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Implementation Period: 2021-22 to 2026-271. Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI): May 2021. Launched by: Min. Of Food Processing Industry.
- Funding: 10, 900 crore
- Aim: To support the creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India’s natural resource endowment and support Indian brands of food products in the international
2. Agricultural Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC): Feb 2021
- Aim: to support agriculture sector amid covid-19
- To improve agriculture infrastructure along with conserving and processing agricultural output
- Cess on Various commodities ( 2.5 per liter on Petrol; Rs.4 per liter on diesel; 5% on Gold, silver, crude palm oil, coal, lignite, peat, fertilizers; 20% on Sunflower and Soyabean oil &100% on alcoholic beverages)
3. Development of modern fishing Harbours and fish landing Centers–
- 5 major fishing harbours – Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip, and Petuagha will be developed as hubsof economic
4. Promotion of Sericulture based Agro forestry models: March 2021
Launched by: the Ministry of Agriculture and Central Silk Board Subcomponent of: Submission on Agroforestry
Catalyst: Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles to promote Agroforestry in the silk sector.
5. Seed Minikit Programme: 4 June 2021 Launched by: Ministry of Agriculture Funded under NFSM
Implemented by: NSC, NAFED & Gujarat State Seeds Corporation
Seed Minikits consisting of higher yielding varieties of seeds of Pulses and oilseeds were distributed to farmers and for increasing seed replacement rate.
In 2020 Budget Government formulated point strategy to boost Agriculture -16 points
- Kisan Rail Scheme: 1 Feb, 2020
Launched by: Indian Railways through PPP. Aim:
- To build a Seamless National Cold Supply Chain for perishables (Milk, Meat,Fish, Fruits) through refrigerated coaches in Express and Freight
- To help small farmers to supply perishable goods across the
- Krishi Udaan: 1 Feb, 2020
Launched by: Ministry of Civil Aviation aim:
- To facilitate the marketing of agricultural and farm products of the northeastern states outside the region.
- To assist farmers in transporting agricultural products so that improves their value realization.
- Dhanya Lakshmi Scheme: 1 Feb, 2020
SHGs & Women SHGs will be promoted to become Dhanya Lakshmi (Seed banks) usingMudra Yojana.
4. SVAMITVA- Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in villagers
Launched on: 24 April 2020
- To provide the record of rights to document the residential properties to village household owners in rural areas and issue property
5. Gram Swaraj portal- 24 April 2020. Aim:
- To bring transparency in the governance of Panchayat raj
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self Reliant Indian Mission)
- Launched by: PM of India
- Launched on: 12th May 2020
- Objective: To provide an economic stimulus package worth Rs.20 lakh crores aimed to support the economy battered by lockdown to contain coronavirus
- 5 Pillar (DEVIT) of Atma Nirbhar Bharat are-
- System (Technology-driven),
- Vibrant Demography,
- The focus of Atmanirbhar is on: 4Ls
- The aspirational vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is- Atmanirbhar Krishi and Atmanirbhar Kheti
v . Breakdown of the 20 Lakh Crore package (10% of GDP) under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is:
|Scheme under Atma Nirbhar||Size of Package||Objective|
|Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana||Lakh crore||To supply free food grains tomigrants and poor.|
|MSME||50,000 Cr||To set up a Fund of Funds withRs. 10,000 cr to provide equityfunding support for MSME.|
|Emergency Working Capital Facility||Rs. 3 Lakh Cr||For business including MSMEs|
|Agri and Allied Sectors- 3 Prolonged Strategy to strengthen Agriculture Infrastructure, logistics, Capacity building|
|Agri infrastructure Fund||1 Lakh crore||Ld chain & Post Harvest ManagementInfrastructure|
|Formalization of Micro Food Enterprises (MFEs); Vocal For Local with Global Outreach||10,000Crore||Scheme to help 2lakh MFEs toattain FSSAI Food standards, build brands and Marketing.‘Cluster BasedApproach’.|
|Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana||20,000 Crore(11,000 Cr for activities in Marine, Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture.9,000 Cr for Infrastructure- Fishing Harbors, Cold chain, Markets)||Integrated, Sustainable, Inclusive Development of Marine and Inland Fisheries.Key Activities: Cage Culture, Sea weed farming, Ornamental Fisheries &new fishing vessels, traceability. Additional Fish Production of70 LT & Over 1Lakh Crexports.|
|National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP)||13,343 Crore||100% vaccination for Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Buffalo, Pig population for Foot and Mouth and Brucellosis|
|Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund||15,000 credit||support private investment in Dairy Processing, Value Addition and Cattle Feed Infrastructure.|
|Promotion of Herbal Cultivation||4000 Crore||To increase herbal cultivation from 2.5 lakh hectares to 10 lakh ha in next 2years by NMPB.|
|Bee Keeping Initiatives||500 Crore infrastructure||development for Integrated Beekeeping Development centres, Collection, Marketing, Storage centers, Post- harvest and ValueAddition centers.|
|Operation Green||500 crore||Extended Operation Green fromTomatoes, Onions & Potatoes (TOP) to all Fruits and Vegetables(TOTAL)|
|Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations||6,865 Crore||FPOs to be promoted under*‘One District-OneProduct”|
- As per One District, One Product Approach the Ministry of Agriculture shortlists 135 district-specific unique products
- Additional emergency working capital provided to farmers through NABARD under Atma Nirbhar is 30,000 Crore
- of India has set up a target to issue 2 . 5 crore KCC ( Kisan Credit card) under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan
v Credit boost provided to KCC scheme under Atma Nirbhar Bharat is Rs. 2lakh crore
Note: KCC farmers include fishers & Animal Husbandry farmers.
Schemes Launched Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat
v Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY)
- Launched as part of Atma, Nirbhar Bharat
- Objective: To supply free food grains to migrants and
- During the period of April – November 2020, more than 80 crore people will be provided 5 kg free wheat/rice per person/ month along with 1kg free Bengal gram (Chana) to each family per
v Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan- 20th June, 2020
- Launched first in: Khagaria District of Bihar
- Launched under: Atma Nirbhar Abhiyaan and PM’s Vocal for Local
- Objective: To provide immediate employment opportunities to return migrant workers.v Formalization of Micro Food Enterprises (MFEs)- 10,000 cr
- Launched under: PM’s vision of Vocal for Local with Global
- Objective: To help 2Lakh MFEs to attain FSSAI food standards, build brands and
- Cluster based Approach: Mango- P; Kesar – J&K, Bamboo shoots in NE states, Chilli-Andhra Pradesh, Tapioca-Tamil Nadu.
v Operation Green- From TOP to TOTAL
- Operation Green extended to All Fruits and Vegetables
- 50% subsidy on transportation (from surplus to deficit areas)
- 50% subsidy on storage, including cold storage
v Agri Infrastructure Fund:
- Launched by PM on: 9 August, 2020
- Objective: To provide debt financing facility for post-harvest management infrastructure and community farming assets.
- Corpus Fund of 1 Lakh crore will be provided to FPOs, SHGs, PACS, Start ups, Agri- entrepreneurs
- Interest subvention of- 3% per annum up to 2crore
- Implementation period: 2020-2029.
- Repayment period: 7 years
· To reduce food wastage by setting up of Post-harvest infrastructure is <10%
- One-Nation One- Ration Card scheme:
· Launched on: 1st June 2020
- Launched by: Central Government
· Managed by: FCI
- Aim: to allow migratory ration cardholders to collect their entitled ration under PDS fromany Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country by using the existing ration card issued in their home
v Revised Definition of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
|Updated MSME Definition in service andManufacturing sector|
|Type of Enterprise||Investm ent||Turnover|
|Micro||Rs. 1Crore||Rs. 10Crore|
|Small||Rs. 10Crore||Rs. 50Crore|
|Medium||Rs. 50Crore||Rs. 250Crore|
· Launched on: 1 June, 2020
- Launched by: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
· Acronym: PM Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (under Vocal for Local)
- Objective: Special Micro credit facility for street vendors to access affordable workingcapital loan of 10, 000 to street vendors.
