Orissa State Agriculture Policy 2013

The Government of Odisha declared a State Agriculture Policy in 1996. After more than a decade, in 2008, the State Agriculture Policy was revised and its scope widened to cover many other aspects of the State’s agriculture. The State Agriculture Policy 2008 served Odisha well, and stimulated the growth of private lift irrigation and agro industries. More than 1,00,000 lift irrigation points were established and the State saw the growth of many new agro based industries. Farm mechanization reached new heights; the number of tractors sold to the farmers increased from less than 200 tractors in 1999 – 2000 to more than 5000 in 2011-12. Odisha became the largest consumer of power tillers. A sustained and vigorous growth was maintained in agriculture. The State Agricultural Policy - 2013 is another step in the same direction. It will further the renaissance of the agriculture seen in the last decade and it aims to inspire a fresh generation of farmers who will look forward to face the challenges of the new century with confidence.