Sub Mission on National Food Security Mission

The Government of India is creating awareness among farmers for Nutri Cereals (Millets) under the Sub Mission on National Food Security Mission (NFSM) through demonstration and training.

Updated: Aug 05, 2021 11:39:47 am

05 August 2021 Current Affairs:The Government of India is creating awareness among farmers for Nutri Cereals (Millets)  under the Sub Mission on National Food Security Mission (NFSM) through demonstration and training. Nutri Cereals includes ragi, sorghum, bajra and small millets.

♦ Nutri Cereals (Millets) is one of the significant components of the National Food Security Mission.
♦ National Food Security Mission was launched in 2007. It is a centrally sponsored Scheme.
♦ The main objective is to increase the annual manufacturing of rice, wheat and pulses.
♦ The mission was launched to extend the manufacturing of rice, wheat and pulses by place growth and enhancing productivity, restoring soil fertility and productivity, developing employment opportunities, and improving farm level economy.
♦ Sub-components of the NFSM are NFSM-Rice; NFSM-Wheat; NFSM-Pulses; NFSM-Coarse Cereals; NFSM-NFSM-Nutri-Cereals; NFSM-Commercial Crops.
♦ Under NFSM–Nutri Cereals, incentives are supplied to the farmers, through the state governments, on crop manufacturing and safety technologies, cropping system based demonstrations, manufacturing & distribution of seeds of newly released varieties/hybrids, Integrated Nutrient and Pest Management techniques, high farm implements/tools/resource conservation machinery, water-saving devices, capability building of farmers through training all through cropping season, organizing events/workshops, distribution of seed mini-kits, publicity via print and electronic media, etc.
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