No shortage in the supply of pesticides has been reported by State Governments during zonal conferences.Department of Agriculture & Cooperation provides financial assistance to farmers for distribution of plant protection chemicals and bio-agents under National Food Security Mission @ Rs.500/ha or 50% or cost, whichever is less, in identified districts. Funds are allocated to states under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for various components. The scheme does not prescribe any specific subsidy level for pesticides. States can follow cost norm/subsidy pattern of Government of India/State Government schemes for providing financial assistance. This information was given today by Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in a written reply to Lok Sabha questions.