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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
11-May-2012 17:46 IST
Rs. 1000 Crore Allocated in 2012-13 for bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India

 

                Government of India has been implementing a programme of  Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI) –a sub scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in eastern States of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal since 2010-11. The objective of the programme is to increase the productivity of rice based cropping system by promotion of recommended agricultural technologies by addressing the underlying key constraints of different agro climatic sub regions. Production of rice in these States has increased significantly due to implementation of the programme, as is evident from the following table:

 

State

Production of Rice (Lakh Tonnes) during    

2010-11

2011-12*

Assam

47.37

43.45

Bihar

31.02

66.76

Chhattisgarh

61.59

60.28

Jharkhand

11.10

34.16

Odisha

68.28

58.23

Uttar Pradesh

119.92

140.25

West Bengal

130.46

150.44

Total

469.74

553.57

                       

For implementation of the programme during 2012-13, an amount of Rs. 1000 crore has been earmarked. The State-wise allocations proposed for the year 2012-13 is as under:

 

State

 (Rs. in crore)

Assam

95.50

Bihar

119.25

Chhattisgarh

131.50

Jharkhand

59.00

Odisha

217.25

Uttar Pradesh (East)

105.50

West Bengal

269.00

Total of Seven States

997.00

Monitoring & other Administrative expenses at GOI level

3.00

Grand Total

1000.00

 

The allocated funds will be utilised for implementation  of activities such as block demonstrations of rice & wheat technologies in cluster mode approach; promoting resource conservation technology (zero tillage under wheat); creation of asset building activities for water management (shallow tube wells/dug wells/bore wells, distribution of pump sets); promotion of farm implements and need based site specific activities.

 

            This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

MP:SB: BGREI (11.5.2012)