, vegetable, spices, cereals etc. are helpful
      in arresting spoilage and killing the insects. Irradiation of mango is a mandatory
      phyto-sanitary requirement for export to USA and Australia. It is likely to be
      mandatory requirement for exports to European Countries, too. GAIC proposes to
      set up the plant with technical knowhow available from BARC, Mumbai. The project
      would have infrastructure component such as purchase of land, construction work
      for the treatment unit, plant and machinery, ancillary system, fire detection system,
      process control system etc. The project cost is likely to be in range of Rs.3500 lakhs.
      Table 37 : Irradiation Plant
                  Year                        Requirements of funds in Rs. Lakh
              2008-2009
                2009-10                                      1000
                2010-11                                      1500
                2011-12                                      1000
                  Total                                      3500

4.13 Gujarat Sheep and Wool Development Corporation Limited (GSWDCL)
4.13.1 Strengthening of infrastructure for analysis of wool fibres
      Understanding the differences in characteristics of wool fibres constitutes the basis
      of interventions to improve wool quality (including interventions relating to sheep
      breeding practices). There is Wool Analysis Laboratory at Jamnagar but the
      equipment used there is old (10 years old). It is required to have current generation
      equipment for better results and digitization of data. GSWDCL proposes for Rs.18
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4.13.2 Establishment of facilities for analysis of faecal samples of sheep
      Over 16 lakhs sheep are covered under veterinary services delivered through 105
      Sheep Extension Centres under the corporation. Resistance to anthelminthic drugs
      has been observed in flocks of sheep in some parts of state. It has thus become
      necessary to undertake mass drenching of sheep only after identifying the nature
      and degree of infestation to be addressed through the administration of
      anthelminthic drugs. A worm egg count on the basis of examination of faecal
      samples through a microscope is the most common method to determine parasitic
      infestation in the gastro-intestinal tract of sheep. Under the project, facilities for
      analysis of faecal samples of sheep are proposed to be set up at 10 different
      locations. The fund required is Rs.5 lakhs (2009-2010).

4.14 Agriculture Marketing

4.14.1 Strengthening Agriculture Marketing
      Agricultural and Rural Finance Corporation, Gandhinagar proposes to set up cold
      storage facility, godowns, solid waste disposal facility and strengthen New Market
      Yard in non-tribal (Table 38 ) and tribal areas (Table 39).

         Table 38: Facility needed in economically weak APMCs (Non-tribal area)
         District               Cold       Godown         Solid      Strengthening of
                              Storage                     Waste      new Market Yard
         Gandhinagar             1             1            2                 -
         Anand                   1             2            1                 -
         Mehsana                 1             1            1                 1
         Vadodara                1             2            1                 -
         Surat                   1             2            2                 1
         Panchmahal              -             3            -                 -
         Sabarkantha             1             2            3                 -
         Porbandar               -             1            1                 1
         Navsari                 -             1            1                 -
         Bharuch                 -             1            1                 -
         Valsad                  -             1            1                 -
         Surendranagar           -             2            1                 1
         Amreli                  -             6            3                 1
         Bhavnagar               -             3            1                 3
         Ahmedabad               1             2            1                 1
         Jamnagar                -             2            1                 -
         Kutch                   -             2            2                 -
         Junagadh                1             3            1                 2
         Rajkot                  -             3            2                 1
         Banaskantha             -             3            3                 -
         Kheda                   1             4            2                 -
         Patan                   -             2            2                 2
         Total (Normal)          9            49           33                14
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 Table 39: Facility needed in economically weak APMCs (tribal area)
  District              Cold        Godown        Solid Waste    Strengthening of
                      Storage                                    new Market Yard
  Dang                    -             1               -                 -
  Dahol                   1             2               2                 1
  Narmada                 -             2               1                 -
  Navsari                 -             1               1                 1
  Bharuch                 -             2               -                 -
  Vadodara                -             2               1                 -
  Valsad                  1             3               1                 1
  Sabarkantha             -             2               -                 1
  Surat                   -             3               1                 -
  Tapi                    -             1               1                 -
  Banaskantha             -             1               -                 1
  Panchmahal              -             3               -                 -
  Total                   2            23               8                 5
  (Normal)
  Grand Total            11            72              41                19
  Unit cost Area      Rs. 250    Rs. 15 lacs per Rs.10, lacs per   Rs.40 lacs per
  (in sq. m)         Lacs, Unit.      unit            unit              unit
  *Nos
  Total Cost           2750           1080            410               760
  (Rs. in lac)

 The financial requirements are as under (Table 40):
 Table 40: Financial requirements for facilities to be created at APMCs
  Facilities           2008-09     200-10        2010-11     2011-12    Total outlay
                                                                         for 4 years
  Cold Storage          750.00      750.00        750.00      500.00      2750.00
  Godown                270.00      270.00        270.00      270.00      1080.00
  Solid Waste           110.00      100.00        100.00      100.00       410.00
  Strengthening of
  New Market            200.00      200.00        200.00      160.00       760.00
  Yard
  Administrative
  and support to
  APMCs for
  preparation of
  DPRs of               40.00        40.00         40.00       30.00       150.00
  identified
  projects
  (3% of the
  project cost)
  Total Outlay         1370.00     1360.00       1360.00     1060.00      5150.00



