Sub-Missions on Agriculture for Competitive exam

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Missions on Agriculture

Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SAME):

Aims:

• To strengthen the ongoing extension mechanism of State Governments, local bodies etc.

• To achieve food and nutritional security and socio-economic empowerment of farmers.

• To institutionalize programme planning and implementation mechanism.

• To forge effective linkages and synergy amongst various stake-holders.

• To support human resource development interventions.

• To promote pervasive and innovative use of electronic / print media, inter-personal communication and ICT tools.

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Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP):

Aims:

• To increase production of certified / quality seed

• To upgrade the quality of farm saved seeds

• To strengthen the seed multiplication chain

• To promote new technologies and methodologies in seed production, processing, testing etc.

• To strengthen and modernizing infrastructure for seed production, storage, certification and quality etc.

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Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM):

Aims:

• To increase the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to the regions where availability of farm power is low

• To promote ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ to offset the adverse economies of scale arising due to small landholding and high cost of individual ownership

• To create hubs for hi-tech and high value farm equipment

• To create awareness among stakeholders through demonstration and capacity building activities

• To ensure performance testing and certification at designated testing centers located all over the country

Note: Under this scheme, Financial Assistance is provided to the beneficiaries for the Procurement of Agriculture Machinery and Equipment.

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Sub-Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ):

Aims:

• To minimize loss to quality and yield of agricultural crops from the ravages of insect pests, diseases, weeds, nematodes, rodents etc.

• To shield our agricultural bio-security from the incursions and spread of alien species.

• To facilitate exports of Indian agricultural commodities to global markets.

• To promote good agricultural practices, particularly with respect to plant protection strategies.

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