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					  Presentation by
Secretary (Agri.),
  Govt. of H.P.
   GENERAL AGRICULTURE PROFILE
1. Land Use Pattern:
Total Geographical Area    55.67 lac ha.
Total Cropped Area           9.56 lac ha.
Net Area Sown                5.49 lac ha. (10%)
Culturable Waste Lands     1.22 lac ha.
Operational Holdings         9.14 lacs
Number of Farmers            8.63 lacs
Average Holding Size         1.1 ha.
Net Irrigated Area           18.76% (1,04,027 ha.)
Small & Marginal Farmers     85%
Annual Avg. Rainfall         1150 mm
  Net Area Sown-41.9 t.ha.
                                       2. Land Utilization
                                                                                       Net Area Sown-3.3 t.ha.
  Tt. Cr. Area- 66.2 t.ha.                                                             Tt. Crop. Area- 3.5 t.ha.
  Av. Holding- 0.83 ha.                                                                Av. Holding- 1.56 ha.



                                                                                         Net Area Sown-34.9 t.ha.
                                                                                         Tt. Crop. Area- 68.7 t.ha.
                                                    Lahaul & Spiti
                                                                                         Av. Holding- 1.02 ha.




                                                                                           Net Area Sown-36.2 t.ha.
                                                                                           Tt. Cr. Area- 64.9 t.ha.
                                                                                           Av. Holding- 0.68 ha.
Net Area Sown-115.8 t.ha.
Tt. Cr. Area- 217.3 t.ha.
Av. Holding- 0.90 ha.              Hamirpur                                                Net Area Sown-86.7 t.ha.
                             Una                                                           Tt. Cr. Area- 156.4 t.ha.
                                                                                           Av. Holding- 0.88 ha.
Net Area Sown-37.0 t.ha.             Bilaspur
Tt. Cr. Area- 71.5 t.ha.
Av. Holding- 1.29 ha.

          Net Area Sown-29.8 t.ha.
          Tt. Cr. Area- 54.7 t.ha.                                                          Net Area Sown-7.6 t.ha.
          Av. Holding- 0.93 ha.                                                             Tt. Cr. Area- 9.0 t.ha.
                                                                                            Av. Holding- 1.38 ha.
                  Net Area Sown-38.3 t.ha.
                  Tt. Cr. Area- 63.0 t.ha.
                  Av. Holding- 1.78 ha.
                                                                     Net Area Sown-67.9 t.ha.
                                         Net Area Sown-40.5 t.ha.
                                         Tt. Cr. Area- 74.6 t.ha.    Tt. Cr. Area- 94.3 t.ha.
                                                                     Av. Holding- 1.20 ha.
                                         Av. Holding- 2.14 ha.
3. State Economy and Importance of Agriculture:

     Particulars        1980-     1990-     2007-
                        1981      1991      2008


Share of Agriculture    50.00     26.50     18.15
Sector in GSDP (%)

Workers Dependent       72.36     71.00     69.00
on Agriculture (%)
4. GSDP Growth Rate in X & XIth Plan at Constant Prices
   (1999-2000):
  Sector                        Xth Plan                  Average    XIth Plan
             2002- 2003-        2004-      2005-    2006- Xth Plan 2007- 2008-
             2003 2004          2005       2006     2007           2008     2009
                                                     (P)            (Q)     (Ad)
Agri. and      2.2     16.9       3.6      (-)1.1   12.4       6.8   11.3   6.3
Horti.
Livestock      2.8     6.3       12.7       5.8      6.6       6.8   3.6    3.4
Forestry       2.4     0.7        0.6       3.3      4.6       3.7   7.3    4.2
Fishing        0.4    (-)10.8     7.8       5.6     (-)4.8     0.4   7.1    7.0
Agri. and      2.4     11.5       5.8       1.5      4.5       5.1   7.3    3.0
Allied
 Overall      5.1      8.1        7.6       8.5      9.2       7.7   8.6    7.7
 GSDP
(P) Provisional, (Q) Quick Estimates, (Ad) Advance Estimates
Source: Department of Economics and Statistics, Himachal Pradesh
5. Shift in Area in last Ten Years:

  Particulars          1990-        2001-         (+)/ (-)           Remarks
                       1991         2002
Net Cropped           5,82,797     5,49,643     (-)33,154     Diversion for non
Area                                                          agriculture purposes
                                                              and fallow lands
Area Under            8,71,224     8,16,934     (-)54,290     Diversification to
Foodgrains                                                    commercial crops
                                                              such as vegetables,
                                                              fruits, spices etc.
Area Under             29,010       52,000      (+)23,090 Area from
Vegetables                                                foodgrains diversified
including
Potato
Fallow Lands           60,068       69,380       (+)9,312     Absentee land lords,
                                                              wild animals problem.
Source: Annual Season and Crop Report issued by Directorate of Land Record, H.P. State
6. Change in Land Ownership (Operational Holdings):
               Year                     Number of Holdings

