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Strategy for Pulses Cultivation in Kharif 2021

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  • May 8, 2021
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Strategy for Pulses Cultivation in Kharif 2021

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • In order to attain self-sufficiency in the production of pulses, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has formulated a special Kharif strategy for implementation during the Kharif 2021 season.

Key takeaways 

  • A detailed plan for both area expansion and productivity enhancement for Tur, Moong and Urad has been formulated.
  • Under the strategy, the high yielding varieties (HYVs) of seeds will be distributed free of cost to increase area through intercropping and sole crop.
  • It is proposed to distribute almost 10 times more seed mini kits than 2020-21 amounting to Rs. 82.01 crores. 
  • The total cost for these mini-kits will be borne by the Central Government
  • The Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs) and Krishi Vigyan Kendras will also be roped in for effective implementation and training to the farmers.

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