A Presentation Before Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. STATE ACTION PLAN - BIHAR – FOR THE YEAR 2009-12 . Department of Agriculture Govt. of Bihar. Agriculture Profile of the State. Total geographical area of 93.60 lakh hectares
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Department of Agriculture
Govt. of Bihar
59% Area under cultivation
Source-Dir. Of Stat.,GOB,Year-2005-06
Source-Dir. Of Stat.,GOB,Year-2007-08
Agriculture productivity was much better compared to other state in fifties which is now much below the national average. In last two years, this has been an appreciable growth, due to improved seeds, technologies and inputs, but miles have to go to achieve responsive agriculture.
To utilize waste and unproductive land by cultivating nutritious and remunerative fruit crops.
Targets for new plantations are
With increased prices of naptha and ammonia in the international market, scarcity of phosphatic and potassic fertilizer was acutely felt in the last two seasons. \
To replenish the deficiency of soil micronutrients namely Zinc, boron etc. an assistance @ 50% of the cost of the micronutrients (maximum Rs. 500.00 /hect.) is proposed to be given to the farmers.
Soil survey done by Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa has identified 24 districts having soil with alkaline reaction and 3 districts having acidic reaction. Farmers of these districts will be incentivised to use gypsum and pyrites to correct the soil reaction and physical condition of the soil. Farmers will be extended an assistance @ Rs. 500/hac.
Soil analysis of the farmer’s field is the most important tool for making a micro-farm plan. The knowledge of pH, E.C., availability of essential nutrients, water holding capacity etc. of the soil helps to application of judicious use of fertilizer, bio- fertilizer, soil amendment etc. which ultimately give the maximum return on per unit cost of basic inputs.
(Note: Present productivity figures relate to (2006-07 fruits & vegetables 2005-06 targeted figures relate to 2012).
Plan Prepared by Department of Agriculture
Govt. of Bihar