The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC)

The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC): Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 58% of the population of this country. Agriculture provides the bulk of wage goods required by non-agriculture sectors and most of the raw materials for the industries sector. The combined efforts of Central Government, State Governments and the farming community have succeeded in achieving record production of 244.78 million tons of food grains during 2010-11. This record production has been achieved through effective transfer of latest crop production technologies to farmers under various crop development schemes being implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation backed by remunerative prices for various crops through enhanced minimum support prices.

The DAC is organized into 27 Divisions and has five attached offices and twenty-two subordinate offices which are spread across the country for coordination with state level agencies and implementation of Central Sector Schemes in their respective fields.

Further, two Public Sector Undertakings, nine autonomous bodies, ten national level cooperative organizations and one authority are functioning under the administrative control of the Department.

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