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May 26, 2020

Horticulture Sector in India and How Indian Institute of Horticulture Research is helping Indian Farmers 

Indian Institute of Horticulture Research [IIHR] which is a subsidiary of  Indian Council of Agriculture Research and  autonomous Organisation under Department of Agriculture Research and Organisation.

IIHR is a premier research institute of India which develops variety of quality of both regional and Hybrid Seedlings for Various Horticulture Crops. Seedlings for Fruit Crops, Vegetable Crops, Flower Crops, Medicinal and Aromatic Seeds are made available for the Farmers all over the country.

In the last few decades horticulture had gained huge providence and helping farmers and contributing in growth of development of agriculture sector in india,

Government of India also launched various schemes under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture. These schemes act as end to end approach for increasing production of horticulture crops and reduces the post harvest loss of the Farmers.

List of Schemes under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH):

It has five major schemes on horticulture-

  • National Horticulture Mission (NHM)
  • Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH)
  • National Horticulture Board (NHB)
  • Coconut Development Board (CDB).
  • Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland


  • Horticulture does not enjoy a safety net like the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for foodgrains.
  • Lack of good cold chain storage and transport networks to extend the life of perishable products.
  • Very less or limited input by machinery and equipment so it is tough to minimise the time restraints.
  • Higher input costs than foodgrains make it a difficult set up, especially when there is no support from the local governments to the smaller farmers.
  • It gets challenging for marginal farmers to cope with the high price fluctuations.
  • Limited availability of market intelligence, mainly for exports makes it a tougher option to choose.

Way Forward

  • The diversification in the agricultural sector mainly of the horticulture sector has become a major source of positive growth for the sector itself and for the nation.
  • It has emerged as a promising source of income acceleration, employment generation, poverty alleviation and export promotion.
  • India can emerge as a far bigger producer and exporter if sufficient emphasis is given to resource allocation, infrastructure development, more R&D, technological upgradation and better policy framework for horticulture sector.
  • Horticulture sector with strong forward and backward linkages as an organised industry can stimulate and sustain growth.

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May 5, 2020

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) 

Hello Guys welcome to another Podcast of Indian Kisan News. Today's Podcast is going to be on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (P M F B Y). In this podcast we try to talk about this scheme and how it could be useful for the farmers of India. Topics covered in this Podcast are:

1) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana Scheme Details.

2) Documents Needed.

3) How to Apply P M F B Y.

4) How to Check Beneficiary Status.

5) Eligibility Criteria.

How to apply PMFBY Offline:

Download links for both the Sown certificate and Pan Declaration are available below. Before applying Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana offline, you need to have the Following Documents. PMFBY offline application Form is available in all the banks. Go to the bank where you have an account, or You can approach nearby agriculture office to avail the application form. If you don't have a PAN Card or recently applied for the PAN Card, you need to attach a declaration in respect of PAN.

  • Land Registration Paper.
  • Ownership Document of Farming Land.
  • Adhar Card.
  • PAN Card.
  • Personal Identification Proof.
  • Details of official Bank account.
  • PMFBY Application Form.
  • Pan Declaration Form.

Read Full Artcile on PMFBY.

Our other Podcasts on Indian Agriculture Schemes:

  1. Part 1: Agriculture Schemes.
  2. Part 2: Agricultre Schemes.
  3. Kalia Yojana.
  4. Rythu Bandhu Scheme.
  5. PM AASHA.

Also Read Article on: Kalia Yojana.

Also Read Article on: UP Kisan Registration.

Also Read Article on:  DBT Bihar.

Also read Article on: Rythu Bandhu Scheme.

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Apr 17, 2020

Part 1: List of all Agriculture Schemes in India [2020] 

Agriculture plays an important role and also considered as a backbone of the Indian Economy. Around 60-70 percent of the Indian population depends on Agriculture Sector. It contributes 17 percent to Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs 60% of the Indian Population.

Realizing the Importance of Agriculture sector for the growth of the Indian Economy, the Government of India has taken improvement measures and also set new guidelines in Agro Sector. The primary goal of the Government of India is to "Double the Income of Farmers by 2024".

Indian Government has Introduced various lists of Schemes covering all sectors of Agriculture. Here is the lists of all the Agriculture Schemes in India.

