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PMKVY Job Roles - Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India


Published on Oct 24, 2018

PMKVY Job Roles - Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India

Agriculture and allied activities accounts for about 15.7 % of country's GDP and is estimated to employ about 124.7 million people as cultivators and 106.8 million as agricultural labour (Census 2001). Besides this Agriculture Industry employs a large number of people in the Organized and the Unorganized sector, the data pertaining to the same is however not available. Based on the assumptions of Food Grain Production and Manpower required to handle the total produced, the same is derived at (0.20 Million) for Organized and (1.95 Million) for Unorganized sector. India has about 161 million hectares of arable land of which 55 million is irrigated. With the increase in population the demand for food and Agri produce is increasing, but the supply is constant due to low agricultural productivity. This is predominantly due to improper Farm Management practices and loss in post-harvest handling. There is a requirement for specific set of skills in the field of Agriculture.

Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) has been setup as Section 25 company under Companies act of Ministry of Company Affairs. ASCI will works towards building the Capacity around the Agriculture Industry and bridge the gap between laboratories to farm. The ASCI is targeting to touch/ upgrade skills of about 56.49 Million of Cultivators, Agricultural Labours and Direct and Indirect labour engaged in Organised and Unorganized Agriculture Industry viz, Farm Inputs, Procurement, Supply Chain, Warehousing / Logistics etc. The Agriculture Skill Council of Indian (ASCI) is being designed to cater to the following customers of the Agriculture Industry:

• Farmers

• Farm & Wage Workers

• Self Employed

• Extension Workers

• Agriculture Extension Executive

Courses Offered for Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India


Agriculture Extension Executive

Role Description: The person is responsible for working with Research and Development team in agriculture industries (including seed, fertilizer, pesticides, and micro irrigation industries) to satisfy the farmer needs. They understand and market the technology to be transferred to farmers by way of demonstrations and training. They also coordinate and motivate the farmers to adapt to modern methods for good returns.


Agriculture Extension Service Provider

Role Description: An agriculture extension service provider gives talks, guidance and actual demonstrations on latest technologies related to agriculture. He also works with other experts in agriculture to learn more or even develop new methods that could advance production.


Animal Health Worker

Role Description: To assist his/her immediate community by providing preventive health care, productivity enhancing and basic first aid services to farm animal and poultry


Artificial Insemination Technician

Role Description: To assist his/her immediate community by providing cattle breeding, management and business development related service to farmers.


Bamboo Grower

Role Description: Growing bamboo from preparation of planting material to the harvesting and sale of the produce


Banana Farmer

Role Description: The farmer is responsible to cultivate banana crop on a given piece of land and involves procurement of seed material from the market to the sale of farm produce in the market.


Bee Keeper

Role Description:


Broiler Farm Worker

Role Description: The individual prepares the poultry farm for placement of chicks, carry out their feed; water; litter; brooding and health management to raise broiler chicks according to market’s standar


Bulb Crop Cultivator

Role Description: The farmer is responsible to cultivate bulb crops on a given piece of land and involves procurement of seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market.


Chillies Cultivator

Role Description: Cultivating chilli crops on a given piece of land ; Procuring seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market.


Citrus Fruit Grower

Role Description: procuring seed material , preparing nursery ,cultivating citrus fruit and transplantating the sale of farm produce in the market.


Coffee Plantation Worker

Role Description:


Community Service Provider

Role Description: Act as front-end delivery points for Government, private and social sector services to rural citizens of India, in an integrated manner.


Cotton Cultivator

Role Description: Procuring seeds, cultivating and harvesting the cottoncrop at farm level



Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur Level 4

Role Description: The farmer is responsible to cultivate solanaceous crops on a given piece of land and involves procurement of seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market


Dairy Worker

Role Description: The Dairy Worker is responsible for all the activities involving livestock care & management


Floriculturist (Open Cultivation)

Role Description:


Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) Level 4

Role Description: The Floriculturist is responsible for taking up flower cultivation in open fields


Floriculturist-Protected cultivation

Role Description: The Floriculturist is responsible for taking up flower cultivation in greenhouse


Friends of Coconut Tree

Role Description: The person has a responsibility to work in coconut gardens as harvester of coconut and as advisor on coconut crop management. He is basically involved in climbing palms, identification and harvesting of nuts of appropriate age group and advice coconut farmers on coconut cultivation practices including pest and disease management


Gardener

Role Description: A Gardener who is responsible for tending lawns, trees, shrubs, ground covers. He needs to be aware of the soil and nutrition requirements of plants, pests and diseases & their control and drainage. Gardeners also need to acquire skills in grafting, pruning, weeding and harvesting of flowers, fruits


Green House Fitter

Role Description: The installer is responsible for Installation of Greenhouse Structure as per the structural Layout & bill of materials prepared by supplier.


