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  • 08 December, 2021

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National Food Security Mission (NFSM)

  • Tenure: Launched in 2007 (11th Five Year Plan) for additional production of rice, wheat and pulses.
  • The National Food Security Mission (NFSM) aims at increasing production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and nutri-cereals through area expansion and productivity enhancement in the identified districts of the country; improving soil fertility, farm level productivity besides, transfer of technology through demonstrations and trainings, incentives on critical inputs like quality seeds, water saving devices, farm equipments and machinery etc.
  • Ministry: MoAFW
  • Funding: Centrally Sponsored Scheme. 60:40 General Category States and 90:10 for NE and Hilly States. However, the Central Agencies are funded 100% by GOI

  • Components of National Food Security Mission:
    1. NFSM aims to increase the production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops through area expansion and productivity enhancement and even restoring soil fertility.
    2. It further aims to augment the availability of vegetable oils and to reduce the import of edible oils.
    3. National Food Security Mission includes National Mission on Oil Seeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP).
    4. Agro-climatic zone wise planning and cluster approach for crop productivity enhancement.
  • Targets under NFSM
    1. NFSM I: In 11th FYP, the targets were additional production of 20 MT (10 MT Rice, 8 MT Wheat and 2 MT Pulses)
    2. NFSM II: In 12th FYP, it got new targets of 25 MT (10 MT rice, 8 MT Wheat, 4 MT Pulses, 3 MT Coarse Cereals).
    3. NFSM III: Beyond 12th FYP, it is continued upto 2019-20, which is coterminus with 14th Finance Commission to achieve 13 MT of additional Foodgrains of 5 MT Rice, 3 MT Wheat, 3 MT Pulses and 2 MT Coarse Cereals and Commercial Crops.

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Source: PIB

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