Objectives of the Agricultural Roadmaps
- Food Security.
- Nutrition Security.
- Increase in Income of farmers.
- Employment generation and hence control of out migration.
- Inclusive growth of agricultural production with equitable participation of women.
- Conservation of natural resources and their sustainable use.
First Agricultural Roadmap
- Seed Development:- To achieve this aim government launched two schemes (I). Seed Extension scheme and (II). Seed Gram Scheme. These schemes stressed on the need for availability of certified seeds of at least 23 crops.
- Bio-Farming:- Government stressed on the bio-farming through influencing farmers for using organic manure and other sustainable techniques of farming.
- Modern Agricultural Equipments:- Government in this roadmap tried to increase the farm mechanisation by providing subsidy ot farmers for buying agricultural equipments.
- The Seed Replacement Ration(SRR) reached a new high, while in the some crops the SRR reached more than upto 83% in 2012.
- The production of foodgrain in Bihar touched a record high 178.29 lakh tonne in 2012.
- Not only in total production but foodgrain production per hectare also touched a new high.
Second Agricultural Roadmap
- These objectives were sought to be achieved through implementing adequate supply of electricity.
- The government planned to connect habitats/villages having more than 250 people through constructing concrete roads.
- It also aimed at improving the storage facility by constructing godowns.
- To usher the Rainbow Revolution i.e. boosting Agriculture, Horticulture, forestry, sugarcane, poultry, fisheries and Animal husbandry simultaneously to reduce vulnerability of farmers due to uncertain climate and increasing their farm controincome.To
- In view of global warming and to maintain ecological balance, government also taken steps to increase the forest cover from 9% to 15% by 2017.
- Total production of foodgrains witnessed a tremendous growth and reached to 252.01 lakh tonnes in 2017 from 178.29 tonnes in 2012.
- Along with foodgrains oilseeds, fruits and vegetables also saw significant increase.
- Animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries sector also shown positive growth but this sector lags behind from what it should be.
Third Agricultural Roadmap
- The Roadmap proposed to develop Organic farming Corridors alongside major rivers like Ganga as well as along side National and State Highways. For this government already transferred Rs. 6000 each to 20000 farmer ot enable them to undertake organic farming.
- Bihar Fisheries college at Kishanganj as established.
- To boost agriculture government laid the foundation stone of an 11kilovolt agriculture feeder at Naubatpur Block in Patna.
- The Roadmap also entails on establishing a three layer Bihar vegetable Processing and Distribution cooperative system.
- Another significant initiative of the Roadmap includes approval of Rs.151.14 crore for providing nutritious food, especially eggs and seasonal fruits, at least once a week to students under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme.