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Launched in 2007-08 (11th FYP)

Enhance investment in A&A sector to achieve 4% growth rate.
Approve and execute growth generating interventions and build agri-infrastructure as per
ICAR Research complex for Goa standardized low cost hydroponics protocols for green fodder
It has 11 sub schemes
o Bring Green Revolution to Eastern India
Rice and Wheat in Non-NFSM districts
Asset building for water management activities like Dugwells,Borewell etc
Enhancing the production & productivity of crop
Marketing support for promotion/creation of primary processing facilities
including farm level storage, drying etc
National Mission for Saffron (2010-11) (100 cr)

Bring economic revival in J&K

Nutri-Cerals (2012-13) (100 cr)

Promote production of millets like Jowar, bajra, ragi etc by upgrading their
processing technologies and create awareness regarding their health benefits

Accelerated Fodder Development Programme (2011-12) (100 cr)

Accelerate production of fodder through intensive promotion of technologies

and ensure availability throughout the year.

Vegetative initiatives for urban clusters (2012-13) (200 cr)

Set in motion virtuos cycle of higher production and income for farmers as well
as assured and fresh vegetables supply in urban areas.

Promotion of Oil Palm (2011-12) (150 cr)

Bring 60000 hectares under oil palm plantation by integrating the farmers with
the markets.

National Mission for Protein Supplements (2011-12) (400 Cr)

Promote animal based protein production through livestock development, dairy

farming, piggery, goat rearing and fisheries in selected blocks.

Rainfed Area Development Programme (2012-13) (250 cr)

Improve the quality of life of farmers especially small and marginal farmers.
Focus on Integrated Farming system (IFS) by integrating location specific
cropping system with livestock, fisheries, and other livelihood support activities
for enhancing productivity and minimizing risks associated with climatic
Harness efficiency of natural resources/assets/ commodities by supporting
location-specific farming systems.

Vidarbha Intensified Irrigation Development Programme (2012-13) (300 cr)

Bring in more farming areas under protective irrigation in Vidarbha region.

PPP for Integrated Agriculture Development (2012-13)

Augmenting governmental effort in leveraging the capability of private sector in

agriculture development. (Pilot Programme)

Nutri Farms (Pilot Programme- 200 cr)

Introducing new crop varieties that are rich in micronutrients such as iron-rich
bajra, protein-rich maize and zinc-rich wheat in districts most affected by
malnutrition during 2013-14.

Crop Diversification in Original GR States (2013-14- 5000cr)

Promote technological innovation and to encourage farmers to choose crop


NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION (2005-06) (85% centre, 15% states)

Promotion of holistic growth of the horticulture sector comprising of fruits, vegetables, root &
tuber crops, mushroom, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, cashew and coca.
Establishment of nurseries and tissue culture units
Area expansion and rejuvenation
Technology promotion, dissemination, HRD
Creation of Infrastructure for post-harvest management and marketing in consonance with


Increase the production of rice, wheat and pulses by 10,8,2 million tonnes by end of 11 FYP
Via Area expansion and productivity enhancement, restoring soil fertility, employment and
enhance farm level economy.

Promote and extend improved technologies like seed, micro-nutrients, soil amendments,
integrated pest management, farm machinery and resource conservation technologies along
with capacity building of farmers.
Distribution of hybrid seeds, need based plant and soil management, resources conservation
techniques, efficient water tools, cropping based training and local initiatives, award for best
performing districts.


Roughly same as NFMS points just replace seeds with Bamboo.


Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, pulses, oil palm and maize (ISOPOM), it got merged with NFM in
2010. For area have look page no 91-92.


It is one of the 8 missions of NAPCC

Aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture through 17 deliverables focusing on 10 key
dimension of Indian agriculture.
It has subsumed, Rainfed Area Development programme (RADP), National mission on Micro
Irrigation (NMMI), National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF), National project on Mangement
of Soil Health and Fertility (NPMSH&F) and Soil and Landuse survey under this domain.
Special focus on development of rainfed areas, resources conservation, water use efficiency and
soil health management.
Transform Indian Agriculture into a climate resilient production system through suitable
adaptation and mitigation measures in domains of crop and animal husbandry.
Primary focus on conservation and sustainable use of natural resources for food and livelihood
o Rainfed Area Development (RAD)
Explore potential utilization of natural resources base/assets available created
through watershed development and soil conservation activities.
It will rely on integrated farming system for enhancing productivity and
minimizing risks associated with climatic variabilities.
On Farm Water Management (OFWM)

Enchaining water use efficiency by promoting efficient on-farm water

management technologies and equipment.

