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PRIORITY AREA FOR THE 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN(2012-17):
1. Diversification of area from traditional crop to commercial crop where irrigation potential has been created. The farmers shall be motivated to produce organic vegetables without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
2.Development of rain fed areas through watershed approach on a large scale for efficient use of natural resources . Increased funding shall be arranged under RIDF.
3.Rain water havesting is another area ,which will not only provide life saving irrigation to the crops but shall also reacharge the ground water and check erosion. The Department shall seeks financial assistance from Govt. of India for small irrigation tanks/ shallow wells and pumping sets etc.
4.Increase in maize productivity through high yielding hybrids.
5.Adoption of precision farming practices (Poly Houses and Micro Irrigation )
6.Project on diversification of Agriculture through micro irrigation and related infrastructure in H.P
7.Organic farming shall be the thrust area.
8.Post harvest management and efficient marketing system.
9.Farm mechanisation with special refrence to hill agriculture shall be given major thrust in the years to come.This is necessary to reduce cost of cultivation in view of high cost of labour.The Department has already constituted a Technical Working Group to identify new farm implements and machinary ,which can be intruduced in the State.
10.A strong research extension interface directed towards problems oriented reasearch programmes.Research project to be identified and funded in problem areas.
11.Extension reforms through public-private partnership.
12.Agro processing and value addition.
13.Increase in productivity and quality.
14.Application of Biotechnology in the field of Agriculture shall be explored.
15.Soil testing and Soil Health Cards.
ACHIEVEMENT STATUS

Agriculture dominates the economy of the State although because of the mountainous terrain only a little over 10 percent of the total land area is cultivated.  Population pressure on cultivated land is high and the holdings of most of the cultivators are small and scattered i.e. 86.4% of the farmers are small and marginal.  Most of the holdings are self-cultivated.  About 18.5% of the cultivated area is under irrigation and remaining 81.5% of the area is rainfed.  The cultivation is carried out right from 240 to 4250 meters above sea level.  Agro-climatically the mid high hill region is more suitable for growing off-season vegetables and temperate fruits. Animal Husbandry and Fisheries also generate wealth and employment in Agriculture Sector. 

During the last 61 years of Planning, the foodgrain production has increased from 2 lakh to 16 lakh MT, Vegetable production from 0.25 lakh to 6.27 lakh MT during the 9th Five Year Plan Period.  During the 10th Five Year Plan period, the Department has achieved the level of foodgrain production 15 lakh MT and Vegetable production 10 lakh MTagainst the target of 18.75 lakh MT and 10 lakh MT respectively inspite of unfavourable agro-climatic conditions.As such during 11th five year plan period ,the Department of Agriculture has anticipated to achieve the level of Foodgrain Production 16.00 lakh MT and vegetable production 13.00 lakh MT.The comparitive statement w.e.f.9th plan period to onwards and crop wise/season wise area and production of crops in HP during 2011-12 and targets for 2012-13 are given as under :- 

                                                                      (in 000'tonnes)

Sr.No.

Components

1950-51

1966-67

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12[Level of Anti.Ach.]

1.

Food grain Production

200

704

1441

1226.79

1111.16

1493.870

1514.91

2.

Vegetable Production

25

53

1040

1090.33

1206.242

1268.90

1356.60

3.

Potato Production

1.60

53

155

103.63

184.429

205.97

152.98

4.

Ginger Production(Dry)

1.24

2.26

2.55

1.88

3.12

1.56

3.12


I. PHYSICAL:

S.No.

Physical

9th Five Year Plan(level of actual achievements )

10th Five Year Plan(level of actual achievements)

11th Five Year Plan(2007-2012)

12th Five Year Plan(2012-17)Targets

Target for 2012-13

Target

Ach.

A.

Production(000MT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

i)

Foodgrains

1598.922

1487.645

1700.00

1493.870 level achieved

1600.00

1560.00

ii)

Vegetables

627.445

10.06

1300.00

1268.90 level achieved

1500.00

1350.00

iii)

Potato

182.678

163.21

180.00

205.97 level achieved

195.00

185.00

iv)

Ginger (Dry)

------

------

7.00

3.12 level achieved

5.00

4.00

B.

Distribution of Inputs(MT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

i)

Fertilizer(NPK)

1,86,460

2,29,736

250000

264210

250000

50000

ii)

Seeds(Cereals,Pulses&Oil seeds)

30000

45,840

45000

53938

50000

9600

iii)

Plant Protection Material

935.31

738.50

700.00

719.39

600

100.00

iv)

No.of Improved Agril.Implements distributed

3,56,340

4,64,921

450000

493052

500000

100000

C.

Area under High Yielding Varieties(000 Hect.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

i)

Maize

231.58

273.14

295.00

300.150 Level achieved

290.00

285.00

ii)

Rice

74.31

70.94

75.00

78.571 level achieved

76.00

76.00

iii)

Wheat

376.72

353.32

358.00

366.592 Level achieved

350.00

340.00

D.

Additional Area brought

12000

22325

18000

18075

18000

3600

 

Under Soil &water conservation Measures,(in Hect.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

No. of Soil Samples Analysed(Nos.)

3,25,428

4,30,827

400000

568372

500000

100000

F.

No. of Biogas Plant Installed

4,007

1,041

500

1242

1500

300


FINANCIAL OUTLAY FOR ANNUAL PLAN, 2012-13
 
The propsed outlay for Annual Plan for the year 2012-13 under Plan and Non-Plan scheme are as under :

Head of Development

Outlay for year 2012-13(Rs. in lacs)

PLAN

NON-PLAN

TOTAL

1. Crop Husbandry

12608.21

6516.34

19124.55

2.Soil & water conservation

5292.00

1988.75

7280.75

3. Agr.Research & Education

5495.00

0.02

5495.02

4.Biogas Development

44.00

311.24

355.24

5. Capital outlay/purchase of Agriculture inputs

---

3647.15

3647.15

Total:-

23439.21

12463.5

35902.71


 
In spite of serious topographic limitations, significant achievements have been made by the Agriculture Sector during the past. Concerted and dedicated efforts are being made to enhance production and productivity of different crops grown in the Pradesh. Efforts are also being made to put in place requisite infrastructure to promote cultivation of cash crops through diversification from cereals. Incentive is being provided to the farmers to adopt precision farming under protected conditions and adoption of micro- irrigation methods of irrigations. These efforts and incentives would safe guard farmers from the vagaries of weather and losses to the crops due to shortage of water. Efforts are also being made to promote cultivation of Niche crops for which agro climatic conditions are conducive. Concerted efforts are also being made to tackle  the changes in climate due to global warming etc.
 
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