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BALWINDER SINGH SIDHU Director of Agriculture . NATIONAL CONFRENCE ON AGRICULTURE KHARIF COMPAIGN – 2006 (PUNJAB). PRESENTATION BY. RABI PROSPOECTS (2005-06). PRODUCTIVITY OF MAJOR CROPS. 4563. Kg./ha. 4265. 4221. 3715. 3506. 3943. 3858. 2730. 2793. 2726. 2738. 3229. 2237.

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Balwinder singh sidhu director of agriculture

BALWINDER SINGH SIDHUDirector of Agriculture.

NATIONAL CONFRENCE ON AGRICULTURE

KHARIF COMPAIGN – 2006

(PUNJAB)

PRESENTATION BY


Rabi prospoects 2005 06

RABI PROSPOECTS (2005-06)


Productivity of major crops
PRODUCTIVITY OF MAJOR CROPS

4563

Kg./ha.

4265

4221

3715

3506

3943

3858

2730

2793

2726

2738

3229

2237

2733

1784

1765

1602

1200

1213

1032

1014

1555

528

555

697

731

463

430

371

309


PUNJAB AGRICULTURE : Challenges

Decreasing quantity and quality of water

Declining arable land area and Soil health

Increasing

cost of cultivation

and

Decreasing margins

Punjab Agriculture

Technology

fatigue

Mounting Pressure

of Globalization

(New Technology & Competition)

Climate Change


VARIATION OF MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (0 C) DURING RABI

25 years Av.

5 years Av.

2006

November December January February March


VARIATION OF MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (0 C) DURING RABI

25 years Av.

5 years Av.

2006.

November December January February March


Productivity of Wheat(Kg./ha.)

4696

4532

4221

3715

3531

2337

75-76 85-86 90-91 99-2k 01-02 04-05



Action plan for kharif 2006
ACTION PLAN FOR KHARIF 2006


Variations in productivity maximum minimum average yeild of district in 5 years
VARIATIONS IN PRODUCTIVITY (MAXIMUM & MINIMUM AVERAGE YEILD OF DISTRICT IN 5 YEARS)

Kg./Ha.

MAXIMUM MINIMUM

WHEAT RICE MAIZE COTTONOILSEEDS


Strategy to improve productivity growth rate
STRATEGY TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY & GROWTH RATE

  • REGION SPECIFIC SELECTION OF CROPS.

  • PROMOTION OF VEGITABLE AND FRUIT CROPS AND THEIR PROCESSING UNDER NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION.

  • EMPHASIS ON ALLIED AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES VIZ. DAIRYING, POULTRY, BEE KEEPING ETC.

  • CAPACITY BUILDING OF EXTENSION WORKERS AND FARMERS THROUGH TRAINING FOR DISSEMINATION OF LATEST CROP PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY.

  • TIMELY SUPPLY OF QUALITY CERTIFIED SEEDS AND PLANTING MATERIAL. IMPROVEMENT IN SEED REPLACEMENT RATIO (SRR).

  • ASSURED AND TIMELY SUPPLY OF FERTILIZERS AND THEIR BALANCED USE BASED ON SOIL TEST.

  • INTODUCTION OF BIO-FERTILIZERS - ONE VILLAGE PER BLOCK TO BE ADOPTED AS BIO-VILLAGE FOR MASS DEMONSTRATIONS.

  • ENCOURGE THE EFFICIENT USE OF AVAILABLE IRRIGATION SUPPLIES.



RICE

THRUST AREAS

  • TIMELY TRANSPLANTATION OF PADDY

  • INTRODUCTION OF NEW CROP ESTABLISHMENT TECHNOLOGIES VIZ. TRANSPLANTING ON RAISED BEDS, DIRECT SEEDING, UNPUDDLED TRANSPLANTING AND SRI

  • ASSURED SUPPLY OF CANAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY (FOR 8 HOURS)

  • USE OF LEAF COLOR CHARTS FOR NEED BASED APPLICATION OF NITROGENUS FERTILIZERS.

  • 250 FARMERS FIELD SCHOOLS TO BE ORGANIZED FOR IPM.


Maize
MAIZE

  • THRUST AREAS

  • INTODUCTION OF NEW HYBVRIDS AND QUILITY PROTEN MAIZE.

  • EMPHASIS ON PROPER PLANT POPULATON THROUGH MACHNISED PLANTING.

  • STRESS ON INM AND IPM.

  • DEVELOPMENT OF POST HARVEST INFRASTRUCTURE.


Cotton
COTTON

  • THRUST AREAS

  • EMPHASIS ON CULTIVATION OF Bt COTTON HYBRIDS.

  • ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF CANAL WATER DURING APRIL FOR TIMELY SOWING OF COTTON.

  • PROMOTION OF IPM ON COTTON IN PPP MODE UNDER SRTT PROJECT OF

  • REVIVING GREEN REVOLUTION AND VILLAGE CLUSTER ADOPTION PROJECT OF

  • VARDHMAN GROUP IN 162 VILLAGES.

  • SUPPLY OF QUALITY PESTICIDES AND THEIR EFICIENT USE.







New initiatives
NEW INITIATIVES

  • Agriculture Diversification and Development Fund with a corpus of Rs.20.00 set-up to undertake research on new crops, their processing and marketing.

  • Four special purpose vehicles (SPV) i.e. Council for Citrus Juices, Council for Value Added Horticulture, Council for Viticulture and Council for Organic Farming set-up to provide impetus to diversification efforts.

  • Punjab State Farmers Commission has been set-up to prepare a blue print for diversification of State Agriculture and improvement of socio-economic statues of farmers.


New initiatives1
NEW INITIATIVES

  • Contact Farming of basmati, maize, summer moong etc. has been undertaken during kharif and hoyla, durum wheat in rabi.

  • University of Animal Sciences being set-up to ensure diversification to allied activities like dairy and fisheries.

  • Super Thermal Power Plant being set-up at Coal Pit Head in Chhatissgarh by NTPC to dedicate 1500 MW of power.

  • Legislation for Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) is proposed to regulate the working of water users associations for efficient O&M of surface irrigation systems.


Agriculture extension reforms
AGRICULTURE EXTENSION REFORMS

  • Organization of Farmer Training Programme on Scientific Crop Production at district, block and village level. KVKs being actively involved in training and FLDs’.

  • SEWP of 2005-06 prepared and approved by Govt. of India. The scheme being implemented in the State.

  • SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY at State level and ATMAS’ at district level has been registered to implement the scheme. Second installment distributed to districts.

  • SREP of district Amritsar and Patiala prepared and for the remaining two districts to be submitted shortly.

  • Response to KCC is encouraging. Farmers demand accessibility to 1551 from mobile phones. Need to increase existing lines at level-1 from 3 to 6. The provision of cell phones with incoming facility to the experts at level II is required for escalation of calls to level II.

  • Two crop seminars organized under Mass Media Support to Agriculture by DD Jalandhar.


Amendment of apmc act
AMENDMENT OF APMC ACT

  • APMC act has been amended to permit setting up private marketing infrastructure.

  • The rules to regulate such markets and incentives to be provided to such investors are being finalized.


Risk management
RISK MANAGEMENT

  • ICICI Lombard has insured the farmers crop for weather risk in 5 districts during kharif 2005 (Paddy) as well as in 8 districts during rabi 2005-06 (Wheat).

  • Efforts will be made to cover more farmers during 2006-07 in collaboration with AIC of India by providing assistance in premium Under Work Plan for Macro Management of Agriculture .




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