        1980-1981                            6.40 lac
        1990-1991                            8.00 lac
        2000-2001                            9.14 lac

7. Agricultural Production and Cropped Area:
   Category           Production   Cropped Area   Distribution of
                       (lac ton)     (lac ha.)    Cropped Area
                                                        (%)
  Foodgrains            14.41          8.1            75.0%
  Vegetables            10.40          0.6              5.6%
    Fruits               6.90          1.9            17.6%
    Others               0.10          0.2              1.8%
8. Distribution of Land Holdings:

   Size of   Category       No. of          Area       Av. Size of
  Holdings   (Farmers)    Holdings     (in lacs ha.)    Holding
    (ha.)                 (in lacs)                       (ha.)
 Below 1.0   Marginal       6.15          2.52            0.4
                          (67.3%)       (25.8%)
  1.0-2.0     Small         1.74          2.45            1.4
                          (19.1%)       (25.0%)
  2.0-4.0     Semi          0.90          2.43            2.7
             Medium        (9.8%)       (24.8%)
  4.0-10.0   Medium         0.31          1.76            5.7
                           (3.4%)       (18.0%)
10.0-Above    Large      0.04 (0.4%)   0.63 (6.4%)        15.7
   Total                    9.14          9.79            1.1
9. Agro-Climatic Zones:
10. Agro-Climatic Zones (Potentials):
         Zones                 Potential/ Crops              %         %
                                                            Geog.   Cropped
                                                            Area     Area
(i) Shivalik Hill Zone   Foodgrains, Oilseeds, Pulses,      16.30   38.00
(350-650 mt.)            Seasonal Vegetables, Sugarcane
                         etc.
Sub Tropical
(ii) Mid Hill Zone       Foodgrains, Pulses, Off-           21.25   41.01
(651-1,800 mt.)          Season Vegetables, Ginger,
Temperate                Tea, Potato etc.
(iii) High Hill Zone     Wheat, Barley, Millets, Off-       23.01   18.39
(1,801-2,500 mt.)        Season Vegetables, Seed
Humid Temperate          Potato, Temperate Vegetables
                         Seeds, Rajmash etc.
(iv) Cold Dry Zone       Barley, Pseudo - Cereals,          39.44    2.60
(Above 2,500 mt.)        Temperate Vegetable Seeds,
Dry Temperate            Seed Potato, Off - Season
                         Vegetables, Peas, Kala Zira etc.
11. Soils of Himachal Pradesh:
Soil Texture:




      Particle-size Classes   Area (000’ ha.)   Area (%)
  Fragmental                        61            1.1
  Sandy-skeletal                   516            9.3
  Loamy-skeletal                   1328           23.9
  Coarse-loamy                     978            17.6
  Fine-loamy                       1135           20.4
Land Capability:




 Class     Area       Area                 Limitations                       Potentials
         (000’ ha.)   (%)
  III       370       6.7    Moderate problems                       Moderately good cultivable

  IV        816       14.7   Moderately steep lands                  Fairly good land

  VI       1281       23.1   Steep lands subject to severe erosion   Well suitable for grazing,
                                                                     forestry and plantation
  VII       819       14.8   Very steep land subject to erosion      For grazing or forestry, not
                                                                     arable
  VIII     2260       40.7   High erodible gullies and badlands      Suited only for wild life
Slope:




         Slope Classes     %      Area (000’ ha.)   Area (%)
    Nearly level           1            14            0.3
    Very gentle           1-2          309            5.6
    Gentle                3-5          348            6.3
    Moderate              5-8          453            7.2
    Moderately steep     8-15          629            11.2
    Steep                15-30         1214           21.8
    Very steep           30 & >        2592           46.5
Soil Erosion:




           Soil erosion Classes   Area (000’ ha.)   Area (%)
         Slight                        111            2.0
         Moderate                      884            15.9
         Severe                        1867           33.5
         Very severe                   131            2.4
Status of Soil Degradation of Himachal Pradesh:
Kind of Soil            Degree of Degradation            Total    Area
Degradation    Slight   Moderate    Strong   Extreme     (ha.)    (%)

Water          111100    883700    1867100      13100   2993000   53.8
Erosion        (2.01)     (15.9)    (33.5)      (2.4)

Stoniness      162000    910450    215500         -     1287950   23.1
                (2.9)     (16.3)     (3.9)

Flooding          -       14700        -          -      14700    0.3
                           (0.3)

Land not Fit                                            1153700   20.7
for Agri.
II. OUTPUTS AND OUTCOMES (Last 3 Years)
(I) Crop Production:          (Area in 000’ ha., Prod. In 000’MT & Productivity in Qtls./ ha.)

