I. NAME OF THE SECTOR                    : 01. CROP HUSBANDRY

 

II. INTRODUCTION OF THE SECTOR    :

             Agriculture in Lakshadweep is coconut husbandry.  The people of Lakshadweep depend on coconut for their livelihood.  Taking this in to account the administration is pursuing integrated faring system wherein thrust is given to product diversification and value addition in coconut.

             Total coconut cropped area under the UT is 2598 ha out of total geographical area of 3228 ha with a population of 60650.  Entire coconut growers belong to the Scheduled Tribe small and marginal farmer category with an average land holding of 0.27 ha.  Cultivation is by and large rain fed with unique mixed farming practices.  Though the coconut is predominantly a small holder crop, rurally based, higher productivity always enhanced sustainable income and employment opportunities.  Due to the multi product nature of this wonder palm therefore there is a veritable physical resource and generally where it is grown there is ample human resource as well.

 

            The coconut production of 52.8 million nuts in the beginning of the XIth FYP was enhanced to 58.0 million nuts by the end of the FYP significantly enhancing the productivity to 22310 nuts per hectare, proudly, the highest in the Indian Union.  Laccadive Ordinary and Laccadive Micro are the two time tested eco-types of the UT with high quality copra, higher oil content and other superior attributes besides true organic. 

 

            The mandate of the Department is to enhance nut productivity from each palm hectarage, minimise nut damage loss by proven management practices, encourage processing and product diversification and assure competitive open marketing thereby sustained development with higher per capita income.

 

            While there are many a plus points for coconut cultivation in the islands there are equally minus points as well.  The most important being the very limited fresh water aquifer available in the islands. Which is hardly sufficient for drinking purposes of its inhabitants thereby the entire farming essentially turned rain fed? Practically none could be grown irrigated. Secondly, there is no possibility of further expansion in the area of coconut or for any crop in that matter confining the entire crop cultivation within the limited area available. The geological farness of these small atolls from the mainland India also did contribute much to its backwardness in use of high tech agronomic interventions and market development.  Low price of copra too elude them from being competed in the open market. Above all, churning and upheaval in the agrarian market economy world wide due to the unavoidable globalisation and liberalisation of agrarian sector too impair the poor ST island farmers to cope up with the changing scenario.

           

            In the Fourth Report of the National Commission on Farmers, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, the Commission has rightly pointed out and to quote……

 

            “2.4.8.6.1.         The farming and fisher families in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep group of islands need special attention. Their needs cover the areas of technology, training, techno-infra structure and trade.  Island agriculture also has the problem of transport costs, particularly for commodities like fish which may have to be sold in the main land.  The islands are also ideal for horticulture including coconut plantation.  There are also special health problems. Therefore both the National Horticulture Mission and National Rural Health Mission should pay particular attention to the needs of island farmers and fishermen.  Proactive measures like the erection of mangrove and non mangrove based bio shields should be initiated in order to safe guard the lives and livelihoods of island population in the event of a sea level rise due to global warming….”

 

            In the Revised National Policy for farmers, the National Commission on Farmers, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India has again reiterated the focus on farmers and to quote;

 

            “ 1.1.2.   The time has therefore come when we should focus more on the economic well being of the women and men feeding the nation than just on production…'' 

 

            In Para 1.9.3 of the same report, the National Commission on Farmers, has emphatically emphasised the road map for the islands and to quote;

1.9.3     Islands             “….The Andaman and Nicobar islands and the Lakshadweep group of islands offer great potential for improving the income of farm families.  Greater attention is needed to plantation crops and coconut, rain water harvesting and agro processing facilities.  The coastal ecosystems rich in mangroves and coral reefs should be protected.  The youth in such islands can be trained in the science and art of natural resources conservation and enhancement.  Mixed cropping and crop-livestock integrated farming systems are ideal for such islands.  The Lakshadweep group of islands can also be the home for offshore quarantine facilities….''   