Harvesting Machine Operator Level 4

Role Description: Setting up the harvesting machine for day’s work by conducting pre-start procedures, operate the machine to harvest the crop, perform machine shut down procedure, does day-to-day maintenance and takes up basic repair the harvesting machine to keep it operational during critical harvest time


Hatchery Production Worker - Fishery

Role Description: Selecting broodstock , maturing, spawning, hatching of the larvae, managing and maintain the larvae ensuring its feed and nutrition requirements


Mango Grower

Role Description: Mango Grower will be doing the production of mango fruit from the preparation of planting material to the harvesting and sales of the produce


Marine Capture Fisherman

Role Description: Catching and trapping marine species used for human food, animal feed, bait and other uses


Micro Irrigation Technician

Role Description: Irrigation Technician is responsible for Installation, Testing, Commissioning of Micro Irrigation System at farmer’s field for better water management and increase in yield of crop.


Neera Technician

Role Description: The person has a responsibility to work in coconut gardens as Neera tapper and as advisor on coconut crop management. He is basically involved in climbing palms, tapping primary Neera from coconut inflorescence, primary Neera processing, handling of fresh Neera and transporting to processing centres. He also advice coconut farmers on primary Neera processing and coconut cultivation practices including pest and disease management.


Organic grower Level 4

Role Description: The job involves cultivation of organic crops as per the organic package of practices recommended for a particular agro-climate zone


Paddy Farmer Level 4

Role Description: The farmer is responsible to cultivate paddy on a given piece of land and involves procurement of seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market.


Quality Seed Grower

Role Description: The individual cultivates breeder seeds to produce foundation seeds and foundation seeds to produce multiplication seeds of crops by undertaking recommended practices and methods


Seed Processing Worker

Role Description: The individual cleans seeds of extraneous & undesirable materials, takes samples for testing, dries seeds to optimum moisture levels, treats,packages and stores them in appropriate manner for distribution.


Sericulturist

Role Description: Cultivating the plants, rearing silkworms from young larvae to cocoon with proper care.


Shrimp Farmer

Role Description: Deciding on the species of shrimp to harvest, procuring the seed from hatcheries, harvesting the shrimp with good feed and selling the harvested shrimp to the market.


Solanaceous Crop Cultivator

Role Description: The individual is responsible to cultivate solanaceous crops on a given piece of land and involves procurement of seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market


Solar Pump Technician

Role Description: Assessing the installation site, understanding the installation pre-requisites,arranging for installation materials, mounting and installing the panels at suitable location; connecting the panel to the battery and pump; connecting pump o the water source and ensuring effective functioning of solar energy system after installation


Soyabean Cultivator

Role Description: Procuring quality seeds, cultivating and harvesting the soyabean crop at farm level


Sugarcane Cultivator Level 4

Role Description: Procuring seed material, cultivating and harvesting the sugarcane crop at farm level and selling sugarcane


Supply Chain Field Assisstant

Role Description: Managing all the steps involved to get the stock to customer including coordination with buyer and supplier for match of demand and supply, procuring the stock, packing and storing the stock temporarily, transporting the stock and ensuring proper returns to the farmers


Tea Plantation Worker


Tractor operator

Role Description: Field operation and daily maintainance of tractor.


Tuber Crop Cultivator

Role Description: The farmer is responsible to cultivate tuber crops on a given piece of land and involves various operations strating from the procurement of seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market.


Warehouse Worker

Role Description: Receiving, sorting, storing, packing at the warehouse and transporting of goods to the end customers with quality maintained


Wheat Cultivator Level 4

Role Description: The farmer is responsible to cultivate wheat on a given piece of land and involves procurement of seed material to the sale of produce in the market













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