GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Agriculture
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1395
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30/03/2012

Package for Growing Pulses and Oilseeds

 1895. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of Agriculture be pleased to state:-

a)      Whether Government has extended promotional package to farmers of Karnataka for growing pulses and edible oil seeds in the State;

b)      If so, the details thereof;

c)      The number of farmers who availed the package in the State, district-wise; and

d)      Net result achieved from the package in the State?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
(DR. CHARAN DAS MAHANT)

a) & b): The Government of India has been providing assistance to the States including Karnataka for cultivation of pulses & oilseeds under National Food Security Mission-Pulses, (N FSM-Pulses) and Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oil palm and Maize (ISOPOM). Under these programmes, assistance is being provided for purchase of breeder seed, seed production, seed distribution, Integrated Nutrient Management (INM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Herbicides/weedicides, Improved farm implements, assistance for increased water use efficiency through distribution of sprinklers, pipeline for carrying water to the fields and pump sets etc., apart from training of farmers and extension workers being organised for transfer of latest production technology. Besides, programme of 60,000 pulses village and Special Programme on Oil Palm Area Expansion-sub schemes of Rashtriya Krishì Vikas Yojana (RKVY) are also being implemented for enhancing the production and productivity of these crops.

In addition, to demonstrate the production and protection technology of pulses as a cluster mode approach among the farmers on their fields through compact area approach, Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (ASP) is also under implementation in the country with 1000 units (one unit of 1000 ha each) covering one million hectare area of pulses.
The State Government of Karnataka has been allocated an amount of Rs. 36.47 crores for implementation of NFSM-Pulses in the State during 2011-12. Subsequently, an additional allocation Of Rs.8.88 crore has also been allocated to State under the programme during     2011-12 to cover more area under pulses crops.

c): As per the reports received from the Government of Karnataka, about 4,59,056 farmers under ISOPOM and about 7,12,248 farmers under NFSM-Pulses and RKVY programmes have been benefitted. The number of farmers benefitted under the above Schemes in various districts of the State of Karnataka is at Annexure.

d): After implementation of crops developmental programmes of Pulses in Karnataka, the production of total pulses has increased from 8.93 lakh tonnes during 2006-07 to 15.65 lakh tonnes during 2010-11 which is 6.72 lakh tonnes higher as compared to 2006-07- Similarly, the production of total oilseeds in Karnataka has also increased from 11.25 lakh tonnes to 12.70 lakh tonnes during the same period. However, production of pulses and oilseeds in the State, during 2011-12 is estimated to have marginally decreased due to onset of late monsoon resulting less coverage of area and less production under the crops.

Annexure

 

State: Karnataka

                                                                Number of Farmers benefitted under

Sl

No

District

ISOPOM

NFSM-

Pulses

Accelerated

Pulses production programme

Additional Area

Programme

Programme of 60,000 pulses villages

1

Bangalore (U)

401

11

0

0

0

2

Bangalore (R)

4428

1677

0

0

0

3

Kolar

5415

1518

0

0

0

4

Tumkur

73481

5793

0

0

0

5

Chitradurga

4671

6674

0

0

0

6

Davangere

9748

1477

0

0

0

7

Hassan

9906

1560

0

0

0

8

Chickmagalur

9487

3952

0

0

0

9

D. Kannada

36

66

0

0

0

10

Udupi

269

229

0

0

0

11

Mysore

4227

2216

0

0

0

12

C.R.Nagar

14391

12

0

0

0

13

Mandya

1141

1406

0

0

0

14

Shimoga

4066

2436

0

0

0

15

U.Kannada

285

59

0

0

0

16

Dharwad

96569

18963

31448

6024

0

17

Haveri

20864

58

0

0

0

18

Gadag

25107

39871

37000

6024

0

19

Bellary

10796

14522

0

6024

0

20

Bijapur

18240

19269

30800

13554

10322

21

Bagalkot

31615

13798

0

6024

0

22

Belgaum

28162

120898

0

9036

0

23

Raichur

16762

4705

26850

9036

1000

24

Koppal

13088

15052

0

0

0

25

Gulbarga

8146

21374

62733

15060

10322

26

Bidar

10208

17267

58200

6024

5161

27

Kodagu

0

0

0

0

0

28

C.B.Pur

10382

1806

0

0

0

29

Ramanagaram

3256

833

0

0

0

30

Yadgiri

23909

5658

28767

4518

5161

 

Total

459056

323160

275798

81324

31966