   Contents                       2006-2007            2007-2008         2008-2009 (P)
Cereals           Area               775.03               778.11               742.79
               Production            1457.47             1404.71              1467.34
               Productivity           18.81                18.05                19.75
Pulses            Area                31.07                33.88                30.57
               Production             19.00                35.96                31.00
               Productivity            6.11                10.61                10.14
Food grains       Area               806.10               811.99               773.36
               Production            1476.47             1440.67              1498.34
               Productivity           18.32                17.74                19.37
Vegetables        Area                52.61                55.76                55.00
               Production            1006.25             1040.49              1144.00
               Productivity          191.27               186.60               208.00
Fruits            Area               197.44               200.50               207.00
               Production            369.10               712.84               777.00
               Productivity           18.69                35.55                37.53
           Contents                       2006-      2007-      2008-
                                          2007       2008       2009
(II) Agriculture Mechanisation:
  - Power Tillers/ Tractors      No’s     1,219      1,197      1,250
  - Other Farm Equip.            No’s    1,24,775   1,23,585   1,19,563
(III) Distribution of Inputs:
    - Seed                       Qtls.   1,02,838   1,07,631   1,10,790
    - Fertilizers                MT      1,01,050   1,02,709   1,17,514
    - Pesticides                 MT      131.39     129.44     127.00
(IV) Soil Health Management:
Soil Samples Analysed            No’s    92,043     72,942     1,21,730
Soil Health Cards Distribution   No’s    72,500     61,250     1,11,055
Wormi Compost Units              No’s    27,000     55,121     1,77,565
Wormi Compost Production         MT      26,000     52,150     1,62,000
Organic Farmers Registered       No’s     6,000      2,000      3,000
Area Covered                     Ha.      2,000       600        900
            Contents                         2006-    2007-    2008-
                                             2007     2008     2009

(V) Transfer of Technology:
FO’s/ FIG/ SHG                    No’s        921      992      1329
KVK’s/ ATMA (All Distt.)          No’s        12       12        12
Crop Demonstrations               No’s      15,812    22,217   20,666
Farmers Skill Dev. Training       No’s       2,592    3,095    3,153
Farmers Benefited                 No’s      2,79,470 2,79,185 2,92,445
Public Extension Functionaries    No’s        720      683      667
(*300 posts being filled up)

(VI) Natural Resource Management:
 Area Treated                      Ha.       7,181    2,881    6,975
 Water Conservation              Ha. mts.    40.00    65.00    95.00
 Area brought under Irrigation     Ha.       1,182    2,127    2,096
              Target/ Goals for Crop Production
                                        (Area in 000’ ha., Prod. In 000’MT & Productivity in Qtls./ ha.)

 Crop               2009-2010                    2010-2011                        2011-2012
              A         P      Prod.        A          P       Prod.        A          P        Prod.
 Maize     296.50 726.42 24.50 295.00 767.00 26.00 295.00 795.00                                 27.00

 Paddy      76.00    120.20     15.82    75.50      130.00     17.22      75.00     140.00       18.67

 Wheat     359.00 628.25 17.50 358.50 652.47 18.20 358.00 690.00                                 19.27
 Food      798.00 1550.00 19.42          795.00 1640.00 20.64 797.50 1700.00                     21.32
 grains

  Veg.      57.00 1155.00 202.63         60.00 1250.00 208.33 65.00 1375.00 212.00

(A- Area, P- Production, Prod.-Productivity)
  III. STRATEGIES FOR AGRI. SECTOR
             DEVELOPMENT
Agriculture:
  I. Improvement in Crop Productivity (Major Crops)
  II. Soil Health Management
 III. Conservation and Management of Natural
      Resources
 IV. Seed Development/ Seed Chain
  V. Precision Farming
 VI. Crop Protection
VII. Crop Diversification/ Niche Farming
VIII. Extension and Transfer of Technology
 IX. Insurance and Credit
  X. Mechanisation
Strategy-I

Improvement in Crop Productivity (Major Crops):
              Gaps in Yield (Qtls./ ha.)           Productivity Target (Qtls./ ha.)
        All India                      19.12            2009-2010          24.50
        Himachal Pradesh               22.74            2010-2011          26.00
        Potential: Hybrid              40-45            2011-2012          27.00
  M
                   Composite           30-35
  A
  I
         Gaps:
  Z
         Area under HYV hybrids less
  E
         Non adoption of weed control
         Less use of Fertilizer

