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The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation is responsible for the formulation and implementation of National policies and programmes aimed at achieving rapid agricultural growth through optimum utilization of the country’s land, water, soil and plant resources.

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The Department undertakes all possible measures to ensure timely and adequate supply of inputs and services such as fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, agricultural implements and also to provide agricultural credit, crop insurance and ensure remunerative returns to the farmer for his agricultural produce.

The Department is entrusted with the responsibility for collection and maintenance of a wide range of statistical and economic data relating to agriculture, required for development planning, organizing agricultural census, assisting and advising the States in undertaking scarcity relief measures and in management of natural calamities e.g. flood, drought, cyclone, etc.

The Department is responsible for the formulation of overall cooperative policy in the country, matters relating to national cooperative organizations, cooperative training and education. The Department also participates in activities of international organizations, for fostering bilateral cooperation in agricultural and allied sectors and for promotion of export in agricultural commodities-


Administrative Improvement

Training the farmers

A Grievance Cell has been set up in the Department as well as in the Attached and Subordinate Offices to ensure speedy redressal of grievances received from public directly or through Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Secretary (A&C) also hears the public /staff grievances with prior appointment.  Shri K.D.Sinha J.S. has been nominated as J.S. (Grievances). Any employee who has a grievance can meet Grievance Officer on all Wednesdays in the forenoon even without prior appointment. The grievances are attended to on priority and dealt with expeditiously.

Official Language

The Department has an Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC) under the Chairmanship of J.S. (Administration) to monitor the implementation of Official Language Policy of the government and progressive use of Hindi in the working of the Deparpartment.

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Special Cell

Functions

A Special Cell is functioning in the Department for strict compliance and implementation of orders issued by the Government from time to time regarding reservation in service for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

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Training in Administration

Every year officers of the Department and its Attached/Subordinate Offices and Public Sector Undertakings are deputed for training courses/ programmes and also for attending Work-shops/ Seminars in the field of Computers, Personnel Management, Financial Management, Secretariat Procedures and Practices, Investment Planning, Project Formulation and Implementation, Monitoring and evaluation, Project Designing for Agriculture Development, Data Processing etc. Use of Computers in the Department is also being encouraged by imparting training.

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Last Updated On - 27 July, 2011

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