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Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India

Sector Profile

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.

About Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India

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
Contact Information:
CEO/COO: Dr. S S Arya
Email: ceo@asci-india.com
SPOC: Mr. Girija Nandan Upadhyay
Email: girija@asci-india.com,
Address: Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI)
6th Floor, GNG Tower, Plot No. 10
Sector -44, Gurgaon
Haryana-122004,
Tel.: +91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659, Ext 11
Email: info@asci-india.com
Grievance Cell Member:
Mr. P S Gupta - Vice President
Contact:91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659 Extn 12
Mr. Girija Nandan Upadhyay - SPOC- PMKVY
Contact:91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659 Extn 24
Mr. Rituraj Ranjan - Manager (Finance)
Contact: 91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659 Extn 28
Ms. Seema Rani Jena - Manager (Affiliations)
Contact:91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659 Extn 27
Ms. Shrinkhala Singh - Manager (Assessments)
Contact:91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659 Extn 23
Ms. Priyanka Bali - Manager (Certification)
Contact:91 124 4670029/ 4814673/ 4814659 Extn 16
Email: grievance@asci-india.com

Qualification Packs


Agriculture Extension Executive

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7602
  • Job Role:
  • Agriculture Extension Executive
  • NVQF Level:
  • 6
  • 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.

Training Partners

Agriculture Extension Service Provider

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7601
  • Job Role:
  • Agriculture Extension Service Provider
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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.

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Animal Health Worker

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q4804
  • Job Role:
  • Animal Health Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q4803
  • Job Role:
  • Artificial Insemination Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • To assist his/her immediate community by providing cattle breeding, management and business development related service to farmers.

Bamboo Grower

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q6101
  • Job Role:
  • Bamboo Grower
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Growing bamboo from preparation of planting material to the harvesting and sale of the produce

Training Partners

Banana Farmer

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0201
  • Job Role:
  • Banana Farmer
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q5301
  • Job Role:
  • Bee Keeper
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:

Broiler Farm Worker

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q4302
  • Job Role:
  • Broiler Farm Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • 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 standards.

Bulb Crop Cultivator

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0207
  • Job Role:
  • Bulb Crop Cultivator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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.

Training Partners

Chillies Cultivator

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0901
  • Job Role:
  • Chillies Cultivator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Cultivating chilli crops on a given piece of land ; Procuring seed material to the sale of farm produce in the market.

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Citrus Fruit Grower

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0303
  • Job Role:
  • Citrus Fruit Grower
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • procuring seed material , preparing nursery ,cultivating citrus fruit and transplantating the sale of farm produce in the market.

Training Partners

Coffee Plantation Worker

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0801
  • Job Role:
  • Coffee Plantation Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 2
  • Role Description:

Community Service Provider

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7603
  • Job Role:
  • Community Service Provider
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0202
  • Job Role:
  • Cotton Cultivator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Procuring seeds, cultivating and harvesting the cottoncrop at farm level

Training Partners

Dairy Worker

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0501
  • Job Role:
  • Dairy Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 2
  • Role Description:
  • The Dairy Worker is responsible for all the activities involving livestock care & management

Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0205
  • Job Role:
  • Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • The Floriculturist is responsible for taking up flower cultivation in open fields

Floriculturist-Protected cultivation

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0206
  • Job Role:
  • Floriculturist-Protected cultivation
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • The Floriculturist is responsible for taking up flower cultivation in greenhouse

Friends of Coconut Tree

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0504
  • Job Role:
  • Friends of Coconut Tree
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • 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

Training Partners

Gardener

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0202
  • Job Role:
  • Gardener
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0302
  • Job Role:
  • Green House Fitter
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q1002
  • Job Role:
  • Harvesting Machine Operator Level 4
  • NVQF 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

Training Partners

Hatchery Production Worker - Fishery

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q4901
  • Job Role:
  • Hatchery Production Worker - Fishery
  • NVQF Level:
  • 5
  • Role Description:
  • Selecting broodstock , maturing, spawning, hatching of the larvae, managing and maintain the larvae ensuring its feed and nutrition requirements

Training Partners

Mango Grower

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0302
  • Job Role:
  • Mango Grower
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

Training Partners

Marine Capture Fisherman

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q5001
  • Job Role:
  • Marine Capture Fisherman
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Catching and trapping marine species used for human food, animal feed, bait and other uses

Training Partners

Micro Irrigation Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • A GR / Q 7 502
  • Job Role:
  • Micro Irrigation Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0505
  • Job Role:
  • Neera Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • 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.

Training Partners

Organic grower Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q1201
  • Job Role:
  • Organic grower Level 4
  • NVQF 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0101
  • Job Role:
  • Paddy Farmer Level 4
  • NVQF 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7101
  • Job Role:
  • Quality Seed Grower
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7102
  • Job Role:
  • Seed Processing Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • 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.

Training Partners

Sericulturist

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q4701
  • Job Role:
  • Sericulturist
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Cultivating the plants, rearing silkworms from young larvae to cocoon with proper care.

Training Partners

Shrimp Farmer

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q4902
  • Job Role:
  • Shrimp Farmer
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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.

Training Partners

Solanaceous Crop Cultivator

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0602
  • Job Role:
  • Solanaceous Crop Cultivator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

Training Partners

Solar Pump Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q6701
  • Job Role:
  • Solar Pump Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0103
  • Job Role:
  • Soyabean Cultivator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Procuring quality seeds, cultivating and harvesting the soyabean crop at farm level

Sugarcane Cultivator Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0203
  • Job Role:
  • Sugarcane Cultivator Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Procuring seed material, cultivating and harvesting the sugarcane crop at farm level and selling sugarcane

Supply Chain Field Assisstant

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7801
  • Job Role:
  • Supply Chain Field Assisstant
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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

Training Partners

Tea Plantation Worker

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0204
  • Job Role:
  • Tea Plantation Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 2
  • Role Description:
  • The person is responsible for carrying out the ground level activities involved in a tea plantation right from nursery preparation to harvesting and storage.

Tuber Crop Cultivator

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0503
  • Job Role:
  • Tuber Crop Cultivator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • 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.

Training Partners

Warehouse Worker

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q7802
  • Job Role:
  • Warehouse Worker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Receiving, sorting, storing, packing at the warehouse and transporting of goods to the end customers with quality maintained

Wheat Cultivator Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • AGR/Q0102
  • Job Role:
  • Wheat Cultivator Level 4
  • NVQF 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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