Other Schemes of Ministry of Agriculture
Other Government schemes under Ministry of Agriculture are as follows:
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Framing Improvemnet Programme)
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) has been launched by Government of India to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. This will encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields.
Rashtriya Gokul Mission
The Rashtriya Gokul Mission has been launched for conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. The mission also envisages establishment of integrated cattle development centres “Gokul Grams” to develop indigenous breeds including upto 40% nondescript breeds. The mission is a focused project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.
- Development and conservation of indigenous breeds
- To undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds with an objective to improve genetic makeup and increase the stock
- To enhance milk production and productivity
- To upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi
- To distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.
The e-Pashuhaat portal will provide detailed information to farmers about bovine animals. Farmers by accessing this portal can get to know information about certified animals, its parents’ information, breeding, the volume of milk given by bovine animal etc. In addition, animal fodder varieties, its volume and price information will also be made available at this portal. The portal will also enable farmers to buy advanced breeds of bovine animals, cattle frozen semen and embryo at a reasonable price as per their requirements. The portal can be accessed through the website ‘www.epashuhaat.gov.in’.
The portal is expected to propagate high genetic merit germplasm, which is highly needed at this juncture with continuous decline in milk productivity. The portal minimises the involvement of middlemen and facilitates direct links between ‘farmer to farmer’ and ‘farmer to institutes’.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Scheme was launched in the year 2016 to promote agricultural education. Under this scheme, 100 centres are being opened with a fund of Rs.5.35 crore.