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Agriculture

Towards Developing Diversified Food Systems in Bihar for Improving Nutritional Outcomes

Bihar could not benefit from the productivity achievements of Green Revolution of the 1970s. In recognition of this fact, the government of Bihar has been actively promoting agricultural development in the state in recent times. An agricultural policy roadmap was launched in 2008, to reorient...

Author(s) : Andaleeb Rahman, Soumya Manjunath 

Getting Punjab Agriculture Back on High Growth Path: Sources, Drivers and Policy Lessons

Punjab became a symbol of India's grain surpluses, giving India the much needed food security. But lately, as a result of its decelerating agri-growth, Punjab has lost its pre-eminent position of being the state with highest per capita income in India. That raises some fundamental questions: wher...

Author(s) : Ashok Gulati 

Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops

This study attempts to develop first-of-its kind maps and charts for the “Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops” which shall help in improved understanding and targeted policy and investment interventions for improving our agriculture water use. This water productivity report addresse...

Author(s) : Bharat R. Sharma 

Unanimous Calling for Government of India to Launch a National Millet Mission

‘Millet Champions’ calling for the Government of India to launch a National Millet Mission, especially since 2018 is the National Year of Millets at the ‘Millets, Monsoon and Market’ dialogue.

Author(s) : M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF 

Experts Call for Revival of Millets in the Context of Climate Change and Nutrition

Millets comprised 12% of the cultivated area as part of the Special Project on Rainfed area development programme in Tamil Nadu, the Govt of TN has allocated Rs. 802 crores for the promotion of millets during 2016-17 and 100 crores in 2019-20 for the promotion of livelihood opportunities under mille...

Author(s) : M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF 

Farming System for Nutrition

A majority of the population of India live in villages with agriculture constituting the major livelihood source. Agriculture is carried out in the form of farming systems comprising crops, farm animals, inland and marine fisheries and forestry and agroforestry. The farm size is small and the ma...

Author(s) : Aliza Pradhan, B Jayashree, 

Millets Future of Food and Farming

In India, out of the total net sown area of 141.0 Mha, rainfed area accounts for 85.0 Mha spread over 177 districts. This constitutes approximately 60 percent of the total farming area in the country. Rainfed agriculture contributes 44% of the total food grain production of the country and produc...

Author(s) : Millets Network of India MNI 

Initiative for Nutritional Security through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP)

Government has announced an allocation of Rs. 300 crores in 2011-12 under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for promotion of millets as Nutri-cereals. Scheme on Initiative for Nutrition Security through Intensive Millets Promotion has been formulated to operationalize the announcement. The scheme aim...

Author(s) : National Food Security Mission NFSM 

Supporting Millets in India: Policy Review and Suggestions for Action

The present paper is part of the action research project ‘Revalorising Small Millets in Rainfed Regions of South Asia’ (RESMISA) which aims to increase production and consumption of nutritious small millets and associated pulse and oil seed crops in rainfed regions of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka....

Author(s) : Dhan Foundation Tamil Nadu 

Demand for Grants 2018-19: Analysis Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare 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 agricultur...

Author(s) : Sai Priya Kodidala 

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March of Agriculture since Independence and Growth Trends

The first volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) intended to examine the growth trends in farmers’ income since independence and analyse growth in associated support infrastructure (roads, electricity, irrigation, market yards, etc.). However, it is observed, that th...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008

A bill to regulate the import, manufacture, export, sale, transport, distribution, quality and use of pesticides with a view toó (i) control pests; (ii) ensure availability of quality pesticides; (iii) allow its use only after assessing its efficacy and safety; (iv) minimize the contamination o...

