Kharif Strategy 2021
26/05/2021

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  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has adopted Kharif Strategy 2021, to achieve self-sufficiency in the production of oilseeds. 

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  • It is an ambitious plan for the free distribution of high yielding varieties of seeds to the farmers for the Kharif season 2021 in the form of more than 8 lakh Soybean mini-kits and 74 thousand groundnut mini-kits.
  • Under the special Kharif plan, both area and productivity enhancement has been formulated for soybean and groundnut with a focus on high yielding varieties of seeds to be provided free of cost under the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm.
  • The special Kharif programme will bring an additional 6.37 lakh hectare area under oilseeds and is likely to produce 120.26 lakh quintals of oilseeds and edible oil amounting to 24.36 lakh quintals.
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