Uzhavar-Aluvalar Thodarbu Thittam

Increased usage of new crop technology in agriculture for improved crop produce in the state

Tamil Nadu government has come up with a scheme named ‘Uzhavar-Aluvalar Thodarbu Thittam’. This scheme is mainly designed to bridge the gap between the farmers and the village panchayat wherein the farmers will get new crop technology and its usage as well as the authorities will get the condition of crops. Under this scheme new extension system will be created. A group of farmers will be selected in each village panchayat and accordingly they will be given training to use new technology in agriculture and the group of farmers will then be a bridge in between the authorities and the other farmers.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name: Uzhavar-Aluvalar Thodarbu Thittam
Scheme Under: Tamil Nadu Government
Announced by: Deputy CM O Panneerselvam
Beneficiaries: Farmers across the state
Major Objective: Increased usage of new crop technology in agriculture for improved crop produce in the state

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Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective the scheme is to let out new technology to the farmers for increased crop produce
  • It also aims to fill in the gap between the farmers and authorities which enables the farmers to get the training and use new technology thereby
  • This scheme will lead to increase in the quality of crop production
  • There will be a check on discrepancies if any by the authorities
  • Each village panchayat will create a group of farmers willing to learn new technology and they will then act as a bridge between the other farmers and authorities. Thus, there will be smooth flow of information
  • This scheme aims at upgrading the level of agriculture in the state
  • It will also benefit the farmers thereby due to the increased level of production

Scheme lunched by Tamil Nadu Government

Key Points:

  • Uzhavar-Aluvalar Thodarbu Thittam is a new scheme launched by the Tamil Nadu government
  • Scheme details were announced in the budget speech by Deputy CM O Panneerselvam
  • It enables information and training of new technology to the farmers thereby bridging the gap between the village authorities and farmers
  • Under this scheme, some farmers from the village interested in learning new technology will be selected by the village panchayat
  • 2 farmers from the group of selected farmers will be from SC/ ST category
  • These farmers will be given training in agricultural technology usage
  • They will act as a median between the authorities and other farmers
  • Authorities will get updates on the quality of the crop produce
  • 2 Extension teams will be created in each block – Block Extension Team (BET) Agriculture and Block Extension Team (BET) Horticulture
  • Each team will be headed by Assistant Director and will have Agriculture Officer, Research Scientist and Deputy AO as members
  • These teams will keep a check on the crop quality
  • Authority visits will be scheduled fortnightly for keeping a check on proper implementation of the scheme

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