However, in order to meet the rising demand of pulses, the government has decided to promulgate the an ongoing scheme of National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in more than 600 districts of 27 states. Last year under the same scheme, the production of pulses in the country was increased to 29 lakh tonne, surpassing the target of 20 lakh tonne.
The year 2013-14 has witnessed the record production of pulses at around 1.92 crore tonne.
Besides pulses, the government has also decided to increase the production of oilseeds across the country. Under the NFSM scheme, the country has produced record 3.28 crore tonne of oilseeds in 2013-14. Now the government has planned to launch the same scheme with few amendments.
Under the scheme, the government has set a target to increase the production of oilseeds at 3.55 crore tonne in 2014-15. This scheme will be launched in 23 states of the country.
It has been also decided to provide several concessions to the farmers which will ultimately help them to increase the production of oilseeds in the country. Under the scheme, the government will provide all the basic facilities including high quality seeds and various irrigational measures to the farmers at the block level.
The government will also provide financial supports to the farmers for increasing the production of pulses and oilseeds.
According to reports, the government is expecting huge turnaround from the states such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab while it has also been decided to lay special emphais in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and other areas of the country to encourage the production of pulses and oilseeds.