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The Agriculture & Co-operation 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.
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