India sets target of 205 lakh tonnes of Nutri-cereals production for the year 2022-23

India sets target of 205 lakh tonnes nutri-cereals production for the year 2022-23

The Government of India has set a target of producing 205 lakh tonnes of Nutri-cereals for the year 2022-23. The Government planned to increase millet production and annually fix the target for millet production. For increasing the production of Nutri-cereals under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) programme, the NFSM-Nutri Cereals is being implemented in 212 districts of 14 states. Under NFSM, assistance is given through state governments to farmers for interventions like cluster demonstrations on the improved package of practices, demonstrations on cropping system, distribution of seeds of high-yielding varieties (HYVs) and hybrids, improved farm machinery, resource conservation machinery, tools, efficient water application tools, plant protection measures, nutrient management, soil ameliorants, processing and post-harvest equipment and cropping system based training to the farmers, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The mission also provides support to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) for the technology back-stopping and transfer of technology to the farmer under the supervision of subject matter specialists and scientists. The research organisations are supported for undertaking research projects that can help enhance the production and productivity of food crops, the minister informed the lower house of the Indian parliament.

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The state governments can also promote the cultivation of millets under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture & Allied Sector Rejuvenation (RKVY- RAFTAAR) with the approval of the state-level sanctioning committees (SLSC) of the respective states, she said.

State, crop and season-wise Nutri-cereals production targets for 2022-23 (Production in Lakh tones)
 

States & UTs

Jowar Bajra Ragi Small Millets Total Nutri Cereals
Kharif Rabi Total Kharif Kharif Kharif Kharif Rabi Total
Andhra Pradesh 0.10 2.90 3.00 0.80 0.75 0.32 1.97 2.90 4.87
Arunachal Pradesh 0.00 0.30 0.30 0.00 0.30
Assam 0.00 0.05 0.05 0.00 0.05
Bihar 0.10 0.10 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.26 0.00 0.26
Chhattisgarh 0.60 0.60 0.50 1.10 0.00 1.10
Gujarat 0.80 0.30 1.10 11.20 0.25 0.06 12.31 0.30 12.61
Haryana 0.50 0.50 9.00 9.50 0.00 9.50
Himachal Pradesh 0.00 0.02 0.06 0.08 0.00 0.08
Jammu & Kashmir 0.00 0.10 0.03 0.05 0.18 0.00 0.18
Jharkhand 0.02 0.02 0.25 0.11 0.38 0.00 0.38
Karnataka 2.00 7.70 9.70 3.90 15.00 0.50 21.40 7.70 29.10
Madhya Pradesh 4.50 4.50 7.34 0.78 12.62 0.00 12.62
Maharashtra 5.50 16.50 22.00 6.50 2.15 0.41 14.56 16.50 31.06
Manipur 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Meghalaya 0.00 0.03 0.03 0.00 0.03
Mizoram 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nagaland 0.00 0.01 0.05 0.11 0.17 0.00 0.17
Orissa 0.20 0.20 0.02 0.50 0.20 0.92 0.00 0.92
Punjab 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.01
Rajasthan 8.20 8.20 50.00 0.05 58.25 0.00 58.25
Sikkim 0.00 0.05 0.05 0.00 0.05
Tamil nadu 3.10 2.00 5.10 1.70 3.40 0.50 8.70 2.00 10.70
Telangana 1.10 0.60 1.70 0.16 0.05 0.20 1.51 0.60 2.11
Tripura 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Uttrakhand 0.00 1.70 0.90 2.60 0.00 2.60
Uttar Pradesh 3.20 3.20 22.00 0.11 25.31 0.00 25.31
West Bengal 0.00 0.01 0.40 0.05 0.46 0.00 0.46
Daman & Diu 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.01
Delhi 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.00 0.09
Others 0.04 0.04 0.14 0.40 1.60 2.18 0.00 2.18
All India 30.00 30.00 60.00 113.00 25.00 7.00 175.00 30.00 205.00

Source: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.

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