Scheduled Caste Sub Plan
Activities being carried under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) - 2020-21
Field Day-cum- COVID-19 Awareness Programme under SCSP
The ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune organized a “Field Day-cum- COVID-19 Awareness Programme” on 28th December 2021 under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP).
In his welcome address, Dr. Nitin P. Kurade, Chairman, Schedules Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) implementation committee of ICAR-NIASM, briefed the participants about the ICAR-NIASM and its different activities. He stressed upon utilizing the inputs given under SCSP in an effective manner. Dr. Avinash V. Nirmale explained about other inputs provided under the SCSP programme. Dr. Sachin S. Pawar addressed the participants on COVID-19 awareness. He explained COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and its importance in preventing the spread of the disease under the threat of upcoming omicron variant. Dr. Bhaskar B. Gaikwad described the SCSP programme in detail. He encouraged the participants to come forward for forming self-help groups for livelihood upliftment. The interaction was helpful for understanding the needs of beneficiaries. Furthermore, the COVID Kits comprising N95 masks, hand sanitizer, hand wash, and soaps were distributed to the participants on the occasion of COVID-19 Awareness Programme.
A group of 180 SCSP beneficiaries mainly women, attended the programme. The programme was co-ordinated by Dr. Nitin P. Kurade, Dr. Avinash V. Nirmale, Dr. Sachin S. Pawar and Dr. Bhaskar B. Gaikwad.
ICAR-NIASM has organized training programm on Farm pond based Aquaculture: A Business Opportunity” under the Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan at Jamkhed Dist- Ahamadnagar on March 27, 2021.
ICAR-National Institute of Inorganic Stress Management, Baramati organized a one-day training program on “Farm pond based Aquaculture: A Business Opportunity” on March 27, 2021 under the Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan 2020-21 at Jamkhed Dist.-Ahmednagar. On this occasion, Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director of ICAR-NIASM and Chief Guest of the program briefed the farmers about institute activities and emphasized the importance of fish farming business and need to learn newer technologies in fish farming. He assured the farmers that all the required technical assistance would be provided by the institute for fish farming. Dr. Sharad Surnar, Aquaculture Expert, Pune provided guidance on artificial feed management and Pradhan Mantri Matsya-Sampada Yojana. Mr. Mukesh Bhendarkar, Training Coordinator, guided the farmers on various topics such as commercially important fish species, freshwater aquaculture, management methods for modern aquaculture, GIFT tilapia. Dr. Nitin Kurade, Principal Scientist and Chairman, Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan 2020-21, introduced the farmers in detail about the SCSP program and appealed to as many people as possible to take advantage of the scheme. The fish seeds and fish feed was distributed to all the beneficiary trainees under SCSP scheme. All the members of the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan 2020-21 Committee participated in the event. Vote of thanks was given by D.D. Nangre, I/C Head, SPSR.
Seed distribution in Pune and Ahmednagar districts under Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) 2020-21
The detailed survey of Schedule Castes beneficiary farmers form Karhawagaj, Anjangaon and Belwandi was carried out by the SCSP committee. The seed requirement for the Rabi season in respect of Wheat, Sorghum and Bengal gram was identified after interacting with the beneficiary farmers. The seed distribution programme was carried out in Karhawagaj and Anjangaon (Baramati tehsil, Pune district) on 25th November, 2020, following all the necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures. Dr Himanshu Pathak, Director, ICAR-NIASM distributed the seeds and addressed the beneficiary farmers. Dr NP Kurade, Chairman, SCSP Committee, coordinated the programme of Rabi seed distribution in three villages. Sarpanch, Grampanchayat Members, SC beneficiary farmers and SCSP committee members namely, Dr DD Nangare, Dr AV Nirmale, Dr SS Pawar, Mr Rajkumar and Mr MP Bhendarkar participated in the programme. The seed distribution was extended to Belwandi (Karjat tehsil, Ahmednagar district) on 3rd December, 2020 wherein different agriculture seeds were distributed by Mr. Rajkumar and Mr. Mukesh Bhendarkar, Scientist, ICAR-NIASM, Baramati.
Distribution of Fertilizers under Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP)
Schedule Castes beneficiary farmers form Karhawagaj, Anjangaon (Baramati tehsil, Pune district) and Belwandi (Karjat tehsil, Ahmednagar district) were identified based on the survey carried out by SCSP committee. The fertilizer requirement of individual beneficiary for the Rabi season in respect to Urea, MOP and SSP was identified after interacting with the beneficiary farmers and quantity of wheat/jowar/Bengal gram seeds sown. The fertilizers were distributed to the Scheduled Caste beneficiaries following all the necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures. Dr NP Kurade, Chairman, SCSP Committee along with the committee members namely, Dr DD Nangare, Dr AV Nirmale, Dr SS Pawar, Dr BB Gaikwad, Mr Rajkumar, Mr MP Bhendarkar, Dr Aliza Pradhan and Mr Anil Kumar Siddharth (F&AO) participated in the fertilizer distribution programme.