National Food Security Mission

  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
    • It is launched to enhance the production of Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Coarse Cereals and commercial crops (Cotton, jute and Sugarcane).
    • Targets – Production of rice, wheat and pulses would be increased by 10, 8, 4 million tonnes respectively and Coarse cereals by 3 million tonnes.
    • Funding – 50:50 by Centre and State for food crops and 100% centre funding for cash crops.
    • It would be implemented through cluster demonstration, distribution of high yield seeds with farm mechanization, &Integrated pest management.
    • (Note – National Food Security Act is different from the Mission and the act is administered by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs).

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