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24th December, 2021 Agriculture

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  • Govt of India spent 12 crore on Seed Village Programme (Beej Gram Yojana) in 2021-22.



  • of India is implementing Seed Village Programme (Beej Gram Yojana) since 2014-15 to upgrade the quality of farmer’s saved seeds.
  • Under this programme financial assistance for distribution of foundation/certified seeds at 50% of seed cost for cereal crops and 60% for pulses, oilseeds, fodder and green manure crops is available for up to one acre per farmer.
  • The seed produced in these seed villages will have to be preserved/stored till the next sowing season.
  • In order to encourage farmers to develop storage capacity of appropriate quality, assistance will be given to farmers for making/procuring of Pusa Bin/Mud bin/Bin made from paper pulp for storing of seed produced by the farmers on their farms.


Implementing Agencies

  • The implementing agencies will be State Departments of Agriculture, State Agriculture Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, State Seeds Corporation, National Seeds Corporation, State Farms Corporation of India (SFCI), State Seeds Certification Agencies, Department of Seed Certification.
  • One implementing agency will be identified for the area/locality and is to be authorized by the State Government.



  • To improve the quality of farmers saved seed through use of different seed enhancement techniques.
  • To ensure the disease & insect free quality seed production by use of suitable plant protection measures.
  • To train the farmers about seed production technology, use of quality seed along with improved package of practices for different seed crops.


Monitoring of the Scheme

  • The scheme will be monitored by the Seeds Division of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation. The implementing agencies will be required to send quarterly progress.