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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.

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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.

Cabinet approves Relaxation in Aadhaar related Conditions for Second Instalment under PM - KISAN scheme

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Relaxation in Aadhar related Conditions for the release of Second Instalment of income support to all Small and Marginal land-holder farmers’ families with cultivable land-holding up to 2 hectares across the country under PM - KISAN scheme.

The efforts ICAR in agriculture technology development have helped in enhancing the country's agricultural production and productivity: - Radha Mohan Singh

  Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has achieved many notable successes during last 10 decades despite the challenges.

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare releases 2nd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19

The 2nd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 28th February, 2019. The cumulative rainfall in the country during the monsoon season (June to September, 2018) has been 9% lower than Long Period Average (LPA).

National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) new scheme ‘Yuva Sahakar’, launched in November 2018 is giving wings to young entrepreneurs in cooperatives: - Radha Mohan Singh

    Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) has played a crucial role in promoting cooperative development in the country by progressively shaping its financial schemes and programmes for benefitting farmers through cooperatives.

Central Genomics and Quality Laboratory facility will help farmers in analyzing the quality of soil, water and produce: - Radha Mohan Singh

  Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated Central Genomics and Quality Laboratory facility at ICAR - National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) in Cuttack (Odisha) today.

Government committed to Farmers welfare

To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, the Government is launching the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year.

The Agricultural Science Congress marks the confluence of researchers, intellectuals and the custodians of global food security

  .     Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that the Agricultural Science Congress marks the confluence of researchers, intellectuals, creativity and the custodians of global food security.

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.

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