Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
कृषि और किसान कल्याण विभाग


  • • India has the second largest arable land area in the world
  • • India is the largest producer of spices, pulses, milk, tea, cashew, and jute
  • • India is the second largest producer of Bamboo in the world
  • • India is the second largest producers of fruits and vegetables
  • • Contributes ~16.5 percent to the country’s overall GDP (2019)
  • • Source of livelihood for 58% of the country’s population
  • • 44% of the country’s workforce is employed in agriculture

Focus Subsectors For Investment Promotion

  • • Agriculture Machinery
  • • Seeds
  • • Agrochemicals
  • • Fertilizers
  • • Smart Technology and Precision Agriculture
  • • Logistics, Warehousing and Cold Chain


The role of infrastructure is crucial for agriculture development and for taking the production dynamics to the next level. It is only through the development of infrastructure, especially at the post harvest stage that the produce can be optimally utilized with opportunity for value addition and fair deal for the farmers. Development of such infrastructure shall also address the vagaries of nature, the regional disparities, development of human resource and realization of full potential of our limited land resource

  • Agri infra fund -USD 13.6 billion fund for providing interest subvention and credit guarantee on loans
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY-MoFPI) for creation of modern infrastructure


  • Agriculture Export Policy –take steps at district level to boost exports and harness farmer’s income.


  • Credit Linked Subsidy Schemesfor

Production & Post-Harvest Management
Integrated Post Harvest Management
For construction/expansion/ modernization of cold storage

Agri Market

The role of Agri-Market is to promote uniformity in agriculture marketing by streamlining of procedures across the integrated markets, removing information asymmetry between buyers and sellers and promoting real time price discovery based on actual demand and supply.

  • E-NAM initiative by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium to integrate markets across the country


  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) – Micro Irrigation Fund(1.36 bn USD) to facilitate the states in mobilizing the resources for expanding coverage of Micro Irrigation by taking up special and innovative projects

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