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Draft National Food Processing Policy

Food Processing Industry in India is increasingly seen as a potential source for driving the rural economy as it brings about synergy between the consumer, industry and agriculture. The need at present is for a comprehensive National Food Processing Policy that would be an effective step to cata...

Author(s) : Ministry of Food Processing Industries MOFPI 

Speech of Shri Radha Mohan Singh Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister on the Inauguration of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, West Tripura

Inauguration of Krishi Vigyan Kendras were done at Tripura. Many schemes were launched for the state and these were announced by the Minister.

Author(s) : R. Singh 

Report on Drought Mitigation Strategy for Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

Analysis of the various data sets revealed occurrence of severe meteorological, hydrological and agricultural droughts which built up cumulatively over the past four years. Participatory integrated watershed management for in-situ conservation of the rainwater, recharging of about 2.8 lakh dug wells...

Author(s) : National Rainfed Area Authority NRAA 

Road Map of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

Strategies formulated in the present roadmap for storage, conveyance and on-farm applications of water would facilitate Har Khet Ko Pani with increased water-use efficiency. Extension, Renovation and Modernization (ERM) and CAD&WM projects would lead to additional irrigation coverage. Further, fa...

Author(s) : NITI Aayog 

Need for Women Inclusive Planning in Agriculture

Though women are the major performers,none of the sectors have any database of the women participants engaged in these farm based livelihoods. It is important to note that each category of women involved in agriculture is with different priorities of needs and challenges which otherwise underline t...

Author(s) : Geethakutty P.S. 

Draft Model: The State/UT Agricultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2016

An act to provide for geographically restriction-free transaction of agricultural produce across the State/UT and country; to give freedom to the agriculturists to sell their produce across time and space; to enhance transparency in trade operations and price settlement mechanism through adoption of...

Author(s) : Department of Agriculture and Cooperation GoI 

Demand for Grants 2017-18 Analysis: Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers’ Welfare

The Ministry of Agriculture is divided into three departments: (i) Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare, which implements programmes and schemes relating to crop husbandry, and manages agriculture inputs, (ii) Agricultural Research and Education, which manages agriculture universities, and...

Author(s) : Tanvi Deshpande 

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

The potential to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition is immense. For this it is essential to promote conservation and development of indigenous breeds. The Rashtriya Gokul Mission aims to conserve and develop Indig...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture GOI 

Operational Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMSKY)

The overreaching vision of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) will be to ensure access to some means of protective irrigation to all agricultural farms in the country, to produce ‘per drop more crop’, thus bringing much desired rural prosperity.

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture GOI 

Serving Farmers And Saving Farming: Third Report

The Commission submitted a olicy for food and nutrition security in the country in order to move towards the goal of universal food security.

Author(s) : National Commission on Farmers GOI 

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Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.