AGRICULTURAL PROSPECTS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

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Panaji: November 30, 2018 …The Directorate of Agriculture in their monthly agricultural prospects for the month of November, 2018 has said that Harvesting of Kharif paddy is completed, while the field preparation for Rabi paddy has just begun.

Rabi season is advancing and Department has geared up to arrange needed support to farmers through the availability to inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, vegetable seeds etc. and adequate quality of high yielding paddy seeds through Co-operative Societies like Goa Bagayatdar Co-operative Society, Pernem taluka farmers Society etc.

1500 kgs. Cowpea/Alsando seed  supplied for demonstration under National Food Security Mission (Pulses). 100 kgs Alsando seed distributed at 50% subsidy and 15 MT salt tolerant paddy variety (Goa Rice Selection-1) procured from llha Verde Farmers Club, which had taken Community Farming over an area of 50 ha at St. Estevam, Tiswadi during Rabi 2018-19.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Yojana (PMFBY) has been continued in the State during Rabi 2018-19 through HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company Ltd. in North Goa District and SBI General Insurance Company Ltd. in South Goa District on the same lines with Kharif and Rabi 2017-18 by adhering to the guidelines issued by Government of India. The Notification for the same has been published in Government Official Gazette on November 1, 2018.

The Directorate in association with National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS & LUP), Nagpur, Maharashtra released the 3rd phase Report on Survey of fallow lands in the State of at the hands of the Minister for Agriculture, at Directorate of Agriculture, Krishi Bhavan, Tonca, Caranzalem. Director, (ICAR-CCARI) Old Goa, Director of Agriculture, Director NBPS & LUP, Nagpur and other officials were present.

 General Insurance Corporation of India, (GiC) Reinsurance (Re) organizationed First Quarterly National Review Conference on Flagship scheme of GOI “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)” on November 16 & 17, 2018 at Bengaluru, review the progress at quarterly intervals intervals from Rabi 2018-19. Shri Nelson Figueiredo, Director of Agriculture and Shri Satej Kamat, Assistant Director of Agriculture attended the Conference.

‘National Nutrition Month’ was celebrated to address the issue of malnutrition. To create a mass movement to generate awareness for promoting nutrition of the children, nutritious food items completion was taken up for the group of women.

‘World Food Day’ programme was conducted to commemorate the founding of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and to create public awareness to fight against under nourishment and malnutrition.

 State Sector Scheme ‘Development of Horticulture 2016’ is modified and renamed ‘Development of Horticulture 2018’ with enhanced subsidy pattern.

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