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4.15 Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs)
4.15.1 Multi commodity cleaning facilities at APMCs
      Gujarat State Agricultural Marketing Board, Gandhinagar proposes to set up multi
      commodity cleaning facilities at 8 APMCs. As is obvious from Table 41, the arrival of
      grains has been increasing at these APMCs and hence the need for cleaning facilites.
      Table 41: Quantum of arrivals of grains during last 3 Yrs in above APMCs
       Sr. No. District                   2005-06         2006-07          2007-08
           1     Jam-Khambhalia            28803           44152             53969
           2     Salvi-Vadodara            18500           41000             25600
           3     Himatnagar               650299          1169359          1196013
           4     Savarkundla              448000           874000           426000
           5     Tharad                   346246           282963           260274
           6     Chotila                   42595           61292             70741
           7     Zalod                    494275           379313           474181
           8     Godhra                   139677           191423           272497
      Gujarat State Agricultural Marketing Board, Gandhinagar proposes to set up Multi
      Commodity Cleaning Facilities at these APMCs. The calculation of cost is as under
      (Table 42):
      Table 42: Cost of the Project: Multi Commodity Cleaning Facilities
         Cost of the Project
         Particulars                                        Amounts (Rs. In lacs)
         Land required area – 1000 Sq. M.
         Building                                                            20.00
         Machinery (10TPH) incl.                                             55.00
         Electronic & Installation                                           17.00
         Miscellaneous                                                       01.00
         Total Cost of plant and machinery                                   93.00
         Contingency (5%)                                                    04.65
         Administrative Charges (1%)                                         00.93
         Total                                                               98.58
         Total Units 8
         Total cost for 10 units during 2008-12                              788.64

      The financial requirements of the funds are as shown in (table 43).
      Table 43: Multi Commodity Cleaning Facilities
       Sr. Projects               2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-                       Total Cost
       No.                                                            12
        1 Banaskantha              38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        2 Amreli                   38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        3 Dahod                    38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        4 Surendranagar            38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        5 Vadodara                 38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        6 Sabarkantha              38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        7 Panchmahals              38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
        8 Jamnagar                 38.985      41.595     17.00      1.00               98.58
             Total Outlay          311.88      332.76    136.00      8.00              788.64

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      Gujarat Agriculture Marketing Board has proposed to cover 17 APMCs for this facility
      during 2009-10 and 2010-11. They are 1) Wadhman (Surendranagar), 2) Halvad
      (Limdi), 3) Palanpur (Banaskantha), 4) Kalol (Panchmahal), 5) Anjar (Kachchh), 6)
      Amreli (Amreli), 7) Rajula (Amreli), 8) Morbi (Rajkot), 9) Gondal (Rajkot), 10)
      Jamnagar, 11) Kodinar (Junagadh), 12) Bharuch, 13) Waghai (Dangs), 14)
      Khedbrahma (Sabarkantha), 15) Bhiloda (Sabarkantha), 16) Lunavala (Panchmahal)
      and 17) Dahod. Total Fund proposed is Rs. 288.32 lakhs.

      Table 44 : Multi Commodity Cleaning Facility
              Year                     Requirements of funds in Rs. Lakh

               2008-09
               2009-10                                   150.00 lakhs
               2010-11                                   138.32 lakhs
               2011-12                                        -
                Total                                    288.32 lakhs

4.15.2 Creating Export Facilities for fruits and vegetables

      Gujarat State Agricultural Marketing Board, Gandhinagar proposes to create Export
      Facilities for fruits and vegetables (specially mango) at Junagadh, Kutch and
      Narmada/Valsad (Table 45).
Table 45: Requirement of funds for the project: creating export facilities for fruits &
          vegetables

         Sr. Name of Project        Place      2008-09   2009-10   2010-11     2011-12   Total Cost
         No                                                                              (Rs. in lakhs)
         1   Export facility for   Junagadh    169.60    155.00     90.00       35.40        450.00
             mango
         2   Export facility for    Kutch      169.60    155.00     90.00       35.40        450.00
             mango
         3   Export facility for   Narmada/    169.60    155.00     90.00       35.40        450.00
             mango +Banana          Valsad
             Total out lay                     508.80    465.00    270.00      106.20     1350.00

