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  • PRESENTATION in National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif, 2006 by Dr.A.C.Sandil, Additional Director of Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh
  • Agro-Climatic Zones
  • Agro-Climatic Zones 2.60 39.34 Barley, Pseudo-Cereals, Temperate Vegetable Seeds, seed Potato, Off-Season Vegetables, Peas, Kala Zira etc. (iv) Cold Dry Zone (Above 2,200 m.a.s.l.) Dry Temperate (iii) High Hill Zone (1,801-2,200 m.a.s.l.) Humid Temperate (ii) Mid Hill Zone (651-1,800 m.a.s.l.) Temperate (i) Shivalik Hill Zone (350-650 m.a.s.l.) Sub Tropical Zones Wheat, Barley, Millets, Off-Season Vegetables, Seed Potato, Temperate Vegetables Seeds, Rajmash etc. Foodgrains, Pulses, Off-Season Vegetables. Ginger, Tea, Potato etc. Foodgrains, Oilseeds, Pulses, Seasonal Vegetables, Sugarcane etc. Potential 18.39 23.01 41.04 21.25 38.00 16.24 % Cropped Area % Geog. Area
  • Strategy for Enhancement of Crop Production/ Productivity  Increased area coverage under HYV/ Hybrids.  Ensuring timely supply of quality inputs.  Enhance productivity in rainfed areas, which is 80%.  Focussed extension on transfer of technology through Public Private Partnership/ ATMA.  Overall growth in production envisaged more than 4%.  Growth in fruits and vegetables 8-10%.
  • Availability of Inputs  Adequate availability.  Tie up made for shortages in zonal conferences.  NPK ratio nearly ideal i.e. 5:2:1  Major thrust on IPM, INM and Manuring.
  • Investment in Agriculture  12% of State Plan. Irrigation:  20% area under irrigation.  90,000 hectare additional area under irrigation in three years.  More emphasis on sprinkler irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting. Power:  State has surplus power.  Adequate availability to farmers.
  • Crop Diversification  50,000 hectare area to be diversified to vegetables up to X th Plan.  2,00,000 hectare area under fruits.  15,000 hectare area under spices like ginger, garlic, turmeric.  1,500 hectare area under Medicinal and Herbal Plants.
  • Agriculture Extension Network  60% posts of extension functionaries vacant.  Alternate extension system like;  ATMA in 7 Districts formed, SREP prepared.  Use of Kisan Call Centres.  Greater use of CSS Mass Media Support to Extension.  Extension through Women SHG’s, WUA’s, KVS, Farmers Club.
  • Market Reforms  State enacted new act “Himachal Pradesh Agriculture Horticulture Produce Marketing (Development & Regulation Act, 2005)”.  New Act is in line with model act and provides for;  Private/ Co-op Markets.  Direct Marketing.  Contract Farming.  Rationalisation of Market fee structure.
  • Risk Management  Maize, Rice, Wheat, Barley and Potato covered under NAIS.  ICICI Lombard is working on weather insurance for Apple, Tomato and Potato.  MIS for Fruits.
  • Thank You