Agri ministry organises conference on Rabi campaign 2021-22

The objective of the conference was to review and assess the crop performance during the preceding crop season and fix crop-wise targets for Rabi season in consultation with state governments

Image credit: PIB

Image credit: PIB

Inaugurating the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi campaign 2021-22 recently through video conferencing, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Central Government is fully committed to supporting the states to increase production and productivity and to face the challenges posed by climate change and rainfed agriculture.

The minister urged the states to use water, electricity, and fertilisers judiciously and to use nano-urea which is less costly and beneficial for land fertility. The minister also said that KVKs (Krishi Vigyan Kendras) should reach out to the small farmers so that they can benefit from various schemes of the government. The states should also ensure that PM Kisan and KCC should reach every farmer. More than 2.25 crore KCCs have been distributed, through which farmers have been given loans of more than Rs 2.25 lakh crore. He also said that the PM Fasal Bima Yojana has provided protective cover for the farmers.

The objective of the conference was to review and assess the crop performance during the preceding crop season and fix crop-wise targets for Rabi season in consultation with state governments, ensure supply of critical inputs and facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies to enhance production and productivity of the crops. The priority of the government is to increase the production of oilseeds and pulses.
A special campaign will be launched to increase the production of oilseeds in Rabi season with a focus on Mustard, sunflower and oil palm. Recently launched Oil Palm Mission will bring an additional 6.50 lakh ha under oil palm plantation in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujarat, and Chattisgarh, North - Eastern states and Andaman & Nicobar.
 

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