Some important facts related to Agriculture

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Some important facts related to Agriculture

 
 

  • Meteorological subdivision in India           36
  • Contribution of South West monsoon in rainfall ,… 80 – 90 %
  • ICAR was established on the recommendation of Royal Commission on Agriculture (1928) on …. 16 July, 1929
  • Number of agro – climatic zones in India (Planning commission)

is ……………………………………………………………………………  15

  • Number of Agricultural Universities in India …..       …….         48
  • (SAUs 47 and one CAU at Imphal)
  • Number of Deemed Universities in ICAR (IARI, NDRI, IVRI, CIFE)
  • Number of National Bureaus   6
  • Recently a new National Institute was established in Feb 2009 as National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM) at Baramati (Maharashtra).
  • President of ICAR   Union Minister of Agriculture
  • First Agricultural Minister of Independent India

………………………………..  Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

  • First KVK in India was established in Pondichery in  1974
  • Number of KVKs in India (till Jan 2012)    ……… 605• ICAR is a registered society came in existence in ……………..  1929• ICAR was reorganized in………………………………… 1965 and 1972
    • India is the 3rd largest producer of fish in the world (first-japan).
    • India is the 2nd largest producer of inland fish in the world
    • Distribution of quality seeds in the year 2009 — 10 was „ 257 lakh tonnes
    • Contribution of Agriculture in National GDP in 2010 — 11

    (estimated) was  ………………………………………………….. 14.2 %

    • Percent work force of India engaged in agriculture is (2009-10)
    • Share of agricultural products in total exports (2009-10) was

    …………………………………………………………………………..  9.9%

    • Largest contributor commodity in agricultural exports

    (2009-10) was…………………………………………………………. Rice

    • Largest contributor commodity in agricultural imports

    (2009-10) : Edible oils ………………………  (1.7 % of total imports)

    • Value of export of Agricultural and allied products in 2008 – 09 was US $ 169 billion

     

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