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Agriculture Ministry issued guidelines on National Mission on Oil seeds and Oil Palm

Jan 31, 2014 15:15 IST

Union Agriculture Ministry on 31 January 2014 issued detailed guidelines and strategy for implementation of National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm. The issued scheme is aimed at enhancement of production of traditional and tree-borne oilseeds. The scheme also seeks to bring-in large area under the oil palm cultivation. Under the 12th five-year plan, the government has sanctioned 3507 crore rupees for the Mission.

Implementation of the strategy includes
• Increasing Seed Replacement Ratio
• Irrigation coverage under oilseeds from 26 to 36 percent
• Diversify of area from low yielding cereal crops to oilseed crops and inter-cropping of oilseeds with cereals, sugarcane and pulses
• Use of fallow land after paddy and potato cultivation

Active involvement of all the stakeholders would be implemented under the scheme of which 75 percent cost will be borne by centre and 25 percent by the states. The fund flow will be monitored strictly to ensure benefits of the Mission reaches to the targeted beneficiaries at a proper time.

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