Centre allocates Rs 28 cr under Food Security Mission

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Chandigarh, Aug 28 (UNI) The Centre has allocated a sum of over Rs 28 crore for implementing the National Food Security Mission in Haryana during the current financial year with an aim to increase production of wheat and pulses in the identified districts of the state.

Stating this here today, a spokesman for the Agriculture Department said the centrally-sponsored Mission had been launched in the state from Rabi 2007-08 to increase production of wheat and pulses through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner.

Two crops, wheat and pulses, were covered under the Mission.

It had been envisaged to focus on districts having high potential but relatively low level of productivity. This allocation inluded Rs 20.59 crore for wheat and Rs 93 lakh for pulses.

He said seven districts of the state, namely Ambala, Yamunanagar, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Jhajjar had been covered under NFSM-Wheat and five districts of Bhiwani, Hisar, Sirsa, Rohtak and Sonepat had been covered under NFSM-Pulses.

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