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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE RABI CAMPAIGN 2004-2005 DATE - 17 th & 18 th Sept. 2004 Government of Maharashtra. PERFORMANCE OF KHARIF 2004. Sown AreaLakh Ha -136.80 Normal 136.77 Rainfall in mm -894.5 Normal 1112 (80%) Dry Spells w.e.f. 20.6.2004 to 21.7.2004

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National conference on agriculture rabi campaign 2004 2005 date 17 th 18 th sept 2004

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON

AGRICULTURE

RABI CAMPAIGN 2004-2005

DATE - 17th & 18th Sept. 2004

Government of Maharashtra


Performance of kharif 2004
PERFORMANCE OF KHARIF 2004

  • Sown AreaLakh Ha -136.80 Normal 136.77

  • Rainfall in mm -894.5 Normal 1112 (80%)

  • Dry Spells w.e.f. 20.6.2004 to 21.7.2004

  • Inadequate rains in September

  • Resulted

    - Double and Triple Sowing Approx area 20lakh ha & unsown area 14 lakh ha.

    - Estimated reduction in production -30%


National conference on agriculture rabi campaign 2004 2005 date 17 th 18 th sept 2004

ESTIMATES - KHARIF 2004-05

Cotton production in lakh Bales



Estimated reduction compared to normal yields
Estimated reduction compared to normal yields

Reduction in production of Sugarcane and Pulses is also due to reduction in area 50% and 19% respectively



Prospects of rabi 2004
PROSPECTS OF RABI 2004

  • Normal (lakh ha.) - 60 and planned for 64.9

  • Irrigated (lakh ha.) 9.08 - 15 %

  • Rainfed (lakh ha.) 55.82 - 85%

  • Targeted Production in 55.28 lakh M.T.

  • Rabi Estimates are mostly dependent on post Kharif Rainfall

  • Summer crops viz rice, Groundnutetc.1.89 lakh ha.


New initiatives by state govt
NEW INITIATIVES BY STATE GOVT.

  • Bottom up approach & Crop diverfication

  • Launching of Technology Mission

  • a) Dryland Agriculture

  • b)Holistic/end to end development of horticulture c)Agriculture Processing Marketing and

  • Certification Dev. Scheme

  • Study tour outside country for the farmer

  • Establishment of SFAC

  • Shetmajur Samrudhi yojana

  • Increased 50% Subsidy for small and marginal farmers

  • under NAIS

  • Micro irrigation project through RIDF


National conference on agriculture rabi campaign 2004 2005 date 17 th 18 th sept 2004

SUPPORT REQUIRED FROM GOI.

  • Clearance forWorld Bank Project for Agricultural Intensification & Diversification - Rs. 1792 crores

  • Clearance for World Bank Project for the Marketing Reforms - Rs. 1400 crores

  • Accreditation of the State Seeds Certification Agency for Organic Farming - Clearance from APEDA/Ministry of Commerce

  • Organic Fertilizers - Manures & Growth Regulators to be brought under Legal and Administrative purview

  • Establishment of National Research Centre for Pomegranate at Solapur.

  • Modified Crop Insurance Scheme in Maharashtra.

  • Maharashtra Waster Sector Improvement Project(MWSIP)


National conference on agriculture rabi campaign 2004 2005 date 17 th 18 th sept 2004

SUPPORT REQUIRED FROM GOI.

  • New Seed Act Proposal may be Passed

  • Residue Standard for export of fruits,vegetable & other agricultural commodities (Accept & publish) for general awareness

  • Special Assistance of Rs 4.00 crores needs for strengthening of VANAMATI RAMATIs in the State.

  • ICAR may provide SAU’s with additional mandate for special courses on self employment.

  • Redesign the criteria's for fixing scale of finance for crop loans to enhance credit distribution.

  • Grading packing, labeling and quality standards need to be developed for domestic and export market.