Krishi Sakhi: Modi will grant certificates to more than 30,000 self-help groups as Krishi Sakhis

18 June 2024: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will grant certificates to more than 30,000 self-help groups as Krishi Sakhis at Varanasi on June 18, 2024. Realising the significant role & contribution of women in agriculture and further enhancing the skills of rural women, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Ministry of Rural Development signed an MoU on 30.08.2023. The Krishi Sakhi Convergence Program (KSCP) is the ambitious initiative under this MoU. Let's get to know more about Krishi Sakhis:-

Krishi Sakhi: Modi will grant certificates to more than 30,000 self-help groups as Krishi Sakhis
 Krishi Sakhi: Modi will grant certificates to more than 30,000 self-help groups as Krishi Sakhis 

What is the Krishi Sakhi Convergence Program (KSCP)?

Under the 'Lakhpati Didi' program, the aim is to create 3 crore Lakhpati Didis, one dimension of which is Krishi Sakhi. Krishi Sakhi Convergence Program (KSCP) aims to transform rural India by empowering rural Women as Krishi Sakhi, by imparting training and certification of Krishi Sakhi as Para-extension Workers. This certification course aligns with the objectives of the “Lakhpati Didi” Program.

Why Krishi Sakhis are being chosen as agriculture para-extension workers?

 Krishi Sakhis are chosen as agriculture para-extension workers because they are trusted community resource persons and experienced farmers. Their deep roots in farming communities ensure they are welcomed and respected.

What kind of training is being provided to Krishi Sakhis?


Krishi Sakhis have already been trained on various extension services for 56 days on the following modules:

1. Agro-ecological practices from land preparation to harvest

2. Organising Farmer Field schools

3. Seed banks + Establishment and Management

4. Soil health, soil and moisture conservation practices

5. Integrated Farming Systems

6. Basics of Livestock Management

7. Preparation and use of Bio inputs and establishment of Bio inputs shops

8. Basic communication skills

Now these Krishi Sakhis are undergoing refresher training with a special focus on Natural Farming and Soil Health Card through DAY-NRLM agencies in coordination with MANAGE.

What kind of employment options will be available to Krishi Sakhis after training?


Following the training, Krishi Sakhis will take a proficiency test. Those who qualify will be certified as Para-extension Workers, enabling them to undertake below mentioned MoA&FW schemes activities on the fixed resource fees.


Division Name


Activities wise per Krishi Sakhi/ Per Year Resource Fee


INM Division : Soil Health and MOVCDNER

Soil Sample Collection, Soil health Advisory, Formation of Farmer Producer Organisation, Training of Farmers

Soil Health = INR 1300
MOVCDNER (Only for Northeast) = 54000


Crop Division

 Cluster Front Line Demonstration, Collection and uploading of data on Krishi Mapper

INR 10,000 per year


Crop Insurance Division: PMFBY

Mobilizing non loanee farmers, Loss Assessment

INR 20000 per Krishi per year can earn.


MIDH Division

Awareness about Horticulture Mission

INR 40000 per block. State will decide the distribution of INR 40000 in the number of activities


NRM Division: Rainfed Area Development RAD,Agroforestry, Per Drop More Crop

Climate Resilient Agriculture Practices Trainings, Distribution of Seedlings, Adoption of micro irrigation

INR 12000 per Krishi per Year.


Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Outreach Agent, Facilitating Project, Create Awareness

INR 5000 per year


Seed Division: Seed Village Program

Farmer Training on Seed Production @900 per training

Minimum INR 900 per year. Rest, as per the need of the Krishi Sakhi in the local area




M&T Division: Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanisation (SMAM),

Three Visits to the Demonstration Field and collect data, photos and upload on the Krishi Mapper App

INR 10000 per year


Oil Seeds Division: National Mission on Edible Oils/ - OilSeeds (NMEO-OS)

Three Visits to the Demonstration Field and collect data, photos and upload on the Krishi Mapper

INR 3000 per year


Plant Protection: NPS

Information on crop Situation, Pest Surveillance through NPSS, Collect photos, uploading photos

INR 1000 per year


Credit Division: KCC

Lead connect, KCC Application support, Credit Linkage

Average Krishi Sakhis can earn in a year: - INR 60K to 80K.

How many Krishi Sakhis have been certified so far?

 As of date, 34,000 Krishi Sakhis out of 70,000 have been certified as Para-extension Workers.

At present, in which states has the Krishi Sakhi training program been started?

Krishi Sakhi Training Program has been rolled out in 12 states in Phase – 1: Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Meghalaya.

 How are Krishi Sakhis earning livelihood by providing help to farmers under MOVCDNER scheme?


Currently under the scheme of MOVCDNER(Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region) 30 Krishi Sakhis are working as Local resource person (LRP) visiting each farm once in every month to monitor farm activities and understand challenges faced by the farmers. 

They also conduct Farmer Interest Group (FIG) level meetings every week to train farmers, interact and understand challenges faced by farmers, FPO functioning and marketing activities and maintain farmer diary. The resource fee they are getting INR 4500 per month for the mentioned activities.

Here are words related to Krishi Sakhi:

1. **Krishi Sakhi**

2. **Agriculture**

3. **Farmers**

4. **Women Empowerment**

5. **Rural Development**

6. **Farm Management**

7. **Crop Insurance**

8. **Farm Credit**

9. **Farm Mechanization**

10. **Sustainable Agriculture**

 Also Read: 

1.  https://youtu.be/GSu1S669XM8?si=f4_A32ysZrH_KQ9l

2.  https://www.bodonews.info/2024/06/yoga-for-harmony-peace-cultivating.html

3.  https://www.bodonews.info/2024/06/national-commission-for-indian-system.html

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