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Schemes implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

New Delhi: The budget allocation for the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has been increased from Rs 1,31,531.19 crore in 2021-22 to Rs 1,32,513.62 crore in 2022-23. Schemes implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare are for the benefit of all farmers including women and small and marginal farmers.

The Government is implementing various schemes and programs for providing assistance to the farmers including women and small &marginal farmers as per eligibility and conditions existing in scheme guidelines. Details of major beneficiary-oriented schemes implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare are as follows:

Brief of major beneficiary-oriented schemes implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

S. No Name of the Scheme Purpose
1. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers. Under the Scheme, an amount of Rs.6000/- per year is released (in three equal installments of Rs. 2000/- every four months) by the Central Government online directly into the bank accounts of the eligible farmers.
2. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY)  To provide a social security net for the landholding Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) as they have minimal or no savings to provide for old age and to support them in the event of the consequent loss of livelihood
3. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) Aims at making farming a remunerative economic activity by strengthening the farmers’ effort, risk mitigation, and promoting agribusiness entrepreneurship.
4. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Affordable crop insurance scheme for farmers against all non-preventable natural risks.
5. Per Drop More Crop (PDMC)   The PMKSY-Per Drop More Crop mainly focuses on water use efficiency at the farm level through precision/micro irrigation. Besides promoting precision irrigation (drip and sprinkler irrigation systems) and better on-farm water management practices to optimize the use of available water resources, this component also supports micro-level water storage or water conservation/management activities to supplement micro irrigation.
6. National Honey and Bee Mission (NHBM) Promotion and development of scientific beekeeping in the country
7. Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF)
  • Medium – long-term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets through interest subvention and financial support.
8. Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS)  Aims at providing adequate and timely credit support by way of short-term crop loans up to Rs 3 lakhs to all farmers.
9. National Bamboo Mission (NBM)   To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as the availability of quality raw material requirement of industries.
10. Soil Health Management (SHM) To develop and promote soil test-based nutrient management for enhancing nutrient use efficiency
11. Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE) Aims at making the extension system farmer-driven and farmer accountable by disseminating technology to farmers through new institutional arrangements viz. Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at the district level to operationalize extension reforms in a participatory model.
12. Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanization(SMAM) Increase the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to the regions where the availability of farm power is low;
13. The mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) Stimulate holistic growth of the horticulture sector through area-based regionally differentiated strategies involving technology promotion, extension, post-harvest management (PHM), processing, and marketing in consonance with the comparative advantage of each State/region and its diverse agro-climatic features;
14. Sub-Mission on Seed and Planting Material (SMSP)  Production and multiplication of high yielding certified/quality seeds of all crops and making them available to the farmers
15. National Food Security Mission (NFSM). Increasing production of rice, wheat, pulses coarse cereals (maize & barley), Nutri-cereals (jowar, bajra, ragi & other small millets) and commercial crops (jute, cotton & sugarcane), oilseeds & oil palm through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country.
16. Integrated Scheme for Agriculture Marketing (ISAM) To develop marketing infrastructure to effectively handle and manage marketable surpluses of agricultural and allied produce including horticulture, livestock, poultry, fishery, bamboo, minor forest produce, and such like produce supportive to enhance farmers’ income, etc.
17. Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs) Aggregation of small, marginal, and landless farmers into FPOs in order to enhance economic strength & market linkages for enhancing their income.