- Target: to cover 50 lakh street vendors
v Sahakar Mitra Scheme
- Launched on: 12 June 2020
· Launched by: National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)
- Aim: The scheme will help cooperative institutions access new and innovative ideas of young professionals while the interns will gain experience of working in the field to be self-reliant.
1. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana
- Launched: 5th July 2019
- Aim: To increase the production of fish and aquatic products
- It includes MoFPI’s schemes such as Food Parks, Food Safety and
2. *Pradhan Mantri Kisan Man Dhan Yojana – Monthly pension scheme for Small & marginal farmers.
- Launched: 12th Sep, 2019, Ranchi, Jharkhand
- Aim: To provide Security to the lives of 5 Crore Small and Marginal Farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month, to those who attain 60 years of age
- All the small and marginal farmers who are currently between the ages of 18 to 40 yearscan apply for the
- Farmer’s monthly contribution can be made from the instalments of PM-KISAN or through
3. PM-JIVAN: Prime Minister- Jaiv Indan Vatavaran Anukool Fasal Awasesh Nivaran- Feb 28, 2019
- To provide financial support to Integrated Bioethanol project using biomass &
- 1969 CR for a period of 2018-19 to 2023-24
4. Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM- AASHA)- Sep, 2018
- To provide MSP assurance to the farmers
- Subcomponents of PM-AASHA:
- Price Support Scheme: Procurement of Oilseeds, pulses & Copra to be done by central nodal agencies along with state govts. Central govt. to bear procurement expenditure and losses due to procurement upto 25% of
- Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS): will cover all
- Farmers will get direct payment of the difference between the MSP and the Selling
- Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme: Participation of private sector in procurement operations to be
5. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN): 24 Feb, 2019
- Direct income support of Rs.6, 000 per annum to all Land Holding Farm (Imp)
- Farmer will get 6000 in three installments (4 months once, effective from 01.12.2018)
- The Scheme was formally launched at national level by the
- Hon’ble Prime Minister onthe 24th February, 2019 at Gorakhpur, UP.
- Total beneficiaries registered under the PM Kisan scheme is- 11 Crore
6. Har Medh Par Pedh: Dec, 2018
- Establishing New Forward linkages for Agro forestry produce
- Promotion of tree-based oil seeds for production of
7. **Kisan Urja Suruksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM): Feb, 2019
- Formulated by ministry of New and Renewable Energy
- Installation of Grid connected Solar power plants each of capacity upto 2MW in rural
- Installation of Solar water pumps (for 20 Lakh farmers)
- Solarization of existing grid connected agricultural pumps (for 15 lakh farmers) to make farmers independent of grid supply and also enable them to sell surplus solar power to
8. Van Dhan Scheme: 14 April, 2018
- Launched by: Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED
- Objective: To improve tribal incomes through value addition and MSP of tribal products
9. Yuva Sahakar Scheme: November, 2018 Launched by: NCDC
Objective: To give wings to Young entrepreneurs in Cooperatives
The scheme will be linked to Rs.1000 cr Cooperative Start up- and Innovation Fund(CSIF) created by the NCDC.
10. GOBAR – DHAN: Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources, February, 2018
- Main focus on converting cattle dung, solid waste into compost, biogas and bio-CNG.
11. Agri market Infrastructure Fund: March, 2019
Corpus fund of Rs.2000 crore to NABARD towards soft loan to states/UTs for developing Marketing Infrastructure.
1) Pradhan Mantra Kisan SAMPADA Yojana- May, 2017 SAMPADA – Scheme for Agro Marine Processing and Development of Agro-processing Clusters
Objective: Holistic development of the food processing sector
- Promotion of Value addition through food processing
- Integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure
- Total number of Mega food parks 42
- Infrastructure facilities creation through Mega food parks
- Budget: Allocation of 6,000 crore for a period of 2016-20
2) Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF): Sep, 2017
- Budget: Allocation of 10,881 crores during the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29.