Author(s) : PRS Research 

Preliminary Draft for Model Act: The State /UT Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2018

This is act to provide for improved production and marketing of agricultural produce, livestock and its product through holistic contract farming and to facilitate the contracting parties to develop mutually beneficial an efficient contract farming system by putting in place a friendly and effec...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture Dept of Agriculture and Cooperation 

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 

The Punjab Contract Farming Act, 2013

To provide for improved marketing of agricultural produce through contract farming and to regulate the development of efficient contract farming system by putting in place effective infrastructure for contract farming and lay down procedures and system and the matters connected with and incidental t...

Author(s) : Department of Legal and Legislative Affairs Government of Punjab 

The Seeds Act, 1966

An Act to provide for regulating the quality of certain seeds for sale, and for matters connected therewith.

Author(s) : Goverment India 

Insecticides Rule, 1971

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 36 of the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968), the Central Government, after consultation with the Central Insecticides Board, hereby makes the following rules

Author(s) : Agriculture Department Odisha 

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

An Act to ensure, in consultation with institutions of local self-government and Gram Sabhas established under the Constitution, a human, participatory, informed and transparent process for land acquisition for industrialisation, development of essential infrastructural facilities and urbanisation w...

Author(s) : Ministry of Law and Justice GOI 

Maharashtra Land Revenue Code (Second Amendment) Act, 2016.

An Act further to amend the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966.

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

The Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Management of Irrigation Systems Act 2000

An Act to provide for Farmers’ participation in the Management of Irrigation Systems and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. State of Tamil Nadu is essentially an agricultural State depending on efficient and equitable supply and distribution of water, which is a National wealth...

Author(s) : Tamil Nadu Government 

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Swaraj Abhiyan (III) v/s Union of India & Ors

In this judgment the supreme court deals with the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme framed.

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Swaraj Abhiyan (II) v/s Union of India & Ors

In earlier judgment dated 11th May, 2016 the court had adverted to the drought or the drought-like conditions prevailing in several parts of our country and had issued certain directions for compliance. In this judgment, the court will deal with the prayer made by the petitioner Swaraj Abhiyan relat...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Swaraj Abhiyan (I) v/s Union of India & Ors

A public interest litigation under Article 32 of the Constitution, in which the States of Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana are hesitant to even acknowledge, let alone address, a possible drought-like situation or a drought by not disclosing full facts about the prevailing conditions in these States.

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

Swaraj Abhiyan (IV) v/s Union of India & Ors.

In three earlier decisions concerning the prevailing drought or drought-like situation, we had stressed the obligation of the Government of India complying with all the provisions of the laws enacted by Parliament, namely, the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the National Food Security Act, 2013 and t...

Author(s) : Supreme Court of India GoI 

I. T. C. Limited vs Agricultural Produce Market

I.T.C. Limited filed a writ petition under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India before the Patna High Court against an order of assessment passed by the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Monghyr, demanding a sum of Rs.35,87,072/-, inter alia on the ground that the purchase of unpro...

Author(s) : Cji, G.B. Pattanaik 

Design Criteria for Minor Irrigation Schemes

Design criteria for planning, construction and operation of Minor Irrigation Schemes in Madhya Pradesh, to be taken up in 1991-92 and thereafter

Author(s) : Government of Madhya Pradesh GOI 

Government Order: Gram Vikas Jalsandharan Vibhag

Central Rural development ministry's land development department has started Integrated Water Management Programme from 2009-10. Under this programme, in 2009-10 9.96 lakh hectares, in the year 2010-11 16.14 lakh hectares, in 2011-12 - 9.31 lakh hectares and in the year 2012-13- 5.27 lakh hectares l...

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

Scheme on Organic farming

The organic farming programme is a flagship programme of the state Government, being implemented since 2012-13, with the ultimate objective of transforming the state into completely organic. Agricultural activities are promoted in an ecofriendly manner giving emphasis to the production and applicati...

Author(s) : Directorate of Agriculture Development and Farmers Thiruvananthapuram 

Comprehensive Development of Rice 2015-16

The rice development scheme should be concentrated in the state with natural endowments for augmenting rice productivity. The ultimate objective is to promote scientific rice farming to enhance production and productivity and to sustain rice cultivation by increasing the average productivity to arou...

