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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
11-March-2011 15:51 IST
Target to Produce 244.5 Million Tonne Foodgrains this Year
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                The production of foodgrain crops needs to be enanced to meet the requirement of growing population. For increasing productivity and production of foodgrain crops in the country, various Crop Development schemes and Programmes like National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Integrated Scheme of Oilseed, Pulses, Maize and Oilpalm (ISOPOM), Integrated Cereals Development Programme for Rice/Wheat/Coarse Cereals under Macro Management of Agriculture and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) are being implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation through State Governments.

 

In 2010-11, in addition to above mentioned schemes, two new programmes relating to bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India and integrated development of 60000 Pulses and Oilseeds Villages in rainfed areas have been initiated under RKVY. National Food Security Mission has been strengthened with the merger of pulses component of ISOPOM and inclusion of two new potential States of Assam and Jharkhand for Pulses production. A new programme Accelerated Pulses Production programme (A3P) in the form of block demonstrations has been started to cover 1000 unit of 1000 hectare each of five pulses crops in 16 pulses growing States of the country.

 

                Government has approved following crop production targets (Kharif/Rabi) for the year 2010-11.

                                                     (Million Tonnes)

Crop

Season

Production Target 2010-11

Rice

Kharif

Rabi

Total

87.00

15.00

102.00

Wheat

Rabi

82.0

Total Coarse Cereals

Kharif

Rabi

Total

32.60

11.40

44.00

Pulses

Kharif

Rabi

Total

5.71

10.79

16.50

Total Foodgrains

Kharif

Rabi

Total

125.31

119.19

244.50

Cotton

 

260.00

Sugarcane

 

3150.00

oilseeds

Kharif

Rabi

Total

207.00

125.00

332.00

                                                

            This information was given by Shri Arun Yadav, Minister of State for Agriculture in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

 

MP:CP:foodgrain (11.3.2011)