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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 976 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 18th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 976.34 lakh hectare as compared to 984.57 lakh hectare at this time last year.

Total Foodgrains production is estimated at record 275.68 million tonnes

The 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 16th August, 2017. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources.

85 lakh milk producing animals identified and their data uploaded on INAPH data base.

Pashu Sanjivni component under National Mission on Bovine Productivity scheme was initiated by the Government in November 2016.

Benefits of new Crop Insurance Schemes

Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana ( PMFBY) with simplified provisions making them more farmer friendly. The scheme provides the farmers maximum financial protection against non-preventable natural risks.

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to celebrate "Sankalp to Siddhi: New India Manthan (2017-2022)" in all the districts of the country from August 19, 2017 to August 30, 2017

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, today held an audio conferencing with all the VCs of University, ATTARI Directors

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 943 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 11th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 943.45 lakh hectare as compared to 936.95 lakh hectare at this time last year.

State wise Target set for 100 million Artificial Insemination for 2017-18

India ranks first in milk production, achieving an annual output of 155.48 million tons during 2015-16 accounting for 19 % of world production.

Roadmap for Next Three Years for Evergreen Revolution

The NITI Aayog has drafted the three years action plan for all the sectors including agriculture.

Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

The Government established Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) as a Society in 1994 to facilitate

FDI in Agriculture

Foreign direct Investment (FDI) received in the agriculture sector during the last three years and the current year is given below:

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 878 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 04th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 878.23 lakh hectare as compared to 855.85 lakh hectare at this time last year.

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare releases Rs.16094.13 crore in the first quarter of 2017-18

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is continuously striving for holistic development of Indian Agriculture and its backbone - farmers. To achieve the goal of doubling of farmers’ income by 2022, the Ministry’s budget of Rs. 62125.02 crore during 2017-18 has increased by about 39% as against Rs. 44721.84 crore during 2016-17.

AGRI UDAAN- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0

ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announces “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and BRICs countries to set up BRICS Agriculture Research Platform

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among India and various BRICs countries for establishment of the BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP).

ISARC to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in eastern India & similar ecologies in other South Asian and African countries: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

In order to establish the ISARC, a Memorandum of Association (MOA) has been signed today between the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC & FW) represented by Secretary,

Development of Cold Chains

Government is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for development of horticulture including post harvest management. Under the mission assistance is provided for development of all relevant infrastructure including pack house

Agriculture Produce Market Committee

Ministry has drafted a model “The Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2017, which provides for progressive agricultural marketing reforms,

Facilities to Farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has taken up several initiatives in the field of agricultural extension which includes ‘Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension Reforms’ which is popularly known as ATMA Scheme, Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension and Kisan Call Centres.

Improvement in Breed of Cattles

As per breed survey report 2012 the country has 37.92 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds as against 23.78 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds during 2007 (as per breed wise livestock census 2007).

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 791 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 28th July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 791.34 lakh hectare as compared to 765.79 lakh hectare at this time last year.


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