*** Call Matir Katha toll free number 1800-103-1100 for crop related problems from (Monday to Saturday 7.00 am to 7.00 pm)

কৃষি বিভাগীয় কার্যকলাপ

মৃত্তিকা ও জল সংরক্ষণ
মৃত্তিকা ও জল সংরক্ষণ

Measures are taken up by Soil and Water Conservation wing of the directorate to prevent soil erosion and land degradation to build up soil productivity on sustained basis along with reclamation of degraded land.  This wing also takes steps to conserve rain water within the landed area, reduce water logging, maximize recharge of ground water and increase availability of surface water. Contact No: 033-2225-4252

কৃষির মূল্যায়ন
কৃষির মূল্যায়ন

The Agriculture Evaluation wing, erstwhile Socio Economic and Evaluation branch is responsible for generation and publication of different data on agricultural statistics for the state which are used for planning. These include AYP (Area, Yield, Production) of different crops, agricultural census, generation of cost of cultivation, harvest price, agriculture labour wages, nine-fold land use statistics (LUS), implementation of forecasting agricultural output. Contact No. 033-2476 1492.

জিওগ্রাফিক ট্যাগিং
জিওগ্রাফিক ট্যাগিং

Field activities of the department done at blocks and research farms are monitored by Departmental head quarter officials, which includes technology demonstration centres (DC), benefit distributions etc. Contact No:

তথ্য প্রকাশন
তথ্য প্রকাশন

Central archive of published leaflets from the Department of Agriculture, in various aspects of cultivation, is being maintained in this section of the portal.  Government recommendations on topics like Zero tillage Rice cultivation, Vermicomposting, Organic cultivation practices of crops, package of practices of crops like Rice, Wheat, Potato, Sugarcane, Oilseed, Pulses, Maize etc. are also available.   Contact No: 033-2254-0931

সরকারী স্কীম
সরকারী স্কীম

Description of Government schemes are available in one single location.

মাটির কথার পর্বসমূহ
স্কীম রিপোর্টিং

Scheme wise financial reporting feature from districts about all running schemes is available here.  District wise performance of a schemes as well as scheme wise reports of all districts can be monitored at Head Quarter level.

কৃষি বিভাগীয় পরিষেবা

মাটির স্বাস্থ্য
মাটির স্বাস্থ্য কার্ড

Farmers of West Bengal are getting customized and personalized Soil Health Card in Bengali/vernacular based on sample collected from more than 13 lakh plots, across the state, in every two year cycle. Cent percent soil samples are mobile app based, location authenticated collection process and are analyzed at state owned and sponsored Soil Testing Laboratories on twelve parameters. Fertilizer & nutrient recommendations and soil reclamation advisory are auto generated for the season wise crops selected by the farmer.    Contact No. 033 2481 4947

কৃষক বন্ধু
কৃষক বন্ধু

Govt. of West Bengal, DOA has introduced an unique Assured financial Assistance to all Farmers and farm household families of West Bengal under a single benefit scheme, “Krishak Bandhu”. It’s a single digitised card based identity of all farmers of West Bengal. Direct benefit includes, 1. Farmers with one or more acre landholding entitled for 5000/- per annum (Rabi & Kharif Season) assistance with minimum 2000/- per annum assistance pro rata basis. 2. Under Death Benefit Scheme farm family will be facelifted one time lump sum 2 lakh. Farmer’s personalized authenticated DOA specified database captured digitally, stored in Krishak Bandhu cloud, analysed and digitally verified with L&LR database synchronization by DOA officers. This system verified authenticated data shared with State & District Co-Operative Banks by DOA for direct benefit disbursement. Personalised “Krishak Bandhu” digital Smart Card will be given to farmers to authenticate beneficiaries, for all further Govt assistances in future.

অনলাইন লাইসেন্স সিস্টেম
অনলাইন লাইসেন্স সিস্টেম

Under this G2B (Government to Business) service, licensing process of seed, pesticide and fertilizers are developed with scope of digitization of old paper based licence, issue of new license and amendment of existing license for business of seed, fertilizer and pesticide.  Digital signature, App based verification of storage and retail outlet, digital MIS and online payment gateway is making this service a part of ‘ease of doing business’ for 30,000+ Agriculture input dealers of the state. Contact No: Seed: 033-2262 5795, Fertiliser: 033-2214 1699, Pesticide: 033-2499 7316

ফসলের সমস্যার সমাধান
ফসলের সমস্যার সমাধান

Estimated 26% of standing crop is lost per year in India due to pest and disease related problems.  The main reason behind this staggering lost volume is that the problem is not detected at right time and solution is not available readily.  To assist the farmers in solving this major problem, technology based solution engine has been introduced in Matir Katha platform.  Queries raised by farmers directly or through extension officers with Matir Katha App, reach to cloud answering engine that generates possible solution instantly and alerts nearest Agriculture officer and the answer reaches to farmer’s mobile as incoming voice call and SMS in vernacular.

