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This scheme was launched in 2015, to authorise and support the State Governments to issue Soil Health Cards to all farmers in the country. The Soil Health Cards will provide valuable information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendation on appropriate dosage of nutrients to be applied for improving soil health and its fertility in order to reap better yield of crops.
PMFBY is a scheme under which farmer has to pay maximum premium of 2% for Kharif, 1.5% for Rabi food & oilseed crops and 5% for annual commercial or horticultural crops and remaining part of the bid premium is shared equally by the Centre and State Government. One of the main objectives behind the scheme is to provide prompt claims settlement. The claims must be settled within two months of harvest.
This scheme is introduced to regulate use of urea, enhance availability of nitrogen to the crop and reduce cost of fertilizer application. NCU slows down the release of fertilizer and makes it available to the crop in an effective manner. The entire quantity of domestically manufactured and imported urea is now neem coated. It reduces the cost of cultivation and improves soil health management.
Launched in 2015 with the motto of ‘Har Khet Ko Paani’ for providing end-to end solutions in irrigation supply chain.
PMKSY not only focuses on creating sources for assured irrigation, but also creating protective irrigation by harnessing rain water at micro level through ‘Jal Sanchay’ and ‘Jal Sinchan’.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana is launched to promote organic farming in the country. Objectively to improve soil health and organic matter content and increase net income of the farmer so as to accrue better profit. Under this scheme, an area of 5 lakh acre is targeted to be covered through 10,000 clusters of 50 acre each.
It provides e-marketing platform at national level and support creation of infrastructure to enable e-marketing.
This novelty platform is revolutionizing agriculture markets by ensuring better price and easy delivery. It brings in total awareness of prices and competition to enable farmers to get better prices for their produce and making the nation One Common Market Place.
A dedicated MIF created with NABARD has been approved with an initial corpus of Rs. 5000 crore for encouraging public and private investments in Micro irrigation. The main objective of the fund is to facilitate the States in mobilizing the resources for expanding coverage of Micro Irrigation with Public and Private Partnerships for achieving the target envisaged under various schemes. An Advisory Committee has been set up to provide policy direction and ensure effective planning, coordination and monitoring of the Micro Irrigation Fund.
Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), ICAR has prepared district level Agriculture Contingency Plans in collaboration with state agricultural universities to tackle adverse climatic events affecting crops, livestock and.Total 614 district agriculture contingency plans are placed in the ‘farmer portal’ of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India (http://www.farmer.gov.in)
NMSA is one of the eight Missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It aims at promoting Sustainable Agriculture through measures undertaken for enhancing agriculture productivity especially in rain-fed areas focusing on integrated farming, soil health management, and optimising resource utilisation. NMSA focuses mainly on preserving agriculture to make the sector more productive, self-sustainable, remunerative and climate resilient by promoting location specific agricultural practices and solutions.