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Introduction

The Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer Welfare Department of Gujarat Govt. takes care of agriculture and related matters in its charge likehorticulture, soil conservation, dairy development, animal husbandry,and and formation of policies / schemes in co-operative activities as well as implementation, monitoring and supervision. A separate Horticulture Department has been set up from the Agriculture Department considering the importance of the increasing agriculture area for Horticulture farming and horticultural activities in the State.

Four Agriculture Universities are functional under the Department to carry out education and research related activities in the area of agriculture and related subjects. Head of the Department (HOD), Corporations, Committees and other institutions are working under the administrative control of the department to advice and assist in policy making for departmental activities and in implementation and monitoring of programs.

The key objective of the Agriculture Departmentis to meet the need of the State and to increase the income of farmers by increase in agricultural production by increasing agricultural productivity by giving the knowledge of scientific methods of agriculture to the farmers and byimplementing various schemes

The main objective of the Horticulture Department is to meet the need of the State and to increase the income of farmers by increasing productivity and production of horticultural crops by giving the knowledge of scientific methods of farming to the farmers and by implementing various schemes. Along with the animal husbandry, poultry, dairy and fodder development in the State, to implement the schemes for veterinary treatment, disease control, protection of livestock against diseases, etc. through regional officials and to manage the entire activities of animal husbandry in the State, animal husbandry regulatory organization has been set up.

The main objective of the Agriculture Universities of the State is to increase the agricultural production by co-ordination of agricultural research, education and extended education and by that to improve economic condition of the rural people.

Land Development Corporation has adopted a strategy to improve land productivity by taking proper care of land and water and by preventing erosion of important soil nutrients, promote the ancillary development in the rural areas as well as adopting an integrated approach in the field of soil and water conservation.

The main objective of the Horticulture Department is to meet the need of the State and to increase the income of farmers by increasing productivity and production of horticultural crops by giving the knowledge of scientific methods of farming to the farmers and by implementing various schemes. Along with the animal husbandry, poultry, dairy and fodder development in the State, to implement the schemes for veterinary treatment, disease control, protection of livestock against diseases, etc. through regional officials and to manage the entire activities of animal husbandry in the State, animal husbandry regulatory organization has been set up.

The main objective of the Agriculture Universities of the State is to increase the agricultural production by co-ordination of agricultural research, education and extended education and by that to improve economic condition of the rural people.

Land Development Corporation has adopted a strategy to improve land productivity by taking proper care of land and water and by preventing erosion of important soil nutrients, promote the ancillary development in the rural areas as well as adopting an integrated approach in the field of soil and water conservation.

Activities

HODs

Director of Agriculture

The two thirds of the population are engaged in agricultural activities and they earn their living from this business. Agriculture is main source of employment in rural areas and its tool of progress of villages all around. The state government is always ready to help farmers who are paving way for the second green revolution in Gujarat. Various activities are carried out by Director of Agriculture throughKrushi Mahotsav andAgricultural Support Schemes so that all villagers take maximum advantage of innovative technology and doing prosperous farming through which make the state and country rich.

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Director Of Horticulture

State has achieved considerable growth rate in horticulture during last five years because of serious efforts made by the State Govt. The area & production of horticulture crop was 5.89 lakh ha (5 %of total cropped area) & 59.49 lakh tons in 1998-1999 which increased up to 14.04 lakh ha. & 180.16 lakh tons respectively in 2010-11.State has strong cooperative credit & marketing structure, alongwith 265 cold storages having 12.50 lakh mt. storage capacity. About 42 fruit & vegetable co-operative marketing societies and 197 Agriculture Produce Market Committees ( APMCs) dealing with selling & buying of horticulture produce in the State. These have been mandate to maintain utmost transparency for dealing to ensure farmers against exploitation by middlemen.

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Directorate of Animal Husbandry

The Animal Husbandry Department came into existence from 1st May 1960 along with establishment of our Gujarat State, which is presently under regulation of Agriculture and Co-operation Department of Government of Gujarat.

The department undertakes many activities related to scientific rearing of domestic animals, disease control and prevention of infectious diseases of poultry and animals, preservation of indigenous breeds etc.

The major activities of the department include preventions of infectious diseases of animals, breed improvement programmes and development programmes related to various species such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, equine and poultry.

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Registrar of Co-Operative Societies

Most of population of the country habitats in the villages. Agriculture is a prime occupation in the villages. In the 19th century, money lenders of the villages satisfied on the high rate of interest the financial need of farmers for their agriculture.

In such circumstances the farmers become economically ruined by repaying compound interest. It was the only solution of the financial problem of the farmers if they avail required money on the cheap interest conveniently. For that object the land improvement act 1883 and the loans for the farmers act, 1884 were framed.

