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National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

Updated : 12th Jul 2023
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

  1. Maintaining agricultural productivity depends on the quality and availability of natural resources such as soil and water. Agricultural growth can be sustained by promoting the conservation and sustainable use of these scarce natural resources through appropriate location specific measures.
  2. Indian agriculture mainly Covers about 60% of the net sown area of the country and accounts for 40% of the total food production. Thus, conservation of natural resources along with development of rainfed agriculture is the key to meet the growing demand of food grains in the country.
  3. NMSA which is responsible for the eight missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is one of them. 'In principle' the mission aims to promote sustainable agriculture through a series of initiatives in the mission document.
  4. During the Twelfth Five Year Plan, these measures are being mainstreamed and embedded in the ongoing/proposed missions/programmes/schemes of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC & FW) through the process of restructuring and convergence.
  5. The NMSA has been designed by consolidating and subsuming all ongoing as well as newly proposed activities/programmes with special emphasis on soil and water conservation, water use efficiency, soil health management and rainfed sector development.
  6. The focus of NMSA will be to promote judicious use of common resources through a community based approach.
  7. NMSA 'Water Use Efficiency', 'Nutrient Management' and 'Livelihood Diversification' The major dimensions will be met by progressively shifting to environment friendly technologies, adoption of energy efficient appliances, conservation of natural resources, integrated farming, adoption of sustainable development path.
  8. Other than this, NMSA aims at soil health management, enhanced water use efficiency, judicious use of chemicals, To promote location specific advanced agricultural practices through utilisation, crop diversification, progressive adoption of crop-livestock farming systems and integrated approach like crop-sericulture, agroforestry.


  • Promotion of integrated farming system including mixed farming
  • Popularising resource conservation techniques
  • Enhancing Water Use Efficiency
  • Encouraging improved agricultural practices to increase soil carbon storage.
  • Creating database on soil resources through soil profile study and soil analysis
  • Promotion of crop specific integrated nutrient management practices.
  • Involvement of knowledge institutions and professionals.
  • To provide a single window service/knowledge provider system by the State Government for the benefit of the farming community.
  • To establish a platform for implementation, liaison, review and coordination of interventions outlined in the mission document of NMSA.


  1. Rainfed Area Development (RAD)
  2. Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF)
  3. National Bamboo Mission (NBM)
  4. Soil Health Management (SHM)
  5. Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture

Pardarshi kisan seva yojana

The pardarshi kisan seva yojana has been started by the Agriculture Department of Uttar Pradesh and the state government to benefit the farmers. Under this scheme, the farmers of the state will be provided agricultural grants as financial assistance on the agriculture website.

Pardarshi kisan seva yojana:

  1. Thriving Farming Methods
  2. Testing of seeds
  3. Kisan Credit Card
  4. Facilities payable to farmers
  5. Natural Resource Management
  6. What to do in which month
  7. Identification of real manure
  8. Pests and diseases of crops
  9. Special Events
  10. Soil Testing
  11. Agricultural implements

Objective of Pardarshi kisan seva yojana:

  • To increase the productivity of agriculture of the farmers of the state
  • To accelerate the rate of development of agriculture
  • To improve the economic condition of the farmers of the state
  • To remove the regional imbalance of the state
  • Providing new employment opportunities
  • Maintaining the growth rate of agricultural production at 5.1 percent per annum
  • Promotion of new technology of agriculture
  • increase in agricultural area

Benefits of Transparent Farmer Service Scheme:

  • Through the transparent Kisan Seva Yojana, all types of Grant will be provided related to seed agricultural machinery and agricultural defence chemicals.
  • The amount to be provided to the farmers will be provided through DBT in the bank account of the beneficiary farmer.
  • Through various schemes, technical demonstrations will be organized for farmers to get more production from suitable crops in different ecological conditions and farmers will be made aware of their results.
  • To provide comprehensiveness to the agricultural insurance schemes operated in the state to compensate for the damage caused due to natural calamities, pest/disease etc. risk in agricultural production.
  • Online portal Through this, if the farmers have any kind of problem, then they can get it registered online and get the solution of their problem.
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture