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1 HORTICULTURE National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme-AP HORTICULTURE

2 OBJECTIVE  To enhance rural livelihood security for small and marginal farmers of BPL families by providing 100% assistance to develop horticulture plantation.

3 Implementation  Convergence of NREGS-AP of Rural Development and State Horticulture Mission (SHM) of Horticulture depts.(implementation and monitoring machanisms till village level-RD and technical knowledge-Hort)

4 Amendment to NREGA(shedule I para(iv)  Provision of irrigation facility, Horticulture plantation and Land Development facilities on land owned by house holds belonging to SCs, S.Ts or B.P.L families or to beneficiaries of land reforms or to the beneficiaries under the IAY.

5 Criteria for Selection of Farmers  Small and Marginal farmers, preference to SC,ST farmers and assignees(atleast 50%)  Land with irrigation source.  Villages with proximity to markets & nurseries.  Cluster approach  Max. limit for assistance is 5 acres per farmer  Assistance for only one fruit crop.

6 Non negotiables  Target group – SC, ST, BPL families, beneficiaries of land reforms and IAY of GOI.  Cluster based approach.  Approval of farmers list in Gram sabha.  Adherence to seasonality for plantation, distribution and utilization of inputs.  Plantation with at least 75% survival at the end of 1 st year-eligible for 2 nd maintenance.  At the end of 2 nd year at least 90% survival -eligible for 3 rd year maintenance.

7 ASSISTANCE (Convergence with NHM) NREGS-AP Soil testing Ploughing Pit Digging Live Fencing Compost Pits(1 per acre) Plant Material(25%) &Transport Filling of pits & Planting Inter-cultivation (weeding,basin formation,soil working,applicatin of manures,fertilizers,pesticide s etc., 30% drip irrigation including trench cutting NHM Plant Material(75%) Manure and Fertilizers Micro Nutrients. Plant Protection Irrigation Intercrop APMIP 70% drip irrigation

8 Responsibilities RURAL DEVELOPMENT Identification of farmers Approval of proposal in grama sabha Administrative santion under NREGS shelf of works issuing of work commencement letters muster rolls maintenance Payment as per NREGS guidelines HORTICULTURE Training of farmers Technical guidence field staff & farmers Identifaction of nurseries Supply of inputs

9 Implementation Structure - Horticulture Programme DPC PD MIPAddl. DPC PO, ITDA Addl. DPC PD, DWMA AD Hort. Add.Prog. Officer Progr/Plt. Manager or Supervisor MPDO 3 TAs Field Assistant Para worker Farmers Organized into Common Interested Groups Dist. Level Mandal Level Village Level Horti.Offi cer Project Horti.Office rss MI Engineers Area Coordinators

10 Common Interest Groups (CIGs)  10 to 20 farmers form a CIG.(CIG functions similar to SHGs)  One estimate for each CIG.  Para worker selected from among the farmers by the members.  PW trained on all aspects of plantation.  PW liaison between farmers and programme officers.  PW paid for the technical services @Rs.20/acre.  Maintain records for the advances given to the CIG and submission of vouchers and adjustment of advances.  Ensures timely activities (seasonality) and inputs availability.

11 Procurement of plant material  Enlisting Govt & private nurseries  Keep saplings ready  Handing over the list of nurseries to farmers  Farmers purchase seedlings. Procurement of fertilizers and plant protection material  AP-AGROS / Markfed  Para worker place the indent

12 Estimate generation In a village  Different estimates for different crops  Different estimates for each CIG(each estimate is considered as one work ie.,No of works=No of CIGs)  Types of estimates available for four fruit crops(Mango,,sapota and cashew) EGS only EGS+MIP EGS+SHM+MIP EGS+SHM Dryland Hort -Mango Dryland Hort -cashew

13 Records and registers Village  Plantation register(CIG wise ie., workwise)  Calender of activities monitoring register CIG  Cash book  Ledger  Minutes and resolution book  Stock register Farmer  Farmer card

14 Fund flow  Pit digging and compost pits-labour(muster roll,labour accounts)  All other activities-CIG account(joint account of para worker and CIG member).  Amount is released as advance to the CIG in instalments.  1 st instament to be adjusted before claiming 2 nd instalment.  Vouchers to be submitted once in a fortnight after activity is completed.  Without adjustment progress is not seen in web reports.  Micro irrigation(drip) is must as far as possible.

15 Annexure-I ACTIVITY WISE RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUND FLOW Sl.No.ActivityComponentFundRecordsRegistersNo. of paymen ts FromTo 1 Soil testing a. pit digging Labour NREGS (MPDO) CIG Monitoring Register I b. soil analysis Material 2Ploughing Material NREGS (MPDO) CIG to Farmer vouchers (farmer name & A/c. No.activity and no. of acres.) 3Pit digging Labour NREGS (MPDO) Labour muster roll (Labour name & A/c.No.), measurement sheet (No. of pits) 4Compost pits 5Bio-fencingLabour NREGS (MPDO) CIG to Farmer muster roll (farmer name & A/c.No.), measurement sheet (acres.) 6 a) Plant Material b) Transport Material NREGS (MPDO) CIG to Farmer Farmer vouchers (farmer name, activity & A/c. No. and no. of acres.) Stock Register II SHM (ADH)stock register NREGS (MPDO) CIG to Farmer vouchers (farmer name, activity & A/c. No. and no. of acres.) 7Manures & fertilizers Material SHM (ADH) AP Agros / mark fed stock register 8Micro nutrients 9 Mixing soil with manures and fertilizers, pit filling &planting Labour NREGS (MPDO) CIG to Farmer vouchers (farmer name, activity & A/c. No. and no. of acres.) Monitoring Register 10Plant protectionMaterialSHM (ADH) AP Agros / mark fed stock register stock Register III 11 Inter cultivation a) weeding b) soil working c) Application of fertilizer & pesticides Labour NREGS (MPDO) CIG to Farmer vouchers (farmer name, activity & A/c. No. and no. of acres.) Monitoring Register 12Irrigation Material SHM (ADH) CIG to Farmer vouchers (farmer name, activity & A/c. No. and no. of acres.) 13Inter Crops ACTIVITY WISE RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUND FLOW

