Union Agriculture Minister holds discussion on Draft Farm Income Insurance Scheme


A delegation from Fiji led by the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Fiji, Mr. Inia Batikoto Seruiratu calls on the Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, in New Delhi on January 27, 2015..

The Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh briefing the media on the State Agriculture Ministers meeting, in New Delhi on January 27, 2015. The Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya is also seen.

 

The Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressing at the "National Conference on Development & Export of Spices" in Indian Agricultural Research Institute, in New Delhi on January 27, 2015. The Commerce Secretary, Shri Rajeev Kher is also seen.

Union Agriculture Minister holds discussion with State Agriculture Ministers on Draft Farm Income Insurance Scheme

• Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today had discussion with State Agriculture Ministers on Draft Farm Income Insurance Scheme in Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi. Briefing the media faternity, he said that there was broad consensus on the following points:



• Shri Singh said that the Draft Farm Income Insurance Scheme will have two components, that is, the price based insurance and the yield based insurance. A committee consisting of senior agriculture officials and representatives from state governments will be formed to look into the suggestions from the State Government’s during the meeting today. In the morning, he also had discussion with farmer organisation on this issue. He further said that ongoing insurance schemes will continue.

• During the discussion, the representatives from the states suggested to implement income insurance scheme in consonance with their local needs which include climatic, geographical conditions and crop pattern. Shri Singh said that there has been a consensus from representatives from various States on this aspect.

• Shri Singh informed that as a pilot project, the schemes suggested by States will be implemented with the approval of Central Government.

Shri Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture was also present on this occasion.


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Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests, Fiji calls on Shri Radha Mohan Singh Today




A delegation from Fiji led by,Mr.Inia Seruiratu Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests Minister for Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management called on Union Agriculture Minister Sh. Radha Mohan Singh in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today.



Fiji has proposed to enter into MoUs in the following generic areas:

1.Development of the Animal Husbandry Industry.

2.Cooperation in areas of Fisheries and Aqua-culture.

3.Horticulture Industry Development.

4.Revamping of the Rice Industry.

5.Cooperation in Root Crop Diversification.



It may be mentioned that MoU on Development Cooperation was signed with Fiji by Ministry of External Affairs in 2006 which included Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests sectors as an item.



Shri Radha Mohan Singh assured the delegation that Agriculture Ministry will look into the points mentioned by them. Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that India looks forward to strengthening  the bilateral relation to a new height.



Shri Radha Mohan Singh also showed keen interest on the point of in training of Agriculture student of Fiji at ICAR Institutes.


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Concerted Efforts Needed to Produce Clean Spices at Competitive Prices says Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh while inaugurating National Conference on Development and Export of Spices in Pusa campus, New Delhi today, said that concerted efforts are needed to produce clean spices at competitive prices in order to sustain India’s share in world market speaking on the occasion he said that. Spices farmers have been facing the problem of low productivity, fluctuating prices coupled with biotic and abiotic stress resulting in low farm income. However, efforts of diversification, unfolding of nutraceutical and health benefit of spices and farming system models have provided better opportunity for improving income from spices, he added.

Shri Singh said that ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research Calicut and National Research Centre on Seed Spices Ajmer have pioneered in developing a number of high yielding varieties and production technologies.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Spices Board under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has been spearheading activities for excellence of Indian spices with respect to quality and hygiene of high level. The Board functions as an important link between the Indian exporters and the importers abroad and supports Indian spices brand building amongst the importing countries which is really needed to realize the slogan of Brand India and Make in India, he added.

Referring to India’s status in World Spice Trade, Shri Singh said that the export earnings showed a spectacular growth during the period from 2005-06 to 2013-14 as the earning increased from 592.9 million US $ to 2267.67 million US $. The volume of spices exported increased from 350,363 metric tons in 2005-06 to 817,250 metric tons in 2013-14.

Shri Singh said that Spices have been playing an important role in the Indian agrarian economy as it accounts for 5% of the agriculture GDP of the country. The agro-climatic conditions in the country provide an ideal habitat for the natural growth of various spices. There is a long list of 75 spices grown in India but chillies, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, coriander, saffron and cumin are commercially more important. Shri Singh said that today, India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices in the world.


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