  • PM-Kisan Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY):
  • Mission FingerLing:
  • PM Anndata Aay Sanrakshan Yojana (PMAASHA):
  • Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Scheme:
  • National Program for Use of Space Technology for Agriculture:
  • Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation ( RAFTAAR):
  • E-Rakam:
  • E-Nam:
  • Har Medh Par Ped:
  • National Mission For Sustainable Agriculture:
  • Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shikhsha Yojana:
  • Soil Health Card Scheme:
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Pension Yojana:

This Podcast is divided into two parts. In Part I of the article, we will cover a total of 13 Schemes, and remaining will be included in Part II of the Article.

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Read this Article on: List of Agricultural Schemes in India.

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Apr 11, 2020

Kalia Yojana 

Hi Guys, Welcome to another podcast of Indian Kisan News. In Today's Podcast, we are going to talk about Kalia Scheme and all the latest news related to this Scheme. Kalia Stands for Krushak Assistance for Livelihood, and Income Augmentation, also known as Kalia Yojana. Odisha Government started it in 2018. This Scheme aims to provide Financial, Livelihood, and cultivation support and ensuring agricultural prosperity by giving agricultural insurance facilities to farmers. Under this Scheme, no farmers left out. Agriculture Farmers to Landless farmers are all covered.  Agriculture farmers, Tenant Farmers, Vulnerable Agriculture Farmers, Agriculture labors are beneficiaries of Kalia Yojana. Kalia Scheme also provides life insurance for all the Cultivation and Landless Agriculture Laborers. Study Suggests that 92% of Odisha Farmers will be benefitted from this Scheme. There are five significant Features in this Scheme. 

  1. Comprehensive Assistance for Cultivation.
  2. Comprehensive Assistance for Livelihood. 
  3. Assistance for Vulnerable Agricultural Household. 
  4. Life Insurance for Cultivators and Landless Agricultural Laborers. 
  5. Interest-free Crop Loan.

  • Comprehensive Assistance for Cultivation: 

The government will Provide financial Assistance of 25000 rupees per agricultural family for small, Marginal farmers over five seasons for three years.  It could help farmers to buy inputs like Fertilizers, Seeds, Pesticides, many other agricultural activities.

  • Assistance for Livelihood.

Financial Assistance of 12,500 rupees will be provided for landless farmers for agricultural allied activities foe each agrarian household. People associated with Sheep and Goat Rearing, Mushroom Cultivation, Bee Keeping, Fishery Kits for Fisherman will be provided.

  • Assistance for Vulnerable Agriculture:

Financial Assistance of 10000 rupees will be given for the  Vulnerable Agricultural families. Farmers who are physically Disabled, Oldage people, Landless agricultural farmers, and laborers are included. 

  • Life Insurance:

Insurance worth of 2 Lakh rupees for Small, Marginal, landless Farmers, Agricultural Labours. Where farmers should pay 330 rupees premium amount, in which 165 rupees will be paid by the government itself remaining amount.

All Farmers aged between 18 to 52 years are eligible.

It also covers Personal Accident Insurance worth 2 Lakh rupees for farmers. Where farmers should pay 12 rupees premium amount, in which the government itself will pay 6 rupees. Farmers should pay the remaining amount.

  •  Interest-Free Crop Loan:

Crop Loan up to 50000 rupees with no interest rate will be given to the farmers.

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Read Full Atricle on: Kalia Yojana.

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Apr 6, 2020

PM Aasha: Pradhan Mantri Anndata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan Scheme Details 

PM Aasha: Pradhan Mantri Anndata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan Scheme,  We try to talk about PM Aasha Scheme in detail, How it is useful for the farmers, and how farmers can apply for this Scheme, what are the components associated with this Scheme.

  • PM Aasha is started in September 2018 by the union cabinet of India, which was chaired by now Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is an Umbrella Scheme under this Scheme. There are three major components.
  • Under this Scheme, a Minimum Support Price for 23 agricultural products has been set. This is not the First time MSP has implemented on agricultural products. MSP has been set from previous years also, but some modifications have made to them.
  • The main aim of this Scheme is to double the Farmer's income by 2024. then the question is how this Scheme will increase the Farmer's revenue? To this question, one of the answers given by the Government is they decided that Farmer will get an income of 1.5 times of Cost of Production.
  • For Eg: (If Farmer had a production cost of 10000 Rupees from crop sowing to taking the crop market Yard. Then according to this Scheme, the Farmer will get 15000 Rupees.) This applies to those agricultural products on which MSP specified.

