Cabinet approves continuation of Krishonnati Yojana

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana” in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the Central Share of Rs. 33,269.976 crore, reports govt agencies.

The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Missions. All these schemes were appraised and approved independently as separate scheme but in 2017-18 they have  been  clubbed  under one umbrella scheme ‘Green Revolution -Krishonnati Yojana’.

These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity andbetter returns on produce.

The Schemes will be continued for three financial years, i.e., 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The Schemes that are part of the Umbrella Schemes include Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture which aims to enhance horticulture production. National Food Security Mission aims to increase production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops, through area expansion and productivity enhancement.

It further aims to augment the availability of vegetable oils and to reduce the import of edible oils.

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture aims at promoting sustainable agriculture practices best suitable to the specific agro-ecology. Submission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE), another scheme aims to strengthen the ongoing extension mechanism of State Governments, local bodies etc. for achieving food and nutritional security and socio-economic empowerment of farmers.

Mission on Seeds and Planting Material  aims to increase production of quality seed and Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation aims to increase the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to the regions where availability of farm power is low.

Mission on Plant Protection and Plan Quarantine aims to minimize loss to quality and yield of agricultural crops from the ravages of insect pests, diseases, weeds, etc to shield agricultural bio-security from the incursions and spread of alien species.

Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics aims to undertake the agriculture census, study of the cost of cultivation of principal crops and Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation aims to provide financial assistance for improving the economic conditions of cooperatives, remove regional imbalances and to
speed up  cooperative development in agricultural marketing.

Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) aims to develop agricultural marketing infrastructure,  National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) aims to bring farmer centricity & service orientation to the programmes.

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