 

            As rightly pointed out by the National Commission on farmers in Para 1.2.3, the time is therefore opportune for revitalising our agricultural progress and making agrarian prosperity and food security and sovereignty the bottom line for government policies and priorities in agriculture and rural development.  And the XI FYP is a humble beginning towards this goal.     As professed by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1947, everything else can wait, but not agriculture.

 

            Therefore, the entire strategy for development of agriculture in the UT during the XI FYP period is on Coconut Husbandry based Organic Farming with farm level processing and product diversification.  Viable packages are proposed for individual agro climatic zones/islands putting together knowledge of what is likely to work best in each zone/island.

 

             A new open strategy mounted with more resources, sharper focus and strong commitment from the Decision Making Level therefore is the vision statement.

 

Mandates

 

A.         Organic farming

B.         Productivity enhancement

C.         Processing and product diversification

D.         Market development and promotion

E.         Capacity building and technology updation

 

            The financial outlay for the Annual Plan 2010 – 11 was Rs 715.00 lakhs while the proposed for the Annual Plan 2011 – 12 is Rs.1060 lakhs.

 

III. OUTLAY AT A GLANCE       :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Scheme

XIth Plan

2007-12

Annual Plan 2011-12

Proposed

Outlay

ACA,

if any

Total

1

Coconut Development Programme

525.85

160.00

0.00

160.00

2

Organic Farming Programme

215.10

65.00

0.00

65.00

3

Livelihood Support Services

1756.65

65.00

0.00

65.00

4

Horticulture Development Programme

712.55

80.00

0.00

80.00

5

Natural Resource Management

785.10

130.00

0.00

130.00

6

Integrated Pest Management

926.35

180.00

0.00

180.00

7

Human Resource Development

145.10

15.00

0.00

15.00

8

Information Communication Technology

163.10

5.00

0.00

5.00

9

Civil Works

310.00

160.00

0.00

160.00

Total

5539.80

860.00

0.00

860.00

 

IV. DETAILS OF SCHEMES      :

 

1. Scheme No.                          : 0101

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Coconut Development Programme

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

 

As reiterated Coconut Husbandry is the livelihood of the UT.  And in view of its necessity coupled with geo-physical constraints, productivity enhancement, processing and product diversification and coconut crop insurance are the strategy mandated.  Average coconut production of 97 nuts per tree per year need to be enhanced to 130 nuts per tree per year during the XI FYP period.  Thinning out of unproductive palms especially from Kalpeni, Amini and Androth where there are 350-400 palm per hectare, raising of quality coconut seedling nurseries for under planting in the existing coconut plantations and as well as to supply to the outside  states are also need priority.

 

            The economic viability of coconut farming depends heavily on assured markets and remunerative prices. The production-processing-marketing-consumption continuum needs to be farmer-centric with each link receiving timely attention and synergy. Establishment of coconut processing complexes is the panacea for farm level processing and product diversification with value addition whereby low price of copra could be balanced.  Alternatively, islands' proven technology of Neera Tapping too identified as best alternate source of income generating program to the local farmers to combat rat (10-30%) and mandari (25-40%) damage losses.  In fact, Neera tapping in coconut to ameliorate and sustain the livelihood of its ST farmers is a time tested poverty alleviation trade appreciated and accepted by all.  In the changing scenario, it also needs to be revived and rejuvenated.

 

            For a coconut mono crop small and marginal ST Farmer, bringing coconut under the ambit of insurance coverage is a bare necessity.  And it is inevitable in the case of UT farmers whose average land holding is 0.27 ha.  The coconut plantations standing in the fore shore are often subjected to severe cyclonic hit and monsoon fury and the total palm is uprooted and destroyed thus leaving the poor farmer in untold misery and desolation.  Therefore the proposal of crop insurance for the coconut plantations located in the fore shore (Coastal Regulation Zone), initially, is a bold initiative to avert farmer suicides and rural indebtedness in the UT.

 

a) Component Name                  : Neera Tapping Programme

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : The proposal is to encourage local ST farmers to promote value addition on coconut on par with generating livelihood income to their families.

