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   National Food Security Mission

The National Development Council (NDC) in its 53rd meeting held on 29th May, 2007 adopted a resolution to launch a Food Security Mission comprising rice, wheat and pulses to increase the production of rice by 10 million tons, wheat by 8 million tons and pulses by 2 million tons by the end of the Eleventh Plan (2011-12). Accordingly, A Centrally Sponsored Scheme, 'National Food Security Mission', has been launched from 2007-08 to operationalize the above mentioned resolution.

The National Food Security Mission will have three components (i) National Food Security Mission - Rice (NFSM-Rice); (ii) National Food Security Mission - Wheat (NFSM-Wheat); and National Food Security Mission - Pulses (NFSM Pulses).

Increasing production of rice, wheat and pulses through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country.
Restoring soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm level.

Creation of employment opportunities.

Enhancing farm level economy (i.e. farm profit) to restore confidence amongst the farmers.
Implementation in a mission mode through active engagement of all the stakeholders at various levels.
Promotion and extension of improved technologies i.e., Seed, Integrated Nutrient Management including micronutrients, soil amendments, IPM and resource conservation technologies along with capacity building of farmers.
Flow of fund would be closely monitored to ensure that interventions reach the target beneficiaries on time.
Various interventions proposed would be integrated with the district plan and targets for each indentified district would be fixed.
Constant monitoring and concurrent evaluation for assessing the impact of the interventions for a result oriented approach by the implementing agencies.
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