Bio Diversity and local Germ Plasm Conservation and Promotion

H/A: 2401-00-103-77 Rs. 25.00 lakh

              It is proposed to conserve the traditional and indigenous varieties available indifferent crops, including paddy and millets, especially in tribal habitats by providing assistance for cultivation and multiplication of seeds of these varieties by tribals, local farmer clusters, and other organizations. Provision under the scheme would be utilizedfor procurement and distribution of seeds of these traditional varieties for promotion ofcultivation in other areas and districts. The organic farming cell at the Directorate ofAgriculture will maintain a registry of the indigenous varieties of all crops. An amountof Rs. 25.00 lakh is earmarked for the scheme.