The Government of India has allotted a sum of Rs. 72.27 crore to Himachal Pradesh under National Agricultural Development Scheme for development of agriculture sector during current financial year.

Director, Agriculture, Dr. J.C. Rana disclosed that Rs. 58.21 crore would be spent on new and special schemes wile Rs. 14.06 crore on strengthening of ongoing schemes and development of resources. Provision had been made to spend Rs. 6.5 crore on promoting organic farming, Rs. 6.7 crore under Adarsh Krishi Gram Yojna, Rs. 4.16 crore on integrated crop diversification by vegetable production and Rs. 5 crore for irrigation sector.

He said that State Agriculture Department would function as Nodal Agency for this scheme and Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Agricultural Research and Education Departments would also be entitled to get financial assistance under the scheme.