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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Cabinet approves extension by three years and revision of PM’s Development Package for Horticulture in UTs of J&K and Ladakh

 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for extension of timeline upto 31.03.2022 and revision/ re-appropriation of approved components of Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for development of Horticulture in the UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH).

3 day “International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems” for BIMSTEC countries begins in New Delhi

The three day ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC countries organized by the Department of Agricultural Research & Education, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare and Indian Council of Agricultural Research began today in New Delhi.

Construction of Cold Storages

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for holistic development of Horticulture in the country, which includes assistance for development of Post Harvest Management (PHM) including setting up of cold storages.

Antibiotics in CROPS

Aureofungin, Kasugamycin, Validamycin and Streptomycin+ Tetracycline combination are antibiotics which are registered under the Insecticide Act 1968 for use as pesticides to combat certain fungal and bacterial diseases in plants.

Aadhaar for PM Kisan Yojana

Only possession of Aadhaar number was optional for release of 1st Installment under the scheme pertaining to the 4-monthly period December, 2018 - March, 2019. For release of 2nd installment pertaining to the 4-monthly period April - July, 2019 and onwards, Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries’ data was compulsory, except for the States of Assam, Meghalaya and J&K where Aadhar penetration is miniscule.

Data Bank of Farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has constituted a Task Force to develop a comprehensive Farmers’ Database for better planning, monitoring, strategy formulation and smooth implementation of schemes for the entire country.

Damage to crops in Maharashtra due to unseasonal rains

State Government of Maharashtra has reported that total area of crop damage (more than 33%) due to unseasonal rainfall in the month of October-November, 2019, is 94.53 lakh hectares.  Approximately, 103.52 lakh farmers have been affected.

Performance of Agricultural Schemes

As per the erstwihile Planning Commission’s estimates based on the survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in 2011-12,  25.7% of rural population is living below the poverty line (BPL) including farm and non-farm rural population.

Expenditure on PM-KISAN Yojana

As on 30-11-2019, around 7.6 crore farmers in the country have been granted benefit under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana’. As on 30-11-2019 an amount of around Rs.36,000 crores has been disbursed under the Scheme.

Total value of organic products exported from India is Rs 5150.99 crore in 2018-19: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Government of India has been promoting Organic farming in the country through dedicated schemes namely Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16.

Sufficient speed of internet connectivity is provided to e-NAM mandis: Union Agriculture Minister

As per the response received from the States, National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform is working properly and sufficient speed of internet connectivity has been provided to e-NAM mandis. State Governments have already been advised to explore the possibilities of upgrading the internet connectivity with internet service providers.

Assistance To Female Farmers

The Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) to empower women in agriculture by making systematic investments to enhance their participation and productivity, as also to create and sustain their agriculture-based livelihoods.

Central Government orders Winding Up of Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society Ltd., Ahmedabad and appoints a liquidator

The Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India has passed an Order for winding up the Adarsh Credit Cooperative Society Ltd., Ahmedabad and has appointed a Liquidator for the purpose under the provisions of the MSCS Act, 2002 (& Rules made thereunder) today.

High Level Committee for North East States under PM-KISAN meets to consider proposals from Meghalaya on land use validation in the State for identification of beneficiaries

The High Level Committee constituted to decide on alternate implementation mechanism for eligibility of the farmers in North East States where land ownership rights are community based met in New Delhi today under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar to consider the proposals received from the Government of Meghalaya.

Zero Budget Natural Farming

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research initiated a study on Evaluation of Zero Budget Natural Farming practices in Basmati/ coarse rice-wheat system from Rabi 2017 at 4 locations namely Modipuram, Pantnagar, Ludhiana, Kurukshetra .    Also as per information available, the details of States practicing ZBNF are as follows: Karnataka – has initiated implementation of ZBNF on pilot basis in an area of 2000 ha in each of the 10 Agro Climatic Zones of the State through the respective State Agriculture/ horticulture Universities as demonstrations/ Scientific experimental trials in farmer’s fields and in the research stations of the concerned universities.

Adoption of Integrated Organic Farming System by States

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram has developed One acre Integrated Organic Farming System (IOFS) models under the scheme All India Network Programme on Organic Farming (AI-NPOF).

Use of Modern Technology for Assessing Damage to Crops

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, through Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) had carried out pilot studies for Optimization of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) in various States involving 8 agencies/ organizations during Kharif 2018 and Rabi 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

Damage to crops due to Heavy Rains and Floods

The Government of India has constituted IMCTs for 15 States viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Nagaland.

Over 18 Lakh Farmers registered under PM KISAN MAAN DHAN YOJANA: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

With a view to provide social security net for the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMF) as they have minimal or no savings to provide for old age and to support them in the event of consequent loss of livelihood, the Government has launched a new Central Sector Scheme, namely, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY).

27.77 lakh hectares covered under organic farming in the country: Union Agriculture Minister

A total area of 27.77 lakh hectares is covered under organic farming in the country under Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) and 3rd party certification. Government of India has been encouraging organic farming in the country through the dedicated schemes namely Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY- Centrally Sponsored scheme, in all states & UTs) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North East Region (MOVCDNER -Central Sector scheme for North Eastern Region).

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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