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Presentation For National Conference on Agriculture Kharif Campaign - 2006 New Delhi, 21 st & 22 nd Feb. 2006. Department of Agriculture Government of West Bengal.
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Department of Agriculture
Government of West Bengal
d) Introduction of New Varieties & Crop Diversification, including Horticultural Crops and increase cultivation of Pulses, Oilseeds & Tobacco,
e) Transfer of Technology – Strengthening of extension machinery, demonstration through culture-agriculture, women farmers training,
f) Micro Irrigation System in arid areas – Sprinkler & Drip Irrigation System,
g) Farm Mechanization – Introduction of Zero Tillage Machine, Drum Seeder & Power Tiller, Tractor & other manually operated farm machineries.
Current rate of growth in horticultural production is around 11% (vegetables-11.52% and fruit crops-12.14%. It is proposed to maintain the same momentum for 2006-7 and the strategy is to:
a) bringing more area under pisciculture,
b) introduction of combination/ multipurpose vessels,
c) utilization of deep sea fishing,
d) enhancing area under intensive cultivation.
2. Timely availability of quality inputs and adoption of modern farming facilities – seed plan, nutrients, past management and agriculture mechanization
Pest management :- the following measures are being taken for pest management :
4. Crop diversification from cereal to non cereal and high value crops – horticulture crops, fruit, vegetables – horticulture mission and ISOPOM
a. 1.5 lakh ha for oil seed
b. 0.5 lakh ha for pulses.
a) increase land under horticulture crops on mission mode
b) Increase productivity and production of pulses, oil seeds and maize under ISOPOM
5. Strength of Agriculture extension network making latest technology available to the farmers in the field, progress in ATMA
The West Bengal Agriculture Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act does not preclude
a. direct marketing by the producers,
b. setting up of private agricultural markets.