      The detailed cost calculation is as under:
         No   ITEMS                                                          AMOUNT (Rs. in Lakhs)
         1    Land required-Approx. 1500-2000 Sq. mtr
         2    Bidg. (1750 sq. mtr. X Rs. 4000 / Sq. mtr.)                           70.00
         3    Mechanical (cold storage, pre-cooling, ripening chamber,              150.00
              etc.)
         4    Electrical (A/C tower, etc, line)                                      80.00
         5    Automatic Grading, Cleaning, Washing line                              50.00
         6    Electrification and Installation                                       20.00
         7    Errection and installation                                             20.00
         8    Miscellaneous items (pallets, boxes, hydraulic lifts,                  20.00
              weighs, etc.)
         A    Total plants and machinery                                            410.00
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         9     Contingency expenses (5 % of A)                                    20.500
         10    Administrative expenses (1 % of A)                                  4.10
         11    Operating cost for the first 2 years                               15.40
         B     Total Cost                                                         40.00
               Total project Cost (A+B) per unit                                  450.00
               No. of units -3
               Total cost of the project                                          1350.00

     Also, it is proposed to create Export Facility at Navasari APMC at the cost of Rs.
     75.26 lakhs (Table 46) during 2009-10.
     Table 46 : Export facility
              Year                            Requirements of funds in Rs. Lakh
          2008-09
          2009-10                                        40.00 lakhs
          2010-11                                        35.26 lakhs
          2011-12                                             -
           Total                                         75.26 lakhs

4.15.3 Providing Pucca Platform
     Gujarat State Agricultural Marketing Board, Gandhinagar proposes to provide pucca
     platform facility at 11 APMCs at the total cost of Rs.66 lakhs (Table 47). The
     following APMCs would be covered:
         1. Limdi
         2. Vadnagar
         3. Bhachau
         4. Damnagar
         5. Bagasara
         6. Dhrol
         7. Dolasan
         8. Borsad
         9. Ranavav
         10. Vyara
         11. Mandvi
     Table 47 : Pucca Platform at APMCs
         Year                       Requirements of funds in Rs. Lakh

          2008-09
          2009-10                                       40.00 lakhs
          2010-11                                       26.00 lakhs
          2011-12                                            -
           Total                                        66.00 lakhs




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4.16 Fishery

4.16.1 Establishment of Hygienic Fish Market
      Presently the fish are sold in open basket. Due to sun light, dust and passing of time,
      the quality of the fish gets deteriorated. Hence, the fish sellers may not get good
      price. Moreover, the sale of fish in open condition may cause environment pollution.
      Many times, the non-fish eating people are taking objections to open sale of fish
      It is proposed to establish modern fish markets in major cities/towns of the State of
      Gujarat to sell the fish in hygienic condition.
      The area of the project will be Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bilimora and
      Veraval
      Fishermen /Fisher women and labourers, transporters, ice manufactures, etc. will be
      the beneficiaries.

      The project will be implemented through local panchayats under State Scheme with
      100 % subsidy ratio. The requirements of fund (2008-09) for the 6 fish markets are
      Rs. 1800 lakhs @ Rs. 300 lakhs per fish market.

4.16.2 Providing Fish Finder to the fishermen
      The fishermen are moving one place to another to know the potential fishing ground
      for getting good catch in the sea. In view of the aforesaid reason, the fishermen are
      incurring extra expenses on fuel and increase in the fishing days

      Commissioner of Fishery proposes to install FISH FINDER system in 1250 fishing
      vessels at free of cost (RS.40000 will be unit cost). The requirements of fund (2008-
      09) for 1250 fishing vessels are Rs. 500 lakhs @ Rs. 40000 per fish finder.

4.16.3 Biometric cards to fishermen
      For the purpose of national security, bio-metric card is one of the reliable
      identification method for border patrolling. It helps in identifing the genuine
      fishermen at any point of time at any place.
      About 5 lakhs fishermen live in 884 fishing villages and towns in the state. In the
      interest of national security and for identification of fishermen, it is proposed to
      provide latest technology bio metric identify cards to 1 lakh fishermen during 2008-
      09. The requirements of fund (2008-09) for 1 lakh bio-metric card are Rs. 405 lakhs
      @ Rs. 405 per bio-metric card.

      With the help of the bio metric card, Govt department and other authorities can
      identify the nationality and personal identification of the fishermen. This can be
      extremely useful whenever the fishermen are captured by PMSA. It will be useful
      during their release, too. Moreover, it can be also useful during the time of disaster.
      Fishermen of Gujarat are frequently captured by PMSA during the fishing. For the
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4.16.4 Fishery Co-operative / training centre
       About 1000 co-operatives are planned to be formed in 350 villages of Junagadh
       district. There is provision for Rs.100 lakhs for it (Table 48) . Also, a Fishery Training
       Centre at the cost of Rs.25 lakhs is proposed. The purpose behind both these
       activities is to promote marine and inland fishery by uniting the fishermen in form of
       groups/co-operatives.
       Table 48: Fishery co-operative /training centre
                 Activity              No. of       No. of          Total cost         2008-09     2009-10    2010-11   2011-12
                                      Villages   Cooperative        (Rs. In lakhs)
                                       to be        to be
                                      covered      covered
              Formation
            /awareness of
               Fishing
          Cooperatives about            350           1000            100.00            25.00       25.00      25.00     25.00
            both in land &
            marine fishery
              Provide Fishery
                                                                       25.00            15.00       10.00
              Training Centre
                   Total                                              125.00            40.00       35.00      25.00     25.00


