A new crop insurance scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has been approved by the Government of India on 13.01.2016 for its implementation from Kharif 2016 along with pilot Unified Package Insurance Scheme (UPIS) and restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS).

During the year 2014-15, under the central sector scheme, “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level” sponsored by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, samples of vegetables, fruits, spices, red chilli powder, curry leaves, rice, wheat, pulses, fish/marine, meat and

Ministry of Environment & Forest and Climate Change vide its notification No. S.O.

Agriculture has been a way of life and continues to be the single most important livelihood of the masses. Agricultural policy focus in India across decades has been on self sufficiency and self-reliance in food grains production. Considerable progress has been made on this front. Food grains production rose from 52 million tonnes in 1951-52 to 265 million tonnes in 2013-14. It is important to throw light on diverse aspects of Indian agriculture through the prism of systematic organization and presentation of statistical data.

Season-wise Farmers/Area Covered, Sum Insured and Insurance Charges under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) in India (1999-2000 to 2014-2015.

The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture had started a central sector scheme, “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level” in food commodities and environmental samples during 2005-06 with the participation of various laboratories representing Ministry of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agriculture Research,

The following draft rules further to amend the Insecticides Rules, 1971, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 36 of the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968) is hereby published, as required by the said section, for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereb

The establishment of a comprehensive horticulture database is crucial for ensuring effective planning to facilitate a systematic development of the horticulture sector in the country. The data also helps in exploiting the huge export potential for the sector.

This brief details the likely monsoon situation, steps taken and contemplated to be taken by Agriculture Ministry to tackle any situation arising out of deficient rainfall as forecast by IMD. Read the brief.

This report submitted under the chairmanship of Dr.P.K.Mishra, Ex-secretary, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation attempts to address some of the issues and challenges facing major crop insurance schemes being operated in India.