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Steps Taken to Increase the Production of Pulses and Oilseeds Intervention Made in Drought Affected Areas 

Steps Taken to Increase the Production of Pulses and Oilseeds Intervention Made in Drought Affected Areas 
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National Food Security Mission (NFSM) is under implementation for enhancing total food grain production including pulses.  The pulse component has...

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) is under implementation for enhancing total food grain production including pulses. The pulse component has been extended to 622 districts of 27 states including North-Eastern States and 50% of total NFSM allocation is made for pulses.

National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) is under implementation since 2014-15 in 27 states including North-Eastern States for increasing production and productivity of oilseeds including area expansion of oil palm.

Under both NFSM-pulses and NMOOP financial assistance is available for organizing cluster demonstration and Front Line Demonstration (FLD) of improved technologies, supply of quality seeds including seeds minikits of new varieties, production inputs like soil ameliorants, micro nutrients, bio-fertilizers, plant protection chemicals including bio-agents, farm machineries, water saving devices and capacity building of farmers/extension workers to increase the production and productivity of the pulses and oilseeds.

Production of pulses and oilseeds is comparatively less than their demand in the country.

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