Submitted Date : 12-02-2020
Accepted Date : 7-03-2020
National Food Security Mission was launched in 2007-08 to increase the production of rice, wheat and pulses by 10, 8 and 2 million tonnes, respectively by the end of XI Plan through area expansion and productivity enhancement; restoring soil fertility and productivity; creating employment opportunities; and enhancing farm level economy. The Mission was continued during 12th Five Year Plan with new target of additional production of 25 million tonnes of food grains comprising of 10 million tonnes of rice, 8 million tonnes of wheat, 4 million tonnes of pulses and 3 million tonnes of coarse cereals by the end of XII Plan. Beyond 12th Plan, the mission is being continued with new additional target of 13 million tonnes of foodgrains comprising 5 million tonnes of rice, 3 million tonnes of wheat, 3 million tonnes of pulses and 2 million tonnes of nutri-cumcoarse cereals from 2017-18 to 2019-20. As per the target, NFSM has achieved the bumper production of rice, wheat, pulses and nutricum-coarse cereals, during 2017-18 (As per 3rd advance estimates), the production of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals have been achieved at the level of 111.52 million tonnes, 98.61 million tonnes, 24.51 million tonnes and 44.87 million tonnes respectively. The total foodgrains production achieved during 2017-18 is 279.51 million tonnes (1.6%) increase against last year. New initiatives were taken for increasing production and productivity of Pulses from 2016-17 onwards and for Nutri-Cereals from 2018-19 onwards. The progress of NFSM in Haryana was `135.81 out of 525.68 lakh, ` 158.34 out of 569.14 lakh and ` 652.44 out of 1334.45 lakh for pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops respectively in 2017-18.