- Objective: To create infrastructure facilities in the dairy sector
- Implementing Agency: National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC) – Sponsoring Agency: NABARD
- E-Pasuhaat Portal: 2016
- For connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous breeds of cow
- To connect Farmers and breeders to trade disease-free germplasm.
Agriculture Schemes Notes
4) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana; Jan 14, 2016 (Imp)
- Under this scheme farmers will have to pay
- 2% premium fixed by insurance firms for Kharif crops
- 5%- for Rabi crops 5% for Commercial & Horticultural crops
- It is formed by Merging National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (1999-2000); Weather based Crop Insurance Scheme (1985)
- Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) – Kharif 2016 – aims to mitigate the hardship of the insured farmers against the anticipated crop loss resulting from adverse weather conditions relating to rainfall, temperature, wind, humidity
5) e-National Agricultural Market: April 14, 2016 “One Nation-One Market”
- Electronic trading portal designed to create a unified national market for agricultural
- To assure transparent price discovery for remunerative crops for the farmers for their produce through competitive online bidding system.
- All 585 APMC (Agriculture Produce Market Committees) connected to e-NAM byMarch 31, 2018.
- Total number of Mandi’s registered under e-NAM (One Nation-One Market) is- 1000 in 18 states and 2UTs (1000 more mandis to be integrated by 2021-22)
- Highest e-NAM Mandi’s are in Rajasthan
- Leading promoter of e-NAM is Small Farmer Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)
- 68 Crore farmers are registered and Rs 1.14 lakh crore of trade value has beencarried out through e-NAMs.
- New Modules in e- NAM were launched in April 2020
- Ware house- based trading module: e- NAM integrated with e- Negotiable
- FPO Module: Uploading of produce, bidding and payment from their collection centers directly.
6) Parampraghat Krishi Vikas Yojana: 2015- Cluster Approach
- Launched to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health.
- To bring 5 lakh acres under OF by 10,000 organic
7) Soil Health Card Scheme; Feb 19, 2015 (Theme: Swasth Dhara Keth Hara)
- To issue soil health cards to farmers which will carry crop wise recommendations
- Development of Model Villages Project (2019-20)– Under this project Soil sample collection has been taken up at Individual farm instead of Grid.
- Soil Health Card Celebrated on 19 Feb on Occasion on 5yrs of completion of scheme.
8) DD Kisan channel – 24 hr Farm television channel – 26 May, 2015
- Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana– 1st July, 2015
- To attract investments in irrigation system at field level, develop and expandcultivable land in the country
· Theme- Per drop more crop
- Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF): With a corpus of 5000 crore has been operationalized in NABARD from 2019-20.
· MIF has set up to achieve goal of ‘Per drop more crop’.
- Swachh Bharat Mission: October 2, 2014
- To make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by
- Cess on Swachh bharat services: 5%
11) National Livestock Mission: 2014-15
- Intensive development of livestock, especially small livestock (sheep/goat/poultry)along with adequate availability of quality feed and
12) National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil palm (NMOOP): 2014-15
- For increasing production of oilseeds and Oil palm
13) Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH): 2014-15
- High growth rate, spur the production & productivity of horticultural
14) RKVY (Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana) – 2007
- To increase annual agricultural growth rate by- 4%
· To incentivize states to increase allocation for agriculture and allied sector
- To make forming remunerative economic activity by strengthening farmers effort, risk mitigation and promoting agribusiness
- Share of stake holders: 60:40 grants between the centre and state government while 90:10 for North Eastern and Himalayan
- Sub-schemes: Accelerated Fodder Development Programme (AFDP), SaffronMission, Crop Diversification Programme (CDP) ,
v RKVY-RAFTAAR: RKVY Renamed as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- RemunerativeApproaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) in 2017
- Aim: Strengthening infrastructure in Agriculture and Allied sectors to promote Agripreneurshipand Agribusiness by facilitating financial aid and nurturing a system of business
· Fund: 15,900 Cr in 2017-18 to 2019-2020
- Important components: Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship
· 5 Knowledge partners: IARI, MANAGE, NIAM, UAS Dharwad and AAU (Jorhat).