Author(s) : Directorate of Agriculture Development and Farmers Thiruvananthapuram 

Annual Plan 2015-16- Scheme on Rice Development Programme

Government of Kerala order Scheme on Rice Development Programme

Author(s) : Government of Kerala India 

Rubber Production Incentive Scheme- Additional Guidelines/Orders II Issued Kerala

The government of Kerala has launched ‘Rubber Production Incentive Scheme’ and also to include Latex under the scheme and extend the benefit of the scheme to the farmers having land without ‘Patta title’

Author(s) : Government of Kerala India 

Substitutes for Pesticides Banned by Kerala Government

In this document Kerala state is giving the order to distribute and use pesticides and what substitutes can be used in the place of those which are banned.

Author(s) : Government of Kerala India 

Rubber Production Incentive Scheme- Additional Guidelines/Orders I Kerala

Kerala government have launched ‘Rubber Production Incentive Scheme (RPIS)’ providing support to rubber farmers of the state constituting a rubber price stabilization fund of Rs.300 crore. In connection with the implementation of Rubber Production Incentive scheme, several issues were raised from va...

Author(s) : Government of Kerala India 

Assistance to Affected Farmers Crops Loss in Drought Situation in Kharif Season of 1997-98

Government of Maharashtra resolution on Assistance to Affected farmers who lost their crops in drought situation in Kharip season of 1997-98.

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

Help to Affected Farmers in the State from Drought-like Situation in Kharip Season of the Year 2002

Government of Maharashtra resolution to Help to Affected Farmers in the State from Drought-like Situation in Kharip Season of the Year 2002

Author(s) : Maharashtra Government 

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Towards Developing Diversified Food Systems in Bihar for Improving Nutritional Outcomes

Bihar could not benefit from the productivity achievements of Green Revolution of the 1970s. In recognition of this fact, the government of Bihar has been actively promoting agricultural development in the state in recent times. An agricultural policy roadmap was launched in 2008, to reorient...

Author(s) : Andaleeb Rahman, Soumya Manjunath 

Unanimous Calling for Government of India to Launch a National Millet Mission

‘Millet Champions’ calling for the Government of India to launch a National Millet Mission, especially since 2018 is the National Year of Millets at the ‘Millets, Monsoon and Market’ dialogue.

Author(s) : M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF 

Experts Call for Revival of Millets in the Context of Climate Change and Nutrition

Millets comprised 12% of the cultivated area as part of the Special Project on Rainfed area development programme in Tamil Nadu, the Govt of TN has allocated Rs. 802 crores for the promotion of millets during 2016-17 and 100 crores in 2019-20 for the promotion of livelihood opportunities under mille...

Author(s) : M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF 

Initiative for Nutritional Security through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP)

Government has announced an allocation of Rs. 300 crores in 2011-12 under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for promotion of millets as Nutri-cereals. Scheme on Initiative for Nutrition Security through Intensive Millets Promotion has been formulated to operationalize the announcement. The scheme aim...

Author(s) : National Food Security Mission NFSM 

Supporting Millets in India: Policy Review and Suggestions for Action

The present paper is part of the action research project ‘Revalorising Small Millets in Rainfed Regions of South Asia’ (RESMISA) which aims to increase production and consumption of nutritious small millets and associated pulse and oil seed crops in rainfed regions of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka....

Author(s) : Dhan Foundation Tamil Nadu 

Demand for Grants 2018-19: Analysis Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare 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 agricultur...

Author(s) : Sai Priya Kodidala 

Process Manual for Comprehensive Revival of Millets In the Farming Systems and in Household Consumption

The nutritious Millets traditionally occupied substantial part of the diets and crop systems in tribal areas and in the dry rainfed areas of Andhra Pradesh. Government’s focus on promotion of rice in agriculture and in PDS has led to a shift away from millets. Reduction in millets resulted in nut...