16 Sl.No.ActivitiesDate of completionRemarks 1.Field inspections, Soil testing & recommendations by Hort. Officer. MayI mile stone 2.GP approval and sanctionsMay end 3.Commencement letters / sanction lettersMay end 4.PloughingJune 5.Sowing of inter cropsJune 6.Alignment and Pit diggingJune 7.Digging compost pitsJune 8.Placing indents for supply of planting material June endII mile stone 9.Placing indent for supply of inputs with AP Agros June end 10.Transportation of planting material from nursery to village July, August 11.Receipt of inputs from AP Agros.June end 12.Pit fillingJune end 13.PlantingJuly, August 14.Inter culture operations  Soil working  Weeding  Application of fertilizer Pesticides (need based) August onwards.III milestone(>75% survival rate for 2 nd year maintenance in June) CALENDER OF ACTIVITIES

17 Sl.N o ActivityPeriod 1Sanctions: Admn: Fruit Crop wise, Village wise Tech : Fruit Crop wise, Village wise May 2.Work Commencement letters.May 3Ploughing, Pitting, Compost pits.May 4.Sowing for bio fencing, intercropsJune 5.Placing indents for fertilizers, pesticides & micro nutrientsJune 6.Transport Planting material from nurseriesJuly, Aug. 7.PlantingJuly, Aug. 8.Inter cultivation operationsSept. onwards 9.Survival % (monthly)Sept. onwards CHECK LIST FOR HORTICULTURE

18 Web Reports R.6.Special reports related reports R6.4.Horticulture- Plantation report R6.5.Horticulture- Fruit crop specific report R6.6.Horticulture –Micro irrigation installation report R6.7..Horticulture-SHM convergence report R6.8.Horticulture –Advances settlement report R.6.4.2.

19 Issues – 2007-08 Plantations Adjustment of advances – Progress not reflected. Poor MIP installation – Survival problem. Non payment for other tasks Record maintenance Training to farmers and Paraworkers CIG-group dynamics and decision making FA & TA in monitoring Review by MPDOs & APOs – Monday meetings Field inspections – Survival Technical trainings and Guidance through Horticulture Officers, MIP Area Coordinators, Plantation Managers and Supervisors.

20 Plantations - 2008 - 09 I.New Horticulture crops Custard apple Guava II.Oil yielding trees Coconut Oil palm III.Pulpwood plantations Eucalyptus Subabul Casuarina IV.Others Rubber (Convergence with ongoing Govt. programmes-NHM, APMIP, Oil palm mission, Rubber Board etc.)

21 2008-09 Plantations (cont…) Salient features Non-negotiables, criteria for selection of farmers and other principles - instructions issued earlier Plant material tie up - Priority to Government nurseries Private nurseries after exhausting from Govt. nurseries Follow norms already given for plant material procurement Pulp wood and Oil Palm plantation - firm advance tie up for marketing should be made before taking up the plantation. Plantation shall be taken up only in blocks, each block not less than 50 acres. Pulp wood plantation shall be encouraged only in dry lands.

22 2008-09 Plantations (cont…) Timely supply of inputs for the NHM components. Cluster approach. MIP installations immediately after pit digging. Common Interest Groups (CIGs).

23 Plant Material Tie-up Govt. nurseries – list of nurseries, plant material available and lifting detailed circular issued. Private nurseries – Plant material to be procured from private nurseries communicated. Districts to identify nurseries and plant material available within the districts. In case of shortage - Nurseries outside the districts to be identified in coordination with that PD, DWMA to avoid shortages and last minute surprises.

24 Private Nurseries DistrictWithin the dist.Out side the dist. Name of the NurseryNo. of seedlings required Name of the nursery No. of seedlings required

25 Calendar of Activities Sl.No. ActivityTime 1.Tie-up of Nurseries for plant materialDecember 2Identification of farmers (only small and marginal farmers from BPL families with minimum of 50% from SC and ST families.) I Fort night January 3Verification for assured irrigation (necessarily to be tied up with MIP)January 4Finalizing list of beneficiaries, area (crop wise, Village wise) & placing before Gram Sabha and approval of works II Fort night February 5Trainings and exposure visits for the farmers Training to field staff 1 st week of March 6Formation of CIG group; Identification of paraworker by the farmers and trainingI Fort night March 7Preparation of estimates ; Administrative sanctions & Technical sanctions March End 8Opening of CIG accounts March End 9Printing and distribution of registersApril 10Pit diggingApril-May 11Placing indents with nurseries for plant materialJune 12Supply of InputsJune 13PlantingJuly – August

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