Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture. India Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that these initiatives taken by the Central Govt. for Promoting Digital Agriculture and the welfare of farmers have started showing positive results. Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that agriculture scientists are working hard with smartly to improve the conditions of farming and farmers in the country. He further added that countless people have been already been saved from starvation through the use of sophisticated and advance agricultural techniques.Central Govt. initiatives for Digital Agriculture. Shri Singh further said that the scientists of NRRI, Cuttack have developed CR Paddy 310 Rice for the first time in the world which contains more than 11% protein while other species of rice generally contain protein only 7-8%. In current scenario the Central Government of India focusing more in Digital Agriculture.
Farmers Welfare Minister stated that NRRI (National Rice Research Institute) is carrying out researches on Doubled Haploid. He added that they are developing a new technique which after having been successful will lead the farmers not to purchase the seed of hybrid rice species from the market. Under this technique the properties of hybrid rice will be transferred to other rice species. Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture. Minister further added that National Rice Research Institute continuously trying to make the rice farming beneficial and lasting.
Farmers Welfare Minister told the gathering that after having formed the Govt. in May, 2014, a number of programmers had been launched by Central Government for the growth of the farmers and country which resulted in positive changes in the lives of farmers. He mentioned the following schemes in this.
Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture. Now we define some beneficial schemes are launched by Indian Government
- Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
- Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yoaja
- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna
- Soil Health Card Scheme
- National Agriculture Market
- Achievements of National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
- India emergence campaign through village emergence
- My Village My Pride
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana: It has been launched to provide relief to the farmers due to poor monsoon. Through this scheme emphasis are being put on “water to each and every farm and field” that is to say to provide facilities of irrigation to each and every farmer along with enhancement of water conservation skill.
Central Government of India is committed to encourage investment in the digital agriculture and the irrigation on water conservation and regional level along with the management concerned system. Under this scheme, emphasis is being laid on cultivable land, improvement in the condition of water conservation on the field, precision irrigation encouragement to the sophisticated technologies to save water, to enhance the potentiality of aquifer, to use the waste water of Municipal Corporation etc., under this process the water projects are being promoted through private investments.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yoaja: To promote bio-farming or digital agriculture in the country, Central Govt. launched an initiative in April, 2015. According to the scheme, the farmers are being encouraged to adopt bio-farming by making clusters in the country. To be benefited from this scheme at least a cluster of 50 farmers is required along with a large area of land with 50 acre. Through this scheme, every farmer will be provided Rs. 25,000/- per acre for the span of three year. Farmers will utilize this amount for the purchase of bio-seeds, harvesting and to transport the agricultural products to the local market and international market.Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture.
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna: Central Government of India has launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna to promote the digital agriculture and provide relief to the farmers inflicted with the loss of crop damage. This is only for a farmer welfare scheme. Under this scheme, the burden of premium will be reduced and their cases will be sorted out expeditiously. Apart from the losses inflicted by crop damage, the provision has been made with this scheme to relieve the farmers from the losses in harvesting aftermath scenario. Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture. This scheme provides assessment of local calamities along with a list on unseasonal rain form, land slide and floods. Under this scheme the farmers are supposed to pay 2% for Kharif and 1.5% for Rabi. Rest of the premium will be deposited by the Government. The Government has not prescribed any extent for subsidy. The remaining premium is 90% that will be paid by the State Government. Through this scheme, remote sensing, smart phone and digital device use is mandatory for the expeditious assessment of the crop damage.
Soil Health Card Scheme: Government has been initiated Soil Health Card scheme to provide farmers Soil Health Card in a mission mode. And increase the digital agriculture awareness in India. Central Govt. initiatives for Digital Agriculture. This is a latest technology card will contain the know how of the new trend in the soil and accordingly the required quantity of fertilizers in the soil. Under this farmers will be capable enough to obtain more products on their farms. Through this card, the farmers will know the fertility and quality of their fields. The expert will sort out the problem concerned with soil. Though this card the farmers will monitor the change of quality related to the soil after use of the farms in digital agriculture process and they will benefit from the soil card to maintain the health and quality of the soil.
National Agriculture Market (e-NAM): National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) is all India electronic trading portal which aims at to form a unified national market for agricultural products by making a network for the markets related to the existing Agricultural Product Marketing Committee (APMC).
The government made up its mind to develop a National Agriculture Market so as to transport the agricultural product from one market to another in a smooth way, to save the producers from a number of market duties and to provide agricultural product to the consumers on a fair price. By September, 2016 e-NAM will cover more than 250 agricultural markets and by March, 2019 such methodology will be developed for 595 markets which will facilitate the transportation of agricultural products to the market. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister said that digital agriculture technology will facilitate us to be linked with the others and to share our thoughts on different points. Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr. Modi treats digital agriculture technology to provide employment to all the nationals and to change the national scenario. Mr. Modi desires to impart the benefits of digital India on farmers for which a virtual platform is being prepared as National Agriculture Market. Central Govt. initiatives for Digital Agriculture. Simultaneously a provision has been made for soil testing laboratories nearby selected mandis in the vicinity which will facilitate the farmers for soil testing.
At present the farmers sell out their products through the Mandis or Bazar Committees which levy a number of duties on their products. Now, there will be only one license for the whole State and duty will be levied only on one point. Electronic auction will be conducted to know about the prices. It will facilitate the way to convert the whole state to one market. Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture .The farmers will obtain more alternative to sell out their products. The transparency will be increased due to online platform and farmers will get better return.
Achievements of National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Sngh said that this premium institute has been celebrated its 70th foundation day on last 23rd April. On 23rd April, 1946 Central Rice Research Institute was set up in Cuttack. Singh sir said that while keeping in view the achievements of CRRI it has been elevated as National Rice Research Institute by imparting its status as National Institute. Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture. This Institute has developed more than 115 rice species for different agriculture climate and different quality of soil condition. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister thanked all the scientists of National Research Rice Institutes, Cuttack who have developed a very important mobile app named as “rice expert” through which farmers will get all the information about the different pests inflicting loss to their paddy farmers, new trends, diseases related to paddy, different species of rice under different rice, digital agricultural devices and different activities after harvesting on their fields, they perform.Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture.
India emergence campaign through village emergence: Central Government of India has launched a campaign named as India emergence through village emergence so as to improve the means of livelihood amongst the rural, to helpful in the farmers growth, increase digital agriculture awareness to accelerate rural development process to strengthen Panchayati Raj across the country to establish social equality to create awareness about the agricultural schemes and technologies.Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture.
My Village My Pride: This scheme has been launched by Central Government; a new scheme has been initiated to provide the methodology of scientific farming and a new technology to every village to promote the digital agriculture in India. For this purpose, all the experts of Agriculture University and ICAR Institutes spreads all over the country have been invited to initiate. Under this Scheme, 25,000 agriculture scientists have been engaged to adopt a village which is also involved to pay awareness to adopt the ways of sophisticated scientific farming and their implementation. 80 scientist of National Rice Research Institute are in touch with farmers after having selected almost 100 villages. Central Govt. taken initiatives for Digital Agriculture. They are providing multi dimensional information and sophisticated benefits to the farmers within prescribed time frame.