Aiming to realize self-sufficiency in oilseeds manufacturing, the Centre has accepted the proposal of free distribution of excessive yielding forms of seeds to the farmers for the Kharif season 2021, within the type of mini-kits.
The particular Kharif programme will carry a further 6.37 lakh hectare space underneath oilseeds and is more likely to produce 120.26 lakh quintals of oilseeds and edible oil amounting to 24.36 lakh tonnes, in accordance with an announcement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The ministry has put emphasis on enhancing the productiveness of oilseeds by growing the supply of excessive yielding forms of seeds for the farmers’ use. Accordingly, the particular Kharif plan was mentioned intimately with state governments, and after this, each space and productiveness enhancement has been formulated for soybean and groundnut with a concentrate on excessive yielding forms of seeds to be offered freed from price underneath the National Food Security Mission (Oil Seeds and Oil Palm) Mission.
This could be carried out via distribution of soybean seeds for intercropping of 41 districts within the six states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Chhattisgarh costing Rs 76.03 crore and masking 1,47,500 ha.
Apart from this, soybean seeds would even be distributed in excessive potential districts in 73 districts of the eight states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat costing Rs 104 crore and three,90,000 ha.
The mini kits could be distributed in 90 districts of 9 states particularly Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar costing Rs 40 crore. The space to be lined in these districts might be 1,006,636 ha and the variety of mini-kits to be distributed are 8,16,435.