Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister inaugurated National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign 2022-23 immediately (19 April) at NASC Complex, Delhi. Tomar expressed satisfaction that that as per 2nd Advance Estimates (2021-22), whole meals grains manufacturing in India is estimated at 3160 lakh tonnes which might be an all time report.
The pulses and oilseeds manufacturing might be 269.5 and 371.5 lakh tonnes, respectively. As per third superior estimates, horticulture manufacturing throughout 2020-21 is 3310.5 lakh tonnes that’s the highest ever for horticulture sector in India. Tomar mentioned that the Centre and states would work collectively to make sure pesticide and seeds availability to cut back enter prices for farmers. He urged that there must be a technique to switch Urea with Nano-urea. He declared that the federal government would proceed to put emphasis on pure and natural farming.
Regarding exports, the Agri Minister mentioned that whereas agriculture exports have elevated, consideration must be paid on high quality merchandise in order that they will compete in International Markets. Exporters and farmers each ought to profit.
The motive of this convention was to assessment and assess the crop efficiency throughout the previous crop seasons and repair crop-wise targets for Kharif season in session with State Governments, guarantee provide of crucial inputs and facilitate adoption of revolutionary applied sciences with a view to boost manufacturing and productiveness of the crops.
The precedence of Centre is agro-ecological based mostly crop planning for diversion of land from extra commodities like rice and wheat. to deficit commodities like oilseeds and pulses and excessive worth export incomes crops.
Government is giving high precedence to Crop Diversification with a give attention to Self Sufficiency in Oilseeds & Pulses and Promotion of Oil Palm. Consultations with all stakeholders like main states, researchers, industries and coverage makers have been held to finalize a National Policy Frame Work for Crop Diversification Programme within the nation. All states ought to work in direction of crop diversification for making agriculture sustainable, worthwhile and independent in deficit commodities.
The Conference set National targets for whole meals grain manufacturing set at 3280 lakh tonnes for the 12 months 2022-23 in comparison with anticipated manufacturing of 3160 lakh tonnes throughout present 12 months. Target for manufacturing of pulses and pulses have been fastened at 295.5 and 413.4 lakh tonnes in 2022-23. Nutri-cereals manufacturing needs to be elevated from 115.3 in 2021-22 to 205.0 lakh tonnes in 2022-23. The technique could be to extend space by way of inter-cropping and crop diversification and productiveness enhancement by way of the introduction of HYVs and adoption of appropriate agronomic practices in low-yielding areas.
Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Manoj Ahuja mentioned that the nation is sustaining an growing pattern in meals grain manufacturing since 2015-16. Total meals grain manufacturing has elevated by 25% in final 6 years from 251.54 to 316.01 million tonnes. Oilseeds have adopted the identical pattern and have proven a progress of 42% from 25.25 million tonnes in 2015-16 to 37.15 million tonnes in 2021-22. India’s exports of agricultural merchandise have grown by 19.92% throughout 2021-22 to the touch $50.21 billion ( Rs 376575 crore).
Ahuja mentioned “We have to accelerate the production and productivity of agriculture and horticulture sectors for ensuring food and nutritional security in the rural areas. The Government has adopted several developmental programmes, schemes, reforms and policies that focus on higher incomes for the farmers. Action Plan for three years Seed Rolling Plan (2021-22 to 2023-24) for all oilseeds with allocation Rs 381.95 crore will produce a total of 14.7 lakh quintals of quality seed of new HYVs will be produced in next 3 years.”
Making an in depth presentation on the methods for crop administration in Kharif season, Agriculture Commissioner, Dr. A. Ok. Singh mentioned that nation has recorded all-time excessive meals grains, oilseeds and horticultural manufacturing because of well timed interventions of the federal government. Now, particular focus is given on oilseeds, pulses and nutria-cereals. Post monsoon, rainfall has been in extra over regular and about 55.76 lakh hectares was beneath cultivation throughout summer time. Following authorities coverage, there was discount in space beneath rice with corresponding enhance in pulses and oilseeds cultivation. Government has labored out requirement of seed and fertilizers and can guarantee their well timed provide.
Cafeteria Approach beneath RKVY and sub-schemes for farm mechanization have been shared for the advantages of the states. Presentations have been additionally given on Digital Agriculture, PM-Kisan and Natural Farming.