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Implementation of Modern Techniques in Agriculture

New Delhi: As per the results of ‘Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households’ conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in 2013, about 63.5 percent of the agricultural households in the rural areas of the country reported cultivation as their principal source of income. Details of the number of farmers still following age old practices are not available in the Survey.

Government has been taking various initiatives to create awareness among farmers about new techniques through such programmes as  extension reforms, Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension, Kisan Call Centers, Agri-Clinics and Agri-business Centers, Exhibitions/Fairs, etc. A Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension Reforms’ popularly known as ATMA Scheme is being implemented in 676 districts of 29 states & 3 UTs of the country, including all the districts of Maharashtra & Jharkhand. The scheme promotes decentralized and farmer-friendly extension system in the country. Under the Scheme, Grants-in-aid is released to the State Governments {In the ratio of 60:40 (Centre:State) to General States, 90:10 for North-Eastern & 3 Himalayan States and 100% for UTs} with an objective to support State Government’s efforts to revitalize their extension system and making available the latest agricultural technologies and good agricultural practices in different thematic areas. The extension activities include farmers training, demonstrations, exposure visits, Kisan Mela, mobilization of Farmers Groups and organizing Farm Schools, etc.

Since inception w.e.f. 2005-06 to 2018-19 (upto 6th December, 2018), over 483.82 lakh farmers have been benefited through different extension activities under the Scheme. Details are given in the Annexure.

 

Annexure

Annexure in reference to reply to Part (c) to (f) of L.S Unstarred Q.No. 104 due for

Reply on 11-12-2018

 

Details of farmers benefitted through different extension activities from 2005-06 to 2018-19 (up to 6thDecember, 2018)
S. N0. STATE ATMA Districts Farmers Benefitted
1 Andhra Pradesh 13 1963115
2 Bihar 38 5331746
3 Chhatisgarh 27 1400716
4 Goa 2 15731
5 Gujarat 33 3880759
6 Haryana 21 659145
7 Himachal Pradesh 12 573877
8 J & K 22 158055
9 Jharkhand 24 908944
10 Karnataka 29 2195407
11 Kerala 14 2070533
12 Maharashtra 33 2946071
13 Madhya Pradesh 51 3786817
14 Orissa 30 4280660
15 Punjab 22 1712617
16 Rajasthan 33 2660159
17 Telangana 30 477732
18 Tamil Nadu 31 3209473
19 Uttar Pradesh 75 5561465
20 Uttarakhand 13 1056672
21 West Bengal 19 1622076
22 Assam 26 101207
23 Arunachal Pradesh 21 281355
24 Manipur 9 135578
25 Meghalaya 11 35185
26 Mizoram 8 143436
27 Nagaland 11 867961
28 Tripura 8 135912
29 Sikkim 4 83428
30 Delhi 1 162
31 Puducherry 2 24934
32 A&N 3 101416
  Total 676 48382343

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

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