 

iii) Objective                              : Processing and Product Diversification.

 

b) Component Name                 : Financial Assistant for coconut crop lose due to natural calamity

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : For a Coconut mono crop small and marginal ST Farmer, bringing coconut under the ambit of insurance coverage is a bare necessity. And it is inevitable in the case of UT farmers whose average land holding is 0.27 ha.  The coconut plantations standing in the fore shore are often subjected to severe cyclonic hit and monsoon fury and the total palm is uprooted and destroyed thus leaving the poor farmer in untold misery and desolation.  Therefore the proposal of crop insurance for the coconut plantations located in the fore shore (Coastal Regulation Zone), initially, is mooted to avert farmer suicides and rural indebtedness in the UT.

 

iii) Objective                              : To insure Coconut Crop against natural calamities and to avert farmer miseries.

 

c) Component Name                  : Insurance Coverage to Coconut Climbers

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : There are about 3000 coconut climbers in the territory.  Since climbing coconut trees involves risk there is need to provide insurance cover to the climbers.  It is proposed to insure climbers under Group Janatha Personnel Accident Policy for coconut climbers with New India Assurance Company. The policy will provide insurance against death/ permanently/ partial/disability.  An annual premium of Rs.60/- per climber per year is paid by the Administration.

iii) Objective                              : Insuring Coconut climbers.

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 160.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Neera tapping program

No

48

48

25.00

25.00

2

Coconut crop insurance/compensation

No

1000

1000

5.00

5.00

3

Estt. of coconut processing complex

No

1.0

1.0

48.00

48.00

4

Insurance coverage to coconut climbers

No

1200

1200

0.90

0.90

Total

 

 

 

78.90

78.90

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

Nos

1

2401

00103

200001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Wages

Mandays

28700

2401

00103

200002

33.90

0.00

33.90

3

Insurance coverage to coconut climbers

Nos

1200

2401

00103

200020

3.00

0.00

3.00

4

Neera Tapping Programme

Nos

50

2401

00103

200050

30.00

0.00

30.00

5

Financial assistance for coconut crop loss due to natural calamity

Nos

1000

2401

00103

200050

6.00

0.00

6.00

6

GIA to Panchayat

No

1

2401

00198

010031

40.00

0.00

40.00

7

Establishment of Coconut processing unit/ Purchase of raw material transport vehicle

Nos

1

4401

00103

150052

0.00

47.00

47.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

113.00

47.00

160.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Agricultural Officer

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

40.00

 

 

 

 

119.90

160.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0102

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Organic Farming Programme

(a) Brief introduction of the scheme: Due to the well known ill effects of inorganic cultivation, agriculture essentially turned to organic farming which in the present scenario fetch higher income.  In the open market organic products fetch 3-4 times higher price than other products.  Therefore, it is the right time to exploit the full potential of organic farming in the islands with branded organic coconut products and copra in the outside market.  To accelerate this, rigid quality assurance by way of organic inspection and certification need to be prioritised.  Establishment of model organic farms in Androth, Kalpeni, Minicoy and Kadmat, organic recycling, vermiculture hatcheries, green manure cropping and integrated nutrient management by way of organic dumping are all the strategic thrust areas during the XI Five Year Plan.

 

Objectives: - i) Ensure organic produce, ii) Sustainable production, iii) Mixed Farming

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

a) (Component Name)                : Establishment of model organic farms

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : Establishment of   model organic farms in all islands, organic recycling organic waste with Vermicomposting green manure cropping and integrated nutrient management are proposed under the scheme.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 65.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Estt of Model organic farms

Nos

20

20

12.00

12.00

2.

Green manure cropping

Ha

600

600

12.00

12.00

3.

