Ministry Of Agriculture,Government of India
Recent Initiatives

Productivity of horticulture crops.New

Yield Comparision in Horticulture State Wise.New

CMS for Translation of various Portals including(mkisan & Farmers Portal).New

In Order to Facilitate quick and periodic translation of websites a content management system for the purpose of translation has been created and has been initially commisioned for mkisan.

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Handbook on Horticulture Statistics 2014 released

The establishment of a comprehensive horticulture database is crucial for ensuring effective planning to facilitate a systematic development of the horticulture sector in the country. The data also helps in exploiting the huge export potential for the sector.

The present “Hand book on Horticulture Statistics” has been divided into seven different sections dealing with Socio-Economic indicators, Outlays and Expenditure under Horticulture activities, Area and Production of Horticulture crops, Prices and Arrivals, Export and Import of Horticulture Produce, Consumption of Horticulture crops and World Scenario.

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All Mobile Based Services Enabled through mKisan Portal of Ministry of Agriculture

Mobile based services for farmers and other stakeholders being delivered through organisations, departments and offices of Central & State Govts down to the Block level (including State Agriculture Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Agro-Meteorological Field Units) have been brought together under a single umbrella viz. mKisan portal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The URL is mKisan Portal subsumes all mobile based initiatives in the field of Agriculture & allied sectors. It brings together SMS (both Push and Pull), Interactive Voice Response System, Unstructured Supplementary Services of Data or USSD (which is essentially Interactive SMS and can facilitate data entry and query on Web Portals without internet), Mobile Apps and Services. Further details of mKsan Portal can be seen at

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Administrative Approvals of Projects titled "Development of Surtable Technology for Increasing the Productivity of Pulses In Rice Fallows".

Administrative Approvals of Projects titled "Development of Surtable Technology for Increasing the Productivity of Pulses In Rice Fallows" and "Enzymatic pretreatment in the processing of pigeon pea" have been issued.

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What's New

Minutes of Kharif Campaign 2015.New

The National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign, 2015 was held on 7th-8th April, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (A&C) at the National Agriculture Science Centre, Pusa Complex, ICAR, New Delhi.

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Impact Evaluation Study on National Mission on Micro Irrigation(NMMI), June-2014New

Allocation of funds for financial year 2015-16 under Soil Health Card (SHC) SchemeNew

Allocation of funds for financial year 2015-16 under Soil Health Management (SHM) Scheme

Inviting Objections & Suggestions on Draft Insecticides,Rules,1971

Agroforestry: Integration of Agriculture with Trees in Food Production System

To give specific focus on development of agroforestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, brought out the National Agroforestry Policy in 2014. Agroforestry systems include both traditional and modern land use systems, where trees are managed together with crops and or/ animal production system in agricultural settings. Agroforestry systems offer means to address to a significant extent the present challenges of food, nutrition, energy, employment and environmental security. Given the fact that land holding size is shrinking, tree farming combined with agriculture is perhaps the only way forward to optimize the farm productivity and thus, enhancing livelihood opportunities of small farmers, landless and the women.

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Pre-Kharif DAC-ICAR Interface Organised On March 31, 2015.

The Pre-Kharif DAC-ICAR Interface was organised on March 31st under the Co-chairmanship of Secretary (A&C) and Secretary (DARE) –cum-Director General (ICAR) at 3.00 pm in the Committee Room, No. 142, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi participated by senior officers of DAC, DAHD&F and Scientists from ICAR. The DAC-ICAR Interface is a national research-extension convergence mechanism, whereby, subject matter Divisions of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) interact intensively to identify the thrust areas for research and development and development strategies for making full use of new technologies. Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHD&F) is also actively involved in the Interface. Prior to the Interface, various Divisions of the DAC and DAHD&F in consultation with their counterparts in the ICAR interact and formulate Group Recommendations on key technology issues for the forthcoming crop season. These Group Recommendations are further deliberated in the interface and the outcome is shared with the states in the ensuing National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif/ Rabi Campaign.

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e-book showing achievements of DAC & DAHDF(270 Days)

mKisan-Unleashing the power of Mobile in the hands of Farmers.

mKisan is an effective medium for providing timely knowledge inputs or advisories to the farming community,so as to increase their productivity and ensure best remunerations for their Produces.

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