Published Date - 26 April 2018 04:53:51 Updated Date - 26 April 2018 04:54:32

Central Govt. planning for Kisan Kalyan Karyashala – 7 Point Strategy for Farmers on May 2

In a massive, countrywide farmer outreach exercise, the central government will organize block level Kisan Kalyan Karyashalaon May 2, where farmers from each block will gather to interact with agriculture officers, scientists and progressive farmers to discuss ways to increase their income through adoption of new technology.

Kisan Kalyan Karyashala 2018 will provide an opportunity to farmers to discuss several methods to increase their income through the use of new technology. Farmers will also get aware of the various central government schemes meant for them. This initiative is a major step towards “Doubling Farmers income by 2022”. The occasion will also provide an opportunity to create awareness of various central government programmes.

The central govt. aims to make agriculture policy income dependent rather than product dependent. For this reason, govt. will bring various agarian reforms and will also provide adequate budgetary support.

7 point Strategy for Farmers

Central govt. is going to identify potential areas of agriculture and will provide more investment. Even govt. will raise farmers income by diversification into horticulture and animal husbandry and fisheries. Govt. will implement the following 7 point strategy for the holistic development of the farmers:-

  1. Special Emphasis on Irrigation along with end-to-end solution on resource creation to ensure “More Crop per Drop”.
  2. Provision of providing high quality seeds and nutrients as per the soil requirement of each farm.
  3. Large investment in warehouses and cold chains in order to prevent Post-harvest losses.
  4. To promote value addition through food processing.
  5. Govt. will also implement National Agricultural Markets and e-platforms (e-NAM) to eliminate flaws of all 585 centers.
  6. To meet the risk factor, govt. will introduce crop insurance scheme at a lower cost.
  7. Moreover, govt. will also promote allied activities such as Dairy-Animal Husbandry, Poultry, Bee-keeping, Horticulture, and Fisheries.
 

Govt. will also make emphasis on the importance of retail market known as GRAM (Gramin Retail Agriculture Market) for agricultural marketing. Agricultural Ministry is consistently working to reduce cost of farming, increasing production, ensuring profitable returns and risk management. This will help in achieving the goal of “Doubling Farmers income by 2022”. "The main goal of the government is not only to identify potential areas of agriculture where more investment needs to be made but also to enhance income by diversification into horticulture and animal husbandry and fisheries and suggest ways to reduce risks. In order to achieve the goal of doubling farmers' income, the agriculture ministry has been continuously working to reduce the cost of farming; increase production through better productivity; ensuring profitable returns and risk management given the uncertainty of weather

Central Govt. Schemes for Farmers

Central govt. has launched various schemes for the welfare of farmers. These schemes are as follows:-

Schemes for Farmers

 

National Food Security Mission

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)

National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

National Livestock Mission

Blue Revolution to boost productivity

Soil Health Card to reduce farming cost

Use of neem-coated urea & more crop per drop

e-NAM, cold storage & storage facility at concessional interest rate

Post-harvest credit facility and increase in base MSP to improve income

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and organic farming mission

Farmers can avail the benefits of these schemes to raise their standards of living and to live a better lifestyle.

 


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