Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
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Modernization of Agriculture


Posted On: 01 DEC 2021 6:06PM by PIB Delhi

The Government has taken various steps to modernizing agriculture for sustainable growth in agriculture sector. Some of the interventions in this direction are:

  • Creation of a network of 722 KrishiVigyanKendras (KVKs) for dissemination of knowledge and information about modern technology etc.
  • Initiatives under Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme like Extension Reforms, Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension, Kisan Call Centres, Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Centres, Exhibitions/ Fairs etc.
  • Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM)
  • Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi.
  • National Agriculture e-Market platform (e-NAM) has been established
  • Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme.
  • Per Drop More Crop (PDMC)
  • Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture.
  • Promotion of 10,000 FPOs.

Agriculture exports excluding allied products (Marine, Meat etc.) have set record in 2020-21 with total agri export of Rs. 213513.38 Crore which has been highest since last two decades.

The top 10 agriculture commodities which are in demand in the international market are Rice (other than basmati), rice-basmati, spices, sugar, cotton, oil-meals, castor oil, fresh fruits, tea and fresh vegetables.

India's export of principal agri and allied 2016-17 and 2020-21

( Value in Rs. Crore)

S. No.

Commodity

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

1

RICE(OTHER THAN BASMOTI)

16929.88

23437.23

21171.17

14400.32

35557.03

2

RICE -BASMOTI

21512.91

26870.67

32804.30

31026.33

29847.70

3

SPICES

19111.25

20084.91

23217.77

25642.04

29529.39

4

SUGAR

8659.54

5225.60

9523.14

13981.56

20668.57

5

COTTON RAW INCLD. WASTE

10907.32

12200.05

14627.55

7539.53

13968.38

6

OIL MEALS

5410.10

7043.15

10557.48

5861.35

11688.56

7

CASTOR OIL

4521.51

6730.00

6170.12

6323.84

6801.99

8

FRESH FRUITS

4974.21

4913.28

5538.15

5496.38

5668.75

9

TEA

4905.64

5396.65

5828.34

5851.11

5603.50

10

FRESH VEGETABLES

5790.71

5297.72

5679.10

4617.34

5388.03

11

GROUNDNUT

5444.33

3386.30

3297.32

5096.39

5380.24

12

COFFEE

5646.43

6245.36

5721.98

5236.76

5339.65

13

OTHER CEREALS

1425.77

1604.28

2426.07

1454.71

5198.42

14

VEGETABLE OILS

779.97

566.04

744.58

1208.65

4453.17

15

WHEAT

447.85

624.37

424.47

444.20

4173.08

16

AYUSH AND HERBAL PRODUCTS

2693.57

2940.06

3127.26

3033.04

3997.05

17

TOBACCO UNMANUFACTURED

4249.85

3828.13

3984.53

3761.37

3840.46

18

SESAME SEEDS

2695.84

2990.93

3761.62

3723.31

3159.47

19

CASHEW

5278.61

5945.28

4579.17

4018.35

3112.22

20

PULSES

1277.73

1469.63

1801.51

1511.80

1977.63

21

GUERGAM MEAL

3106.62

4169.56

4707.05

3261.60

1949.09

22

MOLLASES

314.94

97.45

586.80

517.51

1316.22

23

COCOA PRODUCTS

1086.77

1144.35

1350.86

1274.69

1108.38

24

FRUITS / VEGETABLE SEEDS

522.75

670.91

866.31

771.66

929.63

25

JUTE HESSIAN

927.32

909.94

795.77

729.54

803.88

26

SHELLAC

225.53

285.18

304.79

411.94

649.83

27

FLORICLTR PRODUCTS

546.71

507.32

571.43

541.61

575.99

28

OTHER OIL SEEDS

846.58

1126.32

926.75

437.42

455.63

29

JUTE, RAW

76.63

95.43

107.74

103.48

191.49

30

NIGER SEEDS

117.22

69.86

95.50

106.01

160.23

31

CASHEW NUT SHELL LIQUID

43.99

32.63

26.91

23.09

19.72

Total agri& allied exports

140478.08

155908.59

175325.54

158406.94

213513.38

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.

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