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Commissioner of Fisheries

Gujarat state is at the top position in Fisheries as is at the west coast of India and it covers 1/5th part of India along the coast as well as it is exclusive economic zone. It contributes about 25% of total marine production. There are abundant Inland fisheries opportunities in Gujarat because of 6 large reservoirs and small water bodies and Sardar Sarovar command area.

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Director Of Sugar

Sugar Industry is the largest Agro-Based Industry in India. The Sugar Industry is playing significant role in In dial Economy the sugar production in the Nation is 2nd highest in the world

There are 554 (252 Co. operatives) sugar factories in operation with production capacity of 190 lakh M. T. of sugar as on 31 st March 2007. These mills are located in 18 states of the country About 60 % of them are in cooperative sector. The sugar industry is 100 % operating by cooperative sector in Gujarat state.

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Director of Agriculture Marketing & Rural Finance

District headquarters in the State of Gujarat and other major business locations in 196 yards and 204 yards of total 403 in Sub Mandi market. This places the control of the area are for sale from the farm utpanna. And it has been under the control of the Gujarat Agricultural Market Act 1963. And its management utpanna agriculture market committees have been formed. Usually each District Agricultural utpanna mathakoe purchase and sale of the public in the main compound. And the spot market committee has been formed.

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Chief Executive Officer Inspection & Audit Committee

Agriculture in the state of Gujarat as pashupanvado supplement industry has grown. Significant contributions to the industry have given this supplementary employment. Svetakranti state and Amul pattern has been popular in the world. Dudhala Pashuo sakhsone rural areas with its reasonable price of milk in the milk producer to ensure good co-operative federations have been formed. .30-9-1 Of the state at the end of 13.108 primary milk producer co-operatives exist.

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Gujarat State Co-Operative Tribunal

The Tribunal by the Gujarat State Co-Operative Act -1961, -1965, Gujarat co-operative societies laws, Gujarat State Co-operative Tribunal Regulations 1964 and the election of specific co-operation is mainly to implement -1982 filed appeals to him / other applications are referred.

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Boards/Corporations

Gujarat State Seeds Certification Agency

High yielding Varieties program was launched in the mid-sixties, which created high demand for hybrid and high yielding varieties seeds. The government of India enforced the Act, 1966. and recommended the State government for settings up to seed certification Agency in the states.

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Gujarat State Warehousing Corporation

The Gujarat State Warehousing Corporation established under Warehousing Corporation Act, 1962on 05th December 1960. We are providing scientific storage facility throughout the state of Gujarat.

The Reserve Bank of India in the year 1950 appointed the All India Rural Credit Survey Committee which in its report in 1954, recommended interalia setting up or a Warehousing Agency in the Public Sector backed by Government. Besides recommending a whole set of measures, it also advocated of easy institutional credit against the Warehouse Receipt.

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Gujarat State Sheep & Wool Development Corporation Limited

GUSHEEL is a comprehensive service and marketing organization encompassing all activities relating to sheep & wool development in the State. This Corporation was set up in 1970 with the objective of improvement of the economic status of sheep breeders.

The activities of GUSHEEL include:

  • Procurement & Sale of wool
  • Marketing of Yarn & Carpet and woolen items
  • Health coverage of sheep of Gujarat
  • Breed Improvement
  • Training
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Gujarat Fisheries Central Cooperative Association Limited

Gujarat Fisheries Central Co-operative Association Limited (GFCCA) is an apex cooperative body of the fishermen cooperatives in the State of Gujarat. It was established in the year 1956 with financial and administrative support of the Government of Gujarat.

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Gauseva & Gaucher Vikas Board

Gauseva Ayog is established in may 1999 under section - 3 and registered under the society act 1860. The Gauseva ayog was expanded to Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board in 2012. This Ayog is established for preservation, development and welfare of Cow and its progeny.Presentation, development and welfare of the cow and its progeny and for matters connected therewith or incidental there to and co-ordinate such institutions carrying on above activities.

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Gujarat state agriculture marketing board

The Gujarat State was carved out as a separate State on 1.5.1960 under the Gujarat Organization Act 1960 with the total area of 195024 sq.kms. Its population is 6.00 crores of which percentage of rural population is about 75 percent. nearly 90 lakhs farmers and farm workers are engaged in agricultural production which form about 65 percent of total work force in the State. The State is divided in to 26 districts with 225 talukas.

The Act for regulation of market was first enacted in the year 1939 during regime of former princely State of Baroda. The then Baroda State established regulated markets at Bodeli in the year 1937-38

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Gujarat Livestock Development Board

With the sole objective of carrying out breeding activity for breed improvement of milch breeds of the state, Gujarat Livestock Development Board was established on 12th April 2002 and was registered under Charity Commissioner Act on 31st March 2003.Gujarat Livestock Development Board (GLDB) has been nominated as State Implementing Agency (SIA) for NPCBB (National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding), a 100% centrally sponsored scheme.

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