Issues for Agricultural Development in Bihar. K.M.Singh and M.S.Meena ICAR-RCER, Patna. Presentation in the Technical Advisory Committee meeting of BMGF funded Improved Rice-based Rainfed Agricultural Systems (IRRAS) project on 03.09.2012 at Patna, India.
K.M.Singh and M.S.Meena
Presentation in the Technical Advisory Committee meeting of BMGF funded Improved Rice-based Rainfed Agricultural Systems (IRRAS) project on 03.09.2012 at Patna, India
(average farm size is <1 hectares for 90% of farm households
Bihar Agriculture Institutions
Problem area or Hidden Opportunities?
A=Area in Million ha., P=Production in Million Tons, Y=Yield in Qtls/ha.
(during last 30 Years)
Department of Agriculture
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (ICAR)
State Agricultural Universities
Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
ATMA Project Director
ATMA Management Committee (AMC)
Farm Information & Advisory Centers (FIAC)
Farmer Advisory Block Technology
Committee (FAC) Team (BTT)
Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs) or Women Interest Groups (WIGs)Organizational structure during pilot
Source: Singh,K.M., 2006
Note: This is in addition to existing staff strength of 4500 with Department of Agriculture out of sanctioned strength of 8730 in Bihar.