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Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops

This study attempts to develop first-of-its kind maps and charts for the “Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops” which shall help in improved understanding and targeted policy and investment interventions for improving our agriculture water use. This water productivity report addresse...

Author(s) : Bharat R. Sharma 

Unanimous Calling for Government of India to Launch a National Millet Mission

‘Millet Champions’ calling for the Government of India to launch a National Millet Mission, especially since 2018 is the National Year of Millets at the ‘Millets, Monsoon and Market’ dialogue.

Author(s) : M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF 

Experts Call for Revival of Millets in the Context of Climate Change and Nutrition

Millets comprised 12% of the cultivated area as part of the Special Project on Rainfed area development programme in Tamil Nadu, the Govt of TN has allocated Rs. 802 crores for the promotion of millets during 2016-17 and 100 crores in 2019-20 for the promotion of livelihood opportunities under mille...

Author(s) : M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF 

Farming System for Nutrition

A majority of the population of India live in villages with agriculture constituting the major livelihood source. Agriculture is carried out in the form of farming systems comprising crops, farm animals, inland and marine fisheries and forestry and agroforestry. The farm size is small and the ma...

Author(s) : Aliza Pradhan, B Jayashree, 

Millets Future of Food and Farming

In India, out of the total net sown area of 141.0 Mha, rainfed area accounts for 85.0 Mha spread over 177 districts. This constitutes approximately 60 percent of the total farming area in the country. Rainfed agriculture contributes 44% of the total food grain production of the country and produc...

Author(s) : Millets Network of India MNI 

Initiative for Nutritional Security through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP)

Government has announced an allocation of Rs. 300 crores in 2011-12 under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for promotion of millets as Nutri-cereals. Scheme on Initiative for Nutrition Security through Intensive Millets Promotion has been formulated to operationalize the announcement. The scheme aim...

Author(s) : National Food Security Mission NFSM 

Supporting Millets in India: Policy Review and Suggestions for Action

The present paper is part of the action research project ‘Revalorising Small Millets in Rainfed Regions of South Asia’ (RESMISA) which aims to increase production and consumption of nutritious small millets and associated pulse and oil seed crops in rainfed regions of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka....

Author(s) : Dhan Foundation Tamil Nadu 

Demand for Grants 2018-19: Analysis Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is divided into three departments: (i) Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, which implements programmes and schemes relating to crop husbandry, and manages agriculture inputs, (ii) Agricultural Research and Education, which manages agricultur...

Author(s) : Sai Priya Kodidala 

Process Manual for Comprehensive Revival of Millets In the Farming Systems and in Household Consumption

The nutritious Millets traditionally occupied substantial part of the diets and crop systems in tribal areas and in the dry rainfed areas of Andhra Pradesh. Government’s focus on promotion of rice in agriculture and in PDS has led to a shift away from millets. Reduction in millets resulted in nut...

Author(s) : Department of Agriculture Govt of Andhra Pradesh 

Budget 2018: Agriculture and Economy from Union Budget 2018

What the budget has for the agriculture sector and farmers?

Author(s) : Arun Jaitley 

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Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.