Published Date - 03 May 2018 05:39:01 Updated Date - 03 May 2018 05:39:47

Krishonnati Yojana 2018 for Farmers – Green Revolution in Agriculture Sector by Central Govt.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the extension for two more years of a scheme that seeks to double farmers' income by 2022.

The "Green Revolution - Krishonnati Scheme" aims bringing together under one umbrella 11 agricultural schemes besides their effective monitoring. The scheme, launched last year, was approved for continuation beyond the 12th Plan. It will get the Centre's share of Rs 33,279 crore for three years -- 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. This scheme consists of 11 Schemes and Missions under a single umbrella.

The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes/Missions. These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and better returns on produce.

The 11 merged schemes are: National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Sub-Mission for Agriculture Extension (SMAE), Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP), Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM) and Sub-Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ). Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES), Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Co-operation (ISAC), Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) and National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) have also been merged into the umbrella scheme.

All these schemes/missions were appraised and approved independently as separate scheme/mission. In 2017-18, it has been decided to club all these schemes / missions under one umbrella scheme ‘Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana’.

Krishonnati Yojana 2018 – Green Revolution Features

This scheme is specifically designed keeping in view the welfare of the agricultural sector. Green Revolution Scheme 2018 is a combination of the 11 different schemes which are as follows:-
Schemes which are part of this umbrella Krishonnati Yojana – Green Revolution

Name of Scheme

Central Share

Description

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)

Rs. 7533.04 crore

To promote overall development of horticulture sector, enhance production, improvement in nutritional security along with income support to farm households.

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) including National Mission on Oil Seeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)

Rs. 6893.38 crore

Increase in production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals, commercial crops. This will be done by extending the area and enhancement of productivity in the identified districts. It also includes restoration of soil fertility and productivity at individual farm level to increase farm level economy. This will also increase the availability of vegetable oils and will reduce the import of edible oils.

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

Rs. 3980.82 crore

To promote sustainable agriculture to focus on agro ecology which includes integrated farming, effective soil health management and resource conservation technology.

Submission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE)

Rs. 2961.26 crore

To achieve food and nutritional security, socio-economic empowerment of farmers, institution level programme planning & implementation mechanism, forge effective linkages and cooperation among various stake-holders, supporting HRD interventions, promotion of innovative use of electronic / print media, inter-personal communication and ICT tools etc.

Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP)

Rs. 920.6 crore

to increase quality seed production, increase in SRR, strengthening of seed multiplication chain, promotion of new technologies in seed production, processing, testing. All these activities will strengthen infrastructure for seed production, storage, certification and quality.

Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM)

Rs. 3250 crore

Increase in outreach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers to ensure adequate power supply, promotion of Custom Hiring Centres to reduce high cost of individual ownership, creation of hubs for hi-tech and high value farm equipment and to ensure performance testing / certification at various designated testing centers.

Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plan Quarantine (SMPPQ)

Rs. 1022.67 crore

Reduction in quality loss and yield of crops from insect pests, diseases, weeds, nematodes & rodents. The primary objective is to enhance exports of Indian agricultural productions to global markets and to adopt new plant protection strategies.

Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES)

Rs. 730.58 crore

It aims to undertake the agriculture census, studying crop cultivation cost, undertaking research studies on agro-economic problems, improvement in agricultural statistics methodology, creation of hierarchical info. system on crop conditions / production from sowing to harvest.

Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation (ISAC)

Rs. 1902.636 crore

To provide financial assistance to improve the economic conditions of cooperatives and to speed up – cooperative development in marketing, processing, storage, computerization and weaker section programmes.

Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)

Rs. 3863.93 crore

Development of agri-marketing infrastructure for grading, quality certification, establishment of central marketing info. network, integration of markets through common online platform.

National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A)

Rs. 211.06 crore

This scheme was to bring service orientation to several programmes, enhancement of reach & impact of extension services, improving access of farmers to info. & services, to build, enhance & integrate the existing ICT initiatives of Centre and States.

All the above mentioned schemes focuses on creation of appropriate infrastructure, reducing production cost and also on marketing of agricultural produce. Central govt. is already implementing all these schemes for the past few years. In 2017-18, govt. has decided to merge all these schemes under 1 umbrella scheme which is “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana”.

 


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