Macro Management of Agriculture Scheme

Macro Management of Agriculture Scheme (MMA)

The Macro Management of Agriculture Scheme (MMA) was formulated in 2000-01, by bringing together under one umbrella 27 centrally sponsored schemes relating to cooperatives, crop production programmes, watershed development programmes, horticulture, fertilizer, mechanization and seeds.

This scheme was revised and its role was redefined in 2008-09. The Revised scheme has 10 Sub-schemes which are related to crop production and natural resource management:

Following are some salient features of this scheme:

  1. Practice of allocating funds to States/UTs on historical basis has been replaced by new allocation criteria based on gross cropped areaand area under small and marginal holdings
  2. The Central assistance is provided to the States/UTs as 100 per cent grant;
  3. Rationalization of the subsidy structure to make the pattern of subsidy uniform under all the schemes implemented by the Department of
  4. Agriculture & Cooperation
  5. The subsidy norms for states have been revised.
  6. The areas which are not covered under ISOPOM are covered by MMA as a new component.
  7. The revised MMA seeks active participation of all tiers of the Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs).

10 Sub schemes of the MMA are as follows:

  • Integrated Cereal Development Programme for Rice, Wheat and Coarse Cereals
  • Integrated Cereal Development Programme for Pulses and Oilseeds
  • Sustainable Development of Sugarcane Based Cropping System
  • Farm Mechanization
  • Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Area (NWDPRA)
  • River Valley Project & Flood Prone River (RVP & FPR)
  • Reclamation & Development of Alkali & Acid Soil (R&DAAS)
  • State Land Use Board (SLUB)
  • Primary Market Activities and Extension Activities