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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Agriculture &amp; Farmers Welfare<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>20 JUL 2018 5:35PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Doubling the income of farmers

The Government has set a target of doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022. The Government has constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Executive Officer, National Rainfed Area Authority, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare to examine issues relating to doubling of farmers’ income and recommend a strategy to achieve doubling of farmers’ income in real terms by the year 2022.  

 

At present, thirteen draft volumes of ‘Strategy for Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022’ prepared by the Committee have been uploaded on the website of this Department (http://agricoop.nic.in/doubling-farmers) for seeking public opinion. 

 

Parallely, the Government is aiming to reorient agriculture sector by focusing on income centeredness. In order to realise net positive returns for the farmer, schemes as follows, are being promoted and implemented in a major way through the States/UTs viz:- Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme; Neem Coated Urea (NCU); Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY);  Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY); National Agriculture Market scheme (e-NAM); Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY); National Food Security Mission (NFSM); Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH); National Mission on Oilseeds & Oilpalm (NMOOP); National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA); National Mission on Agricultural Extension & Technology (NMAET) and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).   In addition, schemes relating to tree plantation (Har Medh Par Ped), Bee Keeping, Dairy and Fisheries are also implemented.  All these schemes are implemented to enhance production and productivity of agriculture and thereby enhance income of farmers.

 

Minimum Support Price (MSP) is notified for both Kharif & Rabi crops based on the recommendations of the Commission on Agriculture Costs & Prices (CACP). The Commission collects & analyses data on cost of cultivation and recommends MSP. 

 

Giving a major boost for the farmers’ income, the Government has increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of all kharif crops for 2018-19 Season. This decision of the Government is a historic one as it redeems the promise of the pre-determined principle of fixing the MSPs at a level of at least 150 percent of the cost of production announced by the Union Budget for 2018-19.

 

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has not conducted any survey during the last one year for collecting data of the present income of country’s farmers and animal rearers residing in various parts of the country. However, NSSO conducted a Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of Agricultural households during its 70th round (January 2013- December 2013) in the rural areas of the country with reference to the agricultural year July 2012- June 2013. The survey collected the details of income generated by the agricultural households during the agricultural year July 2012-June 2013 from different economic activities. Average monthly income (Rs.) per agricultural household for different States/ group of UTs during July 2012 - June 2013 as per the results of the Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households, NSS 70th round (January 2013 – December 2013) is annexed.

 

Annexure

 

Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 326 for answer on 20.07.2018

 

Average monthly income (₹)  per agricultural household for different States/ group of UTs during July 2012 _June 2013 as per the results of the Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households, NSS 70th round (January 2013 – December 2013)

State/ Group of UTs#

income from wages

(₹)

net receipt from cultivation

(₹)

net receipt from farming of animals

(₹)

net receipt from non-farm business

(₹)

total

income

(₹)

 
 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

 

 Andhra Pradesh

2482

2022

1075

400

5979

 

 Arunachal Pradesh

2076

6647

1310

836

10869

 

 Assam

1430

4211

799

255

6695

 

 Bihar

1323

1715

279

240

3558

 

 Chhattisgarh

1848

3347

-19

1

5177

 

 Gujarat

2683

2933

1930

380

7926

 

 Haryana

3491

7867

2645

431

14434

 

 Himachal Pradesh

4030

2876

1047

824

8777

 

 Jammu &    Kashmir

7336

3063

801

1483

12683

 

Jharkhand

1839

1451

1193

238

4721

 

 Karnataka

2677

4930

600

625

8832

 

 Kerala

5254

3531

575

2529

11888

 

 Madhya Pradesh

1332

4016

732

129

6210

 

 Maharashtra

2156

3856

539

834

7386

 

 Manipur

3815

2924

1563

540

8842

 

 Meghalaya

3776

6472

657

887

11792

 

 Mizoram

3655

4561

864

19

9099

 

 Nagaland

5393

3212

1384

59

10048

 

 Odisha

1716

1407

1314

539

4976

 

 Punjab

4779

10862

1658

760

18059

 

 Rajasthan

2534

3138

967

710

7350

 

 Sikkim

3113

1696

980

1009

6798

 

 Tamil Nadu

2902

1917

1100

1061

6980

 

 Telangana

1450

4227

374

260

6311

 

 Tripura

2185

2772

311

162

5429

 

 Uttarakhand

1069

2531

848

253

4701

 

 Uttar Pradesh

1150

2855

543

376

4923

 

 West Bengal

2126

979

225

650

3980

 

Group of UTs

5179

1864

213

1312

8568

 

 all India

2071

3081

763

512

6426

 

 

 Figures for remaining States are not published due to inadequate sample size (i.e. number of sample households less than 300). Figures for UTs have been clubbed and given against ‘Group of UTs’ due to the same reason.

 

Source: Table 1 of Appendix A, NSS Report No. 576: Income, Expenditure, Productive Assets and Indebtedness of Agricultural Households in India

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of  Agriculture  &  Farmers Welfare Shri. Parshottam Rupala  today  in  Rajya Sabha.

 

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