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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
05-February-2019 16:27 IST
Agro Meteorological Advisories

            5.13 crore farmers are receiving agro meteorological advisories through m-kisan portal (https://m-kisan.gov.in). State-wise details regarding number of farmers registered on  m-kisan portal for receiving agro advisories including meteorological advisories are at Annexure.

           25 centres of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) located in State Agriculture Universities, distributed across the country have made efforts to issue Agromet advisories through Radio, TV, Newspapers etc. in local languages. Agromet bulletins to Line Departments of various state Governments are also distributed by the AICRPAM. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and India Meteorological Department (IMD) have jointly planned to augment the Agromet Advisory System (AAS) network to sub-district (block) level. Under this plan, 200 Krishi Vigyan Kendras  including the 110 Aspirational districts have been identified for setting up of District Agro-Met Units (DAMUs) to provide Agromet services to farmers. The initial fund of Rs. 2.4 cr. (@ Rs.1.2 lakh per unit) has been sanctioned for establishing the required facilities to start the advisory services.

Further, several awareness campaigns have been undertaken to encourage farmers to register themselves on m-kisan portal and receive crop and weather specific advisories. Many farmers have been registered through Kisan Call Centre also. Farmers can call and get themselves registered for receiving crop advisories. Extension workers have also played an important role in increasing the registration of farmers. They explain the process of registration and benefits of getting registered to the farmers thereby helping farmers to receive crop and weather based advisories. Expenditure of Rs.26,31,73,386/- has been incurred during the last three years i.e. 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, on sending advisories through SMS to farmers registered on m-kisan portal

        This information was given by Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Lok Sabha today.

 

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State / UT

Number of Registered farmers

(as on 31.01.2019)

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR  ISLANDS

11958

ANDHRA PRADESH

5752529

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

1868

ASSAM

97205

BIHAR

1019236

CHANDIGARH

467

CHHATTISGARH

1880438

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI

1212

DAMAN AND DIU

54

DELHI

24561

GOA

23555

GUJARAT

1226272

HARYANA

1265338

HIMACHAL PRADESH

741156

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

229889

JHARKAND

886639

KARNATAKA

674794

KERALA

1100412

LAKSHADWEEP

17

MADHYA PRADESH

2468618

MAHARASHTRA

7034111

MANIPUR

2654

MEGHALAYA

5491

MIZORAM

4524

NAGALAND

26615

ODISHA

3224545

PUDUCHERRY

10531

PUNJAB

684884

RAJASTHAN

2978197

SIKKIM

25950

TAMIL NADU

1441467

TELANGANA

2816785

TRIPURA

41025

UTTAR PRADESH

13545343

UTTARAKHAND

210761

WEST BENGAL

1901920

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

 

कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय में राज्य मंत्री     (SHRI GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT)

 

 

 

 

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