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2. Government will procure 23 notified crops under MSP mechanism. 3. Operation Green (attempt to replicate milk revolution for vegetables) will be launched for vegetables along the lines of Operation Food creating marketing cooperatives. Rs 500 crore launched to address price fluctuations in Potato, Tomato and onion for benefit of farmers & consumers. 4. Rs 2000 crore will be spent over 22000 haats (markets) and 585 mandis to upgrade using MNREGA into Gramin Agricultural markets (GrAMs) to protect interest of 86% small & marginal farmers and these haats will be exempted from regulations of APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) regulations, thus allowing farmers to sell directly to bulk purchasers 5. Connecting all 585 Agricultural Market Produce Committees (APMCs) to eNAM (e National Agriculture Market). 470 APMCs have been connected to e-NAM network and rest will be connected by March, 2018. 6. Allocation for food Processing doubled from Rs 715 crore to Rs 1400 crore in FY 19. Establishment of Specialised agro-processing financial institutions in the sector and setting up of the state of the art testing facilities in all 42 Mega food parks has been proposed. 7. National bamboo mission has been launched with Rs 1290 crore allocated towards it and FM calling Bamboo as Green Gold. 8. Tax breaks will be given to farm producers organisations set up to aggregate inputs and outputs 9. Two new funds (Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FAIDF) for fisheries sector and an Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF))of Rs 10000 crore announced for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry sectors. 10. Kisan Credit Card to Fisheries and Dairy Farmers 11. Food Corporation Of India’s capital will be restructured to enhance equity and to raise long term debt for meeting working capital requirements. This will lower borrowing costs. 12. Organic Farming by farmer producer organisations (FPOs) and village producers in large clusters, preferably of 1000 hectares each will be encouraged. 13. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana has been allotted Rs 9427 crore for irrigation.
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14. Prime Minister Krishi Sichai Yojana has allocated Rs 2600 crore to boost groundwater irrigation in 96 irrigation deprived districts than 30% of the land holdings get water. Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) in NABARD will be expanded to cover specified command area development projects. 15. Institutional credit for agricultural sector has been raised to Rs 11 lakh crore from Rs 10 lakh crore 16. Liberalise export of agri commodities to bridge the gap between agriculture’s exports potential of US $100 Billion as opposed to current exports of US $30 Billion. Government will develop areas which are certified as organic. Woman self-help groups in Mission Antyodaya clusters will work towards developing at least 1000 clusters.
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