Food Corporation of India (FCI), National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), Jute and Cotton Corporation on India and many Government agriculture agencies will take up the Procurement activities in states and districts across India.

  • There are 23 Crops which comes under Minimum Support Price:
  • Seven types Cereals (Paddy, Maize, Wheat, Barley, Ragi, Sorghum, Pearl Millet), five types of Pulses (Gram, Toor, Moong, Urad, Lentil), seven types of Oilseeds ( Groundnut, Rapeseed-Mustard, Soyabean, Sesamum, Sunflower, Safflower, Nigerseed), four types of Commercial Crops ( Sugar Crane, Jute, Cotton, and Copra).

It is an Umbrella Scheme. State Government has an option to Choose any one scheme according to the availability in a particular state. The three components which come under this Scheme are:

1) Price Support Scheme. (PSS)

2) Price Deficiency Payment Scheme. (PDPS)

3) Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme. (PPSS)

Read Full Article:  PM-Aasha 

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Apr 3, 2020

Rythu Bandhu Scheme Scheme of Telangana 

Rythu Bandhu Scheme was India's First Farmers Investment Scheme started in Telangana. Now many State Governments and even Central Government Started following this Scheme under Different Names. This Scheme aims to Provide Investment Support for Farmers of Telangana. Started by now Cheif Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao with a budget of 12000 cr rupees. Initially, it started with 4000/- Rs per acre per season (Basically, Indian Agriculture Crops are divided into two seasons Kharif & Rabi). In 2019 it was extended to 5000/- Rs per acre per season. Under this Scheme, a total of 58.33 Lakh farmers will avail the benefits, and 1.42 acres of land will get investment under this Scheme.

Eligibility Criteria for this Scheme?

Below is the Eligibility Criteria of Farmers for the Rythu Bandhu Scheme.

  • Farmers should be Residents of Telangana.
  • Farmers should have his/her own Agriculture Land.
  • Both Agriculture and Horticulture Farmers are Eligible for this Scheme.
  • All Small, Medium, and Big Farmers are Eligible for this Scheme.

Who are Not Eligible for this Scheme?

These Farmers are Not Eligible for this Scheme.

  • Farmers who are not Residents of Telangana.
  • Tenant Farmers are not Eligible for this Scheme.
  • Agriculture Workers are not eligible for this Scheme.

Full Article:  Rythu Bandhu 

Article on: PM Kisan Schemes.

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Apr 3, 2020

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana 

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana Details:

  • This Scheme is Started in 2018 by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The PM Kisan Scheme aims to give financial support for the farmers. Under this scheme, every farmer of India will get 6000 Rs per year.
  • In the 2018 start of this scheme, only farmers who have agricultural land under 2 hectares are eligible. But from 2019, every farmer who has his/her land was made eligible.
  • Agricultural Workers, Tenant Farmers, and Community based Landowners, and State & Central Government Employees are not eligible to avail of this benefit.
  • An amount of 6000 Rs will be given in 3 installments with each installment of 2000 Rs. The Amount directly transferred to the beneficiaries' account.
  • But to avail of the benefit of this scheme. The farmer should have a bank account, Aadhar Card, and the respective state governments should computerize land records of every farmer.
  • All the Indian Agricultural Farmers who has their own Land will be benefited under this scheme. All Small, Medium, Marginal and Big Farmers are Eligible for this Scheme.

Here is the List of  Not Eligible People.

  • Agricultural Workers.
  • Tenant Farmers.
  • Community Based Farmers.
  • Person who Paid Income tax for last assessment year.
  • Working Professional like Engineers, Doctors, Architects, Lawyers, Charted Accountants are not Eligible.
  • Employees of State and Central Government bodies are Not Eligible.
  • Retired Employees of both State and Central Government.
  • All Institutional Land holders.
  • Former and present holders of constitutional posts.
  • Former and present Ministers/ State Ministers and former/present Members of LokSabha/ RajyaSabha/ State Legislative Assemblies/ State Legislative Councils,former and present Mayors of Municipal Corporations, former and present Chairpersons of District Panchayats.

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