Agriculture Schemes RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubation Scheme: Two components a) Agripreneurship Orientation Programme (AOP) of RKVY-
raftaar Scheme: aimed at providing an opportunity to entrepreneurs, Students/youth to work on their innovative ideas on technological solutions/processes/products/services/business platforms etc.
- Idea/Pre-Seed Stage funding: 5 lakhs per startup as grant in
- 8 weeks training cum hands on training.
- A stipend of Rs. 10,000/- per month
- Startup Agribusiness Incubation Programme (SABIP): A financial assistance program with maximum of 25 lakhs will be granted to potential startups that have a minimum viable product (MVP) based on innovative solutions/ processes / products/ services/ business models in agriculture and allied sectors.
- Seed stage funding: 25 lakh per start up as grant in aid.
- START UP INDIA – Jan 16, 2016
- To promote entrepreneurial skills that will lead to job creation
- Startup India provides relaxation in certain rules and regulations for startup companies.
Stand Up India: (April, 2016): To support entrepreneurship and focus on potential entrepreneurs among women, SC & ST communities.
- AGRI-CLINIC AND AGRI-BUSINESS CENTRES: 2002
- Self-employment venture
- Two months Training provided by MANAGE through identified nodal training institutions.
- Launched by: of India
- ACABC run and formulated by: MANAGE
- Funding by: NABARD
- Subsidy rate: 36% for general, 44% for SC, ST, Women and persons from North East
- Minimum number of members required: 05
- Maximum ceiling cost for Individual- 20 lakhs, for a group of five is One crore
- Toll-free number- 1556 (Timing: 9AM to 5.30 PM)
- First ACABC was established at- Vapi, Bulsar (Dist), Gujarat by Sunil Kumar
17)Agriculture Schemes KISAN CALL CENTRES (KCC): Jan 21, 2004
- To provide information to farming community through toll free telephone number
- Toll-free number: 1800 180 1551 Timings: 06.00 AM to 10.00 PM.
- Operation at 3 levels- – First Level- Agricultural Graduate
- Second level- Subject Matter Specialist/Expert
- Third level- The management group
18) MOVCDNER: Mission organic value chain development for North Eastern region– 2017
- For developing Model Organic Cluster Demonstration and Model Organic Farm underParamparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) scheme
19) SFAC: Small Farmer’s Agribusiness Consortium- 1994
- To link the small farmers to agricultural value chain, this includes investments, technologyand markets in association with private, corporate or cooperative
20) Agriculture Schemes DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAM JYOTHI YOJANA -2015
- Rural power supply mission, providing 24X7 uninterrupted power supply to all homes inrural
21) DIGITAL INDIA: July 1, 2015
- Aims to ensure that govt. services are available to citizens electronically and people getlatest information
22) MAKE IN INDIA: 2014
- To attract capital and technological investment in India
- The scheme focuses on job creation and skill enhancement in 25 sectors of the economy.
23) SKILL INDIA: March 2015
- To create opportunities, space, scope for the development of the talents of the
- MUDRA Yojana: (Micro units Development and Refinancing Agency)- 2015, April
- For providing loans up to 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/microenterprises
25) OPERATION GREEN- Feb, 2018.
(To augment Food processing from TOP to TOTAL)
- To promote FPOs, Agrilogistics and processing in 22 Perishable Products of fruits and vegetables
- Operation Green operating on the lines of Operation Flood
- To boost value addition and their exports in Tomato, Onion, Potatoes (TOPS) and other perishable
- Funding: 500 crore
26) Green Revolution–Krishonnati Yojana- 2017-2020
- Total Funding: Rs. 33,269 crores.
