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Steps to Enhance the income of Farmers

Government is taking several steps to enhance the income of farmers including:-

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 685 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 21st July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 685.31 lakh hectare as compared to 673.41 lakh hectare at this time last year.

NDDB “Logo” signifies safe and quality milk and milk Products from dairy co-operatives: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today launched National Dairy Development Board “NDDB’s” Quality Mark “Logo” at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

National Bamboo Mission renamed as National Agro-Forestry & Bamboo Mission (NABM)

National Bamboo Mission renamed as National Agro-Forestry & Bamboo Mission (NABM) is being implemented as per the set objectives and targets of the Mission.

So far 455 markets from 13 States have been integrated to e-NAM

585 markets across the country are targeted for integration to e-NAM by March, 2018, out of which 455 markets from 13 States have been integrated so far.

Step taken by the Government of increase the country production of Lychee

The details of lychee production in various states of the country during the last three years and the current year, State and rank-wise is given below.

Rs. 834.71 crores has been allocated for NFSM-Pulses

For the year 2017-18, an amount of Rs.1720.00 crores (Government of India Share) has been earmarked for National Food Security Mission (NFSM), out of which an amount of Rs.834.71 crores has been allocated

Farmers Welfare Schemes

Government of India is according high priority for welfare of the farmers and is implementing several farmers’ welfare schemes to revitalize agriculture sector and to improve their economic conditions.

Ensuring Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers

The Government ensures Minimum Support Price (MSP) through procurement operations undertaken by the Central, State and Cooperative agencies in the States.

ICAR set target for achieving the goal of doubling farmer’s income

DARE/ICAR has developed 596 high yielding climate resilient crop varieties/ hybrids of field crops for cultivation in different agro-ecologies of the country during past 3 years

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed a gathering on 89th Foundation Day of ICAR

The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that agricultural scientists have played a significant role in bringing Green Revolution and developing research and technology.

National Cooperative Development Corporation releases Rs.28771.31 crore in the year 2014-17 compared to Rs.15143.76 crore in the year 2011-14: Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the Indian cooperative movement has sustained itself as one of the biggest cooperative movements in the world. The reach of cooperative in India is from village to national level. Shri Singh said it at the inauguration of Cooperative Conference organised by Amreli District‘s Milk Producers

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 563 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 14th July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 563.17 lakh hectare as compared to 521.80 lakh hectare at this time last year.

Record production of food grains in 2016-17 and all previous records were broken: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said only through cross-pollination of expertise and innovations and thereafter synergy during implementation of the programs conceived we would be able to achieve the goal set for the country by Prime Minister, through his farsightedness, of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

National Livestock Mission (NLM) provides assistance to improve availability of quality feed and fodder, risk mitigation and extension, skill development and training for livestock sector: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

One of the reasons for setting up NLM from scheme-mode to mission-mode is to provide the necessary flexibility to all States and Union Territories: Shri Singh

Shri Radha Mohan Singh today interacts with the public through Facebook Live

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today interacted with the public through Facebook Live. This interaction was organised in coordination with the Ministry of Information Bureau and Press Information Bureau. The three departments of the Agriculture Ministry participated in the event.

Cabinet approves establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.

JICA ODA loan assistance proposal for ‘Dairying through Cooperatives-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan’’ Project

India ranks first among the world’s milk producing Nations since 1998 and has the largest bovine population in the World.

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 404 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 7th July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 404.27 lakh hectare as compared to 371.39 lakh hectare at this time last year.

India declares itself free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8)

India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha during October, 2016 to February, 2017.


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