AWARD SCHEME State : Assam a presentation by : R. T. JINDAL APC & Principal Secretary
Assam : Achievements in Foodgrain Production during last 2 years. • Assam has become8th largest producerin India in respect of Rice(Ranked 12th in 2006-07). • Increase in production during last 2 years (2010-11 over 2008-09) - Rice : 25% Foodgrains : 24%. • Increase in production during 11th Plan Period :(2010-11 over 2006-07) : Rice : 74% Foodgrains : 71% APC
Area, Production & Yield of Rice during last 5 years & current year (2010-11)
Rice Productivity in Assamvis a visNational average during 11th Plan (Kg. per hectare) National Average 258 360 540 774 782 Gap Assam
Area, Production & Yield of Foodgrains during last 5 years & current year (2010-11)
Procurement of Paddy (by FCI)
Allocation & expenditure of Centrally Sponsored Schemes during 2010-11 (including unspent balances of 2009-10) Fund not received under MMMA, 2010-11
Future Strategies • Increasing productivity through technological interventions. • Emphasis on irrigation through Shallow Tube Wells will continue to bring more areas under assured irrigation. • Additional 22,000 hectares will be brought under Hybrid Rice cultivation during 2011-12. • Emphasis on mechanization to assure farm power availability of 0.80 HP per hectare at the end of 11th Plan Period. • Extension through training & demonstration will be strengthened further. • Bankers will be persuaded to extend credit to farmers in bigger way.