Organic inputs

MT

600

600

8.00

8.00

Total

 

 

 

32.00

32.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

No

1

2401

00105

010001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Wages

No

5

2401

00105

010002

8.90

0.00

8.90

3

Establishment of model organic farms

No

4

2401

00105

010050

17.00

0.00

17.00

4

Organic inputs

No

1000

2401

00105

010050

9.00

0.00

9.00

5

Organic compost making (financial assistance)

No

 

2401

00105

010050

30.00

0.00

30.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

65.00

0.00

65.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Agricultural Officer (Organic Farming)

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

 

 

 

 

 

64.90

65.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0103

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Livelihood Support Services

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

Support programmes for the   ST small and marginal farmers of the UT (under the Tribal Sub Plan) for viable and feasible crop cultivation cum agri-business ventures are proposed therefore to ensure that the resources released to them are ploughed back into livelihood agriculture in a more productive manner.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Neera Tapping and Processing

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To attract unemployed youth and women farmers to take up self employment in Neera tapping and processing for increasing their economic status and empowerment. Neera is an organic soft drink with unique aroma and flavour. It is widely used for making vinegar and Jaggery. Vinegar is a natural preservative used for culinary purpose and also used for making pickles. Coconut Jaggery is used as jam and for preparation of different types of snacks.  It is the unique product patent to the UT alone.

 

Objectives: Home level processing and product diversification

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

b) (Component Name)               : Virgin coconut oil making

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To facilitate self employment for Self Help Groups especially women.  A traditional oil extraction method from coconut milk and this oil has ready market both in and outside Lakshadweep fetching higher price. A woman empowerment scheme, Virgin oil is highly medicinal and antiseptic.

 

Objectives: Women employment and their empowerment. 

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

c) (Component Name)                : Banana Demonstration plots

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To motivate educated unemployed ST youths to go for scientific cultivation of banana, papaya, sweet potato and betel vine. A way of rural employment, sustainable income generation and traditional farming. Low lying areas in the islands are ideal for banana and betel vine cultivation. Uplands are ideal for papaya.  The increasing demand for organic fruits could be met by the proposal. 

 

(b)Objectives:       i) Produce fruits, tubers and betel leave in islands itself.

                          ii)  Economic upliftment of ST farming community

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Area under banana cultivation is increase @ apr x 20 ha per year due to this scheme

 

d) (Component Name)               : Free Distribution of Fruit Plants to Farmers

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : During the last two annual plan years. Free distribution of fruit plants was carried out to enhance fruit production in Lakshadweep. The programme was overwhelmingly successful.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 65.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Neera tapping and processing

No

34

34

20.00

20.00

2.

Virgin coconut oil making

No

18

35

35.00

20.00

3.

Banana Demonstration Plot

Ha

4

4

9.00

9.00

4

Free distribution of Veg & fruit plant seeds/ saplings

No

10000

10000

7.00

7.00

Total

 

 

 

71.00

56.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Posts

No

1

2401

00104

010001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Neera tapping and processing

No

50

2401

00104

010050

25.00

0.00

25.00

3

Virgin coconut oil making

No

40

2401

00104

010050

20.00

0.00

20.00

4

Banana Demonstration Plot

Ha

40

2401

00104

010050

14.90

0.00

14.90

5

Free distribution of fruit plant saplings to farmers

No

80.00

2401

00104

010050

5.00

0.00

5.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

65.00

0.00

65.00

 

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Joint Director (Extension)

9300-34800

5400

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

 

 

 

 

 

64.90

65.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0104

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Horticulture Development Programme

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

To meet the increasing demand of vegetable and for nutritional security of the local people. Though the entire cropped area is under coconut, fruits and vegetable cultivations in the inter space of coconut gardens is equally important as it is supplementing to the agrarian economy of the UT as well as meeting the nutritional security of its inhabitants.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Vegetable Cultivation

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To meet increasing demand of vegetables and for nutritional security of the ethnic inhabitants. As population increases the demand for vegetable increases. The dependence for outside vegetables need to be reduced by promoting more packages for increasing own vegetable production.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

b) (Component Name)               : Fruit cultivation

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To meet the increasing nutritional requirement of fruits to woman and children. Dependence to nearby states for fruits need to be reduced by increasing own fruit production and also to reduce pumping out money outside UT.