        Strategies:
        Increase in area under hybrid; Maize from 89,500 ha. (30%) to
        1,47,500 ha. (50%)
        Balance nutrient use on soil test basis
        Effective weed control
      Gaps in Yield (Qtls./ ha.)        Productivity Target (Qtls./ ha.)
    All India                 21.31          2009-2010          15.82
    Himachal Pradesh          15.46          2010-2011          17.22
    Potential                 30-35          2011-2012          18.67

    Gaps:
    Low Plant Population
R
I   Less use of Fertilizer
C   Cold Irrigation Water
E   Losses due to Blast
    45% area upland

    Strategies:
    Seed Treatment, IPM
    Adoption of SRI for proper Plant Population
    Balanced Fertilizer use
    Adoption of Rice Hybrids
    Increase in SRR from 14% to 35%
      Gaps in Yield (Qtls./ ha.)           Productivity Target (Qtls./ ha.)
    All India                 27.08             2009-2010          17.50
    Himachal Pradesh          15.33             2010-2011          18.20
    Potential                 25-30             2011-2012          19.27



W   Gaps:
H   82% area rainfed
E   Problem of Rust and Loose Smut
A   Less use of Fertilizer
T
    Strategies:
    Life saving irrigation through micro irrigation system
    Seed treatment
    Increase in SRR 13% to 35%
    Balanced Fertilizer use
    Adoption of moisture conservation and drought resistant varieties

          (Supported under Macro Management, ISOPOM, State Plan)
Strategy-II

 Soil Health Management:

 Govt. resolve to provide
 Soil Health Card to each
 farmer and to make it
 online


       Content          2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

Soil Samples Analysed 1,35,000     1,40,000   1,50,000

Soil Health Cards       1,25,000   1,30,000   1,40,000
Distributed
Balance use of Nutrients (NPK Ratio):

    Year       N      P      K
  2006-2007   3.87   1.28   1.00

  2007-2008   3.71   1.02   1.00

  2008-2009   3.16   0.96   1.00

2009-2010 (T) 3.50   1.50   1.00

2010-2011 (P) 3.75   1.70   1.00

2011-2012 (P) 4.00   2.00   1.00
Promotion of Organic Farming:
           Activities              2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
Farmers Registered                     4000           5000             6000
Area Covered (in ha.)                  1200           1500             2000
Wormi Composting Units                160000         180000           200000
Prod. of Wormi Compost (MT)           240000         270000           300000
Wormi Hatcheries                        10             10               10
Bio-fertilizer Distribution (MT)       12.00          14.00           16.00
State Policy on Organic Farming to be prepared.




               (Supported under NPOF, Macro Management, State Plan)
Strengthening of Soil/ Fertilizer Testing Services:
                                                     (Phy. in No’s & Fin. in lacs)
  Component/ Proposal         2009-2010         2010-2011          2011-2012
                            Phy.     Fin.      Phy.      Fin.     Phy.     Fin.
Setting up of Mobile         2      80.00       3      120.00      3     120.00
Soil Laboratory
Strengthening of Lab         2      20.00       1      10.00       1      10.00
Capacity Building           127     20.00      202     33.00      277     39.00
Training/ Demo.
District Digital Soil Map    12     24.00       -            -     -        -
Promotion of INM (ha.)      8000    40.00     12000    60.00     16000    80.00
         Total                     184.00              226.00            256.00




                       (Supported under NPSHM, State Plan)
Strategy-III
Conservation and Management of Natural Resources:
   82% are is rainfed.
  Annual rainfall 1150 mm.
   70% rainfall received in July-September.
   Problem of Soil erosion/Degradation (6400 ha. area to be treated).
Watershed Development Programme (NWDPRA):
(18,147 ha. area to be treated)
   Plan/ Year      No. of         Area Treated   Funds Released/
                   W/shed                         Expdt. in lacs

   Xth Plan          37            16865.01         1180.86

   XIth Plan         40            24693.17         2980.42

  2007-2008          40             1261.17          144.26

  2008-2009          40             5285.00          633.31

  2009-2010          40           3200.00 (T)        400.00

  2010-2011          40           7089.00 (T)        837.00

  2011-2012          40           7858.00 (T)        966.00
Impact of Watershed Programme (Xth Plan):

                 Content                  Before     After 5
                                          (in ha.)   Years
Total Area Irrigated (in ha.)                5         9
Area irrigated through Water Harvesting      0         5
Structure (in ha.)
Cultivated Area (in ha.)                    390       408
Diversification (in ha.)                     0         3
Ground Water Level (in mtrs.)               32         28
Increase in Productivity (in Q./ha.)       14.5       18.0
Creation of Water potential through Water Harvesting:
(425 ha. mts. Water Potential to be Created)




      (Supported under Macro Management, RKVY, State Plan, RIDF, NREGS)
Strategy-IV

Seed Development/ Seed Chain:
Production and Distribution of Certified
Seed:
                                               (in Qtls.)

