(GIST OF YOJANA) Continuation of Umbrella Scheme ‘Green
Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana’
Continuation of Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana’
In May 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime
Minister has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, “Green Revolution -
Krishonnati Yojana” in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the
period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the Central Share of Rs. 33,269.976 crore.
The Umbrella scheme comprises of 11 Schemes/Missions. These schemes look to
develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientilic manner to
increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and better
returns on produce. The Schemes will be continued with an expenditure of Rs.
33,269.976 crore for three financial years, i.e., 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.
The Schemes that are part of the Umbrella Schemes are:-
1. Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) with a total
central share of Rs. 7533.04 crore, MIDH aims to promote holistic growth of
horticulture sector; to enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional
security and income support to farm Households.
2. National Food Security Mission (NFSM), including National Mission on Oil
Seeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP), with a total central share of Rs.6893.38 crore. It
aims to increase production of rice, Wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and
commercial crops, through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a
suitable manner in the identified districts of the country, restoring soil
fertility and productivity at the individual farm level and enhancing farm level
economy. It further aims to augment the availability of vegetable oils and to
reduce the import of edible oils.
3. National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) with a total central
share of Rs.3980.82 crore. NMSA aims at promoting sustainable agriculture
practices best suitable to the specific agro-ecology focusing on integrated
farming, appropriate soil health management and synergizing resource
4. Submission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE) with a total central share of
Rs.2961 .26 crore. SMAE aims to strengthen the ongoing extension mechanism of
State Governments, local bodies etc., achieving food and nutritional security
and socio-economic empowerment of farmers, to institutionalize programme
planning and implementation mechanism, to forge effective linkages and synergy
amongst various stake-holders, to support HRD interventions, to promote
pervasive and innovative use of electronic/print media, interpersonal
communication and ICT tools, etc.
5. Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP) with a total central
share of Rs.920.6 crore. SMSP aims to increase production of certified/quality
seed, to increase SRR, to upgrade the quality of farm saved seeds, to strengthen
the seed multiplication chain, to promote new technologies and methodologies in
seed production, processing, testing etc., to strengthen and modernizing
infrastructure for seed production, storage, certification and quality etc.
6. Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) with a total central
share of Rs.3250 crore. SMAM aims to increase the reach of farm mechanization to
small and marginal farmers and to the regions where availability of farm power
is low, to promote ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ to offset the adverse economies of
scale arising due to small landholding and high cost of individual ownership, to
create hubs for iii-tech and high value farm equipment, to create awareness
among stakeholders through demonstration and capacity building activities, and
to ensure performance testing and certification at designated testing centers
located all over the country.
7. Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plan Quarantine (SMPPQ) with a total
central share of Rs. 1022.67 crore. SMPPQ aims to minimize loss to quality and
yield of agricultural crops from the ravages of insect pests, diseases, weeds,
nematodes, rodents, etc. and to shield our agricultural bio-security from the
incursions and spread of alien species, to facilitate exports of Indian
agricultural commodities to global markets, and to promote good agricultural
practices, particularly with respect to plant protection strategies and
8. Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES)
with a total central share of Rs. 730.58 crore. It aims to undertake the
agriculture census, study of the cost of cultivation of principal crops, to
undertake research studies on agro-economic problems of the country, to fund
conferences/workshops and seminars involving eminent economists, agricultural
scientists, experts and to bring out papers to conduct short term studies, to
improve agricultural statistics methodology and to create a hierarchical
information system on crop condition and crop production from sowing to harvest.
9. Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation (ISAC) with a total central
share of Rs. 1902.636 crore. It aims to provide financial assistance for
improving the economic conditions of cooperatives, remove regional imbalances
and to speed up cooperative development in agricultural marketing, processing,
storage, computerization and weaker section programmes; to help cotton growers
fetch remunerative price for their produce through value addition besides
ensuring supply of quality yarn at reasonable rates to the decentralized
10. Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) with a total central
share of 3863.93 crore. ISAM aims to develop agricultural marketing
infrastructure; to promote innovative and latest technologies and competitive
alternatives in agriculture marketing infrastructure; to provide infrastructure
facilities for grading, standardization and quality certification of
agricultural produce; to establish a nationwide marketing information network;
to integrate markets through a common online market platform to facilitate
pan-India trade in agricultural commodities, etc.
11. National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) with a total central share of 21 1.06
crore aims to bring farmer centricity & service orientation to the programmes;
to enhance reach & impact of extension services; to improve access of farmers to
information &services throughout crop-cycle; to build upon, enhance & integrate
the existing ICT initiatives of Centre and States; and to enhance efficiency &
effectiveness of programs through making available timely and relevant
information to the farmers for increasing their agriculture productivity.
The Schemes/Missions focus on creating/strengthening of infrastructure of
production, reducing production cost and marketing of agriculture and allied
produce. These schemes / missions have been under implementation for varying
duration during past few years.
All these schemes/missions were appraised and approved independently as
separate scheme/mission. In 2017-18, it has been decided to club all these
schemes/missions under one umbrella scheme ‘Green Revolution Krishonnati Yojana’.