4.16.5 PEL Rearing of IMC fish seed
       Also, fishery department in Junagadh wants to take up project for PEL rearing of IMC
       fish seeds in 37 reservoirs of Junagadh spread over 10000 Ha of area. There is
       provision of Rs. 20 lakhs for it (Table 49).
       Table 49: PEL Rearing of IMC fish seed
      Activity          Total         2008-09    2009-10        2010-11        2011-12                       Remarks
                        cost
                     (Rs. In lakhs)

    PEL Rearing        20.00           5.00          5.00          5.00              5.00       The inland fish production is
    of IMC fish                                                                                 expected to reach 150 tonnes
       seeds                                                                                    from the present level 41 tonnes
                                                                                                at the end of the project


4.16.6 Assistance for purchase of FRP Boats
       Also, there is provision for supply of 40 FRP boats to fishermen/groups at the total
       cost of Rs.80 lakhs of which 60 lakhs will be provided as assistance .The remaining
       fund will be mobilized by the beneficiaries. It is advisable that the fishery activity be
       promoted as group activity (Table 50).
Table 50: Assistance for purchase of FRP boats
   Activity          No. of            Unit Cost         Total       Assistan          2008-      2009-10     2010-11    2011-
                  beneficiaries       (cost of one     cost (Rs.        ce              09                                12
                    / groups             boat)         In lakhs)     require
                                                                        d
   Purchase            40                2.00           80.00         60.00            15.00       15.00       15.00     15.00
    of FRP
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4.16.7      Pilot project for Cage Culture in off shore water (marine) and
            Cage/Pen Culture in Reservoirs (Inland)

         The Commissioner of Fisheries proposes for pilot project of Cage Culture in Marine
         Water. The purpose is to utilize the inshore/off shore waters of the sea coast to
         increase the fish production and thus generate employment. Over the last few years,
         marine fish landing is almost stagnant. There is need for producing more sea food to
         meet the demand. Inshore/offshore waters are the resources available in the state
         to produce sea food through cage culture. It is proposed to have this pilot project at
         Okha (Jamnagar) and Umargaon (Valsad). The fund asked for Rs.100 lakhs (2009-10).
         The project period would be 2 years.

4.16.8 Pilot project for Cage/Pen Culture in Reservoirs (Inland) – Fish Seed
        Production

         Fish seed is the basic requirement for increasing fish production through fish culture
         practices. The Commissioner of Fisheries proposes for pilot project of Cage Culture in
         Inland Water. The purpose is to utilize the reservoir water resources to rear fish
         seed. Fish seed can be reared in the periphery of the reservoirs creating pens and
         cages. Under the project, the major reservoirs in Surat and Narmada districts would
         be covered. The fund required is Rs.100 lakhs (2009-10). 10 Cages would be
         developed during 2009-10. The fund asked for Rs.100 lakhs (2009-10). The project
         period would be 2 years.

4.16.9 Financial Assistance to Fishing Boat Owner for replacement of the cod
         end in trawl net

         In Gujarat, most of the fishermen use the net below mesh size of 12-14 mm to
         exploit non penaeid shrimp on large scale. Due to this, it drags out most of the small
         fishes. Such small catches have no use and destroy the marine resources. If cod ends
         of 40 mm mesh size are fitted to trawler boats, it would help preserving small fishes.
         It is proposed to cover all 7000 trawler boats (3 cod ends are required for 1 trawler
         boat) in the state, which would cost Rs.630 lakhs (2009-10). Commissioner of
         Fisheries proposes for Rs.630 lakhs under RKVY.


4.17 University projects

         The projects proposals received from universities for considering under stream I
         projects are attached as Appendix C.

4.18 Summary

         The brief project profiles of projects are available with the Department of Agriculture
         and Co-operation, which may be referred for more details. Activities under stream I
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Table 51: Stream I Projects
Sr. No.                              Projects                                Total        Budget for       Budget for
                                                                         Provision for     2008-09          2009-10
                                                                           11th Plan      (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)
(A) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE
 1.         Food Crop Production (Use of HYV Seeds)                          10472.80         2618.00         2618.10
 2.         Cash Crop Production (Use of HYV Seeds)                          15617.84         3094.46         3904.46
 3.         New Taluka Seed Farm                                              4975.00         1440.00         1310.00
 4.         Strengthening of Existing Taluka Seed Farm                         276.20          106.80           59.80
 5.         Strengthening of soil testing laboratories in State                719.20          265.80          149.80
 6.         Establishment of Static Soil Testing Laboratories in State         664.26          350.00          143.25
 7.         Establishment of Mobile Soil Testing Laboratories                  530.56          425.14           35.14
 8.         Issue of soil health cards                                        3716.88          929.22          929.22
 9.         Agriculture Clinics                                                383.28          101.69           96.64
 10.        Agriculture Business Centre                                       2083.42          542.68          516.95
 11.        Collection Centre                                                  345.43           86.31           86.37
 12.        Micro nutrient demonstration                                      1083.29          270.16          271.04
 13.        Promotion of Organic Farming                                      1129.25          281.00          282.75
 14.        Pest Management                                                   1050.04          261.67          262.79
 15.        Formation of SHGs/Farmer Club                                    13453.88         3362.81         3363.69
 16.        Training for Micro Irrigation                                     1382.30          345.50          345.60
 17.        Small Horticulture Nurseries                                       842.00          231.50          246.50
 18.        Demonstration of Seed treatment by manually operated               400.89          400.89               -
            Seed Dressing Drum among the farmers of Gujarat State
 19.        Agriculture Mechanization                                         4013.00                -        1343.36
 20.        Establishment of IEC cell at State Level                          1200.00           300.00         300.00
 21.        Third Party Monitoring & Evaluation                               1200.00           300.00         300.00
 22.        Agriculture museum at Farmers Training Centre                      260.00                          260.00
 23.        Strengthening of departmental nursery                              592.75                          266.00
                      Total (A)                                             66392.27       15713.63        17091.46
(B) GLDC & WATERSHED UNITS
            Land Development & Watershed Activities including
  1                                                                          64688.32        16647.33       16283.13
            GLDC
  2         GLDC Projects                                                    23647.14        11437.64       12209.50

