Most of the population lives in rural India and it is as much as 83.25 crore. Even though Agriculture is the prime source of livelihood, it contributes to only 14 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). There is an immediate need to structure Agricultural schemes in order to benefit farmers and the schemes must enable to produce high Agricultural yield. As a part of the continued effort put by various governments at the State and the Central level, agricultural growth has been accelerated as and when compared to the Tenth Plan. Ministry of Rural Development was allotted a Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs. 44, 3261 crore as against Rs. 29, 1682 crore of the Eleventh Plan period.
Very recently, Government has given subsidy on Ridomil, hybrid seeds, and demonstration plots, training infrastructure in dairying for rural dairy farmers, enhancement of the farmer’s welfare scheme, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), and Mai Bhago Istri Shakti Scheme. Para Association for Rural Development sets in an example by educating rural poor in cultivation of fodder for the cattle in the remotest rural areas. There are instances wherein government schemes at the implementation stage do require NGO support to make it happen and we do make our participation in educating farmers to benefit it from the government set schemes.