      Year         Production          Distribution
  2006-2007         1,20,800            1,02,838
  2007-2008         1,24,200            1,07,631
  2008-2009         1,26,600            1,10,790
  2009-2010         1,35,000            1,40,000
  2010-2011         1,45,000            1,50,000
  2011-2012         1,50,000            1,65,000
Seed Replacement Rate (SRR %):




  Crop     Target of   2006- 2007-   2008-   2009-   2010-   2011-
             SRR/      2007 2008     2009    2010    2011    2012
            Norms                             (T)     (T)     (T)
Wheat         25       11.50 11.84 13.68 20.00 30.00 35.00
Maize         33       25.00 30.00 35.00 55.00 60.00 65.00
Rice          25       13.00 14.33 14.41 22.00 30.00 35.00
Pulses        25       19.00 20.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 35.00
Oilseeds      33       30.00 32.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00
Veg.          25       40.00 48.00 55.00 64.00 70.00 75.00
Potato        25       45.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 75.00 80.00
Seed Village Programme:

          Component              2009-   2010-   2011-
                                 2010    2011    2012
Seed Villages (in No’s)           800     875     925
Storage Bins (in No’s)            600     700     750
Training Camps (in No’s)          200     250     325
Supply of Foundation Seeds (in   2,500   3,000   3,300
Qtls.)
Funds requirement under Seed     70.00   84.00   100.00
Village Programme (in lacs)
Seed Storage                     40.00   20.00   20.00
Area and Production of Foundation Seed in Government
Farms:
        Year                     Area                Production of
                               (in ha.)             Foundation Seed
                                                       (in qtls.)
    2006-2007                  278.00                   5212.00
    2007-2008                  278.00                   5626.00
    2008-2009                  290.00                  5840.00 (E)
    2009-2010                  310.00                  6200.00 (T)
    2010-2011                  310.00                  6400.00 (T)
    2011-2012                  320.00                  6800.00 (T)
 Development of seed infrastructure:
 Additional seed storage capacity of 50,000 qtls. to be created
               (Supported under Seed Village Scheme, State Plan)
Strategy-V
   Precision Farming:
   State Government sanctioned Pt. Deen Dayal Kisan
   Bagwan Samridhi Yojna for Rs.353 Crores.
   Project components- Poly-houses & Micro-irrigation.
   Duration 4 Years 2008-2009 to 2011-2012.
   14.70 lac sq. mt. area in protected cultivation and
   20,000 ha.area in Micro Irrigation shall be covered.
Polyhouses:                                   (Phy. in ha. & Fin. in lacs)

   Activities               2009-      2010-        2011-         Total
                            2010       2011         2012
Poly Houses          Phy.   58.808     44.106       44.106       147.02
                     Fin.   4044.70   3033.525 3033.525 10111.75
Micro- Irrigation    Phy.    56.88     42.66         42.66       142.20
System               Fin.   850.612   637.959      637.959      2126.53
(Sprinkler/ Drips)
Water                Phy.    1060       795           795         2650
Augmentation         Fin.   923.440   692.355      692.355      2308.15
Structures
Micro-Irrigation:
                                                    (Phy. in ha. & Fin. in lacs)
    Activities                 2009-        2010 -        2011-        Total
                               2010          2011         2012
Micro-       Irrigation Phy.   3997.40     7994.80       7994.80       19987
(Sprinkler System ) Fin.       1588.20     3176.60       3176.60      7941.40

Micro-       Irrigation Phy.    4.00         8.00            8.00      20.00
(Drip System)          Fin.     4.24         8.48            8.48      21.20
Water                  Phy.     3204         6408            6408      16020
Augmentation           Fin.    923.440     692.355       692.355      2308.15
Structures


                      (Supported under State Plan, NABARD)
Strategy-VI

  Crop Protection and IPM:
   Reduction in Consumption of Chemical Pesticides

         131.39   129.44
                            127.00


                                     120.00

                                                115.00

                                                         110.00




                  Consumption of Pesticides (in MT)
Promotion    of    Integrated    Pest    Management
(Production and Distribution of Bio-agents):




