Country's Total Foodgrain Production In 17-18 Was 285 MT

Bharat Mahan

The total foodgrain production in the country during each of the last three agriculture years (July-June) i.e. from 2015-16 to 2017-18 are given as under:

Year

Production (in million tonnes)

2015-16

251.54

2016-17

275.11

2017-18

285.01

In order to increase production and productivity of agricultural crops in the country, Government is implementing through State Governments, several Crop Development Schemes/Programmes such as National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Soil Health Card etc.

Under these Schemes / Programmes, funds are provided to States for implementation of State-specific agricultural strategies including incentives to farmers for use of quality seeds, improve soil health under Integrated Nutrient Management (INM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), farm mechanization, etc. The States are also provided support for creation of agricultural infrastructure for optimal use of water and other natural resources.

Further, to achieve higher agricultural productivity, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is conducting basic and strategic research relating to crop improvement, production and protection technologies suitable to different situations including development of location-specific varieties/hybrids and technologies.

The allocations under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) has increased from Rs.3600.00/- crores during 2018-19 to Rs.3800.00/- crores during this financial year i.e. 2019-20. Further, the allocation for irrigation under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Per Drop More Crop (PMKSY-PDMC) under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has also increased from Rs.2954.69 crores (Revised Estimates) during 2018-19 to Rs.3500.00/- crores during 2019-20.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

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