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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
26-November-2010 17:02 IST
Green Revolution in the Eastern Region of the Country
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            In order to reduce the over exploitation of natural resources in traditional food bowl areas of North West region, it is required to promote resource rich areas of eastern India for enhancing Agriculture production, where Agriculture productivity is low inspite of existing potential and natural resources. Eastern India has 2-3 times more rainfall compared to the North West states; unexploited good quality ground water aquifers; and agro-climatic condition suitable for yearlong agriculture that has relative advantage for sustainable production of crop like rice, banana, sugarcane and aquaculture.

 

            Accordingly, Union Budget 2010 has allocated additional Rs.400 crores under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for extending green revolution to the Eastern Region of the country comprising of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern UP, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and West Bengal for tapping the potential of Eastern Indian Region for enhanced Agriculture production.

 

            In addition to above States, Govt. of Assam has also been included under programme with effect from September, 2010.

 

            State-wise allocation and releases made under the programme during 2010-11 is indicated hereunder;

(Rs. in Crores)

Sl.No.

States

Allocations

Releases

1.

Assam

35.00

-

2.

Bihar

63.94

31.97

3.

Chhattisgarh

67.15

33.58

4.

Jharkhand

29.60

14.80

5.

Orissa

79.67

39.84

6.

Uttar Pradesh

57.27

28.64

7.

West Bengal

102.37

51.19

           

             This information was given by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

 

 

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