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

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

This is to inform that official websites of Department of Agriculture, Govt. of India are registered on domain “ .GOV.IN or .NIC.IN ”. Any website other than these domains inviting job applications or seeking money from public in name of Department of Agriculture, may be fraudulent.

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Economic impact of organic farming

Government of India has been encouraging/ promoting organic farming under two dedicated Schemes, namely, Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015.

Tree based farming in the country

Government is promoting tree-based farming for maximizing farm returns and providing sustainable livelihood to farmers, which include ; i) Sub-Mission on Agroforestry was launched in 2016-17 to encourage tree plantation on farm land “Har Medh Par Ped”, along with crops/ cropping system.

Increasing private expenditure in agricultural sector

As per estimates of capital formation released by Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Gross Capital Formation (GCF) in agriculture and allied sectors at current prices for the year 2016-17 (latest available) is estimated at Rs 64410 crore and Rs 279066 crore for public and private sector respectively.

Development of Infrastructure for Beekeeping

The report from Beekeeping Development Committee has been received and is currently under examination. Action on the report will follow thereafter.   The export of honey and other bee hive products is being regulated by the Export Inspection Council (EIC), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Marketing of agricultural products with organic tag

Any organic food manufactured, packed, sold, offered for sale, marketed or otherwise distributed in the country is regulated as per the provisions of Food Safety and Standards (Organic Food) Regulations, 2017, which were notified on 29.12.

Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

Agriculture sector in India is vulnerable to climate change. Higher temperatures tend to reduce crop yields and favour weed and pest proliferation. Climate change can have negative effects on irrigated crop yields across agro-ecological regions both due to temperature rise and changes in water availability.

Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar gives detailed reply to Demands for Grants for Ministries of Rural Development & Agriculture in LokSabha

Union Minister Shri Narendra SinghTomargiving detailed reply to Demands for Grants for the Ministries of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Rural Development in LokSabha today,assertedthat Agriculture and Rural Development are related to everyone and both these are important for the country.

Adoption of Methods of Irrigation

The net sown area in the country is 140130 thousand ha and net irrigated area is 68385 thousand ha. As per available information, the area covered under drip irrigation is 4374.53 thousand ha. An Impact evaluation study of Micro Irrigation scheme was carried out by Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare in 2014 through M/s Global Agri System Ltd. The major findings of the study are as under: Irrigation cost is reduced by 20% to 50% with average of 32.3%.

Organic Farming

Realizing the potential and benefits of organic farming and to improve the economic condition of farmers in the country, Government of India is promoting organic farming through the dedicated schemes of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) since 2015-16.

National Bamboo Mission

The restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) has been launched in 2018-19 to focus on the development of complete value chain of bamboo sector and link growers with markets. Major objectives of the Mission are:   To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material for industries.

Need for Cold Storage

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for holistic development of horticulture including post harvest management.

Setting up of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs)

To support farmers in various aspects ranging from input procurement to market linkages, Government of India through Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), a registered society under Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, is promoting Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) by mobilizing the farmers and helping them in registering as companies.

Infestation by Pink Bollworm

As informed by the State of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu,due to major interventions both on management and policy decisions no severe incidence of pink bollworm was reported during 2018-19.

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addresses ICAR’s 91st Foundation Day ceremony; Appreciates efforts of ICAR in making India self-sufficient in Agriculture

The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar addressed the 91st Foundation Day ceremony of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research in New Delhi today. Congratulating the Farmers, Scientists and Agri-entrepreneurs for their achievements, Shri Tomar said that when we think about Progress, Economy, Social Science & Culture it is incomplete without thinking about Agriculture, Farmers & Agricultural Science & Technology.

More than 1.64 crore farmers have registered on e-NAM platform till 30th June 2019: Agriculture Minister

 National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) is envisaged as a pan-India electronic trading platform launched by Government of India on 14th April, 2016 with the objective of creating online transparent competitive price discovery system to facilitate farmers with remunerative prices for their produce.

No evidence of crop damage by desert locust till date: Agriculture Minister

There is an incursion of Desert locust (belongs to the category of grasshoppers) in low to medium density since 21st May 2019 onwards, from the border areas of Pakistan mainly in the Jaisalmer district of the Rajasthan State.

Feminization of Agriculture

As per Agriculture Census conducted at an interval of every five years by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the percentage of female operational holdings in the country have increased from 12.78 percent during 2010-11 to 13.78 percent during 2015-16.

Promotion of Regional Agricultural Products

All the Schemes of the Department endeavour to promote local agricultural products of respective States, as proposed by the State Governments in their Annual Action Plans. The schemes of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare are demand driven and the funds are released to the State Governments on a sharing basis of 60:40 ratio (90:10 ratio for 8 North Eastern States and 3 Himalayan States) between Centre and States.

Kisan Suvidha Mobile App has over 10 lakh downloads till date: Narendra Singh Tomar

Kisan Suvidha Mobile App and Pusa Krishi Mobile App have 10,63,080 and 40,753 downloads respectively since their launch. The following services and information are available on Kisan Suvidha Mobile application: Weather Forecast Extreme Weather Alert Market Price of commodities Dealers - Fertilizer, Seeds, Pesticide, Seeds etc. Plant protection for 12 major crops Agro advisories Soil Health card Soil testing labs Cold Stores &Godowns Vet Labs & Diagnostic Centres Crop Insurance Government Schemes Pusa Krishi Mobile App disseminates information about the latest technologies developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

Union Minister Shri N S Tomar launches Coffee Table Book commemorating 50 years of partnership with UNWFP towards food and nutrition security in India

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched a Coffee Table Book today, along with Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, UN World Food Programme in India, to commemorate five decades of partnership between the Ministry and the agency towards addressing food and nutritional security in India.

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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