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Swachh Bharat Internship - A grand Success.

3rd advance estimates of #Foodgrain production for the year 2017-18.

3rd advance estimates of #Foodgrain production for the year 2017-18.

Secretary, Agriculture released reports for Site Suitability of Horticulture crops in Jhum lands of North Eastern States.

Kisan Channel

Signing of MoU between MoA&FW and MSDE on 20th March 2018 to promote Skill Development in Agriculture.

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

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The role of the Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) is commendable in realizing the vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022:- Radha Mohan Singh

  Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that the role of SFAC is commendable in realizing Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s dream of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

India has achieved tremendous progress in agriculture and allied sectors under Modi government and is committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022 through a series of focused programmes: - Radha Mohan Singh

  Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh in his meeting with Mr. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Minister for Environment and Food, Denmark solicited greater cooperation in animal health, dairy, food processing and packaging within Mega Food Park, retail marketing, cold chains, warehousing and logistics and post-harvest technology.

VAMNICOM is playing a vital role in the development of Indian cooperatives:- Radha Mohan Singh

VAMNICOM is playing a vital role in the development of Indian cooperatives:- Radha Mohan Singh   Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM) is playing a vital role in the development of Indian cooperatives.

Prime Minister’s flagship program e-NAM has achieved another milestone by commencing inter-State trade between mandis using e-payments

With the start of New Year 2019, the Prime Minister’s flagship program e-NAM has achieved another milestone by commencing inter-State trade between mandis of two different States. Earlier trade used to happen either within the APMC or between two APMCs situated within same state.

Launch of NCDC model for cooperatives as Modern banking unit will bring about financial inclusion of farmers in remote villages

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT) besides being responsible for training, awareness and evaluation programmes of employees working in the cooperative sector also facilitates the same for other stakeholders in the cooperative sector in the country.

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh releases recombinant ELISA kits

  Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh today released recombinant Enzyme-linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA) kits: one for Glanders and other for Equine Infectious Anaemia.

Genomic chips developed by Brazil can be very useful for implementing genomic selection for our indigenous breeds

         Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met a 5-member delegation from Brazil led by Dr. Jose Ribamar Felipe Marques, Director, Buffalo Research and Development, Brazil, today.

Bridging the Urban-Rural Gap in Agriculture

  The Government is implementing several programmes that aim at bringing about overall improvement in the quality of life of the rural people and bridging the urban rural gap through: creation of employment opportunities; strengthening of livelihood opportunities; creation of rural infrastructure; provision of other basic amenities; etc. These programmes, inter alia, include: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act for wage employment, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission for livelihoods promotion through self-employment, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana for rural housing, National Rurban Mission to stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services, and create well planned Rurban clusters, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme to generate self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth, National Social Assistance Programme for enhancing the incomes of rural poor and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana for rural roads.

Genetically Modified (GM) CROPS

The productivity of cotton increased from 191 kg per hectare in 2002-03 to 477 kg per hectare in 2017-18 and the production of cotton has been increased from 86.21 lakh bales in 2002-03 to 348.88 lakh bales in 2017-18 due to adoption of Bt. cotton in the Country.

Non-Settlement of Claims Under PMFBY

Admissible claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) are generally paid by the insurance companies within two months of completion of Crop Cutting Experiments/harvesting period subject to availability of yield data and total State share of premium subsidy from concerned State Government within time.

National Bamboo Mission

             The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) was approved in April, 2018 for implementation till the end of 14th Finance Commission i.e. 2019-20. The scheme aims to  inter-alia supplement farm income of farmers with focus on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector linking growers with industry.

Fish Production and Consumption

   The fisheries and aquaculture production contributes around 1% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and over 5% to the agricultural GDP.  According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018” apparent per capita fish consumption in India[average(2013-15)] lies between a range of 5 to 10 Kg.   Keeping in view of the potential fisheries resources in the aquaculture, inland fisheries, coastal & marine fisheries and substantial scope of export augmentation, The Fisheries division of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is implementing various developmental schemes under the umbrella of “Blue Revolution Scheme” for overall development of fisheries sector, including enhancement of production and productivity, improving the livelihood of the fishers and welfare of fishermen for realizing “Blue Revolution” in the country.

Interest Subvention for Farmers

.           With a view to ensuring availability of agriculture credit {including loans taken against Kisan Credit Card (KCC)} at a reasonable cost/at a reduced rate of 7% per annum to farmers, the Government of India, is implementing an interest subvention scheme of 2% for short term crop loans up to Rs.3.

Integration of Mandis With e-NAM

  585 wholesale regulated markets/ Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Markets have been so far integrated with e-market (e-NAM) platform in 16 States and 2 Union Territories (UTs), who have carried out requisite reforms in their State Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act (APMC Act).

Implementation of Rashtriya Gokul Mission

  Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has been implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds. The details of the projects approved/implemented in various States since inception of the mission is given at Annexure-I.

Procurement of Crops Under MSP

Agriculture Marketing is a State subject and concerned States/Union Territories regulate and facilitate marketing of agriculture produce under their respective State regulations.  No specific study has been conducted by Government providing statistics about the quantity of his produce a farmer is selling on MSP and how much through middlemen and through distress sale.

Issues of Parali Burning

                                                                                                                                                 Through the various efforts under the Central Sector Scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ the satellite data indicates that  paddy residue burning events have reduced by 29.5 percent, 24.5 percent and 11.0 percent in the States of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, respectively when compared with the paddy residue burning events in the year 2017.

Tobacco Farming

              The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) had made budgetary allocations from  2015-16 onwards as Central share under Crop Diversification Programme (CDP), an ongoing sub-scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to encourage tobacco growing farmers to shift to alternative crops/cropping system in tobacco growing states.

Reducing Carbon Emission by Altering the Method of Farming

Initiative have been taken to make agriculture more adaptive and resilient to climate variability and in the process to reduce carbon emission.  Important initiatives in this regard include crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI).

Agricultural Project with FAO

The government has launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) during September, 2018 in high-conservation-value landscapes of five States namely (i) Madhya Pradesh : Chambal Landscape, (ii) Mizoram: Dampa Landscape, (iii) Odisha: Similipal Landscape, (iv) Rajasthan: Desert National Park Landscape and v) Uttarakhand: Corbett-Rajaji Landscape.

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