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Enhancing Production of Oilseeds and Pulses by National Food Security Mission.

New Delhi: The Government is implementing National Food Security Mission (NFSM) for enhancing production of oilseeds and pulses in the country. Under NFSM, assistance is given through State Governments to farmers for interventions like cluster demonstrations on improved package of practices, demonstrations on cropping system, seed production and distribution of High Yielding Varieties/Hybrids, improved farm machineries/resource conservation machineries/tools, efficient water application tools, plant protection measures, nutrient management/soil ameliorants, cropping system based trainings to the farmers etc. In addition, the mission also provides support to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) & State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)/Krishi VigyanKendras (KVKs) for technology back stopping and transfer of technology to the farmer under supervision of Subject Matter Specialists/Scientists. Besides, Rashtriya Krishi VikasYojana RAFTAAR (RKVY-RAFTAAR) provides provision for crop production related activities on oilseeds and pulses. Under RKVYRAFTAAR, the states can also implement programme on oilseeds and pulses with the approval of State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) constituted under the chairpersonship of Chief Secretary of the state.

Due to above said interventions, production of Oilseeds and Pulses have been increased in the country, details of last two years are as under:

Year Production (million tonnes)
Oilseeds Pulses
2019-20 33.22 23.03
2020-21 35.95 25.46

Under NFSM-Oilseeds and NFSM- Pulses, physical progress during the last two years is enclosed at Annexure-I and funds released are as under:

Year Fund released under NFSM(Rs. in Crore)
Oilseeds Pulses
2019-20 213.70 864.95
2020-21 371.01 639.44

The prices of oilseeds and pulses are influenced by various factors viz; domestic production, stock available from past seasons, demand from consumers, international prices, agro-climatic conditions etc. The production of oilseeds and pulses increased from 31.52 million tonne and 22.08 million tonne during 2018-19 to 35.95 million tonne and 25.46 million tonne during 2020-21 respectively.

Department of Food and Public Distribution takes various measures from time to time to augment domestic availability and stabilize prices of essential food commodities. These steps, inter-alia, Include releases from the buffer to cool down prices, imposition of stock limits, monitoring of stocks, as also requisite changes in trade policy instruments.


Details of physical progress under NFSM-Oilseeds and NFSM- Pulses during 2019-20 and 2020-21 are as under:

(i) NFSM- Oilseeds:

S. No. Components Unit Progress
Seed Components 2019-20 2020-21
1 Purchase of Breeder Seed Qtls 5331 6903
2 Production of Foundation Seed Qtls 41068 37792
3 Production of Certified Seeds Qtls 87945 102054
4 Distribution of Certified Seeds Qtls 186598 121094
TOT Programmes
5 Block Demonstration Ha 142409 133203
6 IPM Demonstration-FFS Nos 1600 1332
7 Farmers Training Nos 1516 1736
8 Officers Training Nos 315 267
Production Inputs and Farm Implements
9 Dist. of Gypsum/ Pyrite/ Lime/ SSP, etc. Ha 170668 184040
10 Supply of Rhyzobium / PSB / ZSB / Azatobacter /Mycorrhiza culture Ha 70543 73089
11 PP Chemicals/ Insecticides/ bio-pesticides/ weedicides/ bio-agents/ micronutrients, etc Ha 130987 87818
12 Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) Ha 2549 1696
13 Supply of Plant Protection Equipments Nos 16370 19134
14 Supply of Farm Implements Nos 4265 6204
15 Seed Storage Bins Nos 5557 2786
16 Distribution of Sprinkler sets Nos 2464 3602
17 Pipes for carrying water from source to field Nos 2942361 1337851

(ii) NFSM- Pulses:

S.  No. Interventions Unit Progress
2019-20 2020-21
1 Demonstrations Ha 501575 456464
2 Seed Distribution Qtls. 405028 313602
3  Production of Seeds (for varieties less than 10 years of age) Qtls 647271 402906
4 Total INM Ha 877956 592241
5 Total IPM Ha 1397769 576595
6 Farm Implements & equipments Nos. 123626 90213
7   Sprinkler Sets Ha 16357 10973
8   Pump Sets Nos. 25138 13564
9 Pipe for Carrying water from source to field Mtrs. 8907504 4357745
10  Mobile Rain gun Ha 118 14
11 Cropping System based trainings (Four Sessions i.e. one before kharif and rabi seasons, One each during kharif&rabi crops) Nos. 6859 5856
12 Local Initiatives 80866 86316

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.