|Name of the Officer-in-Charge||Shri Bikash Chandra Biswas, WBCS (Exe)|
|Address : 43 NS Road,Susoma Mansion, 3rd floor , Howrah-711101|
|Ph no. : 033-2641-4496|
|Name of the Staff|
|Duties of the Department & Services||
The District Agriculture Administration, Howrah is the subordinate of the State Directorate of Agriculture, West Bengal. The primary objectives are to produce crops to meet up self need and to sell out surplus to earn cash and exclusive cash earning by selling commercial crops. Its responsibility is to deploy and activate all endeavour for production of the Crops from which cereals, tubers, sugar, millets, oil seeds, pulses, fibre and other crops are produced on the field. It performs the responsibility of helping the peasantry in respect of farm management, soil & water management, soil & water conservation, crop cultivation with appropriate variety and quality seeds, nutrient management, plant protection, harvesting technologies. Diversified cropping is much relevant for producing all the agril. commodities. It performs quality control of inputs, arranging soil testing and amelioration, demonstration plots and training for transformation of advanced technologies so that sustained agail. Production ( restrain fall down of the normal but to step up production above the population growth rate).
It also assists the peasantry to undertake measures for agril. rehabilitation of crop damages, if happens due to stochastic disaster. In the face of decreasing farm land due to its utilization for non-farming purposes, the importance on agriculture has become more crucial and relevant, because new technology exploration, dissemination and adoption are the only ways on order to gain vertical advancement. It is mention-worthy that no more farming land should be decreased by diverting to non-farm utilizations.
|Administrative Structure (HR) of the Section|
|Functions in detail & Public Services Provided||In view to the foregoing descriptions, the district agriculture administration undertakes the following services either as grant or with subsidy.