7 May, 2018
The government has approved the continuation of the agri umbrella programme, ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’, with a central outlay of Rs. 33,269 crore till March 31, 2020.
The programme, which was launched last year after clubbing 11 schemes for the sector, has now been approved for continuation beyond the 12th Plan ended last March.
“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved 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 CCEA approved the scheme as part of its objective to double farmers’ income by 2022, he said, adding that this move would help in better monitoring of all the schemes.
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.
The 11 merged schemes are: National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Sub-Mission for Agriculture Extension (SMAE), Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP), Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM) and Sub-Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ).
Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES), Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Co-operation (ISAC), Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) and National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) have also been merged into the umbrella scheme.