                                   TOTAL (B)                                88335.46       28084.97        28492.63
(C) ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
 1.         Fodder Production                                                  718.60          179.65          179.65
 2.         Supply of hybrid cattle                                          13786.79         3498.23         3429.52
 3.         Bull Mother Farm at Anand                                          497.52          497.52               -
 4.         Vermi Compost                                                     8435.64         2108.91         2108.91
            Assistance for cattle shed to Livestock owners in tribal
 5.                                                                           5884.00         1471.00         1471.00
            area
 6.         Supply of clean milk production owners of tribal area             1412.00           353.00          353.00
            Modernization and capacity enhancement of vaccine
 7.         production facilities at Animal Vaccine Institute,                2000.00                  -        500.00
            Gandhinagar
            Pilot project- Animal hostel at Akodara village,
 8.                                                                            360.00                  -        360.00
            Himatnagar
            Establishment of portable exhibition unit for Animal
 9.                                                                            123.50                  -        123.50
            husbandry
                                    Total (C)                               33218.05         8108.31         8525.58

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(D) GUJARAT STATE SEEDS CORPORATION
 1.    Development of Allied infrastructure like Road, Street
       lights, Rain water drainage & pallets at various godown            372.70    372.70         -
       of the corporation
 2.    Integrated infrastructure Development of Farmers
                                                                          418.96    418.96         -
       Training Hall and Seed Testing Laboratory
 3.    Proposal for construction of New Godowns                           300.00    300.00         -
 4.    Construction of Godowns for storage of seeds                       110.00              110.00
 5.    Strengthening of existing godown complex                           200.00              200.00
                        Total (D)                                        1401.66   1091.66    310.00
(E) GUJARAT STATE SEED CERTIFICATION AGENCY
 1.         Strengthening of GOT Farm of GSSC Agency, at Dehgam,                                   -
                                                                           50.00     50.00
            Dist: Gandhinagar
 2.         Development and Strengthening of seed infrastructure                                   -
                                                                           53.60     53.60
            in computerization in GSSC Agency Ahmedabad
 3.         Subsidy for registration and certification of seed
                                                                          215.00              215.00
            producer farmers
                       Total (E)                                          318.60    103.60    215.00
(F) GUJARAT AGRO INDUSTRIES.CORPORATION LTD
 1.         Project for Integrated pack House at Ahmedabad                830.00    830.00         -
            Project for Centre for perishable Cargo at International
 2.                                                                       823.33    823.33         -
            Airport at Ahmedabad
            Establishing Cold Chain Grid for value addition in
 3.                                                                      5000.00   1000.00   2000.00
            perishables
 4.         Modern potato cold storage at Deesa                           910.00              910.00
 5.         Establishment of irradiation plant                           3500.00             1000.00
                        Total (F)                 11063.33                         2653.33   3910.00
(G) DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURAL & RURAL FINANCE, GANDHINAGAR
  1.        Proposal for strengthening Agriculture Marketing             5150.00   1370.00   1360.00
                                   Total (G)                             5150.00   1370.00   1360.00


(H) GUJARAT STATE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BOARD, GANDHINAGAR
  1.    Multi commodity cleaning facilities in AMPCs        1076.96 311.88                    482.76
        Creating export facilities for fruits and vegetable
  2.                                                        1425.26 508.08                    505.00
        specially for mango
  3.    Providing pucca platform                              66.00                            40.00
                                   Total (H)                             2568.22    819.96   1027.76
(I) FISHERIES
 1.         Establishment of Hygienic Fish Market (6 Nos.)               1800.00   1800.00         -
 2.         Providing fish finder to the fishermen                        500.00    500.00         -
 3.         Providing bio-metric card to the fishermen                    405.00    405.00         -
 4.         Fishery Cooperative Centre/Training Centre                    125.00     40.00     35.00
 5.         PEL Rearing of IMC fish seed                                   20.00      5.00      5.00
 6.         Assistance for purchase of FRP Boats                           60.00     15.00     15.00
            Pilot project for cage culture in offshore water (marine)
                                                                          100.00              100.00
 7.         and cage/pen culture in reservoir (inland)
            Pilot project for cage/pen culture in reservoir (inland) –
                                                                          100.00              100.00
 8.         fish seed production
            Financial assistance to fishing boat owner for
                                                                          630.00              630.00
 9.         replacement of the cod end in trawl net
                                    Total (I)                            3740.00   2765.00    885.00

