Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)

Tribal Sub Program (TSP) at NRRI and its Regional Station

Three districts viz., Jajpur in Odisha; Hazaribagh in Jharkhank and Baksa in Assam were identified to undertake demonstration on rice varieties and technologies and other developmental activities.  The sites were identified based on the broader objective of ‘inclusive development and welfare of Scheduled Tribes’ of the area, as per the “Revised Guidelines for Implementation of TSP vide OM No. M-11012/03/2013-SJ&SW dated 18th June, 2014 of the Advisor, Planning Commission, and the List of blocks/ Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA)/ Modified Area Development Agency (MADA)/ Clusters identified by the SC & ST Welfare Dept., Govt. of Odisha. The locations of TSP are cited in Table 1

Table 1. TSP sites for different developmental activities during 2017-18

Sl. No. State District Sub-district/ Block Villages ST
Population Benefited
Program implemented by
1. Odisha Jajpur Kalinganagar Ramthenga and  Salijanga 200 farm families ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
2. Jharkhand Hazaribagh Churchu, Dasokhap and Lutharwa 100 farm families NRRI-Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribagh
3. Assam Baksa Mushalpur Harharia and Tupalia 200 farm families NRRI-Regional Rainfed Low Land Rice Research Station, Gerua

Activities undertaken under TSP Program 

The TSP Program of the Institute is going on in different villages, where different varieties and technologies developed at the Institute and its Regional Stations are demonstrated with the active participation of the tribal farmers through ‘On-farm Farmers Participatory Trials’. For enhancing the capacity building of the stakeholders, several training program on different aspects of crop management, Institute visits, kishan gosthis, etc. are organized time to time during cropping season. Farmers-scientists interaction and feedback program are also conducted in villages to understated the problems and issues concerning with agricultural production and livestock rearing and to provide suitable technologies for enhancing the productivity and sustainability of agricultural crops and livestock. Besides, a “Farm Inputs Users’ Association” (FIUA) was formed during 2017 and handed over thirty four agricultural implements namely, seed treating drum (04), manual operated marker (03), mandwa weeder (20), pedal paddy thresher (01) and mini rice parboiling unit (06) procured under TSP to the FIUA for demonstration and use by association members. The details of activities undertaken during 2017-18 are cited below –
Activities undertaken during 2017-18

A. ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
Activities Target
i. FLDs on rice varieties viz., CR Dhan 601, CR Dhan 203 and CR Dhan 304 60 farm families
ii. Demonstration on ‘Mechanized crop establishment’ (Dry and wet DSR and TPR) 10 farm families
iii. Demonstrations on ‘Integrated weed management’ under different establishment 10 farm families
iv. Demonstrations on ‘Integrated insect-pest management’ 10 farm families
v. Demonstrations on ‘Integrated disease management’ 10 farm families
vi. Use of implements for farm mechanization viz. seed treating drum, finger weeder, mandwa weeder, manual operated marker, pedal paddy thresher, mini rice parboiling unit etc. 100 farm families
vii. Demonstration on back yard poultry chicks (Vanaraja) – 400 no. 40 farm families
viii. Demonstration on fruit plantations of T.C.banana (var.Bantala) – 50 nos. drumstick (var.PKM-1)- 200 nos., and papaya (var.)-F1 hybrid,Red Lady)- 200 nos. 200 farm families
xi. Capacity building and Farmers’ training on rice production technologies, back yard poultry rearing, fruit planting-care and maintenance, use of implements etc. 200 farm families
B. NRRI-Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribagh
i. Selection of farmers for conducting paddy demonstrations (var. Sahbhagidhan (10.0 ha.),  and IR 64 Drt 1(10.0 ha.) under DSR and transplanting 40 farm families
ii. Farmers’ Training  & Krishak Goshthi to promote agric. Activities and scientific production  technology 100 farm families
C.   NRRI-Regional Rainfed Low Land Rice Research Station, Gerua
i. Selection of villages and base line survey in Baksa district 40 farm families
ii. Selection of farmers for conducting paddy demonstration (var. CR Dhan 310 (10. ha), and CR Dhan 909 (10.0 ha.) under Rabi/Boro, 2017-18 40 farm families
iii. Training and Krishak Goshthi covering farmers from different villages of Baksa district to promote agric. activities and scientific rice seed production  technology 100 farm families

 Scientists associated under TSP Team to implement the program in Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam

Sl. No. Name of the Scientist Designation Level of involvement
1. Dr. A. K. Nayak Pr. Scientist & Head, Crop Production Division Coordinator
2. Dr. Sanjoy Saha Pr. Scientist, Crop Production Division Nodal Officer
ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
1. Dr. S.K. Mishra Pr. Scientist, Social Science Division Socio-economic aspects including field demonstrations
2. Dr (Mrs.) L. Das Pr. Scientist, Social Science Division Gender issues including suitable interventions for nutritional security and reducing drudgery
3. Dr. S. Lenka Senior Scientist, Crop Protection Division Participatory Pest management (Diseases component)
4. Er. P.K. Guru Scientist, Crop Production Division Mechanization aspects viz., Field demonstration with different NRRI implements
5. Dr. Biswajit Mondal Pr. Scientist, Social Science Division Economics and impact analysis
6. Dr. Mridul Chakroborty Scientist, Crop Improvement Division Demonstration of suitable rice varieties and participatory seed production
7. Dr. Raghu S Scientist, Crop Protection Division Participatory pest management (Insects components)
8. Mr. B.S. Satapathy Scientist, Crop Production Division Cropping/Farming system aspects
9. Dr. R.K. Mohanta SMS (Vety. Science), KVK Animal Component
NRRI RRS-Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribagh
1. Dr. S.M. Prasad Pr. Scientist Station TSP program
NRRI RRS -Regional Rainfed Low Land Rice Research Station, Gerua
1. Dr. Kanchan Saikia Sr. Scientist Station TSP program

Farmers’ training on rice production technologies

Distribution of farm implements (CONO WEEDER)

Distribution of Farm Implements during
Annual Workshop of TSP

Dr. Sanjoy Saha Nodal Officer (TSP)
addressing in Pre-Kharif Farmers Meet