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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.

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Eligibility for PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme

All landholder farmers’ families in the country are eligible for the PM-Kisan Scheme, except those covered under the following exclusion criteria: (I)        All Institutional Land holders; and (II)       Farmer families in which one or more of its members belong to following categories : Former and present holders of constitutional posts   Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present  Members of Lok Sabha/ Rajya Sabha/ State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils,former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.

Government is taking several steps to control the spread of Fall Army Worm: Shri Tomar

The Department has taken note of Fall Army Worm (FAW) infestation in the country. The infestation has been found primarily on maize and to a small extent on Ragi and Sorghum.  As reported by the States, the details of the area affected due to Fall Army Worm (FAW) in maize during the last three years is at Annexure I.  The Department has taken following steps to control the spread of Fall Army Worm (FAW):- (i).

Agriculture related information including Weather conditions are provided to the farmers through Kisan Call Centres in 22 local languages: Shri Narender Singh Tomar

Weather monitoring system is used to help the farmers in making better agricultural decisions like carrying out timely sowing of crops according to weather forecast. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is providing agriculture related information including ‘Weather conditions’ to the farmers through Kisan Call Centre operating from 21 locations in 22 local languages.

Rs. 423.23 crores released to the States/UTs under e-NAM scheme during 2015-16 to 2018-19: Shri Narender Singh Tomar

  The fund released by the Government of India to States/UTs under e-NAM Scheme based on need  during 2015-16 to 2018-19 is Rs. 423.23 crore. The fund  released to Madhya Pradesh during 2015-16 to 2018-19 under e-NAM is Rs. 50.42 crore.

Insurance Cover for Risk-Prone Crops

Government has conducted several studies to measure and quantify the adverse effects of climate change on agriculture. Extensive field and simulation studies were carried out in agriculture and allied sectors by several network centers consisting of ICAR Institutes such as Indian Agricultural Research Institute at New Delhi, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture at Hyderabad, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore etc. and State Agricultural Universities, located in different parts of the country.

Ban on Crop Residue Burning

The National Green Tribunal in the order passed on 10.12.2015, directed and prohibited agricultural residue burning in any part of the NCT of Delhi, State of Rajasthan, State of Punjab, State of Uttar Pradesh and State of Haryana.

Technology for Crop Damage Assessment

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, through Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) has involved 8 agencies/ organizations to carry out pilot studies for Optimization of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) in various States including Andhra Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

Modernization of Technology to Double the Income of Farmers

The Government has set a target of doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022. The Government has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee to examine issues relating to doubling of farmers’ income and recommend a strategy to achieve doubling of farmers’ income in real terms by the year 2022.

Agricultural Production in The Country

The total foodgrain production in the country during each of the last three agriculture years (July-June) i.e. from 2015-16 to 2017-18 are given as under: Year Production (in million tonnes) 2015-16 251.

Organic Farming in The Country

As on date 4, 53,622 farmers are practicing organic farming under Participatory Guarantee System (PGS India) and 11, 47,401 farmers are registered in TraceNet under third party certification. The estimated value of domestic organic market was Rs. 500-1000 crores as per Yes Bank study published in 2015.

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar urges all states and UTs to expedite farmers’ enrolment process so they get the benefit under PM-Kisan

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar  chaired a meeting with Agriculture Ministers of all States/UTs via Video Conference today and discussed the implementation of three key schemes of Government of India namely Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-Kisan), Pension Scheme for Small and Marginal Farmers and Kisan Credit Card Campaign.

3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19

The 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 03rdJune, 2019. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources.

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar holds review meeting with Agriculture Ministry officials

After taking charge of the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry, Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar held a review/presentation meeting with senior officers of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare at Krishi Bhawan today.

Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar officially takes charge of Ministry  of Agriculture and Farmers welfare

  Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today officially took charge of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare. Shri Parshottam Rupala and Shri Kailash Choudhary also took charge as Ministers of State in the Ministry.

Landmark decision taken in the first Cabinet meeting of the NDA Government offers pension coverage to crores of farmers

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved  a new Central Sector Scheme, a historic decision that will empower farmers across India. This is a path breaking scheme that will provide pension cover to our industrious farmers who toil day and night to keep our nation fed. It is also for the first time since independence that such a pension coverage has been envisioned for farmers.

PM-KISAN Scheme extension to include all eligible farmer families irrespective of the size of land holdings

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved that the ambit of the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) would be comprehensively extended. With this decision, all land holding eligible farmer families (subject to the prevalent exclusion criteria) would avail of the benefits under this scheme.

Union Cabinet clears new initiative to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers

During the Union Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the first since the outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, a novel initiative was cleared that will benefit crores of farmers and improve the health of animals.

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare Releases the Second Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Second Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops, as compiled from information received from different State/UTs and source agencies.

PM-KISAN SCHEME – More than 2 crore Small/Marginal Farmers have benefited so far

With a view to augment the income of farmers by providing income support to all Small and Marginal landholder farmers’ families across the country and to enable them to take care of expenses related to agriculture and allied activities as well as domestic needs, the Central Government had started a new Scheme on 01.02.

Special emphasis has been given on the role & contribution of women in doubling the income of farmers by 2022:- Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has congratulated women on the occasion of International Women's Day. He has said that the efforts of the government will certainly prove to be effective in strengthening the participation of women and their empowerment in agriculture.

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Honourable Ministers

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Shri Parshottam Rupala
Hon'ble Minister of State
Shri Kailash Choudhary
Hon'ble Minister of State

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