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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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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare proposes to United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization to declare an upcoming year as “International Year of Millets”

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has written to the Director General, United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and proposed the declaration of an upcoming year as “International Year of Millets”.

UnionAgriculture MinisterShri Radha Mohan Singh discusses ways to strengthen bilateral ties and promoting closer cooperation in agriculture sector with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Republic of Moldova, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi, in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today and called for strengthening traditional ties between the two countries by promoting closer cooperation in the agriculture sector.

Cage Farming in Karnataka

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries approved by the Government in December 2015 inter-alia provides financial assistance for (i) open sea cage culture and (ii) installation of cages/pens in reservoirs and other open water bodies.

Interest Subvention on Loan of Farmers

The Government of India (GoI) has been implementing the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) since 2006-07 under which short term crop loans upto Rs. 3.00 lakh are made available to farmers at subvented interest rate of 7% per annum.

Promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming

NITI Aayog held a meeting on 9th July, 2018 to discuss the promotion of Zero budget Natural Farming. Government of India has been promoting organic farming in the country through the dedicated schemes of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015-16 and also through Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

Realignment of Cropping Pattern

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare emphasize for holistic development of agriculture including land, crop and water productivity. In order to enhance water use efficiency and judicious use of irrigation water, incentives are given for water saving devices like sprinklers, drip, raingun etc. besides promotion of resource conservation technologies under the Schemes like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) (per drop more crop) etc. The cropping pattern is dependent on various factors viz. agro- climatic condition of the region, availability of resources like land & water, market forces, socio-economic condition of the farmers and change as per the available resources.

Insurance Cover for Damage of Crops by Animals

The latest available estimates of average income per agricultural household in the country are based on the “Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households” conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during its 70th round (January 2013 – December 2013).

Cabinet approves release of pulses procured from farmers under Price Support Scheme to States with Central Subsidy of Rs. 15 per Kg for utilization under Welfare Schemes

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the release of pulses to States/UTs at discounted rate to be utilized for various Welfare Schemes from the stock of pulses procured under Price Support Schemes (PSS).

Poly Houses

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a centrally sponsored scheme is implemented for the holistic development of horticulture sector in the country covering fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo through various interventions.

Organic Farming

The current position of organic farming w.r.t. area covered across the country is 23.02 lakh hectares  under the schemes Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and National Programme  of Organic Production (NPOP).

Realignment of Cropping Pattern

The farmers are encouraged to use available resources like land and water judiciously. The new technologies on cropping pattern are demonstrated at the farmers fields through State Department of Agriculture/Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)/State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)/Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), etc. The cropping pattern is dependent on various factors viz. Agro- climatic condition of the region, availability of resources like land & water, market forces, socio-economic condition of the farmers and change as per the available resources.

Decline in Agriculture Cost

Soil Health Card Scheme plays a vital role in enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable manner. The Government has introduced Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme to assist State Governments to provide Soil Health Cards to all farmers across the country once in a cycle of 2 years.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led government as compared to previous governments has taken several important steps for improving living standards of farmers and upliftment of Agriculture sector: Union Agriculture Minister

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led government as compared to the previous governments has taken several important steps for the improvement of living standards of farmers and the upliftment of agriculture sector.

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Compensation to Farmers for losses due to natural calamities

The State Government is primarily responsible for providing necessary relief measures in the wake of natural calamities. For undertaking relief measures, funds are available with the State Government in the form of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

Providing Large Fishing Vessels to Fishermen of Tamil Nadu

A sub component on ‘Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing’ has been introduced under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on ‘Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’ to provide Deep Sea Fishing Vessels to the traditional fishermen, their societies, associations, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Fishers Producer Organizations (FPOs) for construction of larger deep sea tuna long liners at a project cost of Rs.80 lakh per vessel with 50% Central subsidy assistance.

Implementation of PMFBY

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is a scheme involving several stakeholders including State Governments, financial institutions, insurance companies and farmers, both loanee and non-loanee.

Inclusion of more crops under Market Intervention Scheme

 All the agricultural and horticultural commodities for which Minimum Support Price (MSP) are not fixed and are generally perishable in nature are covered under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS).   In order to give benefits to small and marginal farmers of the country including Jharkhand and Gujarat, the Government has implementing various schemes viz., Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme, Neem Coated Urea (NCU), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), National Agriculture Market scheme (e-NAM), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Minimum Support Price (MSP) operation, Mission for integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Sub-Mission on Seed and Planting Material (SMSP), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) etc. In addition, schemes relating to tree plantation (Har Medh Par Ped), Bee Keeping, Dairy and Fisheries are also implemented.

Decline in number of beneficiaries under PMFBY

 Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), which is an actuarial/bidded premium based scheme, over and above farmers premium, subsidy is provided both by Central and State Government on 50: 50 basis.

Implementation of E-Pashudhan Haat Scheme

Government has launched e-Pashu Haat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in) for connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous breeds. Through the portal farmers can obtain information on location of quality indigenous germplasm in the form live animals, semen doses and embryos.

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