India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has taken initiative to organize different activities through its various divisions to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of it’s farmers and achievements.
The celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav involves the citizens of the country with special emphasis on ‘Jan Bhagidari’. The celebrations have already started and shall continue up to 15 August, 2023. This Ministry has strategically planned various events which will be organized in different States/Districts at an identified location highlighting the various schemes/programmes/initiatives of various Ministries/ Department of Government of India benefiting the farming community as large.The events will be farmer centric highlighting the importance of the flagship schemes being executed through this Ministry such as PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi, PM- Fasal Bima Yojana, Soil Health Card, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, Kisan Credit Card, Farmers Producer Organization, Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanization, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, e-National Agriculture Market, Natural Farming, PM- Kisan Mandhan Yojana, Digital Agriculture etc. The event “Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari” will be celebrated through activities like Exhibitions, Certification of Organic Produce, Workshops and Seminar across the country.
In this context Ministry of Agricultures is organising this video contest under 3 categories for farmers. The interested farmers are required to submit videos in any one or all categories. The categories will be
- Success stories of Farmers and Income enhancement
- Innovating Practices adopted by Farmers resulting in higher productivity
- Benefits from the Schemes of Ministries availed by the Farmers.
- Participants have to share Videos of their success stories highlighting income enhancement/ innovative practices being adapted by them which resulted in higher productivity/benefits from the Schemes of Ministry of Agriculture availed by farmers
- In case of uploading video, participant should upload their video to any media platform such as SoundCloud, YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox etc. and any social media platform share the link in the submission box.
- The maximum length of the video is 3 minutes. There is no minimum length.
Terms and Conditions
- All Farmers of Indian citizens may participate.
- Any farmer can participate in all the three categories choosing from the drop down Menu, but can send only one video for each category
- Participants are required to register themselves on the platform www.innovateindia.mygov.in by filling a simple registration form
- Incomplete entries will not be considered.
- The video entries should be original.
- All entries obtained through unauthorized sources or which are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, irregular, or fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with the rules are automatically void.
- It is strongly advised not to wait until the deadline for the submission of entries. Organizers shall not be responsible for non-receipt of entries on account of server errors/ traffic.
- The organizers reserve the right to select or reject any submission without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without thereby incurring any liability to the participant(s) whatsoever.
- Organizers reserve to cancel the competition or modify the rules, dates of the competition anytime. The Organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for any inconvenience/loss directly or indirectly caused to any Participant due to such modification of rules/cancellation of competition and the Participants shall accordingly not be entitled to raise any claims pertaining to the same.
- Once the participants have made submissions on the platform, they shall have no claim even in the event of stoppage/cancellation of the competition.
- Removal/ voluntary withdrawal of member is not encouraged. No other form of modification will be entertained at any point.
- Once such a nomination has been received, organizers may correspond with the nominee/nominator for supplementary information, if necessary.
Awards and Recognition
All the participants will get E- Certificates and the Top 3 participants in each category will get the E – Certificates and souvenir/prize money from the Ministry. The proposed Prize money for the Top 3 participants in each category would be :-
- 1st Prize – Rs.11,000/-
- 2nd Prize – Rs. 5, 000/-
- 3rd Prize – Rs. 3, 000/-
Brief on major beneficiary oriented schemes implemented by Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare are as follows:-
|Sl No||Name of the Scheme||Purpose|
|1.||Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)||The scheme aims to supplement the financial needs of all landholding farmers. Under the Scheme an amount of Rs.6000/- per year is released (in three equal instalments of Rs. 2000/- every four months) by the Central Government online directly into the bank accounts of the eligible farmers.|
|2.||Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY)||To provide social security net for the landholding Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs) as they have minimal or no savings to provide for old age and to support them in the event of consequent loss of livelihood|
|3.||Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR)||Aims at making farming a remunerative economic activity through strengthening the farmers’ effort, risk mitigation and promoting agri business entrepreneurship.|
|4.||Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)||Affordable crop insurance scheme for farmers against all non preventable natural risks.|
|5.||Per Drop More Crop (PDMC)||The PMKSY-Per Drop More Crop mainly focuses on water use efficiency at farm level through precision/micro irrigation. Besides promoting precision irrigation (drip and sprinkler irrigation systems) and better on-farm water management practices to optimize the use of available water resources, this component also supports micro level water storage or water conservation/management activities to supplement micro irrigation.|
|6.||National Honey and Bee Mission (NHBM)||Promotion and development of scientific beekeeping in the country.|
|7.||Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF)||Medium - long term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets through interest subvention and financial support.|
|8.||Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS)||Aims at providing adequate and timely credit support by way of short term crop loan upto Rs 3 lakhs to all farmers.|
|9.||National Bamboo Mission (NBM)||To increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material requirement of industries.|
|10.||Sub Mission on Agro-forestry (SMAF)||To encourage and expand tree plantation in a complementary and integrated manner with crops and livestock to improve productivity, employment opportunities, income generation and livelihoods of rural households, especially the small farmers.|
|11.||Soil Health Management (SHM)||To develop and promote soil test based nutrient management for enhancing nutrient use efficiency|
|12.||Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE)||Aims at making the extension system farmer driven and farmer accountable by disseminating technology to farmers through new institutional arrangements viz. Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at district level to operationalize extension reforms in a participatory mode.|
|13.||Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanization(SMAM)||Increase the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to the regions where availability of farm power is low;|
|14.||Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)||Stimulate holistic growth of the horticulture sector through area based regionally differentiated strategies involving technology promotion, extension, post harvest management (PHM), processing and marketing in consonance with comparative advantage of each State/region and its diverse agro-climatic features;|
|15.||Sub-Mission on Seed and Planting Material (SMSP)||Production and multiplication of high yielding certified/quality seeds of all crops and making them available to the farmers|
|16.||National Food Security Mission (NFSM).||Increasing production of rice, wheat, pulses coarse cereals (maize & barley), nutri-cereals (jowar, bajra, ragi & other small millets) and commercial crops (jute, cotton & sugarcane), oilseeds & oilpalm through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country.|
|17.||Integrated Scheme for Agriculture Marketing (ISAM)||To develop marketing infrastructure to effectively handle and manage marketable surpluses of agricultural and allied produce including horticulture, livestock, poultry, fishery, bamboo, minor forest produce and such like produce supportive to enhance farmers’ income etc.|
|18.||Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)||Aggregation of small, marginal and landless farmers into FPOs in order to enhance economic strength & market linkages for enhancing their income.|
|19||Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana||Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) aims at development of sustainable models of organic farming through a mix of traditional wisdom and modern science to ensure long term soil fertility build-up, resource conservation and helps in climate change adaptation and mitigation. It primarily aims to increase soil fertility and thereby helps in production of healthy food through organic practices without the use of agro-chemicals.|