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The production of pulses has been increasing during the last 3 years


To increase the production of pulses, NFSM-Pulses programme is being implemented in 644 districts of 28 States and UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

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03 AUG 2021 6:45PM by PIB Delhi

The details of production of pulses during the last five years in the country, State/UT-wise including Chhattisgarh is given at Annexure.

The production of pulses has been increasing during the last 3 year i.e. 2018-19 to 2020-21.

To increase the production of pulses the NFSM-Pulses programme is being implemented in 644 districts of 28 States and Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Under NFSM-Pulses, incentives are given to the farmer for cluster demonstration, seeds distribution & production of certified seeds of High Yielding Varieties (HYVs), farm machineries/tools, efficient water saving devices, plant protection chemicals, nutrient management, soil ameliorants and training to the farmers. Initiatives taken under NFSM (pulses) are as follow:-

  • Support for breeder seed production of pulses.
  • 150 Seed Hubs created at ICAR institutes, State Agriculture Universities (SAUs) and Krishi VigyanKendras (KVKs) for increasing certified seeds production of pulses.
  • Distribution of seed minikits of pulses free of cost to the farmers of the varieties notified within 10 years.
  • ICAR/KVKs/SAUs conduct the demonstrations on improved latest package of practices.
  • Assistance is provided to Central Seed Agencies to produce certified seed of latest varieties of pulses.
  • A new scheme “Intercropping of pulses with sugarcane” was implemented in 12 States namely- Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during 2018-19 and     2019-20.
  • Special Action Plan for increasing pulses productivity was implemented during 2019-20.
  • Launched Targeting Rice fallow Area (TRFA) programme under NFSM in 11 states.

Under Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) the Government has increased the buffer target for pulses from 19.5 LMT in financial year 2020-21 to 23 LMT in the current financial year 2021-22. Pulses wise target (in LMT) under PSF are as under:

Pulses

Target during 2020-21       (in LMT)

Target during 2021-22

          (in LMT)

Tur

10

10

Urad

4

4

Chana

3

6

Moong

1

1

Masoor

1.5

2

Total Pulses

19.5

23

 

As per PSF guidelines, the buffer can be built by transferring stock procured at MSP under Price Support Scheme (PSS), or by procuring at market price in case of insufficient stocks available in the PSS to meet the buffer requirement, and also through import, if required.

Annexure

 

State/UT-wise Production of Pulses during 2016-17 to 2020-21

 

State/UT

 

 

Production (‘000 Tonnes)

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21*

Andhra Pradesh

931.00

1217.43

739.59

1166.72

1185.43

Arunachal Pradesh

13.13

13.46

11.99

14.15

#

Assam

107.53

115.76

113.50

106.07

119.03

Bihar

461.67

454.20

453.46

334.41

412.37

Chhattisgarh

758.70

549.97

537.47

241.28

530.93

Goa

                 5.91

4.82

6.32

3.86

#

Gujarat

818.00

922.59

681.33

1057.27

1759.93

Haryana

75.91

69.36

82.13

64.38

77.68

Himachal Pradesh

 63.34

57.46

53.99

55.19

46.24

Jammu & Kashmir

 10.26

10.34

10.62

44.17

#

Jharkhand

 806.50

836.73

735.16

814.94

908.93

Karnataka

 1737.90

1951.21

1773.86

2155.89

2170.89

Kerala

                 1.71

2.05

2.31

2.18

1.70

Madhya Pradesh

       6291.29

8111.58

6045.41

4108.41

4364.74

Maharashtra

         3768.06

    3347.76

    2682.54

    3736.00

4224.87

Manipur

 30.29

30.03

29.51

25.19

#

Meghalaya

  11.84

11.92

13.37

12.02

#

Mizoram

                 4.77

5.13

5.93

5.48

#

Nagaland

  44.48

46.06

46.40

46.78

#

Odisha

 479.07

429.62

412.09

432.46

415.94

Punjab

 33.00

26.46

27.67

29.20

39.87

Rajasthan

3181.18

3405.37

3759.38

    4497.13

4821.84

Sikkim

              5.45

5.11

4.81

5.04

#

Tamil Nadu

427.07

556.34

551.21

605.41

549.02

Telangana

 536.00

514.01

440.05

549.18

664.14

Tripura

 23.16

19.33

18.91

18.67

#

Uttar Pradesh

2184.39

2199.99

2408.01

2447.32

2621.15

Uttarakhand

 53.00

54.19

55.33

57.79

63.31

West Bengal

 259.52

443.77

368.40

384.89

412.84

A & N Islands

0.47

0.18

0.15

0.30

#

D & N Haveli

5.71

2.46

4.28

2.43

#

Delhi

                 0.05

0.01

0.00

0.00

#

Daman & Diu

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.54

#

Puducherry

0.59

1.21

0.66

0.52

#

Others

NA

NA

NA

NA

184.81

All India

23130.94

 25415.92

22075.96

23025.25

25575.69

* As per 3rd Advance Estimates              

# included in others                           

NA – Not Available

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

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