Objective: To conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds for enhancing milk production and productivity.
· Rs. 190 crores allotted during 2017-18
· 20 Gokul Grams are being established and 41 Bull Mother Farms modernized.
· 1404 High Genetic Merit Artificial Inseminator Bulls have been inducted for natural service.
Objective: To help farmers improve productivity by issuing them soil health card completely free of cost, this can be renewed every two years. Soil Health Cards to be issued to all farmers by 2019.
· Under Soil Health Management Scheme, Rs. 243.82 crores released to the States during 2014-17 against Rs.27.76 crores during 20011-14
· 9243 Soil Testing Laboratories including 8752 Mini Labs sanctioned to the States between 2014-17 against 15 during 2011-14.
· Funds amounting to 925.36 lakh have been released to ICAR under RKVY Scheme, for setting up 1076 new Mini labs and 100% coverage of all 648 KVKs.
· Scheme for setting up village level soil testing labs Labs by local entrepreneurs approved by EFC on 29.11.2017. and 95 labs approved by finance (Rs.108 lakh), funds not to be released.
· To achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level.
· To Enhance the physical access of water on the farm and expand cultivable area under assured irrigation (Har Khet ko pani)
· To enhance the adoption of precision - irrigation and other water saving technologies and Improve on - farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage and increase availability both in duration and extent. (Per Drop More Crop).
· Rs. 50,000 crores to be invested in five years to achieve ‘Water to Every Field / HarKhetKoPaani’
· Long Term Irrigation Fund with Rs 40,000 Crore (Budget 2016-17 and 2017-18) established for completion of 99 priority projects.
· Dedicated Micro Irrigation fund with a sum of Rs. 5000 crores is being set up for enhancing coverage of micro irrigation.
· Under ‘Per Drop More Crop’ for micro irrigation 26.87 lakh hectares brought under micro irrigation from 2014-18( as on 25.03.2018)
· Under Har Khet ko Pani, 96 deprived irrigation districts will be taken up with an allocation of Rs 2600 crore.
· Centre will work with the state governments to facilitate farmers for installing solar water pumps to irrigate their fields.
· To provide comprehensive insurance coverage to farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases
· To encourage adoption of innovative practices
· To increase the number of insured farmers gross cropped area (GCA) from present 20% to 50% by 2018-19.
· Biggest financial support till date by the Central Government in crop insurance. Plan to increase crop insurance coverage from 20% to 50% by 2018-19.
Objective: To create a unified national market for agricultural commodities by integrating 585 regulated markets (APMCs) with the common e-market platform ‘e-NAM’ by March 2018. Farmers will be able to get better price of their crop through E-Nam. Rs 80 lakhs allotted for every mandi,
Achievements: 585 Mandis across 16 states & 2UTs are live on e-NAM portal as on 28.03.2018. More than 87.5 Lakh farmers and sellers are registered on this platform. 164.53 lakh Tonnes of farm commodities worth Rs. 41591 thousand crores has been transacted on e-NAM platform (As on 27.03.2018).
1. Special focus on irrigation with sufficient budget, with the aim of “Per Drop More Crop”.
2. Provision of quality seeds and nutrients based on soil health of each field.
3. Large investments in Warehousing and Cold Chains to prevent post-harvest crop losses.
4. Promotion of value addition through food processing.
5. Creation of a National Farm Market, removing distortions and e-platform across 585 Stations.
6. Introduction of a New Crop Insurance Scheme to mitigate risks at an affordable cost.
7. Promotion of ancillary activities like poultry, beekeeping, and fisheries.
A record production of more than 275 million tonnes of food grains and about 305.4 million tonnes of horticultural produce.
· Launch of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana” to modernise supply chain infrastructure in the agricultural sector.
· Budget allocation doubled under the Krishi Sampada Yojana to push the Food processing industry
FERTLIZER SUBSIDIES · Fertilizer subsidies: Urea and Nutrient bases subsidies up by almost 8 percent to Rs 70000 crore
PARAMPARAGAT KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA Promoting organic farming; Scheme launched in 2015-16 with an allocation of Rs. 300 Crore and Rs. 297 crores in 2016-17 10,000 clusters covering 2 lakhs hectare area under Organic Farming being covered during 2015-18; 10,000 clusters developed by state governments till now Organic value chain for North Eastern States: Rs. 400 crores allocated for 2015-18; Rs. 225.96 crores released during 2015-18.
A revolution” in the fisheries sector; Restructured the scheme by merging all the ongoing schemes under an umbrella of Blue Revolution
Integration of all fisheries projects, Blue Revolution Scheme gets approval
Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’ with an outlay of Rs. 3000 crore for 5 years Average 48.35 lakh fishermen insured annually
Budget provision amounting to Rs. 402.83 crores in 2017-18 from Rs. 523.99 crores in 2016-17 Fish production increased from 272.85 lakh tonnes during 2011-14 to 324.31 tonnes during 2014-17
Annual insurance premium of fishermen reduced from Rs. 20.34 to Rs. 12 as a result of which majority of the fishermen have got insurance done Insurance cover increased to Rs. 2 lakh from Rs. 1 lakh for accidental death and permanent disability
ANIMAL REARING AND DAIRY:
Budgetary provision for White Revolution increased by 43.8% to Rs. 1632.97 crores in 2017-18 from Rs.1136 crore in 2016-17.
During the 3 financial years of 2011-14 the annual average milk production was 146.3 million tonnes which enhanced as 163.7 million tonnes in 3 financial years of 2014-17 which shows almost 12% enhancement. Similarly in 3 financial year of 2011-14 annual per capita milk productivity was 298 gram which enhanced as 336 gram per day in 2014-17 which shows an enhancement of almost 12.7%.
‘Dairy Processing Infrastructure Development Fund’ with a corpus of Rs. 10,881 crore is being set up. National Kamdhenu Breeding centre being established in MP & Andhra Pradesh to conserve all Bovine Breeds.
A corpus of Rs 10,000 crore to create infrastructure in fishery, aquaculture and animal husbandry sectors
A corpus of Rs. 2,000 crore as Agri-market infrastructure fund
Rs 1,290 crore announced for the National Bamboo Mission to help setting up of small industries and create new employments opportunities in bamboo sector.
Tax incentives to promote post-harvest agricultural activities.
Launch of Operation Greens on the lines of Operation Flood with budgetary outlay of Rs. 500 crores. To address the challenge of price volatility of perishable commodities like tomato, onion and potato with the satisfaction of both the farmers and consumers.
To develop and upgrade existing 22,000 rural haats into Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs) to take care of the interests of more than 86% small and marginal farmers. These GrAMs, electronically linked to e-NAM will provide farmers facility to make direct sale to consumers and bulk purchasers