Soil Health Management

Promoting location as well as crop specific sustainable soil health management,

including residue management, organic farming by way of creating and
Programme Components.


Implemented by Commercial bank, Cooperative banks and Regional Rural Banks.
Augmenting credit flow for agricultural activities.
Include term credit and consumption needs.
The National Policy for Farmers, 2007 lays emphasis on use of IT for achieving rapid
development of agriculture.
E-governance to make improved services accessible to farmers and other allied
group/stakeholders using ICT as facilitator media
Introduced Crop Insurance scheme in 1985
Central Scheme of NCIP merging 3 schemes of 11th Plan,
o Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS)
Actual premium are charged which are subsidized for farmers.
The claim liability is on the insurance company
o Weather based Crop Insurance (WBCIS)
o Protects losses caused by adverse weather conditions.
o Actual premiums are charged which are subsidized for farmers.
o Claim liability is on insurance company
Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS)

Actuarial premiums are charged which are subsidized for farmers.

Claim liability on insurance company
Compensate for damages to coconut palm


Increase coverage of farmers, crop and risk commitment

Protect the farmers against the crop losses suffered on account of natural calamities like
drought, flood etc and diseases.
Implemented by Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AIC)


Responsible for integrated development of marketing of A&A produce with safeguard the
interests of producer-sellers as well as consumers.

Promotion of Standardization and Grading of agricultural and allied produce under Agricultural
Produce Act 1986
Reforms in State Agricultural Marketing laws and guides States/UTs for development and
management of Agricultural produce.
Implementation of MRIN, GBY, AMIGS and SAGF
Marketing Extension and Training of personnel in Agriculture Marketing.


Fixing grade designation to indicate quality

Defining quality indicated by every grade designation
Specifying grade designation marks to represent particular grade designation


Crisis Management Plan (CMP) 2014 defined roles during drought.

State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) by State govt. with ratio of 3:1 (C:S) and 9:1 for special
category states (8 NE, HP,J&K and Uttarkhand)
Providing logistics and financial help


Promoting Organic farming through various schemes like National Project on Organic
farming (NPOF), National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Horticulture mission for NE and
Himalayan states (HMNEH), National project on management of Soil health and Fertility
NPOF financial assistance is provided as back end subsidy through NABARD for setting up of
existing bio fertilizers and pesticides production units and setting Fruits and Vegetables
NHM and HMNEH , financial assistance is provided for adopting organic farming, vermin
compost units, and organic farming certification.
NPMSHF, promotes use of organic manures, assistance for promoting organic farming under

Eco-Sensitive Farming, balanced use of fertilizers and various measures like

NPMSHF promote soil test based, balanced and judicious use of chemical fertilizers in
conjunction with organic sources of nutrients to improve soil fertility.
Preparation of Geo-Referenced Soil Fertility maps including interlinking of soil fertility
status with Soil test crop response (STCR)
Use of customized fertilizers to promote site specific nutrient management so as to
achieve maximum fertilizer use efficiency. These contan multi nutrient carrier designed
to contain macro and micro nutrients and are soil and crop specific.
Training for farmers on balanced use, Field demonstration with financial assistance


Enhances productivity besides human drudgery and cost of cultivation, helps in utilization
efficiency of other inputs, safety and comfort of agricultural workers.
Improvement in quality and value addition of the produce and enables the farmers to raise a
second crop or multi crop.
Farm power availability and avg. food grains yield have a direct relationship.
MoA providing finance for agriculture equipment , increase in farm power availability to atleast
2 KW/ha by the end of 12th FYP.
Implementing single window approach, reaching small and marginal farmers.


Use of ICT by ensuring timely access to agriculture related information.

These are implemented via Govt. Offices, KVs, Kisan call centre etc.
Information on crops, farm machinery, training and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), weather
advisories, information on prices, arrivals, procurement, information on irrigation etc


Serves as One stop shop for all information on various agricultural related activities.
SMS Portal for Farmers.
These SMS are classified in 3 categories like information, services and advisories.
It contains about schemes, market prices, weather reports etc.