Agriculture

About Department

Agriculture is the most predominant sector of the District economy.  The gross cropped area of  the district is  265290 Hects. with 270479 no. of farm holdings. The Government policy and objectives have been to ensure stability in agricultural production and to increase the agricultural production in a sustainable manner to meet the food requirement of growing population and also to meet the raw material needs of agro based industries, thereby providing employment opportunities to the rural population.

The Agriculture Department has taken up the challenge to achieve higher growth rate in agriculture by implementing several development schemes and also propagation of relevant technologies to step up the production through effective extension services while implementing various schemes such as  Soil health management under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture -NMSA,  Integrated Farming Systems under RAD, Comprehensive water management activities including Water management through Micro Irrigation Systems under PMKSY,  encouraging Organic farming under PKVY, increasing production  and productivity under NFSM etc.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

The Scheme aims at supporting sustainable production in agriculture sector by way of providing financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage arising out of unforeseen events stabilizing the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming encouraging farmers to adopt innovative and modern agricultural practices ensuring flow of credit to the agriculture sector; which will contribute to food security, crop diversification and enhancing growth and competitiveness of agriculture sector besides protecting farmers from production risks.

Centrally Sponsored Schemes:

  1. National Mission on Oilseeds and Oilpalm (NMOOP) – Oilseeds, Oilpalm and Tree Borne Oilseed Crops.
  2. National Food Security Mission (NFSM)- Pulses, Cereals and Cotton Crops
  3. National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)- Includes the following.
    1. Integrated Farming System –RAD
    2. Soil health card Scheme
    3. Soil health management through the distribution of Micro nutrients based on soil health card.
    4. Sub Mission on Seeds and Planting Materials (SMSP)- Paddy, Pulses and Oilseeds – Certified Seed Distribution
    5. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)-To Encourage Organic Farming
    6. Soil health management through the distribution of Micro nutrients based on soil health card.
    7. Sub Mission on Seeds and Planting Materials (SMSP)- Paddy, Pulses and Oilseeds – Certified Seed Distribution.
    8. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)-To Encourage Organic Farming
    9. Pradhan Manthri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)- To expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water, enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies“(More crop per drop)”.
    10. Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM)- to promote agricultural mechanisation among small and marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of mechanisation is very low.