    Content         2008-2009   Area Covered   Area Covered   2009-2010
                     (Prod.)        under          under       (Target)
                                Augmentation   Conservation
                                   (in ha.)       (in ha.)
 Trichoderma         109.93                                     120
 Chilonis (Mill.)
 T.Japonium           15.79                                      20
                                   3,030          27,548
 (Mill.)
 T.Brassilensis       2.98                                       5
 (Mill.)
 T.Virdae (Kg.)       469           700                         700
 NPV                1,200 LE       1,000                      1,500 LE
I.P.M. Demonstrations and Farmers Field School:
  Year          IPM       Farmers     FFS   Farmers
            Demonstration Benefited         Trained
2006-2007        983        9,000     77     7,700
2007-2008        597        5,740     67     5,612
2008-2009        826        8,300     110    6,300
2009-2010        840        8,410     123    6,860
2010-2011        850        8,500     135    8,000
2011-2012        900        9,000     151    9,120
Seed Treatment:
       Years                 Seed Treated              Area Covered
                               (in Qtls.)                 (in ha.)
    2007-2008                   2,20,683                  3,26,000
    2008-2009                   1,97,286                  3,00,000
  2009-2010 (T)                 2,50,000                  3,79,000
  2010-2011 (T)                 2,76,000                  4,26,330
  2011-2012 (T)                 2,90,000                  4,45,000




 (Supported under Macro Management, ISOPOM, Extension Reforms, State Plan)
Strategy-VII

  Crop Diversification/ Niche Farming:
  JICA study for diversified agriculture completed.
  Action plan (10 yrs.), Master Plan (15 yrs.) prepared.
  Potential of 25,000 ha. Identified for diversification.
  State divided into 4 categories based upon potential.
Category                  Characteristics                   Features and Directions
  Cate.-I   Farm Land: 1,66,600 ha.                      Enhancement    of    farm
(21 Blocks) Advanced                                     income            through
                          crop    diversification   area
                                                         productivity and quality
            (vegetables area above 10.0%) with less area
            expansion possibility                        improvement
 Cate.-II   Farm Land: 1,17,200 ha.                         Enhancement        of   farm
(11 Blocks) Crop diversification starting area (vegetables income through accelerated
                                                            of crop diversification
            area 5.0% to 9.9%) with area expansion
            possibility
  Cate.-III Farm Land: 3,44,700 ha.                         Enhancement        of   farm
(30 Blocks) Predominantly grain crop cultivation and least income through promotion
                                                            of crop diversification
            crop diversification area (vegetable area
            below 5.0%) with high diversification area
            expansion potential
  Cate.-IV Farm Land: 1,01,900 ha.                          Integrated farming or other
(13 Blocks) Area not covered by the above Category I to III comprehensive measures
            (low potential to expand diversification)
Strategy-VIII
 Extension and Transfer of Technology:
                                               (in No’s)
          Content        2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  Crop Demonstration      22,000     23,500    24,000
  Skill Training Prog.    2,500       2,800     3,200
  (Farmers)
  FIG/ SHG/ FO            1,500      1,800      2,100
  Exposure Visits          100        120        150
Mass Media
Support:
Doordarshan:                          Duration/ Time          Progress 2008-2009
Live Telecast Crop Seminar            90.00 Minutes                     6
Live Phone in Programme               40.00 Minutes                    77
Live Chat Show                        40.00 Minutes                     9
Success Stories Telecast              15.00 Minutes                    31
Krishi Darshan                       6.05 PM-6.30 PM                 5 Days
Krishi Jankari                       6.25 PM-6.30 PM                 2 Days
Agri. News/ Mandi Bhav               5.55 PM-6.05 PM                 5 Days
Akashwani:
Krishi Jagat                         7.25 PM-7.50 PM                  Daily
Mandi Bhav                           7.45 PM-7.50 PM                  Daily
Radio School                         25-52 Episodes                2-4 in Year
F.M.Radio:
Kisan Vani                             6.35-7.35 PM                  6 Days
               (Supported under Extension Reforms, State Plan, Mass Media)
Implementation of AGRISNET Portal:
Training of around 500 employees of 4 departments
involved in AGRISNET project has been completed.
Hardware and system software has been supplied and
installed in all 4 departments in Phase-I.
For covering block level offices in the second phase,
GOI, Ministry of Agriculture has approved additional
funds of Rs. 5.70 Crores recently.
Hardware and System Software is being provided in
Phase-II. The Supply order of Rs. 2.95 crores has been
placed with HPSEDC. Internet connectivity for
covering Block Level Offices is being provided
through HIMSWAN and Internet.
M/s. Samtech has been selected as Service Provider
for AGRISNET project. Agreement has been signed
on 31.10.08.
M/s. Samtech has submitted Software Design
Document (SDD) which has been approved in the
meeting by the Agriculture Department.
The development of AGRISNET portal is completed
and is being implemented at DIT Data Centre. The
portal will be up by the end of June 2009.
Data entry work will be done once the portal is ready.
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Strategy-IX

 Insurance and Credit:

 Tomato and Potato to be covered under
 WBCIS in 2009-2010.
 Peas, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Garlic to be covered under WBCIS
 Agriculture Credit .
     Year         Target            Achievement             %
                 (in lacs)            (in lacs)        (Percentage)
   2006-2007     90906.72              97708.70          107.48

