Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,Government of India,Government of India
Recent Initiatives

e-bulletin of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation.New

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has initiated its first e-bulletin. It contains DAC activities, states initiatives, success stories of farmers and many others updates. In this e-era this will certainly helpful in dissemination of information to farmers, extension functionaries, development experts, policy makers, researchers, agripreneurs and other stakeholders across different regions of the country.

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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. A joint circular on research-extension convergence issued January 27, 2011 under signatures of Secretary, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation and Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education & DG, ICAR was recently revisited taking into account recent developments in the area of technology generation and dissemination.

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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 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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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

6th Bio Balkan Expo 2015(Fair of Organic Agriculture)New

Crop Insurance Portal Launched.New

An integrated platform for Farmers, Insurance Companies, State Governments and Banks has been launched by Department of Agriculture & Cooperation. The portal was inaugurated by Hon’ble minister of Agriculture, Sh. Radha Mohan Singhji on 18th, Jun 2015. Indian farmer is subjected to vagaries of weather, natural calamities and pests/diseases. The agriculture insurance not only provides coverage for these but also helps in adoption of progressive farming practices, high value inputs and higher technology in farming.
With the launch of this portal ( a farmer will be able to:-

• Get availability information of insurance schemes and premium value for various crops in and around his/her area.
• Find details of insurance company which provides insurance for a particular crop in his/her village.
• Calculate Premium to be paid for desired coverage and crop by feeding in few details.
• Apply online for insurance and loan linked to the insurance company and Bank concerned.
• Get information on mobile also by dialing *491*103# after registering for USSD on mKisan Portal

e-Visitor's User Creation FormNew

Operational Guidelines of Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna(PMKSY)New

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting on 17th June 2015 has approved the Minimum Support Price for Kharif Crops of 2015-16.New

Advisory for Management of Horticulture Crops under the Rain Deficit Conditions.New

Soil Health MIS software- District Users and User Manual.

Find attached two files, first file having District User details for using the system by District Users for updation of Soil Health MIS information and second file on User Manual for using the system. The District Users may change password after login and update the information Soil Health MIS.

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

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

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

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