Cabinet approves continuation of agricultural schemes with over Rs 33K crore outlay

All these schemes/missions were appraised and approved independently as separate scheme/mission.

Cabinet approves continuation of agricultural schemes with over Rs 33K crore outlay

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, "Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana" in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan till 2019-20 March 31, 2020 with a central outlay of Rs 33,269 crore.

“The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes/Missions. These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and better returns on produce,” a government release has said.

The 11 merged schemes are: National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Sub-Mission for Agriculture Extension (SMAE), Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP), Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM) and Sub-Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ).

Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES), Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Co-operation (ISAC), Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) and National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) have also been merged into the umbrella scheme.

All these schemes/missions were appraised and approved independently as separate scheme/mission. In 2017-18, it has been decided to club all these schemes / missions under one umbrella scheme 'Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana', the release said.

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