Chief Minister’s Nutritive Vegetable Garden Scheme, Tamil Nadu

To boost the cultivation of vegetables in the state.

Tamil Nadu government has come up with Chief Minister’s Nutritive Vegetable Garden Scheme for boosting the vegetable cultivation in the state. The scheme details were provided in the state assembly on August 14, 2021 by Agriculture Minister MRK Panneerselvam. Under this scheme the state government tends to encourage the cultivation of fresh vegetables by women at homes. This will enable easy availability fresh home grown vegetables. State and central government will together contribute for distributing seeds to the households in rural as well as urban areas. Total outlay to be incurred by the state government for this scheme is estimated as Rs. 95 crores.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme nameChief Minister’s Nutritive Vegetable Garden Scheme
Scheme UnderTamil Nadu Government
Announced byState Agriculture Minister MRK Panneerselvam
Date of AnnouncementAugust 14, 2021
BenefitVegetable seedlings and seeds at subsidized rates in rural and urban areas
Major ObjectiveTo boost the cultivation of vegetables in the state.

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to boost the vegetable production in the state.
  • Under this scheme vegetable seeds and seedlings will be provided by the state government subsidized rates.
  • Terrace garden kits will also be provided under this scheme.
  • State government tends to improve the soil fertility for increasing the vegetable cultivation.
  • Pandal structure will be promoted to increased cultivation.
  • It aims at increasing vegetable planting and production from the household level in the state.

Key Points:

  • Chief Minister’s Nutritive Vegetable Garden scheme is announced by Agriculture Minster MRK Panneerselvam on August 14, 2021 in the state assembly.
  • Under this scheme the state government tends to encourage the vegetable production in the state.
  • This scheme aims at encouraging the women to grow vegetables at their homes thereby increasing the availability of fresh home grown vegetable.
  • Home grown vegetables will also help provide children with chemical free, nutritive and fresh vegetables.
  • The state government along with contributions from the central government will distribute 2 lakh seed packs and 12 vegetable seeds in rural areas at subsidized rates.
  • Government will also provide about 1 lakh terrace gardening kits and 6 vegetable seeds in the urban areas at subsidized rates.
  • About 50 core vegetable seedlings and 400 tonnes seeds will be required for implementation of the scheme.
  • These seedlings and seeds will be produced in the state horticulture farms itself.
  • It tends to increase the soil fertility thereby to increase the vegetable cultivation.
  • It will promote the pandal structures for vegetable especially gourd cultivation in the state
  • This scheme will thereby aim increasing the vegetable production in the state even at household levels.

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