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  (J) GUJARAT SHEEP AND WOOL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED, GANDHINAGAR
           Strengthening of Infrastructure for analysis of wool
 1.                                                                           18.00                 18.00
           fibers
           Establishment of facilities for analysis of faecal sample of
 2.                                                                            5.00                  5.00
           sheep
                                   Total (J)                                 23.00                 23.00
(K) UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
  1        Anand University                                                 4951.51    1641.00     687.27
  2        Junagadh University                                             25251.83   12811.32     464.99
  3        Navsari University                                               3414.00    1241.10     203.38
  4        Dantiwada University                                             2714.31     860.68      71.53
                                   Total (K)                               36331.65    16554.1    1427.17

             GRAND TOTAL (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+I+J+K)                          248542.24   77264.56   63267.60




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                              Appendix C
      University Proposals from Junagadh Agricultural University
                        (Krishi Vigyan kendra)
Sr.                           Name of Projects                                    Total        Amount
No.                                                                            Provision       Required
                                                                                for 11th         for
                                                                                  Plan         2008-09
                                                                              (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
 1     Regional training centre for farmers on “Role of microbes to sustain          101.60             21.90
       the health, nutrient supply and productivity of soil.”
 2     Establishment of the Seed Testing Laboratories in seven districts of         1407.00          912.10
       Saurashtra at JAU centres
 3     Demonstration & Evaluation of Water Management Technologies                   480.13           22.57
 4     “Establishment of Farmer’s Training Centre cum Live Mobile                    342.30          171.70
       Webcasting Cell for rapid Transfer of Technology”
 5     The Soil-Crop-Live Stock Health care Mobile Lab.                             1196.00          449.00
 6     CA-Cold Storage Chain at the district level APMC with technical              3462.00          930.00
       backup from JAU
7      Demonstration of cotton shredder for composting of cotton stalks              200.00           50.00
8      Training centre on mass production of bio-pesticides                          145.54           73.49
9      Establishment of renewable energy technology unit                             478.32          102.52
10     Cold Storage and Dehydration of Onion and Garlic                              414.44          229.36
11     Model and demonstrative installations of herbal extraction units at          1372.00          522.00
       farm level for the value addition of herbal farm products
12     Installation of farm product Irradiation unit for the farmers                2712.00          648.00
13     Training programme for farmers on seed production of cotton and                73.60           15.40
       agro-technology
14     Model cum demonstrative installation of bioreactors for the                   673.00          514.00
       production bio-diesel from marine algae
15     QC/QA Training Centre of farmers for their farm produce                       167.00          135.00
16     Establishment of green house for training-cum-demonstration for               232.20          195.40
       farmers of Saurashtra region
17     Regional mushroom training center for west zone.                              563.41          272.40
18     Centre of excellence for Organic Farming                                      262.64          193.91
19     Training on production technology of high value horticultural crops           157.30          157.30
20     Establishment of Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory                               176.96          112.94
21     Plant Health Diagnostic Mobile Clinic                                         287.04          287.04
22     Short term training for farmers on "Seed treatment" for different              27.20           27.20
       crops
23     Establishment of                                                              360.00          200.00
24     Training programme on Parent seed production and On farm Hybrid                78.48           78.48
       seed production of castor
25     Development of Eco-Tourism place at                                           343.75          186.75
26     Large scale Production of quality seeds/ planting materials of                112.72           54.48
       Vegetable and Spices Crops
27     Training programme for farmers on wheat production technology                  15.19            15.19
28     Demonstration of drip irrigation in cotton crop on farmers' field              40.00            40.00
29     Training Centre for Farm Accounting and marketing of Agricultural              85.30            85.30
       Commodities in Domestic and Export Markets
30     Training of Rural Artisans for Manufacturing & Development of                 160.00            60.00
       Agricultural Machineries
31     Development of cultivation and oil extraction practices of medicinal           89.20            89.20
       and aromatic plants
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32    Training for management of storage insect pests                            52.49     52.49
33    Establishment of soil testing laboratory at different Agriculture         783.10    511.70
      Research Stations of J.A.U.
34    Application of Biotechnology for pearl millet Improvement                 250.00     70.00
35    Training to farmers for enhancement of horticultural production            68.50     68.50
36    In vitro Conservation and Cryopreservation Facility for Rare and          151.90    151.90
      endangered medicinal plants
37    Training course on soil health to farmers of Saurashtra region            191.17    191.17
38    Breeder/parental seed production programme of pearl millet                 96.00     30.00
      hybrids and demonstration of hybrid seed production on farmer's
      field
39    Training on preparation and application of organic fertilizers to the      69.50     69.50
      farmers in Horticultural crops
40    Establishment of Computer Training Cell (CTC) for the Farmers.            117.30    117.30
41    Centre of excellence for Integrated Weed Management                       256.64    187.91
42    Morpho-physiological evaluation of parental lines for stress               26.00     26.00
      resistance/tolerance in pearl millet
43    Establishment of centre of excellence for preservation and value          130.00    130.00
      addition of horticultural crops
44    Training programme on transfer of technology of vegetable crop             23.30     23.30
      production
45    Modernization of Pulses Research Farm                                      64.50     27.50
46    Processing in Vegetables                                                  133.72     34.18
47    Farm modernization at Wheat Research Station                               71.00     71.00
48    Efficient utilization of animal power in agriculture                      153.22     63.72
49    Technologies for achieving sustainable agriculture                         23.20     23.20
50    Recycling of organic waste for sustainable soil productivity under         28.76     28.76
      dry land agriculture
51    Training programme on organic farming for farmers of dry land             101.24    101.24
      agriculture
52    Improvement in reproductive performance of field cattle and                71.37     71.37
      buffaloes
53    Conservation (salvaging) of male Jafrabadi calves                         267.50    111.90
54    Modernization of instructional farm for Gir cattle and Jafrabadi           90.00     90.00
      buffalo
55    Conservation and promotion of wheat bhusha utilization as feed            128.20    128.20
      block
56    Establishment of the elite seed farm for coconut DXT (Mahuva)             134.25    105.00
      seed nut production
57    Modernization of Infrastructional and Research Farm                       889.35    581.35
58    To Establish a Modern and Effective Water Harvesting Technology            62.50     26.00
      at this Research station
59    Monitoring, Evaluation and Management of Narmada Project Saline            80.75     23.50
      Command Area (Bhavnagar District) of saurashtra
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                           Appendix C1
University Proposals from Junagadh University (University Campus)