   2007-2008    102181.71             125301.02          123.00

   2008-2009    118286.85      99708.88 (upto 12/08)      84.29

 3,18,531 Kisan Credit Cards distributed.
                    (Supported under State Plan)
Strategy-X

  Mechanisation:


  Machines/ Equipments suitable to hill agri. to be promoted.
  Gender friendly equipments.
  Machines/ Equip. for primary processing to be promoted.
             Content                 2009-2010     2010-2011         2011-2012
  Tractors/ Power Tillers               560            610             675

  Power Thresher                        825            895             1,000

  Other Equipments                    1,43,500      1,57,800         1,75,000

  Demonstration of New Equip.          2,000          2,200            2,250
                    (Supported under Macro Management, State Plan)
District-wise Investment Needs Agri. and Allied
Sector as per C-DAP (2008-2009 to 2012-2013)
                                (Rs. in Crores)

         1.    Bilaspur         193.78
         2.    Chamba           553.30
         3.    Hamirpur         227.89
         4.    Kangra           547.34
         5.    Kinnaur           55.94
         6.    Kullu            121.96
         7.    Lahaul & Spiti    68.76
         8.    Mandi            628.84
         9.    Shimla           495.31
         10.   Sirmour          341.05
         11.   Solan            162.34
                       Total    3396.51
             State Agriculture Plan
(Broad Sectoral Outlays 2008-2009 to 2012-2013)
                                         (Rs. in Crores)

S.No.              Sectors               Total Plan
                                          Outlay
  1     Agriculture                       452.34
  2     Horticulture                      145.48
  3     Livestock and Poultry             406.60
  4     Fisheries                          34.16
  5     Natural Resource Management      1727.35
  6     Infrastructure Development        405.27
        (Irrigation and Rural Markets)
  7     Research and Extension            76.82
             All Sectors and Schemes     3396.51
              Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
                                                                         (Rs. in lacs)

         Sector                  2007-2008                    2008-2009
                               Outlay   Exp.               Outlay    Exp.
Agriculture      239.90 236.61                             460.27         460.27
Horticulture     379.00 373.60                             265.95         264.32
Animal Husbandry 147.42 147.42                             123.80         123.80
Fisheries           -       -                               65.00          32.50
NRM              650.48 650.48                             350.61         350.61
SAU’s (R&D)       90.00   90.00                            245.37         245.37
       Total     1506.80 1498.11*                          1511.00       1476.87**

 * A sum of Rs.8.69 lacs was revalidated for utilization during 2008-2009.
** UCC already sent to Government of India.
 Progress: Centrally Sponsored Schemes
              (2008-2009)
                                     (Rs. in lacs)


  Scheme     Outlay    Expenditure   Unspent

Macro        2830.00     2766.47       63.53
Management

ISOPOM        69.65       63.77         5.88

Extension    336.88      336.00         0.88
Reforms
Outlays for Agriculture and Allied Sector
 Out of Total Plan in Himachal Pradesh
                                    (Rs. in Crores)

 Years       Total    Agri. & Allied Percentage
             Plan        Sector         (%)

2005-2006   1676.18      185.34        11.06

2006-2007   1800.00      231.84        12.88

2007-2008   2100.00      221.92        10.57

2008-2009   2400.00      276.97        10.93

2009-2010   2700.00      299.20        11.45
Proposed Outlay for Centrally Sponsored Schemes
Sector/ Head of Dev./ Scheme    Centre       State       Total
                               (in lacs)   (in lacs)   (in lacs)
Centrally Sponsored Schemes:
Macro Management of Agri.      2000.00*        -       2000.00
ISOPOM                          65.31          -        65.31
RKVY                           1700.00*        -       1700.00
Extension Reforms              449.75*         -        449.75
NPSHM                          164.00*         -        164.00
Seed Village/ Infrastructure    75.00*         -        75.00
Agriculture Mechanisation       25.00*         -        25.00