Umbrella Agriculture Schemes comprises of 11 Schemes/Mission:
- Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)-2014
- National Food Security Mission (NFSM) – 2007
- National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
- Submission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE) – 2010
- Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP)-2010
- Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM)-2010
- Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plan Quarantine (SMPPQ)- 2010
- Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation (ISAC)- Dec, 2013
- Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)- 04. 2014
- National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGP-A)- 2014
27) National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NMAET) – 2010
- NMAET otherwise called as Modified reforms of ATMA
28) Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme- 1998-99
- First Kisan Credit Card Issued by- SBI
v Short term loan limit under KCC scheme is upto- Rs. 3 Lakhs
- Short term loan limit for New KCC holders is- 2 Lakhs
- Short term loans provided to farmers @ interest rate of -7 per annum and 4% interest per annum on Prompt repayment
- Animal Husbandry and Fisheries farmers now eligible for concessional short-term loan through
- Banks to issue KCC on completion of application form within 14 days.
- To boost value addition and their exports in Tomato, Onion, Potatoes (TOPS) and other perishable
- Funding: 500 crore
- of India has set up a target to issue mow many numbers of Kisan Credit card(KCC) under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan- 2.5 crore KCC
- Credit boost Provided to KCC scheme under Atma Nirbhar Bharat is- 2 lakh crore
29) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM) – 2016
- Launched by converging National Rural & Urban Livelihood Mission replaced Ajeevika
- Aim: Mobilizing rural women from poor families as SHGs/Village organizations for
- To Train 5 million people in urban areas for providing skill training To train 1 Million people in rural areas.
- National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA)- 2014 Aim: to achieve rapid development in India through use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for timely access to agriculture-related information to the farmers. Other Imp. Schemes:
- CHAMAN–Coordinated Horticulture Assessment and Management using Geo-informatics – 2016
- FASAL – Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro meteorological and Landbased observations (FASAL) – 2010
Aim: to collect Monsoon data through remote sensing, economic data and monitoring of cropswhen growing.
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)- 2014 Sub components of NMSA:
- Rain fed Area Development (RAD)
- Soil Health Management (SHM)
- Sub Mission on Agro forestry (SMAF)
- Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture, Monitoring, Modelingand Networking (CCSAMMN)
Agriculture Schemes National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI)- 2010
- Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI)- 2010
Kisan Credit Card Scheme- 1998-99
- National Agricultural Insurance Scheme – 1999
Agriculture Schemes Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme – 1985
- **National Bamboo Mission restructured on 25 April, 2018
- Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price(MSP) and development of value chain of MFP: 2011 Launched by: Ministry of Tribal Affairs
- The nodal agency for implementing the scheme: TRIFED
· To market minor forest, produce through provision of MSP and development of value chain
- On May 2021 ministry included 23 additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items and stipulationof their Minimum Support Price (MSP)
Agriculture Schemes Notes
Agriculture Schemes Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
- NREGA Act passed in Parliament on- 2005
- NREGA Act is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right towok’.
- NREGA was launched in Feb 2006 in 200 districts of the country.
- Aim: To provide livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual
- Funding: Central government bears 100% of the cost of unskilled labour, 75% of the cost of semi skilled and skilled labour, 75% of the cost of materials and 6% of the administrative
- NREGA covered the entire country by– 1April, 2008
- NREGA renamed as MGNREGA on- Oct 2009.
- Employment to be provided within- 5 Km of an applicant’s residence.
- Job card to be issued within- 14 days of applying for
- MGRNEGA Implemented by– Gram Panchayats (are responsible for identification of projects
- The National Average wage in the MNREGA scheme is 202 per person per day.
- Highest wage rate provided in- Kerala State (Rs.240 per person).
- Under MGNREGA if employment is provided beyond 5km of the applicant’s residence than he is entitled for- 10 per cent extra wage in case of employment provided beyond 5 km of radius.
- Promotion of horticulture activities under MGNREGA scheme through convergence mode between Department of Agriculture and Department of horticulture is implemented from- 5th January,
Agriculture Schemes Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs):
- of India launched how many numbers of FPOs for mobilization of small farmers is-10,000
- FPOs are formed on the Model: Sustainable business model and Augmented Income
- The most appropriate institutions to mobilize small and marginal farmers and build their capacityto collectively leverage their production and marketing is- FPO
· Nodal Agency for growth and Promotion of FPOs is- Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC)
- The single window for providing technical and all-round support to FPOs is – SFAC (Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium a society under DAC)
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