Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM)

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Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM)

Launch Year: 2004

• The first programme on Oilseeds was launched in 1986 as Technology Mission on Oilseeds (TMO).

• Later Pulses, Oil Palm & Maize were brought in its ambit.

• The scheme was later restructured in 2004 as Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM).

• To provide further impetus to the production of pulses and oilseeds, the pulses component of Integrated Scheme on Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil palm & Maize (ISOPOM) has been merged with National Food Security Mission and an Accelerated Pulse Production Programme has been launched in 2010.

Nodal Ministry:

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Subsumed Schemes under ISOPOM:

1) Oilseeds Production Programme (OPP)

2) National Pulses Development Project (NPDP)

3) Accelerated Maize Development Programme (AMDP)

4) Oil Palm Development Programme (OPDP)

Key Features:

• Flexibility to the states to utilize the funds for the scheme/crop of their choice.

• Annual action plan to be formulated by the State Governments for consideration and approval of the Government of India.

• Flexibility to the states for introducing innovative measures or any special component to the extent of 10% of financial allocation.

• Involvement of private sector by the State Governments in the implementation of the programme with a financial cap of 15%.

• Flexibility for inter component diversion of funds up to 20% for non-seed components only.

• Diversion of funds from seed components to non-seed components with the prior approval of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation.

• Increase under staff & contingency not permitted except by revision of pay scale and increase in rate of Dearness Allowance with the prior approval of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation.

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