Source: The post is based on the article “Year-End Review -2022: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare” published in PIB on 27th December 2022.
What is the News?
The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022.
What are the schemes and initiatives launched by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare?
This year India witnessed a) Record food grains and horticulture production, b) Enhancement in budget allocation, c) The government increased the MSP for all mandated Kharif, Rabi and other commercial crops, d) Increased the procurement from farmers.
The major schemes operated by the Ministry are, 1) National Mission for Edible Oils – Oil Palm, 2) PM KISAN scheme, 3) Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojana(PMFBY), 4) Agri Infrastructure Fund, 5) National Beekeeping & Honey Mission(NBHM), 6) Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization(SMAM).
Schemes for the promotion of organic farming in the country: a) Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY), b) Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati(BPKP) Scheme, c) New Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) certification: This PGS system is unique in the world and is the largest participatory organic certification programme in the world, d) Jaivikkheti portal: It has been initiated to assist the small and marginal farmers in selling their organic products directly to consumers.