Training programmes organised under Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY)

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28 July 2021, New Delhi: Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY) was launched to develop human resource in organic farming, natural farming and cow based economy for environmental sustenance and soil health. It was started with establishment of 100 centres.  Under this scheme, 108 training programmes were organized for the awareness of the farmers during the period of operation.

Training programmes were organized for the farmers under PDDUUKSY in the field of organic farming, natural farming and other related latest technologies. This has brought awareness about organic and natural farming. As organic and naturally raised commodities/ produce fetch more price, therefore, it is a step towards doubling their earnings.

Agricultural Education Division, under its three year action plan provided need based support in critical areas to Agricultural Universities for strengthening and quality assurance of higher agricultural education in the country. 

As a part of the undergraduate curriculum in agricultural university, each undergraduate student in agriculture has to opt for the Student READY (Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) programme, which aims to provide rural entrepreneurship awareness to them during final year of their study.

The undergraduate students provide support for the livelihood improvement of small and marginal farmers in terms of providing information about facilities extended by the government, scientific and technical knowhow, selection of crops, marketing of their produce etc.

Details of training programmes organised under Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY) State/UT wise including Gujarat:

Sl. No.Name of the StateTotal no. of training programme organised
 1Andhra Pradesh1
 2Assam6
 3Bihar8
 4Chhatisgarh1
 5Delhi1
 6Gujarat2
 7Haryana2
 8Himachal Pradesh1
 9Jammu & Kashmir1
 10Jharkhand5
 11Karnataka7
 12Madhya Pradesh4
 13Maharashtra20
 14Manipur1
 15Nagaland6
 16Orissa1
 17Port Blair6
 18Punjab1
 19Rajasthan9
 20Sikkim6
 21Tamil Nadu1
 22Telangana6
 23Uttar Pradesh10
 24Uttarakhand2
Total108

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

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