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:
• 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.
Role Description: Growing bamboo from preparation of planting material to the harvesting and sale of the produce
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.
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 marketâ€™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.
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
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.
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
Role Description: The Dairy Worker is responsible for all the activities involving livestock care & management
Floriculturist (Open Cultivation)
Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) Level 4
Role Description: The Floriculturist is responsible for taking up flower cultivation in open fields
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
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 dayâ€™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
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 farmerâ€™s field for better water management and increase in yield of crop.
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.
Role Description: Cultivating the plants, rearing silkworms from young larvae to cocoon with proper care.
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
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
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.
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