Good news for farmers! Farmers will get seeds for free till June 15, know what is the new plan of the government

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar on Wednesday launched a ‘Minikit’ program for the distribution of high-yielding seeds of pulses and oilseeds to farmers. These mini kits are being provided by national agencies like National Seed Corporation (NCS), NAFED, and Gujarat State Seed Corporation and the central government is fully funding them through the National Food Security Mission.

The seed ‘mini kit’ program began with the distribution of high-yielding seeds of pulses and oilseeds to farmers by Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, an official statement said. Tomar said the Center in collaboration with the states implements various activities under the National Food Security Mission to increase the production and productivity of pulses and oilseeds.

Increased production of pulses and oilseeds

The Agriculture Ministry said that since 2014-15, the fresh focus is being given to increasing the production of pulses and oilseeds. The production of oilseeds increased from 27.51 million tonnes in 2014-15 to 36.57 million tonnes in 2020-21. Similarly, the production of pulses increased from 17.15 million tonnes to 25.56 million tonnes during this period.

Distribution will continue till June 15, 2021

The distribution of seeds under the mini kit program will continue till June 15, 2021, so that farmers get seeds before sowing Kharif crops. A total of 20,27,318 mini kits of pulses, more than eight lakh mini kits of soybean, and 74,000 mini kits of groundnut will be given free of cost to the farmers of the National Food Security Mission.

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