Author(s) : Department of Agriculture Govt of Andhra Pradesh 

Integrated Development of 60,000 Pulses villages in Rainfed Areas 2011-12

Objective: To increase production and productivity of pulse crops by disseminating latest production technologies at the farmers’ field. Implementing agencies: DAC implemented this programme through Commissioners / Directors of Agriculture of respective states. Area of operation: Andhra Prades...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (A3P)

This has been implementing since Kharif 2010-11. Objectives: To demonstrate plant nutrient and plant protection centric technologies and management practices in compact units of 1000 hectares each for five major pulse crops viz. Bengal gram, Black gram (Urdbean), Red gram (Arhar), Green gram (Moo...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

Joint Press Statement of the 4th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry

There is progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN – India Plan of Action (POA) 2011-2015 to implement the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity. We task our senior officials for the full implementation of the POA, which would help further deepen and enhance the AS...

Author(s) : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare 

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Getting Punjab Agriculture Back on High Growth Path: Sources, Drivers and Policy Lessons

Punjab became a symbol of India's grain surpluses, giving India the much needed food security. But lately, as a result of its decelerating agri-growth, Punjab has lost its pre-eminent position of being the state with highest per capita income in India. That raises some fundamental questions: wher...

Author(s) : Ashok Gulati 

Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops

This study attempts to develop first-of-its kind maps and charts for the “Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops” which shall help in improved understanding and targeted policy and investment interventions for improving our agriculture water use. This water productivity report addresse...

Author(s) : Bharat R. Sharma 

Farming System for Nutrition

A majority of the population of India live in villages with agriculture constituting the major livelihood source. Agriculture is carried out in the form of farming systems comprising crops, farm animals, inland and marine fisheries and forestry and agroforestry. The farm size is small and the ma...

Author(s) : Aliza Pradhan, B Jayashree, 

Millets Future of Food and Farming

In India, out of the total net sown area of 141.0 Mha, rainfed area accounts for 85.0 Mha spread over 177 districts. This constitutes approximately 60 percent of the total farming area in the country. Rainfed agriculture contributes 44% of the total food grain production of the country and produc...

Author(s) : Millets Network of India MNI 

Budget 2018: Agriculture and Economy from Union Budget 2018

What the budget has for the agriculture sector and farmers?

Author(s) : Arun Jaitley 

Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate Change

India continues to undertake and effectively implement a large number of actions relating to energy, environment and climate, in particular, covering renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, sustainable habitat, water, forestry, Himalayan ecosystem, and knowledge and capacity...

Author(s) : Ministry of Finance GOI 

Green Paper on Farmers, Farming and Rural Economy

The present Central government, led by Mr. Narendra Modi, assumed power on 26 May 2014. During the election campaign, the party and Mr. Modi himself had made a number of promises to the farmers. The BJP’s election manifesto also contained some concrete promises about “Productive, Scientific and R...

Author(s) : Swaraj India, Jai Kisan Andolan 

Agriculture and Food Management

Agriculture and allied sector has a critical role in ensuring food security, reducing poverty and sustaining growth in India. To improve productivity in agriculture the focus has been on the critical inputs like irrigation, seeds, fertilisers and mechanization. The dynamics of agricultural growth...

Author(s) : Ministry of Finance GOI 

Prices and Inflation

Inflation in the country continued to moderate during 2017-18. CPI based headline inflation averaged 3.3 per cent during April-December 2017-18, the lowest in the last six financial years. The significant reduction in food inflation, particularly of pulses and vegetables, moderated the general in...

Author(s) : Ministry of Finance GOI 

Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture

Using district-level data on temperature, rainfall and crop production, this chapter documents a long-term trend of rising temperatures, declining average precipitation, and increase in extreme precipitation events. A key finding—and one with significant implications as climate change looms—is th...

Author(s) : Ministry of Finance 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.