Year: 2008-09
 Sr.                             Description                             Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                     for 11th Plan     2008-09
                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
         Transfer of integrated technology through village adoption
   1.                                                                       755.00           592.00
         Quality Seed Production of Groundnut, wheat and pearl
   2.    millet                                                             354.00           281.00

         Establishment of Testing and Training centre on Farm
   3.                                                                       535.00           385.00
         Machinery of Junagadh
         Large Scale Production of quality seeds/planning materials of
   4.                                                                       166.00            96.00
         horticultural, vegetable and spices crops at Junagadh.
         Regional centre for training on integrated approaches for
   5.    improvement of production and productivity of agricultural         738.00           583.00
         crops at Junagadh
         Establishment of bio-contrl laboratory for mass production of
   6.                                                                       145.00            74.00
         bio-agents
         Establishment of rural agro processing centres
   7.                                                                       217.00           169.00
         Centre of Excellence for Agro-meteorological Services at
   8.                                                                       152.00           112.00
         Junagadh and Sub centres of the university
         Training programme on Value added fishery products at
   9.                                                                       430.00           382.00
         Veraval
         Training on profitable dairy farming and value addition at
   10.                                                                      266.00           168.00
         Junagadh
                              TOTAL                                         3758.00         2842.00


Year: 2009-10 (New ones)
 Sr.                             Description                             Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                     for 11th Plan     2009-10
                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
   1.    Enrichment of agriculture wastes for enhanced nutritive
         value in Gir and Jaffrabadi animals and recycling of animal        269.90           218.90
         wastes for promoting organic farming
   2.    Establishment of laboratory for bioagents mass production
                                                                            150.52           129.88
         and their use in plant diseases management
   3.    Management of cotton mealy bug
                                                                             70.00            20.00
   4.    Transfer of Technology for parent and hybrid seed
                                                                             41.63            31.21
         production in non-conventional areas of Saurashtra region
   5.    Application of Biotechnology for pearl millet improvement
                                                                            230.00            65.00

                              TOTAL                                         762.05           464.99




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                                  Appendix C2
            University Proposals from Anand Agriculture University

Year: 2008-09
 Sr.                                Description                              Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                         for 11th Plan     2008-09
                                                                             (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)

   1.       Infrastructure strengthening for Bio diesel Research Centre         559.00           210.00

            Infrastructure Development for Quality Seed Production
   2.       and Planting material at Research farms of AAU, specially           745.00           300.00
            Chharodi, Derol, Kankanpur and Anand
            Strengthening of mass multiplication of Tissue Culture Date
   3.                                                                           160.00            63.00
            Palm, Jetropha and Sandal.
            Maximization of Crop productivity in saline and water
   4.                                                                           200.00            90.00
            logged area.
            Genetic Enhancement of Rainfed and Irrigated Rice yield
   5.                                                                           390.00           225.00
            through Molecular Approaches

            Development and improvement in productivity of Bt Cotton
   6.                                                                           270.00           175.00
            hybrid through resistance against major biotic stresses

