Recent Initiatives

Convergence Between Agricultural Research and Extension.New

Improvement in farm productivity and livelihood security of farmers is possible with the popularisation and use of need based locally adaptable technologies. This can be facilitated to a great extent through a demand driven technology development and its transfer to farmers in an effective way with a focus on ensuring convergence of efforts at different levels for rendering an integrated service delivery to the farmers. In particular, the linkages between National Agriculture Research System (NARS) and extension machinery at cutting edge level need to be strengthened. While the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has been promoted at district level with an idea to provide a platform for integrated extension delivery involving all the stakeholders, the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) operating at the same level act as an outreach arm of NARS facilitating validation and adoption of new technologies through frontline demonstrations, training & awareness programmes and other initiatives.

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Productivity of horticulture crops.

Yield Comparision in Horticulture State Wise.

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

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 and Farmers Welfare

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 and Farmers Welfare, 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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What's New


It has been observed that an Organization with a name "NACS Limited" is masquerading itself as PSU under Ministry of Agriculture, under Government of India, and has issued vacancies on its website ( pertaining to agriculture & allied sectors. It is hereby clarified that there is no such organization operating under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. It is advised to refrain from this organization for any deals / commitment. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare will bear no responsibility for any acts on behalf of this organization. It is also recommended that in case of any vacancy in any divisions of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, please verify from Employment News and from the Ministry’s official Portal before applying.

Government has announced price policy for Rabi Crops of 2015-16 season to be marketed in 2016-17.

Minimum Support Prices as on 12.11.2015.

Minutes of the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign 2015-16 held on 22nd -23rd September 2015

The National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign, 2015-16 was held on 22nd -23rd September, 2015 at New Delhi.The Conference was inaugurated by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

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A Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) signed between the India and Germany

A Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) signed between the India and Germany signed on 05-10-2015 for bilateral cooperation in the area of food safety and Good Agricultural Practices.

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Launch of KISAN Project and Hailstorm App

Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan today launched KISAN Project [C(K)rop Insurance using Space technology And geoiNformatics] of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & FW, Ministry of Agriculture and FW. The project envisages use of Space Technology and geoinformatics (GIS, GPS and Smartphone) technology along with high resolution data from UAV/Drone based imaging for improvement in yield estimation and better planning of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs), needed for crop insurance programme.

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Release of 2014-15(Third Advance Estimate) of Area & Production.

Annual Progress Report(April-2014 to March-2015) for monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National level.

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