SSSVIP PROGRAMME- FIRST PHASE OF SEED SUPPLY FACILITATING MEETING AND FARMERS SEMINAR IN TAMILNADU:
Sathya Sai Seva organizationTamilnadu,under the Sri Sathya Sai village Integrated Program (SSSVIP) organized a seminar as part of the first phase of seed supply facilitating meeting at Villupuram Tamilnadu on 17th March2013.Around 230 farmers from several districts of Tamilnadu participated in the program.There was an expert Technical interaction session with several subject matter specialists.
The meeting decided on the following three action plans:
ACTION PLAN – For Immediate Implementation
1. Each District will identify 5 Villages in cluster , assess seed requirement for paddy groundnut, pulses, black gram, green gram and water melon and facilitate the supply through National seed corporation of India, Agricultural Extension centres ( TN –Govt) Agri Depots, or through private seed agencies like Sungro for Watermelon.
2. Each District will facilitate seed supply either in the village or in nearest Agri –Depot ( AEC’s of govt of Tamil Nadu) at Farmers preference date. Hence the date of supply to be decided by all farmers of 5 SSSVIP Villages.
3. The District presidents will work out with villagers for raising seed farming either with NSC or with seed certification department of Govt. of Tamil Nadu to cater their seed need and for others and also obtain higher profit of 2 times cost.
It is expected that the ground work will start from March,/April 2013 for facilitation of supply from June 2013 .
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust