Natural Resource Management

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) formulated by the agriculture ministry for enhancing agricultural productivity especially in rainfed areas focusing on integrated farming, water use efficiency, soil health management and synergizing resource conservation. NMSA derives its mandate from Sustainable Agriculture Mission which is one of the eight Missions outlined under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The strategies and programme of actions (POA) outlined in the Mission Document, that was accorded ‘in principle’ approval by Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change (PMCCC) on 23.09.2010, aim at promoting sustainable agriculture through a series of adaptation measures focusing on ten key dimensions encompassing Indian agriculture namely; ‘Improved crop seeds, livestock and fish cultures’, ‘Water Use Efficiency’, ‘Pest Management’, ‘Improved Farm Practices’, ‘Nutrient Management’, ‘Agricultural insurance’, ‘Credit support’, ‘Markets’, ‘Access to Information’ and ‘Livelihood diversification’

During XII Five Year Plan, these measures are being embedded and mainstreamed onto ongoing/proposed Missions/Progammes/Schemes of Dept. of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC) through a process of restructuring and convergence. 

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