India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector was launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16) with focus on agriculture, nutrition and health. This is a dedicated farm-based programme in sync with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030. The Programme is initiated by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in association… Read More Zero Hunger Programme
100 million Soil Health Cards are distributed to farmers in the first phase (2015-2017). It is a scheme to provide every farmer a Soil Health Card in a Mission mode. The Central Government provides assistance to State Governments for setting up Soil Testing Laboratories for issuing Soil Health Cards to farmers. The scheme will be implemented in… Read More Soil Health Card Scheme
The scheme aims to support new ventures in agro-based industries and to promote the farmer producer organisations (FPOs) and their integration in agriculture value chain. SFAC gives Venture Capital Assistance and Project Development Facility to supports the new ventures in agro based industries. Individuals, farmers, producer groups, partnership, propriety firms, Self Help Groups and companies etc. are the beneficiaries.
The government has approved continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20. The objective is to make farming remunerative economic activity by strengthening farmer’s effort, risk mitigation and promoting agribusiness entrepreneurship. The scheme will incentivize states to enhance… Read More Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR)
The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” aims to conserve and develop indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. It is under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development. Objectives : Development and conservation of indigenous breeds; Undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock; Enhance… Read More Rashtriya Gokul Mission
The National Dairy Development Board with the support of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has initiated ―Quality Mark‖ award scheme for dairy cooperatives. It is to promote and encourage enhancement of safety, quality and hygiene of milk and milk products manufactured by dairy cooperatives. It is aimed at bringing about process improvement in the entire… Read More Quality Mark award scheme
It is a pioneer project to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, so as to increase farmers‘ income. This project is being implemented by National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) using remote sensing technology and is likely to be completed in March 2018 in all the states. The Geo-Spatial Studies like crop intensification, orchard rejuvenation and aqua-horticulture… Read More Project CHAMAN