Govt targets 17 million tonnes mustard production by 2025-26

The Governing administration strategies to provide all around nine million hectares of land underneath mustard

The Governing administration strategies to provide all around nine million hectares of land underneath mustard cultivation and raise the production to all around 17 million tonnes (mt) by 2025-26, according to Shubha Thakur, Joint Secretary (Oilseeds), Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

Speaking at a webinar on ‘Mission Mustard 2025’, organised by Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India on Friday, she said that the regular typical region for five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19 was five.nine million hectares and the production was all around 7.7 mt.

Stating that the Governing administration is environment an formidable focus on for 2025-26, she said likely by the success in the past, the region is anticipated to improve to all around nine million hectares and production to all around 17 mt.

In search of shut coordination and cooperation of the industry to accomplish this, she said together with the government assist and farmers’ hard work this can be produced attainable.

For 2021-22, the government is targeting an region of 7.58 million hectares with a production of twelve.24 mt.

The Governing administration targeted 368 districts in 13 States final 12 months for mustard cultivation, and it will be ongoing this 12 months also. All around ₹160 crore was used on mustard mission final 12 months, she said.

Rabi year

In the Rabi of 2021, the region coated underneath mustard was all around 7.3 million hectares and an improve of all around four lakh hectares around the Rabi of 2020.

To accomplish the focus on for 2025-26, it is staying planned to deliver substantial quality seeds to the farmers, and the Governing administration has embarked on a correct seed organizing.

The Governing administration has produced moment organizing for the following five years, and the spots have been identified. They contain rice fallow spots, intercropping spots, and non-common spots. Organizing has also been produced about the districts for using up mustard cultivation and the seeds availability.

For the 2022 Rabi year, rice fallow spots have been identified in States these as Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. This intervention will enable provide additional two lakh hectares underneath mustard cultivation, she said.

On intercropping intervention, she said it would be finished with the big crops in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Maharashtra, and this intervention would provide additional two lakh hectares of region underneath the mustard cultivation.

The government is targeting Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala for non-common spots, she extra.