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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%

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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%

  • Small/ Marginal Farmer - 84.5%

  • Irrigation - 20%

  • Cropping Intensity - 177%


Rabi Prospects 2004-2005

¥Good rainfall upto January and

excessive rains/ snowfall from

February.

¥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

Crores .


Funds Utilisation Under C.S.S. (2004-2005)

(Rs. in lacs)


Requirement of Funds for 2005-2006

(Rs. in lacs)


Thrust Areas

Crop diversification 50,000 hectare area to be

diversified by 2010 (Fruits, Vegetable, Spices,

Medicinal Plants).

Expansion of area under HYV/ Hybrids of Maize,

vegetables. 90% area under HYV, 40% under

hybrids.

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

implements/ tools.

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).


APMC Act

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.


National Horticulture Mission

NHM Sanctioned in August, 2003.

Mini Mission-I:

 Rs.3.13 crores sanctioned for R&D.

21 projects sanctioned/ under execution.

Mini Mission-II:

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

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

wells.


ATMA (N.A.T.P.)

(Rs. in lacs)

State Government willing to expand ATMA model to

other districts.

 Request to Start NATP Phase-II/ to cover remaining

districts.


Impact of N.A.T.P.

Information level of farmers and extension workers

upgraded.

Strong R-E-F linkages developed.

SREP through bottom up planning helped in solving

problems.

Public-private partnership developed.

Farmers ownership of programme and cost sharing.

Decentralised approach helped in quick decision

making.

Institutions like FO’s., FIG, SHG transformed agri.

into agri-business.


Issues

 A/A and release of funds

under C.S.S. in April.

Quality Control in Organic

Manures.

Supply of CAN.

Uniform norms under C.S.S.

 Approval of Diversified

Agriculture Project.


Thank You


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