Thrust Area, Potential & Problems

Sl. No.
Thrust Area
Crop Enterprise
Identified Problem
1
Integrated Pest and Disease Management
Pulses, Cereals and Oilseeds
BPH, False Smut, Mites etc. in Paddy. YMV, Aphid, White Fly in Pulses. Tikka Disease, Swarming Caterpillar, Aphid in Groundnut, Cercospora Leafspot in Sesame.
2
Seeds replacement of high yielding varieties
Rice, Millets & Pulses
Low yield, high pest and disease incidence in local varieties
3
Value addition of perishable vegetables, pulses , millets
vegetables, pulses , millets
Distress Sale of Highly Perishable Vegetable like Tomato & Brinjal. low Market Price of Pulses like Arhar, Blackgram & Geengram without any value addition.
4
Crop diversification from paddy to pulses, oilseeds and millets
pulses, oilseeds and millets
Distress Sale & Less Return from Paddy Cultivation.
5
High yielding Drought tolerant Rice
Rice
Due to Erratic Rainfall during critical stage of growth reduce yield.
6
Increase area in Millets
Ragi, Foxtail Millet, Bajra & Jowar
High water use, Low nutritive value and Less Price in upland paddy and pulse area.
7
Introduction of Agri-silvicultural system
Paddy
Mono cropping of paddy
8
Introduction of Integrated farming systems
Paddy
Mono cropping of paddy, Maize, Cotton & Arhar. Less return and depletion of soil fertility
9
Bio control of pest and diseases
Cereals, Oilseed, Pulses & Vegetables
Environmental Pollution, Reduction in Natural Enemies & Degradation in soil status
10
Market led extension activities
Cereals, Oilseed & Pulses
Distress Sale of Tomato, Cole crops, Paddy & Maize
11
FPOs based production system
Oilseed, Pulses, Millets & Minor Forest Products
On organized marketing of agricultural produce, Community based product mobilization