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Government Of Assam Department of Agriculture & Horticulture Directorate of Agriculture

Function and Objectives


  1. Formulation and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at achieving rapid agricultural growth through optimum utilization of land, water, soil and plant resources of the State. the farming community through agricultural extension services.
  2. Implementation of beneficiary oriented schemes for economics upliftment of farming community.
  3. Establishing farmer-department coordination in implementing and providing technological know-how to the farming community through agricultural extension services.
  4. Undertaking all possible measures to ensure timely and adequate supply of quality inputs and services such as fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, agricultural implements, etc.
  5. Creating assured irrigation facilities to the farmers through minor irrigation schemes so as to obtain maximum returns from their land.
  6. Popularizing the use of farmer's friendly bio-fertilizers.
  7. Motivating farmers to minimize the use of pesticides and to control the environmental pollution with adoption of Integrated Pest Management.
  8. Motivating farmers for diversification of areas from traditional crops to commercial crops.
  9. Monitoring soil health and testing of nutrient level of soil samples collected from farmers fields across the State.
  10. Educating farmers on soil and water conservation technologies through implementation of Watershed Projects.
  11. Undertaking measures to provide agricultural credit, crop insurance and helps the farmers in getting remunerative returns for their produce.
  12. Implementing calamity (like flood, drought etc.) relief programmes.
  13. Conducting surveys for collection and maintenance of a wide range of statistical and economic data relating to agriculture, required for development planning.
  14. Helping farmers through use of ICT applications.
  15. Economic empowerment of women.
  16. Removal of rural poverty.
  17. Improvement of nutritional standards and quality of life of the rural people.


  • To attain 2% Annual Growth.