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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

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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41% reduction in stubble burning incidents in 2018 over 2016; Over 4500 villages of Haryana & Punjab declared as Zero Stubble Burning Villages: Director General ICAR

Highlighting the considerable reduction in crop residue burning incidents in 2018, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE) & Director General, ICAR said that India has demonstrated through coordinated public and private efforts such challenges can be addressed effectively.

Registration opens for PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana; Union Agriculture Minister urges farmers to register for the Pension Scheme

Registration for the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana begins today said Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, while addressing a Press Conference in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today.

Use of Satellite Imagery for Assessing Farmers Crops

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) envisages use of improved technology to reduce time gap for settlement of claims of farmers. Accordingly, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, through Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), involved 8 agencies/ organizations to carry out pilot studies for Optimization of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) in various States under PMFBY.

Seed Bankers for Conserving Native Crops

PPV&FR Authority registers farmers varieties. Till date 1597 farmers varieties have been registered with PPV&FRA and certificates of registration have been issued.  Further, the Protection of Plant Varieties &Farmers Right Authority under the Section 39(1)(iii) of PPV&FR Act, 2001annually confers 35 Awards amounting to Rs.85 lakhs to farmer(s)/ farming communities engaged in conservation of plant genetic resources and which have been used as donor of genes in varieties registerable under the Act. So far 124 farmer(s)/ farming communities have received such Awards.

Provision of Storage Facilities to Farmers

The Government is already supporting the creation of well equipped scientific storage facilities to the farmers in the country through the scheme of “Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI)”, which is a sub-scheme of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM).

Implementation of Krishonnati Yojana

The ‘Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana’ was approved coterminous with the period of the Fourteenth Finance Commission from 2017-18 to 2019-20. ‘Green Revolution– Krishonnati Yojana’ is an Umbrella Scheme comprising both Central Sector as well as Centrally Sponsored Schemes/Missions.

National Seeds Conference

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India organizes National Conference on Agriculture Campaign before sowing season of Zaid, Kharif & Rabi to discuss various issues related to upcoming sowing season.

Stubble Cutting Machines

To address air pollution and to subsidize machinery required for in-situ management of crop residue, a new Central Sector Scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi’ for the period from 2018-19 to 2019-20 has been launched with the total outgo from the Central funds of Rs. 1151.

Rain Water Harvesting

Ground water levels in various parts of the Country are declining because of continuous withdrawal due to reasons such as increased demand of fresh water for various uses, vagaries of rainfall, increased population, industrialization & urbanization etc.  Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) carries out ground water monitoring, four times a year, on regional scale through a network of observation wells in the Country.

Zero Budget Farming

Intercropping is a scientifically proven practice and has got several advantages and extends economic benefits for the farmers particularly under adverse weather conditions.  It is largely practiced in dry-land areas as an insurance against failure of main crop.

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.

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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