Welcome To Department Of Agriculture

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Agricultural sector continues to be the pivotal sector in the Indian economy providing employment, livelihood, food nutrient and ecological securities. Agriculture and allied activities contribute about 29 percent to the gross domestic product and the growth rate of agriculture is around 2 percent. Indian Agriculture employs 69 percent of the total work force and it is the major source of poverty alleviation empowerment of the agrarian folk and corner stone of development of India as well as other developing countries. As a result of sustained efforts, food grain production has increased from 50.8 million tones in 1950-51 to 233.02 million tones in 2008-09.

The green revolution (1966-67) is one of the biggest success stories of India cited globally, which enabled the country to convert the nightmarish “begging bowl” status to self sufficiency. It also brought about an element of resilience in agriculture toward of the threat famines. The green revolution obviously unheard in an era of over all rural prosperity it impact was so drastic that India become a role model for developing nation.

The scenario, however, changed between 1990 and 2007 when the rate of growth of food grains production decelerated to 1.2 percent which was lower than the average population a growth rate of 1.9 percent. India’s import of 7 million tones of wheat during the last 2 year when the crisis was unfolding and gradually worsening had its own impacted on escalating prices.

There is an urgent need to accelerate agricultural growth to address issues on food security, nutritional adequacy, and rural income generation, Employment and poverty. Despite higher promotion per capital availability of food over time has not increased significantly. The urban and rural divide and regional disparities are on the increase. Based on this fact, the Agro-Ecological Situation (AES) approach evolved under National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP). This participatory approach is crucial here not only to increase the relevancy of a programmed but also to make best use of available indigenous knowledge. The qualitative difference as compared to other existing projects lies in the fact that NATP is based exclusively upon bottom-up approach. Under NATP, Jharkhand state covering 22 districts fairly representing Agro-Climate Zone (ACZ), have been selected where Agricultural Technology management Agency (ATMA) as an autonomous body at the district level has been established for new institutional arrangements. These aim towards integrated extension delivery, adopting bottom up planning procedure, establishment of linkage among research-extension-farmer-NGO’s / Corporate sector market, making the technology dissemination farmer driven and farmer accountable, ensure women participation in agriculture and create information connectivity to all blocks with district level ATMA with an ultimate aim of economic emancipation of the farming community.