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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE FOR RABI CAMPAIGN 2010, NEW DELHI (17 th – 18 th SEPT 2010). GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. BASIC INFORMATION. 1. Population Census (2001) Total population : 19,88,636 Rural population : 16,35,815
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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURE FOR RABI CAMPAIGN 2010, NEW DELHI (17th – 18th SEPT 2010)
GOVERNMENT OF NAGALAND
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
1. Population Census (2001)
Total population : 19,88,636
Rural population: 16,35,815
Total farming household: 1,49,171
2. Total Geographical Area : 16,579 Sq.km
Total cultivable area: 7,21,924 ha
Gross cropped area: 4,19,760 ha
Double cropped area : 1,20,000 ha
Net cropped area: 2,99,760 ha
Gross irrigated area: 91,840 ha
Net irrigated area: 72,670 ha
3. Food-grain Production (2009-10) : 3,57,120 MT
4. Oilseeds Production (2009-10) : 86,020MT
5. Commercial Production (2009-10) : 3,02,350 MT
Average rainfall in mm
Rainfall during 2010 is timely, fairly distributed making conducive for the main kharif cropping season, thereby expecting good harvest.
Since Nagaland is in critical situation in term of Food Security, National Food Security Mission guidelines may be relaxed to include Nagaland and alike states in National Food Security Mission in the interest of the state in particular and country as a whole.
FUND ALLOCATION UNDER RKVY DURING 2009-10
Monitoring of RKVY Scheme for the year 2009-10 has been conducted by Monitoring Team from NIRD, Hyderabad w.e.f. 23rd to 25th November 2009 for evaluation and physical achievements, the report of which has been submitted to Government of India.
Fund Allocation under RKVY during 2010-11
Government of India has allocated an amount of Rs. 1324.00 lakhs only for the year 2010-11 to the state. The State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) is yet to sit for finalization and approval of the projects/ schemes to be taken up during the year.
State Extension Programme 2010-11
State Nodal Office
(B.A & Diploma holder)
(M.A with diploma in IT)
To be advertised shortly for recruitment by State Nodal Agency for recruitment for Agri & Allied graduates/PG and Graduates /Intermediate with IT/
State do not produce certified seeds and therefore depends on the supply position of NSC/SFCI dealers etc.
NSC/SFCI seeds are all treated. About 30 % of locally available seeds (Truthfully Labeled Seeds) are treated.
Seed viability is tested in the State Seed Testing laboratory.
The state has adopted Organic policy. However, the area other than organic farming, application of chemical fertilizers in necessary to boost up production apart from its use for research and experimentation.
The farmers are encouraged for integrated use of chemical fertilizers along with organic sources viz., green manure, Bio-compost, Vermi-compost, Bio-fertilizers etc.
The fertilizer position in case of Urea is comfortable. The dealers are able to procure the same from BVFCL, Namrup as and when demand arises. In case of DAP there was always shortage as IFFCO, Guwahati did not supply any. However, there was improvement in supply position in July/August 2010 when IPL, Guwahati supplied 70 MT DAP to the dealers. The supply position of DAP is expected to be further improved as GOI has alloted 50 MT to be supplied through IPL, Guwahati during Sept 2010.
INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT (INM)
Under the INM programme farmers are encouraged to use organic sources of plant nutrients along with chemical fertilizers. The different organic inputs produced & used for INM are as follows:
Maize and Kholar Relay cropping system in jhum field
1. RODENT MANAGEMENT
The state is experiencing upsurge of rodent population from all districts particularly Mokokchung & Wokha district due to gregarious bamboo flowering. The area estimated to be affected by rodents in these two districts alone is 16,735 ha.
2.National Seeds Corporation Ltd., its Policy and clarification sought thereof.
a. NSC, Guwahati refused to reveal seeds rate and told to first place indent/requirement.
b. As per Area Manager, NSC letter dated 16th Aug 2010, NSC has changed their policy and appointed Distributor for Nagaland. Therefore, all state requirement has to be routed through their Distributor.