January 14, 2022

Modernization of agriculture will promote sustainable growth in the agricultural sector: Narendra Singh Tomar | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

New Delhi: The government has taken various measures to modernize agriculture for sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. Some of the interventions in this direction are:

  • Establishment of a network of 722 KrishiVigyanKendras (KVK) for the dissemination of knowledge and information on modern technologies, etc.
  • Initiatives under the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) program, such as extension reforms, mass media support for agricultural extension, Kisan call centers, agro-clinics and agro-industrial centers, exhibitions / fairs, etc.
  • Under Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM)
  • Promotion of agricultural mechanization for in situ management of crop residues in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT Delhi.
  • The National Agriculture Electronic Market Platform (e-NAM) has been established
  • Soil Health Card (SHC) program.
  • Per additional culture drop (PDMC)
  • Mission for the integrated development of horticulture.
  • Promotion of 10,000 FPO.

Agricultural exports excluding related products (Marine, Meat, etc.) set a record in 2020-21 with total agricultural exports of Rs. 213,513.38 Crore which was the highest for the past two decades.

The top 10 agricultural products in demand on the international market are rice (other than basmati), basmati rice, spices, sugar, cotton, oil cakes, castor oil, fresh fruits, tea and fresh vegetables.

India’s exports of major agricultural and related products 2016-17 and 2020-21
(Value in Rs. Crore)
S. No. Merchandise 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 RAW COTTON INCLUDED. WASTE 10907.32 12200.05 14627.55 7539.53 13968.38
6 OIL MEAL 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
ten FRESH VEGETABLES 5790.71 5297.72 5679.10 4617.34 5388.03
11 PEANUT 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 CORN 447.85 624.37 424.47 444.20 4173.08
16 AYUSH AND HERB PRODUCTS 2693.57 2940.06 3127.26 3033.04 3997.05
17 NON-MANUFACTURED TOBACCO 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 mollas 314.94 97.45 586.80 517.51 1316.22
23 COCOA PRODUCTS 1086.77 1144.35 1350.86 1274.69 1108.38
24 FRUIT / VEGETABLE SEEDS 522.75 670.91 866.31 771.66 929.63
25 JUTE JUTE 927.32 909.94 795.75 729.54 803.88
26 SHELLAC 225.53 285.18 304.79 411.94 649.83
27 FLORECLTR PRODUCTS 546.71 507.32 571.43 541.61 575.99
28 OTHER OILY 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 NUTSHELL LIQUID 43.99 32.63 26.91 23.09 19.72
Total agri-food exports 140478.08 155908.59 175325.54 158406.94 213513.38

This information was given in a response written by Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Lok Sabha.


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