- By Ministry of Textile, GOI, New Delhi in co ordination with SASMIRA, (The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Research Association) Centre of Excellence for Agro- Tech, Mumbai.
Although a large number of horticultural crops like vegetables, flowers etc. are widely grown in Assam, farmers are not getting proper price because of low quality of the produce which is for lack of marketing facilities, storage facilities and diversified climatic conditions prevailing in the state. But the protective cultivation can improve the quality of the produce and farmers can earn more as it reduces the sunburn damage to crops and evaporation losses of irrigation water as well as the menace from birds and pests.
Agro-Textiles are using in farming, Horticulture and in other sectors to control the hazardous influences of environmental and climatic factors on crop production, regulate nutrient level intake and assist in process of post harvest management. In order to promote and increase the usage of Agro-Textiles in Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture and other allied activities the Ministry of Textiles, GOI has formulated a scheme for Promoting the Usage of Agro-Textiles in North Eastern Region with two components.
Components of the Scheme: There are two components:-
Office of the Textile Commissioner, (OTXC), Mumbai.
The Textile Commissioner is the NODAL OFFICER & Implementing Agency.
This committee comprises with Nine members headed by the Secretary, Agriculture Deptt., Assam, Dispur, Guwahati-6 as Chairman. The terms of reference of the PMIC is as specified in the detail operational guideline. Other Members in the State PMIC are as follows-
|1||Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Assam||Member|
|2||Executive Director, SASMIRA, CoE, Agro-Textiles||Member|
|3||Director of Horticulture & F.P. Assam.||Member|
|4||Director of Research, AAU, Jorhat||Member|
|5||Director of Extension, AAU, Jorhat||Member|
|6||ADO/Farm In-charge of concerned Horticulture Farm||Member|
|7||Shri Maheshwar Choudhury, Assistant Director & Officer |
I/C of Regional Office of Textile Commissioner, Kolkata
This committee comprises of seven members, headed by The Joint Secretary, Technical Textiles, Ministry of Textile, GOI, Udyog Bhaban, New Delhi, as Chairman. Other members are as stated in guideline. The terms of reference of the AMC is as specified in the detail operational guideline.
To avail Agro-Textile kit, a farmer must undergo training on the use of Agro-Textile for cultivation of horticultural crops which will be conducted by SASMIRA, CoE, Agro-Tech, Mumbai in coordination with Directorate of Horticulture & Food Processing, Assam and the Officer in charge of the Agro-Textile Demonstration Centre. The training will be conducted at any Demonstration Centre of Assam. Then the farmer has to apply in prescribed format given by the Ministry of Textile, GOI which will be available either in the training hall or in the Directorate of Horticulture & F.P. and submit it to the State Nodal Officer of the scheme of the Directorate. After that the SNO will verify the applications and relevant documents and submit to SASMIRA, CoE, Agro-Tech, Mumbai for selection which will be approved in the meeting of Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee (PMIC) in Guwahati. Then SASMIRA will sanction as per their fund provision for Assam after observing all formalities.
|Operational Guidelines||413.65 KB|
|Application format for beneficiary||281.84 KB|
|Application format for Demonstration Centre||210.84 KB|