Objectives: Fodder seed Minikits of different fodder varieties are supplied to the State Departments of Animal Husbandry for onward distribution to the farmers free of cost. Each fodder minikit contains 1-5 kg. of fodder seed depending on the variety of fodder crop, along with a pamphlet on cultural practices to raise the fodder species. The main objective of the scheme is to popularize the latest improved fodder varieties amongst the farmers for fodder/fodder seed production in order to bridge the gap between demand and supply of the fodder.
Implementing Agency: Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India implements the Scheme directly.
The number fodder seed minikits allotted to Stats/UTs since the onset of Xth Plan is as under:-
|Year||Target of minikit allotment (no. in lakhs)||No. of minikits allotted (in lakhs)|
The scheme is for the benefit of Dairy farmers for improvement of fodder and fodder seed production to meet the requirement of these farmers of nutritive fodder for their animals.
For further details contact:
Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries
Room No. 398 Krishi Bhawan
Tele fax: 011-23388534