(b) Objective: To meet the increasing demands of fruit and for nutritional security of the local people.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : Increased fruit production

 

c) (Component Name)                : Tuber cultivation

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To popularise tuber cultivation as an intercrop in coconut garden. It is a traditional food crop of the ethnic population also.  It will improve coconut yield in addition to generating alternative income and employment.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

d) (Component Name)               : Pulse cultivation

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

ii) Description of the component            : To enhance soil fertility, together with nutritional security and supplementary income pulse crops cultivation need to be expanded. Natural nitrogen fixing capacity to be exploited to supplement organic farming. Lakshadweep being organic territory, cultivation of pulse is ideal to improve soil fertility. It is also a protein rich vegetable for women and children.

(b) Objective: To meet the increasing demands of pulses and for nutritional security of the local people.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 80.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Vegetable cultivation

Ha

10

10

0.50

0.50

2.

Fruit cultivation

Ha

10

10

0.50

0.50

3.

Tuber cultivation

Ha

10

10

0.50

0.50

4

Pulses cultivation

Ha

10

10

0.50

0.50

Total

 

 

 

2.00

2.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

Nos

1

2401

00103

200050

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Wages

Mandays

43478

2401

00103

200002

50.00

0.00

50.00

3

Vegetable cultivation

Ha

20

2401

00103

200050

1.00

0.00

1.00

4

Fruit cultivation

Ha

25

2401

00103

200050

1.00

0.00

1.00

5

Tuber cultivation

Ha

20

2401

00103

200050

1.00

0.00

1.00

6

Pulses cultivation

Ha

20

2401

00103

200050

1.00

0.00

1.00

7

GIA to Panchayat

Nos

1

2401

00198

010031

25.90

0.00

25.90

Total

 

 

 

 

 

80.00

0.00

80.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Agricultural Officer

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

25.90

 

 

 

 

54.00

80.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0105

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Natural Resource Management

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

To improve the Soil structure and fertility.

           

            Due to the unique soil features and fertility status particularly highly deficient nitrogen and potash, a judicious integrated nutrient management strategy with organic and bio degradable waste recycling is called for.  As the precious fresh water aquifer is required to be preserved, protected and recharged for drinking purposes of the population, rain water harvesting and creation of natural water resources by construction of community water pond and water conservation measures by organic recycling etc need pro active consideration.

 

            The soil testing laboratory at Kadmat is to be revitalised and further strengthened to meet the increasing demand of soil testing for judicious integrated nutrient management and soil health.  Soil testing service therefore to be leveraged and made a part of IT-enabled farming to accelerate scientific farming and to maintain soil health continuously and sustainably.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Costal Tree belt plantation for soil erosion control

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : During monsoon, the sea sell result in sever soil erosion along the seashore Casuarinas plantation along with other littoral species help to check the soil erosion to a grater extent.  This also act as a wind break protection house near the beaches.

 

Objective: To improve the soil structure and fertility

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

b) (Component Name)               : Maintenance of Botanical of garden, Govt house & Secretariat

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : Department maintains botanical garden, secretariat

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

c) (Component Name)                : Purchase of fencing material

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To protect plants especially in costal area from stray animals and others proper fencing is required.  Therefore fencing martial are procured

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 130.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Coastal Shelter belt plantation

Km

10

10

14.00

14.00

2.

Maintenance of Botanical garden/ Govt house

Nos

1

0

10.00

10.00

3.

Purchase of farm implements

Nos

 

0

20.00

20.00

Total

 

 

 

44.00

44.00

 

 

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

Nos

1

2402

00103

030001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Wages

Mandays

43470

2402

00103

030002

50.00

0.00

50.00

3

Coastal Shelter belt plantation

Km

15

2402

00103

030050

20.00

0.00

20.00

4

Maintenance of Botanical garden/ Govt house

Nos

40

2402

00103

030050

15.00

0.00

15.00

5

Purchase of farm implements

Nos

As req.

