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NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)

Source: Niti Aayog

Every day in this section we will be bringing best practices from each section. Today’s best practices will cover ‘AGRICULTURE’


Initiatives in tabular format:

Crop Cluster Development Programme – Innovation in HaryanaA program that provides on-farm facilities to farmers for proper aggregation, grading/sorting, and processing of products in Haryana.
Organic Large Cardamom Production- NagalandA program that aims to develop a value chain for organic large cardamom in Nagaland and facilitate partnerships between farmers and organic businesses.
The direct and full benefit of Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmersA program that transfers the Minimum Support Price directly to farmers’ accounts in Haryana and Punjab, eliminating exploitation by middlemen.
Dr YSR Rythu Bharosa Kendralu – a one-stop solution for farmersA program that provides quality inputs, knowledge transfer, and capacity building for agriculture and allied sectors in Andhra Pradesh.
Climate resilient rice-fish farming in AssamA program that encourages pisciculture in paddy fields, taking advantage of the symbiotic relationship between rice plants and fish in Assam.
Odisha Millets MissionA program that promotes the production and consumption of millets in Odisha to preserve indigenous culture.
Black Rice Initiative in Chandauli-Uttar PradeshThe initiative involved promoting black rice farming among a small group of 300 farmers. The branding of black rice was done, and it was sold at a much higher price than common rice, leading to a rise in the income of farmers.


Usage: These examples can be used in Mains answer as innovative solutions/way forward