                Total          4479.06         -       4479.06

          Grand Total          4479.06     10061.33    14540.39
* Provisional
                          Convergence
Funds being accessed from NREGS (RD Deptt.) for Soil Water Conservation,
Plantation (Horti.), Minor Irrigation, Rural Roads.
Convergence with Irrigation Department under Bharat Nirman for Irrigation.
Convergence with DRDA’s under SGSY for income generation and
employment.
Convergence between Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry,
Fisheries, Rural Development and Forest Department under Watershed.
Convergence of RKVY funds for increased growth in Agriculture Sector with
HTM, RIDF.
For capacity building, TOT, Convergence through Extension Reforms ATMA,
KVK’s.
                    SWC   Irri.   Income      Yield      Rural   Cap.    Emp.
                                  Enhan.   Improvement   Roads   Buil.   Gen.
W.D.                                         
NREGS                                                                  
SGSY                                                                     
RKVY                                         
Bharat Nirman                                            
Extension Reforms                                                
HTM                                           
Horticulture:
Productivity improvement drive. 74,000 plants of
improved varieties and clonal root stocks of apple,
peach, pear, cherry, plum and apricot imported from
USA.
81.80 lacs fruit plants distributed for bringing
additional area under fruits.
Precision farming adopted under HTM where 5.70 lacs
sq. mt. area covered.
966 on-farm handling units, 947 water tanks and 765
Bore/ tube wells constructed.
40 Departmental orchards converted into model
centres of excellence.
200 mushroom units, 1,450 bee colonies, 1,850 anti
hail-nets and 4,380 wormi compost units setup.
Strategy:
Development of modern facility for propagation of
planting material of improved Germplasm.
Replacement of old and senile plantations with new
improved self pollinated cultivars.
Diversification of Horticulture with emphasis on nut crops,
cherry, medicinal and aromatic plants, floriculture, kiwi and
strawberry.
Development of Fruit varieties specially for processing like
wine varieties of grapes, cider and juice making varieties of
apple.
Development of infrastructure for the scientific post
harvest management and marketing.
Establishment of training centres for community
processing.
Utilization of remote sensing technology.
Action Plan:
Bringing 15,000 ha. additional area under Horticulture to achieve
production of 8 lacs tones.
Re-plantation of old and senile orchards in 6,000 ha.
Introduction of elite germ-plasm- it’s multiplication and distribution.
To bring additional area of 30 ha. under floriculture and 6 ha. under hopes,
increase in production of mushroom to 6,000 MT and honey 2,000 MT.
Strengthening of plant nutrition labs, AGMARK labs and fruit processing
units.
Introduction of anti hail-guns and crop insurance.
Promotion of on farm water management, micro irrigation, IPM, INM and
protected cultivation.
Facilitation for setting up of modern infrastructure for Controlled
Atmosphere Stores, Cool Chain by private sector.
Animal Husbandry:
Strategy:
Health care and disease investigation.
Improvement in production by cross breeding.
Improvement in Nutritional status.
Stray cattle management.

Action Plan:
Strengthening of disease investigation labs.
Conservation of indigenous hill cattle.
Setting up of cold chain.
Development of small ruminants.
Grazing land development.
Fisheries:
Strategy:
Setting up of fisherman cooperatives.
To promote trout farming in cold water.
Strengthening of carp and trout farms.
Intensification of aquaculture practices through FFDA.
Revival of reverine fisheries by setting up Mahaseer fish farm.
Extension of commercial trout farming technology in private
sector.
Intensive fish seed stocking in reservoirs.
Action Plan:
To promote reservoir fisheries.
Setting up of fish seed farm.
Providing gears for fishermen.
Procurement of quality fish seed.
Agricultural Marketing:
Introduced reform in Agricultural Marketing Sector.
Repealed old H.P. Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1969
and enacted the H.P. Agri. and Horti. Produce Marketing
(Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 and framed Rules.
It provides for setting up of markets in private sector/
Farmers markets/Consumers Markets/ Contract farming/
Direct Marketing.
45 Principal/ Sub market yards set up. 6 under
construction, 3 of existing markets being expanded/
modernized.
35 Markets provided with
AGMARKNET connectivity
for display of arrival/ rates.
16 reform linked marketing infrastructure projects with
estimated cost of Rs. 36.51 crores submitted to the
Govt. of India, Directorate of Marketing and Inspection
for assistance. 13 sanctioned, 3 under consideration

Arrivals in market yards increased from 1.73 lac MT in
2003-2004 to 3.31 lac MT in 2008-2009.

3 Controlled Atmosphere Stores of 6000 M.T. capacity
each set up in private sector by M/S. Adani Farm Fresh
Ltd. equipped with grading packing line.

1 Cold Store, 1 Grading packing line also coming up in
Private Sector.
Strategies:
Strengthening agricultural marketing infrastructure-
New markets in Production area, expansion and
modernization of existing.

Involvement of private/coop. sector in development
of new markets/grading/packing lines.

Improve quality of farm produce through grading,
packing, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures.
Conducting specialized training on food safety and
Good Agriculture Practices.

Establishing market linkages between producer
group and buyers and promote contract farming.
                    Issues
RKVY fund allocation criteria to be reviewed.
Assistance for hybrid maize seed of Pvt. Sector
approved by SAU to be allowed under ISOPOM.
Provision for assistance on organic certification
under NPOF, Quality Control Bio-fertilizers,
Manures stopped.
Fertilizer demand finalized by DAC be honored by
DOF. Freight inadequate. Suppliers don’t move
fertilizer to District/ Blocks.
Need to enhance outlay for NWDPRA.
RKBY units be Panchayat/ Village.

				
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