The Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) was initiated during Fifth Five Year Plan, is a strategy for the rapid Socio-economic development of tribal people. ICAR-CRIJAF provided technological interventions for jute production with improved variety, seed drill, nail weeder, balanced fertilizer application and improved retting method using CRIJAF SONA etc. The farmers who adopted the demonstrated CRIJAF technologies improved the productivity of jute fibre by 22 percent. Farmers were also provided technical and farm input support for cultivation of paddy (kharif and rabi), mustard, coriander and potato. Results of TSP intervention and Farmers’ feedback revealed that the technological interventions were very useful and helped them to increase farm income and employment opportunities.
Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology 1