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 countrys land, water, soil and plant resources.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.