NEW DELHI: A proposal of Rs 25,550 crore has been made under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Harish Rawat informed the Parliament.
NFSM is proposed to be continued during the 12th Five-year Plan with some modifications. NFSM is being revamped during the 12th Plan with focused attention on indentified crops following a location specific, targets oriented production strategies.
During 2012-13, NFSM is implemented with three components namely NFSM-Rice, NFSM-Wheat and NFSM-Pulses. The coarse cereal and fodder are also proposed to be included.
NFSM-Rice is implemented in 210 districts of 24 states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
NFSM-Wheat is implemented in 166 districts of 12 states viz. Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
NFSM-Pulses is implemented 468 districts of 16 states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
In total, NFSM is implemented in 27 States of the Country.