PRESENTATION in National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif, 2005 by Dr.J.C.Rana, Director of Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh. State Profile Net Sown Area - 5.8 lacs hectare (10% G.A.) Dependence on Agriculture - 69% Contribution to SDP - 25%
National Conference on Agriculture
for Kharif, 2005
Director of Agriculture,
Rabi Prospects 2004-2005
¥Good rainfall upto January and
excessive rains/ snowfall from
¥Damage to vegetables, fruit plants and wheat.
¥Expected production 7.6 lac tonnes of foodgrains compared to 5.27 lac tonnes.
Preparations for Kharif 2005
Target of foodgrains 10.31 lac
tonnes in 4.20 lac hectare.
Vegetables 5 lac tonnes.
19,000 Qtls. seeds arranged from
NSC and Private.
Fertilizers arranged except CAN.
Credit disbursement target Rs.500
Funds Utilisation Under C.S.S. (2004-2005)
(Rs. in lacs)
(Rs. in lacs)
Crop diversification 50,000 hectare area to be
diversified by 2010 (Fruits, Vegetable, Spices,
Expansion of area under HYV/ Hybrids of Maize,
vegetables. 90% area under HYV, 40% under
Natural resource management through
watershed (IWDP/ RDD/ NWDPRA).
On farm water management, efficient irrigation,
water harvesting (Macro, HTM, RIDF, IWDP).
Mechanisation- Power tiller, small tractor, other
Insurance coverage for horticulture crops. [ICICI-
Lombard (Apple, Mango, Tomato and Potato)].
Transfer of technology through public-private
partnership (ATMA Model).
Women empowerment for decision making.
Promotion of Organic Farming (Pilot Project).
Act being amended.
Provision for direct marketing, private
markets and contract farming made.
Bill being introduced and shall be passed
in the current budget session.
NHM Sanctioned in August, 2003.
Rs.3.13 crores sanctioned for R&D.
21 projects sanctioned/ under execution.
Rs.19.50 crore sanctioned in 2003-2005.
Expenditure incurred Rs. 16.25 crores.
Funds required for 2005-2006 Rs.40 crores.
Mini Mission-III & IV:
Projects are under consideration of GOI.
Micro irrigation taken up under Macro,
HTM, ISOPOM and State Plan.
Rs.150 lacs shall be spent in 2005-2006.
1,000 sprinkler and 500 drip irrigation
schemes to be executed.
Micro Irrigation linked with TIS, Shallow
(Rs. in lacs)
State Government willing to expand ATMA model to
Request to Start NATP Phase-II/ to cover remaining
Information level of farmers and extension workers
Strong R-E-F linkages developed.
SREP through bottom up planning helped in solving
Public-private partnership developed.
Farmers ownership of programme and cost sharing.
Decentralised approach helped in quick decision
Institutions like FO’s., FIG, SHG transformed agri.
A/A and release of funds
under C.S.S. in April.
Quality Control in Organic
Supply of CAN.
Uniform norms under C.S.S.
Approval of Diversified