2402

00103

030050

19.90

0.00

19.90

6

GIA to Panchayat

Nos

1

2402

00198

010031

25.00

0.00

25.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

130.00

0.00

130.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Agricultural Officer (NRM)

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

25.00

 

 

 

 

104.90

130.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0106

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Integrated Pest Management

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

To bring crop loss due to pest and disease.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Rodent Pest Management

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : Rodent is the major pest of the coconut. 10-30% coconut damage loss is sustained from rodent damage. Unlike in the past, rodent pest management is proposed to be implemented through out the year as a daily programme to overcome its peculiar high prolific breeding habits with multi disciplined approach including traditional rat hunt campaign, crown and ground baiting and field sanitation

(b) Objective: To bring down rat damage losses sustained to the poor ST coconut farmers.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

b) (Component Name)               : Mandari control programme

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : Mandari is the second major pest of the coconut. 25-40% damage loss is sustained from it. Due to its prolific infestation coconut and copra size is significantly reduced. Therefore it needs to be re-energised and re-moulded to meet its increasing threat to the coconut husbandry. 

(b) Objective: To bring down the mandari damage losses and thereby to increase coconut production and income.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

c) (Component Name)                : Organic and bio-pesticides

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : Considering the fragile ecology of the territory, organic and bio pesticides need to be used.  This is more so important in the wake of UT converting into organic farming.

(b) Objective: To combat pest & diseases by the use of organic & bio-pesticides.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 180.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Rodent Pest Management

Ha

2500

2500

13.00

13.00

2.

Mandari control programme

Ha

2000

2000

20.00

20.00

3.

Organic & Bio Pesticides

Ha

2500

2500

2.00

2.00

4

Compensation of bud rot affected coconut palms

Nos

10

10

15.00

15.00

5

Wages

Mandays

14/20000

14/20000

40.00

40.00

6

GIA to Panchayat

Mandays

31000

31000

91.00

91.00

Total

 

 

 

181.00

181.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

Nos

1

2401

00107

030001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Wages

Mandays

14/

40000

2401

00107

030002

40.00

0.00

40.00

3

Rodent Pest Management

Ha

2500

2401

00107

030050

13.00

0.00

13.00

4

Mandari Control Programme

Ha

2500

2401

00107

030050

20.00

0.00

20.00

5

Organic & Bio Pesticides

Ha

2500

2401

00107

030050

2.00

0.00

2.00

6

Compensation of bud rot affected coconut palms

Ha

10

2401

00107

030050

13.90

0.00

13.90

7

GIA to Panchayat

Nos

1

2401

00198

010031

91.00

0.00

91.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

180.00

0.00

180.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Plant Protection Officer

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

91.00

 

 

 

 

88.90

180.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0107

 

2. Name of the schemes           : Human Resource Development

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

Capacity building and human resource development is the most important tool and integral part of any development. To bring in such positive attitudinal changes in agriculture, various human resource management programmes and social security packages are proposed. 

 

a) (Component Name)                : Agricultural extension services/seminar / workshop/ exhibition

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To empower the farmers with the latest technologies in the field. Farmers training in the islands, farmers training and tour at mainland, organising of seminar, workshop and trainers training etc are proposed.

(b) Objective: Capacity building and human resource development

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

b) (Component Name)               : Printing & Publishing / tableaux

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To showcase the achievement of department, provide information on latest farming technology though media and extension tools.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

c) (Component Name)                : Award/ recognition to farmers

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To recognise and promote achievement of farmers in organic way of farming

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

d) (Component Name)               : Farmers tour / seminar/ training

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To familiarise farmers with the latest farming practice by tour to model farms and research stations

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 15.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Agri. Extension services/ Seminar/ Workshop

No

9

9

1.50

1.50

2

Printing & Publishing /Library/ Tableaux

No

1

1

2.00

2.00

3

Awards / Recognition/ farmers tour

No

30

30

3.00

3.00

4

Farmers Tour / seminar/ training

No

10

10

5.00

5.00

Total

 

 

 

