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National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign 2008. 26 th & 27 th February 2008 New Delhi. Madhya Pradesh. Proposed programme Kharif 2008 (Comparative ). Kharif prospects. 1. (a) Area (Unit in Lakh ha.). 1. (b) Production (Unit in Lakh tonnes).

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national conference on agriculture for kharif campaign 2008

National Conference on Agriculture forKharif Campaign 2008

26th & 27th February 2008

New Delhi

Madhya Pradesh

issues in nfsm
Issues in NFSM
  • Definition of ‘food security’: why coarse cereals left out?
  • Selection of districts for intervention faulty
  • Rigidity in menu of interventions
  • Overlapping components with other CSS; different subsidy norms
rkvy 2008 09
RKVY 2008-09
  • Allocation Rs. 422 crores
  • C-DAP ready; SAP in advanced stage of preparation
  • Bottom-up, district planning exercise
  • Approvals by DPC
  • SLSC likely to examine by 15th March 08
  • All 48 dists. covered by ATMA in 07-08; district societies constituted
  • SIET at State level converted into Regd. Society; being strengthened
  • PPP with ITC for Farm Schools; crop demo and monthly ATMA newsletter
  • More PPP projects in pipeline with NGOs for basmati cultivation; SRI; crop demo; integrated farming
extension contd
Extension (contd)
  • State level, all-Hindi website KRISHINET activated; link to CSC
  • Local call centre, community radio service planned
  • Special schemes for training of SC/ST farmers and women activated
  • Model demonstration farms being upgraded; Babai Integrated Farm – 3500 acres
  • In-house staff training facilities being upgraded
  • Plan to double SRR in all crops in XI Plan
  • Multi-partner seed grid activated:
  • JNKVV, Seed Corpn., Seed Federation, 200 Seed Societies, 16 Farmer Producer Cos., Pvt. Sector seed cos.
  • Seed availability doubled between 2005-2007


Total seed treating material distributed 2007

Lakh ha Qlt.


best practices

Best practices

SRI and hybrids in paddy

Ridge & furrow cultivation for soybean

100% seed treatment

MoUs under ATMA PPP component for demonstration and training.

MoU with SOPA under ISOPOM scheme for arranging seed distribution, demonstration & training

Promotion of intercropping and integrated farming

In-situ moisture conservation through large scale const. of farm ponds (Balram Tal Scheme); convergence with NREGA

Promotion of water saving devices

IPM – practices

Kisan Rath to disseminate technology

Fixed and mobile soil testing labs