Overview

Department of Agriculture established in 1952. The main objective of the establishment was to develop Community Participation Extension Approach with the sound coordination of Public & Private Sector including NGO (s). With the passage of time and according to the change of food requirements of the community the priorities has developed different new approaches to cope the need of communities. Agriculture department strives to achieve self-sufficiency in food, fiber, sugar, fruits, and other crops. It has the mandate for sustainable development and conservation of biodiversity. Agriculture department is vigorously engaged in uplifting of agriculture through:

  • To maintain and narrow down the gap between food production and consumption.
  • To exploit the ecological comparative advantages for increasing farm income.
  • Development of horticulture sector.
  • Productivity enhancement of major field crops (maize, wheat, pulses, millets and forages).
  • Substitution of high value crops to increase the farm income.
  • Sustainable management of land and water resources.
  • Capacity Building for community participation.
  • Agricultural research, education and training.
  • Development of better varieties and improved production technologies to enhance the agricultural productivity.
  • Improvement in shelf life and marketing of fruits and vegetables.
  • Dissemination of modern improved production technologies to the farming community through print & electronic media.
  • Protection from insect pests and plant diseases.
  • Pest warning and quality control of pesticides.
  • Soil fertility and water conservation.
  • Introduction of high efficiency irrigation methods.
  • Agricultural mechanization, reclamation of land, tube wells installations and research in agricultural engineering.
  • Agricultural information and publications.
  • Agricultural statistics.