/ Agriculture Vikas Sub-Mission

Key Departments

1. Department of Agriculture
2. Animal and Fisheries Resources Department
3. Water Resources Department
4. Minor Water Resources Department
5. Co-Operative Department
6. Department of Revenue and Land Reforms
7. Food and Consumer Protection Department
8. Energy Department
9. Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Schemes under Good Governance (2015-2020)

Department Details
Department of Agriculture According to the geographical structure and changing needs of the State, region-wise strategies and programs have been formulated for the successful implementation of third Agriculture Road Map. The department is making meaningful effort to bring about an overarching revolution in the State through various programs in the field of organic farming, food security, nutrition security, inclusive growth and ways to bring about an increase in the income of farmers.

The work of seed management is under Bihar Rajya Beej Nigam (BRBN) and work is being done on the following topics :-

  • Seed handling
  • Storage capacity
  • Processing capacity
  • Kharif
  • Rabi + Garma

The following works are being done by the Government of Bihar under the Horticulture Mission :-

  • Aromatic Flower Cultivation
  • Flower Farming
  • Farm Cultivation
  • Garden Setting
  • Mushroom Production Unit
  • Bee Box Delivery
  • Plastic Crate
  • Leno Bag
  • Mushroom Seed Distribution

The Government of Bihar is striving to promote organic farming. For this, the following works are being done by the state government :-

  • Firm Vermin Compost
  • Cow dung Biogas
  • Professional Wormy Compost
  • Commercial Organic Fertilizer
  • Vermin Compost Distribution
  • Pilot Program - Complete Vermin Compost unit to one gram
  • Green Manure

To promote research and teaching in agriculture, several colleges and universities have been established in Bihar, which are as follows :-

  • Udyan Mahavidyalaya Nalanda
  • Mandan Bharti Agricultural College, Agwanpur, Saharsa
  • Veer Kunwar Singh College of Agriculture, Dumroan, Buxar
  • Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur
  • Bhola Paswan Shastri Agricultural College, Purnea
  • Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, Kishanganj
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur
  • Bihar Veterinary University, Patna
  • Matsyakee College, Kishanaganj
  • Horticulture Research Institute, Kishanganj
  • Sericulture Research Institute, Kishanganj
  • Forestry College, Munger
  • Agricultural Engineering College
  • Agricultural Business Management College
  • Biotechnology College and Food Technology College

In order to increase the yield, the following devices are being encouraged to be used in agriculture :-

  • Power Tiller
  • Zero Tillage
  • Paddy Transplanter
  • Lesser Harvester
  • Straw Ripper

Changing the current cropping pattern with climate change and the changes brought in it is being demonstrated among the farmers, so that the farmers can take advantage of it. Also, agriculture can be increased without being affected by floods and drought.

  • Approval and implementation of a plan of Rs.23.06 crore for the promotion of Climate Smart Agriculture through Climate Smart Villages for Bihar by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
  • To combat climate change, Visa-Seemit, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, ICAR (Eastern Region) Patna and the State Government in coordination with the state government revised the plan for 5 years for 224.15 crores Again, a total of Rs 60.655 crore plan has been approved for 5 years from the financial year 2019-20 to 2023-24.
  • To maintain the avidity of the Ganges and protect it from pollution, the formation of Bihar State Organic Mission under the Organic Farming Promotion Scheme from Patna to Bhagalpur on both sides of the Ganga and implementation of the adoption and certification program in 12 districts of the organic corridor.

To ensure the availability of one dish of Bihar in every plate of India, work is being done on Chaturangi scheme for the development of agriculture.

The following tasks are being done by the Government of Bihar under Soil Health Management :-

  • Soil Sample Collection
  • Soil Test
  • Soil Health Card Distribution
  • Seed Management
  • Horticulture Development
  • Organic Farming
  • Agriculture Research and Education
  • Land and Water Conservation Program
  • Agricultural Mechanization
  • Agriculture Cropping Pattern
  • Strategy of Water Management and Irrigation
  • Development of Export Potential in Agriculture
  • Dissemination of Mushroom Production Technology in Bihar
  • Development of Industrial Unit and Concerned with the Agricultural products
  • Soil Health Management
Animal and Fisheries Resources Department
  • Development of Animal Husbandry Sector
  • Development of Cow Husbandry
  • Development of Fisheries
  • Strategies to Sustain Livestock Production
  • Development of Animal Genetic Resources
  • Increasing the productivity of Milch Animals
Water Resources Department
  • Large and medium irrigation fields (2017-22).
  • River linking programs for inter basin transfer of water.
  • Program for water discharge in field.
  • Command Area and Water Management Program.
  • Flood Control and Flood Management Program.
Minor Water Resources Department
  • Surface Irrigation Scheme.
  • Ground Water Irrigation Scheme.
  • National Hydrology Project will be implemented for the underground water management
  • Expenditure of Rs.2343 crores is estimated for detailed plan reporting, capacity development, increase in technical force and other activities
  • Due to lack of operators of tube wells, the functional tube wells will be transferred to individual / individual groups, NGOs / livelihood groups etc in order to ensure their operation and maintenance.
  • For effective management and monitoring of programs related to Underground Water the Directorate of Underground Water Resources will be reconstituted.
Co-Operative Department
  • Infrastructure Development.
  • Price Promotion-Vegetable Processing and Marketing Scheme.
  • Establishment of Rice Mill of 2 Metric ton capacity (along with drier).
  • Implementation of employment oriented programs (poultry, goat rearing, apiculture, composite mill).
  • Ensuring availability of agricultural products (food, seeds, pesticides etc.).
  • Reinforcement of short-term agricultural credit flow through cooperative credit structure.
  • Bihar Rajya Fasal Sahayata Yojana.
  • Integrated Cooperative Development Project.
  • Development of Human Resources.
  • Membership increment and reinforcement of PACs.
Department of Revenue and Land Reforms
  • Aerial photography under the special survey program.
  • Digitization of revenue maps
  • Computerization of land records.
  • Computerization of settlement register.
  • Implementation of Data Center-cum-modern archives.
  • Operation Land Dakhal Dehani.
  • Campaign shelter.
  • Digitization of District Archives.
  • Land Bank Program.
Food and Consumer Protection Department
  • Increase the storage capacity of State Food Corporation.
  • PoS installation in all the distribution centers of the state
  • Ration card Aadhar seeding
  • New Ration Card Issuance and Cancellation
  • Decentralized procurement
Energy Department
  • Existing diesel pump sets employed for irrigation purposes will be converted to electric pump sets
  • Dedicated agriculture feeders will be created
  • Extension of L.T.Line to the tube wells installed by farmers and the installation of 25 K.V.A Transformer will be done
  • 11 KV dedicated agriculture feeders along with electric structure will be constructed
Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • The target is to raise the green cover of the state to 17% by the year 2022.
  • According to estimates the state's green cover is likely to be 15 percent in the year 2017.
  • For achieving this target on an average 1224 lakh plantation is required outside the forest land.
  • The target of the Environment and Forest Department is to plant 15.10 crore plants.
  • The department aims to plant 663 saplings outside the forest land during the plan period.
  • Upgradation and development of around 120 parks is to be done during this period.
  • The development of the wetlands has been planned.
  • Development of sewage treatment plant(STP).