May 22, 2024


Imagination at work

Govt targets 17 million tonnes mustard production by 2025-26

The Govt options to bring all around nine million hectares of land under mustard cultivation and elevate the creation to all around 17 million tonnes (mt) by 2025-26, in accordance to Shubha Thakur, Joint Secretary (Oilseeds), Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

Talking at a webinar on ‘Mission Mustard 2025’, organised by Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India on Friday, she claimed that the normal standard spot for 5 years from 2014-fifteen to 2018-19 was five.nine million hectares and the creation was all around mt.

Stating that the Govt is setting an bold goal for 2025-26, she claimed going by the achievement in the earlier, the spot is envisioned to maximize to all around nine million hectares and creation to all around 17 mt.

Seeking shut coordination and cooperation of the industry to attain this, she claimed alongside with the government guidance and farmers’ really hard do the job this can be built achievable.

For 2021-22, the government is concentrating on an spot of seven.fifty eight million hectares with a creation of 12.24 mt.

The Govt qualified 368 districts in thirteen States very last year for mustard cultivation, and it will be continued this year also. Close to ₹160 crore was used on mustard mission very last year, she claimed.

Rabi season

In the Rabi of 2021, the spot covered under mustard was all around seven.three million hectares and an maximize of all around 4 lakh hectares about the Rabi of 2020.

To attain the goal for 2025-26, it is being prepared to deliver superior high quality seeds to the farmers, and the Govt has embarked on a proper seed scheduling.

The Govt has built minute scheduling for the up coming 5 years, and the regions have been discovered. They contain rice fallow regions, intercropping regions, and non-classic regions. Planning has also been built about the districts for taking up mustard cultivation and the seeds availability.

For the 2022 Rabi season, rice fallow regions have been discovered in States these types of as Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. This intervention will assistance bring further two lakh hectares under mustard cultivation, she claimed.

On intercropping intervention, she claimed it would be finished with the main crops in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Maharashtra, and this intervention would bring further two lakh hectares of spot under the mustard cultivation.

The government is concentrating on Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala for non-classic regions, she added.