Chandigarh, Oct 16 (UNI) Haryana Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha today urged the Centre to include Faridabad, Jind and Mewat districts under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) on wheat crop as these districts have good potential to increase the wheat productivity.
He also stressed the need for a suitable change in the eligibility norms of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) so that Haryana could derive the benefits of this scheme.
Mr Chatha, who was speaking in a meeting of NFSM at New Delhi, said that RKVY scheme was another welcome initiative of Union government for holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors.
This would incentivise the state to increase public investment in agriculture and allied sectors. He said that good amount of funds were available under RKVY scheme and it provides good flexibility and autonomy in the process of planning.
Under the RKVY, stress would be given on the development of agriculture and the ancillary agro development in the state, he added.
He said that seven districts for wheat and five districts for pulse crops had been selected under the Mission in Haryana State for the purpose of increasing production of these crops.
Mr Chatha said that Haryana Agricultural Management Extension Training Institute (HAMETI) had been nominated as State Level Autonomous Institute to receive the funds under Mission programme. A State Level Monitoring Committee under the chairmanship of State Mission Director had been formed.