   7.       Diversified cultivation for value added Maize                       115.00            55.00
   8.       Development of integrated farming system                            492.00           172.00
            Agricultural Extension Activities for specialized agricultural
   9.                                                                            78.00            40.00
            innovations
            Innovative approach for Agricultural Extension Activities by
   10.                                                                          241.00           137.00
            Adoption
   11.      New approaches in surgical treatment of Animals                     629.00           174.00
                                  TOTAL                                        3879.00         1641.00

Year: 2009-10(New ones)
 Sr.                                Description                              Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                         for 11th Plan     2009-10
                                                                             (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
            Development of technologies for high valued fruit crops for
  1.                                                                            153.00            92.75
            tribal areas
            Enhancing productivity of rice in favourable and frangible
  2.        eco-system of the Gujarat State through transfer of                 180.00           104.00
            technology
            Development of technology for export of dehydrated white
  3.                                                                            190.56           110.62
            onion from Gujarat State
            Establishment, conservation and improvement of Native
  3.        and exotic poultry germ-plasm for sustainable rural poultry         344.50           218.30
            farming
  4.        Referal Laboratory for Food Testing and Quality Control             204.45           161.60
                                  TOTAL                                        1072.51          687.27



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                                        Appendix C3
                            Proposals from Dantiwada University

Year: 2008-09
 Sr.                                 Description                                Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                            for 11th Plan     2008-09
                                                                                (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
             Establishment of Animal Hostel at jagana, Kushkal and
      1.                                                                           566.70           333.70
             bhutedi Villages of North Gujarat
             Prevention of oxidative stress in Subclinical and Clinical cases
      2.                                                                           108.06            34.38
             of mastitis in cows and buffaloes
             Industrial enhancement of clusterbean utility under
      3.                                                                           192.95            27.75
             subsistence and high input farming
      4.     Strengthening Maize Research at Khedbrahma                            217.80            63.85
      5.     Strengthening Research in vegetables at Ladol                         312.00           126.40
             Establishment of referral laboratory for seed spices at
      6.                                                                           514.35            82.35
             Jagudan
      7.     Research And Development For Sesame In North Gujarat.                 393.30            82.60
             Sustainable Agricultural Development in SDAU-adopted
      8.                                                                           169.70            65.05
             villages of North Gujarat
             Development of organic farming modules for pulses in
      9.                                                                           135.30            44.60
             Kachchh
                                         TOTAL                                    2610.16          860.68


Year: 2009-10 (New ones)
Sr.                                 Description                                 Total Budget     Budget for
No.                                                                             for 11th Plan     2009-10
                                                                                (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)
           Management of pod borer, heliocoverpa, armigera in
 1.                                                                                 38.15            18.53
           pigeonpea through wild and Indo-African genetic resources
           Value Addition in Potato with respect to chips, french fries,
 2.                                                                                 66.00            53.00
           flour and other products
                                       TOTAL                                       104.15           71.53




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                                        Appendix C4
                              Proposal from Navsari University

Year: 2008-09
 Sr.                                  Description                               Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                            for 11th Plan     2008-09
                                                                                (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)

  1         Holistic development of 20 adopted villages of South Gujarat           1546.38          555.36
            Sugarcane seed production
  2                                                                                115.00            48.00
            Survey and surveillance based pest and disease forewarning
  3                                                                                274.00            51.87
            system for South Gujarat
            Production of Bio-pesticides and their use on eco-friendly plant
  4                                                                                241.30           196.82
            disease management
            Community approach for implementation of eco-friendly IPM
  5         technology in fruits and vegetables in Agri. Export zone of South      116.80            40.50
            Gujarat
            Community approach for the development and implementation
  6                                                                                235.00            70.00
            of Eco-friendly IPM strategies for Mealybug in Cotton
            Establishment of model nursery and popularizing planting of
  7         superior quality planting material of economically important            92.47            28.55
            Agro-forestry tree species

            Refurbishment of Seed production, storage, technology
  8                                                                                387.00           250.00
            demonstration and distribution programme in South Gujarat

                                         TOTAL                                    3007.95          1241.10

Year: 2009-10 (New ones)
 Sr.                                  Description                               Total Budget     Budget for
 No.                                                                            for 11th Plan     2009-10
                                                                                (Rs. in lakhs)   (Rs. in lakhs)


            Refinement, Demonstration and popularisation of SRI
  1.        Technology for profitable cultivation of Transplanting Tice in          84.45            27.70
            South Gujarat Heavy Rainfall Zone

  2.        Strengthening Research in Hybrid Rice                                   67.32            23.77


            Project for development of organic package of practices for
  3.                                                                                58.19            23.01
            different crops


  4.        Development of cotton for salt affected soils of Gujarat                60.65            36.65

            Germplasm Collection, Evaluation, Ex Situ Conservation and
  5.        Development of Agrotechnique for high priority medicinal plants        135.44            92.25
            of Gujarat
                                         TOTAL                                     406.05          203.38

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