11.50

11.50

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

Nos

1

2401

00109

050001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

Agri. Extension services/ Seminar/ Workshop/

No

 

10

2401

 

00109

050020

2.00

 

0.00

 

2.00

 

3

Printing & Publishing/ Library/ Tableaux

No

1

2401

 

00109

050050

2.00

0.00

2.00

4

Awards/ Recognition/ farmers tour

No

30

2401

00109

050050

2.90

0.00

2.90

5

Farmers Tour/ seminar/ training

No

5

2401

00109

050050

8.00

0.00

8.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

15.00

0.00

15.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Deputy Director (HRD)

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

 

 

 

 

 

14.90

15.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0108

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Information Communication Technology

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

Establish single point delivery knowledge centres through information communication technology.

 

a) (Component Name)                : e-Infrastructure

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To facilitate information communication technology for accelerated growth and development in agriculture and effective and transparent governance besides human resource development. To enhance organisation efficiency and operational accountability through information technology and knowledge centres.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

b) (Component Name)               : E-Net work with broad band connectivity

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To provide quick and fast service through IT enabled connectivity. To have communication/link between islands and island and outside.

(b) Objective: Create global connectivity.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 5.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

e-Infra structure

No

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

2.

e- Net work with Broad band connectivity

No

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total

 

 

 

0.00

0.00

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Posts

No

1

2401

00109

050001

0.10

0.00

0.10

2

e-Infra structure

No

4

2401

00800

290001

3.00

0.00

3.00

3

e- Net work with Broad band connectivity

No

1

2401

00800

290001

1.90

0.00

1.90

Total

 

 

 

 

 

5.00

0.00

5.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Agriculture Extension Officer

9300-34800

4200

0

0

0

0

1

0.10

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

0.10

 

 

 

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

0.10

 

 

 

 

 

4.90

5.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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1. Scheme No.                          : 0109

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Civil Works

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme (Separately for each component)

 

Infrastructure development is a basic necessity for all round development of a society. And from among the infra- structure, civil works for the construction of buildings and other structures to house its human resources for establishment of various projects are its part and parcel.  In the XIth Five Year Plan therefore necessary building infra structure is proposed to establish coconut processing complexes plus expansion and modifications of the existing buildings so as to equip and further strengthen the establishments to cater various services to the needs of increasing demand.

 

            Farmer libraries, IT kiosks, Kisan call centres, input delivery outlet etc are all proposed for a single point delivery of all departments in formations and services to make the IT enabled farming more effective, more convenient and more farmers friendly.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Expansion and modifications of Dept Offices

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : To strengthen Administrative establishment to cater to the needs of increasing demand. Farmer libraries, IT Kiosks, Kisan Call Centre, input delivery etc is needed to be accommodated in the existing unit buildings in various islands.  Therefore, existing buildings are to be modified and expanded.

(b) Objective: New office building at Kadmat work under progress for department workshop at Kavaratti.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 160.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Reconstruction of workshop at Kavaratti

No

1

0

35.00

35.00

2.

Reconstruction of dept. unit office cum store at Agatti

No

1

1

10.00

10.00

3.

Expansion and Modification of Department Offices at Chetlat/ Kiltan

No

1

0

20.00

20.00

4

Construction of compound wall for AD Unit, Minicoy/ Kadmat

No

1

0

10.00

10.00

Total

 

 

 

75.00

75.00

 

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Reconstruction of dept. unit office cum store at Kiltan

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

32.00

32.00

2

Reconstruction of dept. unit office cum store at Chetlat

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

32.00

32.00

3

Reconstruction of dept. unit office cum store at Agatti

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

32.00

32.00

4

Construction of compound wall for AD Unit, Kadmat

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

18.00

18.00

5

Construction of new store building at Amini

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

20.00

20.00

6

Construction of new store building at Andrott

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

20.00

20.00

7

Tractor shed at Kalpeni

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

2.00

2.00

8

Construction of compound wall for Komalam area at Kalpeni

No

1

4401

00800

120053

0.00

4.00

4.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

160.00

160.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0.00

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

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