Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
26-November-2010 17:04 IST
Scheme for 60,000 Pulses & Oilseeds Villages in Rainfed Areas
A Special Initiative for Pulses & Oilseeds in Dryland Areas by organizing 60,000 Pulses and Oilseeds Villages in Rainfed areas has been taken up during 2010-11 as a sub-scheme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana with an outlay of Rs. 300 crore. The sub-scheme is being implemented in seven major oilseeds & pulses states including Karnataka in the identified 6000 clusters covering 60000 villages in hub & spoke model. During the current year, States are creating farm mechanization hubs to provide services on custom hiring services to pulses and oil seeds growers largely. The States are also dovetailing supply of critical inputs available under oil seeds development programme of ISOPOM and pulses production programs of NFSM for supplementing the efforts for enhancing the productivity in identified villages and fields.

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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