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Agriculture and Cooperation Department, Government of Gujarat. National Conference on Agriculture For Rabi Campaign 2009 (24 -25 September, 2009). 1914 - 2009. “Tribulate to Father of Wheat, late Dr. N.E.Barloug (death on 13 th September 2009).
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Agriculture and Cooperation Department, Government of Gujarat National Conference on Agriculture For Rabi Campaign 2009 (24 -25 September, 2009)
1914 - 2009 “Tribulate to Father of Wheat, late Dr. N.E.Barloug (death on 13th September 2009)
Total Geographical Area ……: 196 lakh hectares Net Area Sown ……………...: 97.47 lakh hectares Total Cropped Area………….: 112.57 lakh hectares Agro Climatic Zones ………..: 8 Gross Irrigated area………….: 41.11 lakh hectares( 36 % against gross cropped area) Net Irrigated area……………: 37.12 lakh hectares( 34.39 % against net area sown) (Source : SCR 2004-05) Total Operational land holder..: 42.39 lakh of which 12.98 lakh marginal & 12.57 lakh small Average land holding ………..: 2.33 ha(Source : Ag. census, 2000-01) Gujarat Agriculture at a Glance
Contract Farming Khrushi Mahotsav 2005 to 2009 Soil Health Card Farmer’s Accidental Insurance Scheme Waste land development through long term lease bases. Promotion of micro irrigation system Land and water conservation Massive programs on water harvesting Inter linking of rivers Assured availability of electricity up to rural area Agro industries policy Agriculture produce market regulations Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Innovative programs of Gujarat Agriculture 8
Awarded Agriculture Leadership Award -2009 in “Best Agriculture State” Handsome agriculture growth rate 9.9% during 10th plan period. Cotton production increased by 300% in 2007-08 compared to 2002-03. State has….. in Agriculture 9
Kharif 2009 ASSESSMENT & Special focus on core issue for Rabi in context of drought / deficient rainfall 10
Status of Agriculture in Kharif season • Kharif Crops : Cotton, Groundnut, Bajra, Paddy, Maize, • Jowar, Sesame, Castor and Tur (pigeon pea) • along with fodder and vegetables Kharif 2009 • At the end of June only 14% kharif areas were sown as against the normal of 30%. • Commencement of monsoon was very much delayed; up to 12th July, regions of North Gujarat and Central Gujarat had not received rain. • Rain fall was to an extent satisfactory in the second week of July, ( 12th to 20th July.) Over all rain fall has been 54% till 31st July, the Distribution varies from 32% to 182% among districts. Cont…
Status of Agriculture in Kharif season in Gujarat cont… • Areas from bajara, paddy, groundnut and sesame has been shifted to others , castor, cotton and fodder crops due to delayed monsoon. • Complete absence of rainfall for month ( 27th July,2009 to 25th August 2009) after satisfactory rain by July. • The standing crop under tremendous stress that could have led to the possibility of extremely low agriculture production. • But by the end of August, satisfactory rainfall was observed in all talukas of the state & situation has been softened. • Over all abuses only two spell of rainfall was observed in the state.
Kharif 2009 Assesment Prod. in lakh MT. Cotton prod. In lakh bales
Prospects of Agriculture in Rabi season • Rabi Crops: Wheat , Gram ,Mustard ,Cumin , Fennel along • with fodder and vegetables Limiting factors- Rabi 2009-10 • State has received only 73% rain till the date. • Storage water only 60% • Over dependency on under ground water. • Area under long duration crops (cotton, castor , tur) are higher than previous year . • Late rainfall may has late harvest can effect delay rabi showing,. • Additional power supply / fuel will require Cont…
STRETEGY FOR Rabi 2009-10 1) Bring more area under food grain crops 2) Increase productivity Increase SRR. Ensure seed treatment. Efficient use of created irrigation potential. Through better extension, Mass media, KCC, ATMA. Timely availability of quality input. 3) Input subsidy, training & crop demonstration. 4) Advice to farmers on Use of hybrid / improved seed. Timely sowing of crops. Balance use of fertilizer, Promotion of IPM, INM. To bring more area under micro irrigation. Crop planning, Adoption of recommended practices. Irrigation at critical stages. 22
NFSM : GUJARAT W-Wheat R- Rice Banaskantha P-Pulses W &P W &P P P sabarkantha Kutchh Patan W Mahesana Gandhinagar R & P Panchmaha A’bad Kheda Dahod Surendranagar W R & P Anand P P Vadodara Jamnagar Rajkot P P P Bhavnagar Bharuch Narmada Porbandar Amreli P Surat Junagadh Navasri Dang Valsad
Financial performance : NFSM Rs. In Lakhs
Financial performance - NFSM Rs. In Lakhs
RKVY (Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojana ) overall performance up to June-2009 (Rs in lakhs) UTC has been sent to GOI on 29-6-2009 for the year of 2008-09
RKVY Prospect 2009-10 • SLSC meeting held on – 3rd August 2009 • Rs. 145.89 crore Carried over Liability of sanctioned Stream-I projects during 2007-08 & 2008-09. • Rs. 386.19 crores were earmarked for the state. • Total 67Stream-I projects of Rs. 458.43 crores were put up for consideration of SLSC. • Out these 62 projects of Rs. 277.68 crores were considered by SLSC. • The SLSC approved 29 projects of Rs. 20.68crores from DAPs of various districts of the state. • 33 projects of Rs. 257.00 crores submitted by HODs / SAus/ Allied deptts included in SAP. • Rs. 36.81 crores were released on 15th June 2009 of first installment under Stream-II • Total 12Stream-II projects of Rs. 36.81 crores were considered by the state on 20th August 2009. 31
Strengthning Extension Machinary at State level 33
ATMA Gujarat • 2009-10 : Progress (up to August – 09) • Unspent balance as on 1-4-2009 : Rs. 121.44 lakh • Expenditure (up to August. 09):Rs.217.27 lakh • Requirement of Funds remaining period of 2009-10: Rs. 1695.87 • 29,927 farmers are registered under1954FIGs • 2915 activities conducted as against the target of4,891 • 11962 farmersbenefited as against the target of85,684 All districts are covered SREP of old 8 districts are approved by GOI. Since approval of SEWP 2009 is still awaited from GOI, not much progress is made on these activities
KCC in Gujarat By Augsut’09 End 36
Seed Testing 40
MICRO IRRIGATION • State Govt. is promoting drip irrigation through GGRC (implementing agency) • POLICY : • 50 % amount as Subsidy • 45 % low interest long-term loan • 5 % farmer’s contribution • Massive extension campaign of the micro irrigation with technological aspect at rural level carried out through State Agriculture Department • in Krushi Mahotsav 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.
Year wise No. of beneficiaries and area (ha.) covered under micro irrigation system
Fertilizers (avaibility, testing,INM) Soil Health Card
FERTILIZER CONSUMPTION DURING LAST THREE YEAR ( IN LAKH M.T. ) N : P : K Ratio 14.48 :4.26 :1.00 in 1996-97 17.79 lakh SHC distributed
Fertilizer consumption & Requirement Fig. in MT
Incentive Support …………For INM Subsidize Scheme for promoting use of • Organic Manure • Green Manuring • Cakes • Bio fertilizers • Green manuring • Vermi - compost • Compost pits • Micro Nutrients • Organic Farming
Krushi MahotsavAs an intensive convergence and mass contact strategy was successfully tried in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and continued in 2009