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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:

Initiative Description
Crop Cluster Development Programme – Innovation in Haryana A program that provides on-farm facilities to farmers for proper aggregation, grading/sorting, and processing of products in Haryana.
Organic Large Cardamom Production- Nagaland A 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 farmers A 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 farmers A program that provides quality inputs, knowledge transfer, and capacity building for agriculture and allied sectors in Andhra Pradesh.
Climate resilient rice-fish farming in Assam A program that encourages pisciculture in paddy fields, taking advantage of the symbiotic relationship between rice plants and fish in Assam.
Odisha Millets Mission A program that promotes the production and consumption of millets in Odisha to preserve indigenous culture.
Black Rice Initiative in Chandauli-Uttar Pradesh The 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