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Government has taken several measures to make small holdings more viable


ICAR is conducting research programme to develop location specific varieties and technologies for enhancing the production and productivity of farm holdings

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03 AUG 2021 6:46PM by PIB Delhi

As per the results of Agriculture Census 2015-16, State/UT-wise number and percentage of marginal & small operational holders and marginal female operational holders in the country is given at Annexure.

Government has taken several measures to make small holdings more viable. These include adoption of modern technologies and practices like multiple cropping, intercropping and integrated farming systems. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is conducting research programme to develop location specific varieties and technologies for enhancing the production and productivity of farm holdings. Support is also provided to farmers (including small and marginal farmers) through initiatives and programmes of the Government like interest subvention scheme, Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Neem coated Urea, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchay Yojana (PMKSY), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) etc.

 

As per the Demand Supply projection made by the NITI Aayog for 2033, the balance sheet is projected to be quite affirmative for the foodgrains as a whole and further increase in production of foodgrains is suggested to be achieved mainly through increase in productivity of crops. For this, the Government of India is implementing several Crop Development Schemes/Programmes such as National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Soil Health Card etc. Also, assistance is being provided for various interventions like different types of demonstrations on latest crops production technologies, promotion of newly released High Yielding Varieties (HYVs)/Hybrids, climate resilient varieties/stress tolerant/bio-fortified varieties, Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) & Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, water conservation devices, improved farm implements/tools and capacity building of farmers etc., through State Governments.

 

To achieve further growth in agricultural area under irrigation and to meet the objectives of National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Government is implementing Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana(PMKSY) since 2015-16 with the motto of “Har Khet Ko Pani” for providing end to end solutions in irrigation supply chain viz, water resources, distribution network and farm level applications. This scheme is being implemented through its four components viz, Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), PMKSY-Har Khet Ko Pani, PMKSY-Watershed, PMKSY-Per Drop More Crop. The PMKSY-Per Drop More Crop component of the scheme focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at farm level through Micro Irrigation viz., Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems. Besides promoting Micro Irrigation, this component also supports micro level water storage or water conservation/management activities to supplement source creation for Micro Irrigation.Under this component,about 57.31 lakh ha. area has been brought under the coverage of micro irrigation during the period 2015-16 to 2020-21.

Annexure

State/UT-wise Number and Percentage of Marginal & Small Operational Holders and Female Marginal Operational Holders as per Agriculture Census 2015-16

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

S. No

States/UTs

Marginal (below 1.0 ha.) – Total

Small (1.0 ha. <2.0 ha.) – Total

Marginal (below 1.0 ha.) – Female

Number (‘000)

Percentage

Number (‘000)

Percentage

Number (‘000)

Percentage

1

A & N Islands

5

43.12

3

21.19

2

13.99

2

Andhra Pradesh

5904

69.26

1646

19.31

1854

21.75

3

Arunachal Pradesh

27

23.98

24

21.24

4

3.76

4

Assam

1868

68.13

495

18.07

26

0.95

5

Bihar

14971

91.21

944

5.75

2116

12.89

6

Chandigarh

Neg.

64.17

Neg.

18.58

Neg

7.75

7

Chhattisgarh

2434

60.69

879

21.93

382

9.52

8

D & N Haveli

9

56.47

4

25.40

2

10.96

9

Daman & Diu

7

92.59

Neg.

5.28

1

17.50

10

Delhi

11

55.12

5

26.08

2

10.16

11

Goa

59

79.76

8

10.84

16

21.97

12

Gujarat

2019

37.94

1616

30.37

347

6.53

13

Haryana

802

49.29

314

19.28

126

7.73

14

Himachal Pradesh

712

71.45

173

17.40

62

6.18

15

Jammu & Kashmir

1187

83.79

160

11.29

99

6.96

16

Jharkhand

1962

69.98

419

14.94

255

9.09

17

Karnataka

4767

54.92

2214

25.50

1037

11.95

18

Kerala

7333

96.70

181

2.39

1712

22.58

19

Lakshadweep

10

95.46

Neg.

2.81

4

39.82

20

Madhya Pradesh

4835

48.33

2725

27.24

668

6.67

21

Maharashtra

7816

51.13

4339

28.39

1275

8.34

22

Manipur

77

50.97

49

32.39

7

4.42

23

Meghalaya

123

52.82

60

25.93

48

20.62

24

Mizoram

45

50.08

27

30.61

6

7.08

25

Nagaland

8

4.18

30

15.16

3

1.52

26

Odisha

3637

74.74

887

18.23

154

3.16

27

Puducherry

28

83.81

3

10.00

7

20.02

28

Punjab

154

14.13

207

18.98

5

0.43

29

Rajasthan

3071

40.12

1677

21.91

384

5.02

30

Sikkim

44

61.92

13

17.85

3

4.27

31

Tamil Nadu

6224

78.41

1119

14.10

1269

15.99

32

Telangana

3840

64.56

1409

23.69

890

14.96

33

Tripura

504

87.95

48

8.37

65

11.28

34

Uttar Pradesh

19100

80.18

3008

12.63

1583

6.64

35

Uttarakhand

659

74.78

149

16.89

87

9.83

36

West Bengal

5998

82.81

971

13.41

217

3.00

 

All India

100251

68.45

25809

17.62

14716

10.05

Note: (1) Percentage is based on absolute figures; (2) Neg.=Negligible (i.e. less than 500 units); (3) Total may not tally due to rounding off.

 

This information was given by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 

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