 বাংলা ফসল বীমা যোজনা
বাংলা শস্য বীমা

Almost all Kharif and Rabi crops are covered under farm insurance safety net, free of cost in West Bengal. Except in case of Potato and Sugarcane (For these two crops, Farmers bear a portion of insurance premium). Loanee farmers need not apply but Non-Loanee farmers need to apply to insure their crops. Loss caused  to standing crop (sowing to harvesting), post-harvest losses, localized calamities, add-on coverage for crop loss due to attack by wild animals are covered under this scheme. Contact No:  033-2253-5436.

  মাটির কথা-কৃষকের কথা অ্যাপ
মাটির কথা-কৃষকের কথা অ্যাপ

DOA, GOWB has launched free to use and easy to use, Farmers App in Bengali interface, to bridge the physical distance between 72 lakh farm holders and Department of Agriculture officers.  Any farmer from any remote corner of the state now can capture and send crop problems of his/her field 24/7, to get support from domain experts across the state.  He can link with Assistant Director of Agriculture of nearest block as well to know details of the Departmental schemes using the App. Contact No:        Toll Free No: 1800 103 1100

 বিজ্ঞানসম্মত চাষবাস
বিজ্ঞানসম্মত চাষবাস

Government recommended, detailed package of practice of 91 cultivated crops with image and text is created under Matir Katha platform.  Approved content is stored at cloud, accessed with smart device and can be projected with wireless micro projector, anywhere, anytime. Knowledge is now portable and this software, hardware and content combination of Matir Katha has assisted the Department of Agriculture to solve digital divide and last mile knowledge distribution problems like distance, language, time, content quality, uniformity of content, trainer quality as well as procedural delays.  Anybody can access this platform for new ideas, cultivated varieties, scientific management methodology of pest & disease, post-harvest techniques and many other facets of scientific farming based knowledge through this module. Contact No: 033-2254-0931

 সুসংহত রোগপোকার নিয়ন্ত্রণ
সুসংহত রোগপোকার নিয়ন্ত্রণ

Growth stage wise all possible protection measures from pest and diseases of major cultivated crops of West Bengal are described in details under this module of Integrated Pest Management. It covers weed, disease & insect management practices. Contact No: 033-2499-7316

 আবহাওয়া ও উপদেশ
আবহাওয়া ও উপদেশ

Weather advisory on weekly basis provided by DOA is available and archived in this module.  It helps farming families to take precautionary measures against weather condition based crop issues and helps to decide sowing time etc. Contact No: 033 2262 5795

মাটির কথা টোল ফ্রি
মাটির কথা টোল ফ্রি

Matir katha toll free number is an unique Farmer service that links any farmer, from any corner of the state, with the Assistant Director of Agriculture of his/ her Block.  Unlike other Toll Free services, each call gets digitally registered with Auto answering engine on Matir Katha platform.  Eventually farmers of any location, get solution from an office under agriculture Deptt. nearest to him, not from experts of distance location who may not be familiar with local conditions. Farmers can also register information on loss caused by natural calamities through this service. Those farmers who use smartphone and data can use Matir Katha App and who use feature phone can call toll free number to get knowledge support from the Department officers.  Toll Free No: 1800 103 1100

 কৃষি পাঠশালা
কৃষি পাঠশালা

Under this knowledge module there are 11 sub modules of various aspects of farming viz. innovative practices, district information, cropping pattern, irrigation management, success stories, antidotes etc. Contact No: 033 2254 0931

 কৃষির যান্ত্রিকীকরণ
কৃষির যান্ত্রিকীকরণ

Farm Mechanization is promoted through providing subsidy at various scales for procuring small and large power/manually operated machines by farmers and setting up Custom Hiring Centres (CHC).  Applications are received online and processed digitally and decision is taken through Block Level Sanctioning Committee (BLSC) and District level Sanctioning Committee (DLSC).  Machines are geo-tagged. Contact No.: 033 2262 5716