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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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Cabinet approves Proposal for leasing out of 1.61 acres of land at Alipur, Delhi, owned by Delhi Milk Scheme to Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium for setting up of Kisan Mandi

  The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for leasing out 1.61 acres of land bearing khasara No.91/15 located at Alipur Delhi, owned by Delhi Milk Scheme to Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) for setting up of KisanMandi.

Minimum Support Price for Raw Jute for 2019-20 season hiked to Rs.3950/- from Rs.3700/- per quintal by the Cabinet

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Raw Jute for 2019-20 season.

Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)

 Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) in its Price Policy report for Kharif Crops for 2018-19 season has suggested bringing a legislation conferring on farmers the ‘Right to Sell at MSP’ to instill confidence among framers so that their produce is not sold/ procured below Minimum Support Price (MSP) and farmers are not exploited by traders.

KUSUM Scheme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has formulated a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’. The Scheme is currently under the process of seeking approval.               The proposal on KUSUM Scheme provides for :- (i)   installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of Capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas; (ii)   installation of standalone off-grid solar water pumps to fulfil irrigation needs of farmers not connected to grid; and (iii)   solarisation of existing grid-connected agriculture pumps to make farmers independent of grid supply and also enable them to sell surplus solar power generated to DISCOM and get extra income.

Use of Space Technology in Agriculture Sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has been pro-active in using the space technology in agricultural sector. The Ministry, since early 80s has been funding various projects, under which Indian Space Research Organisation developed methodologies for Crop Production Forecasting.

Agricultural Loan Target

The Government with a view to enhance the production and productivity in agriculture sector, announces Agriculture Credit Flow Targets every year and these targets have consistently been surpassed by the Banks.

In the last four and half years, Modi government has taken several steps and started various schemes to transform Indian agriculture

  Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that in the last four and half years, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has taken several steps and started various schemes to transform Indian agriculture like neem-coated urea, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Har Khet Ko Pani, e-NAM, strengthening of Gramin Haat, Rashtriya Gokul Mission, MSP, income support of Rs 6000 to farmers, KCC for Animal husbandry and Fisheries, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Ayog, separate department for Fisheries etc. The budgetary allocation for the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ministry has been raised by around 2.5 times from Rs 58,080 crore in 2018-19 to Rs 1,41,174.

Inter State trade on e-NAM platform gain momentum

Inter State trade of agricultural produce in wholesale mandis through National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform is gathering pace with the latest transaction taking place at Madhya Pradesh Mandsaur e-NAM mandi, which sold coriander to Ramganj mandi of Rajasthan.

Under the scheme PM-Kissan all Small and Marginal farmers (SMF) families having cultivable land upto two hectares will be provided income support of Rs.6000/- per year directly into their bank accounts, in three equal installments

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has written to the Chief Ministers of all States for their support in the effective & speedy implementation of “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)” so that the entitled benefits are expeditiously transferred to the farmers.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Maldives for Establishing Mutual Cooperation to Improve the Ecosystems for Agribusiness

The Union Cabinet today accorded ex post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, India and the Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resource and Agriculture, Maldives signed on 17th December, 2018 during the State visit of President of Maldives to India.

Cabinet approves Signing of Agreement between India and Ukraine for cooperation in Agriculture and Food Industry

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has approved Signing of Agreement between the India and Ukrain for cooperation in Agriculture and Food Industry. The proposed Agreement provides for cooperation in various fields of agriculture and food Industry.

Cabinet approves establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny.

CCEA approves creation of Agri-Market infrastructure fund for development and upgradation of Gramin Agriculture Markets

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for the creation of a corpus of Rs. 2000 crore for Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) to be created with NABARD for development and up-gradation of agricultural marketing infrastructure in Gramin Agricultural Markets and Regulated Wholesale Markets.

Government is committed to providing greater access to rural milk producers by strengthening dairy infrastructure

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that government is committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022 by providing greater access to rural milk producers by strengthening dairy infrastructure in order to help generate year round income and gainful employment.

Ease of Doing Agri-Business Index

 The Government has been reorienting the agriculture sector by focusing on an income-centeredness which goes beyond achieving merely the targeted production. The income approach focuses on achieving high productivity, reduced cost of cultivation and remunerative price on the produce, with a view to earn higher profits from farming.

Categorisation of Farmers

          In agriculture Census, the operational holdings are categorised in five size classes as follows:-   Sl. No. Category Size-Class   Marginal Below 1.00 hectare   Small 1.

Agro Meteorological Advisories

            5.13 crore farmers are receiving agro meteorological advisories through m-kisan portal (https://m-kisan.gov.in). State-wise details regarding number of farmers registered on  m-kisan portal for receiving agro advisories including meteorological advisories are at Annexure.

Increase in Sowing Area of Oilseeds

 As per the fourth advance estimates 2017-18, the area under oilseeds in the country decreased to 246.45 lakh hectares as compared to 261.77 lakh hectares in 2016-17. To increase productivity and production of oilseeds, Government of India is implementing National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme since 2014-15.

The Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare writes to Chief Secretaries of all State Governments on launching campaign with immediate effect to saturate farmers with Kisan Credit Cards

The Government of India has decided to launch a campaign with immediate effect and accorded the highest priorityto saturate farmers for financial inclusion under Kisan Credit Cards (KCC). This campaign will be launched through the Financial Institutions including Commercial Banks, Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks in collaboration with the State Governments.

Indian Banking Association issues advisory guidelines requesting banks to waive off processing, documentation, inspection, ledger folio charges and all other service charges for Kisan Credit Card/crop loans upto 3 Lakhs

In yet another move to provide direct benefit to farmers and ease the pressure on them, the Indian Banking Association today issued advisory guidelines requesting banks to waive off the processing, documentation, inspection, ledger folio charges and all other service charges for Kisan Credit Card /crop loans upto 3 Lakhs.

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