National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in Rajasthan

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in Rajasthan

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was launched in 2007-08 to increase the production of rice, wheat and pulses by 10, 8 and 2 million tonnes, respectively by the end of XI Plan through area expansion and productivity enhancement; restoring soil fertility and productivity; creating employment opportunities; and enhancing farm level economy.

NFSM in Rajasthan

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) on Wheat and Pulses was launched in Rajasthan in the year 2007-08 as a centrally sponsored scheme by the Central Government. During the year 2015-16, GoI has changed the funding pattern and now GoI : GoR ratio is 60:40.

Components in Rajasthan:

  • Pulses
  • Wheat
  • Coarse Cereals
  • Nutri-Cereals Bajra
  • Nutri-Cereals JOWAR
  • Commercial Crops Cotton

NFSM-Wheat and Pulses

The major interventions of NFSM-Wheat and Pulses relates to:

  • Distribution of certified seeds,
  • Demonstration on improved production technology,
  • Support to farmers by providing biofertilizers, micronutrients and gypsum,
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM),
  • Agricultural implements, sprinklers, pump sets, pipe line for carrying irrigation water
  • Cropping system based training.

NFSM- Commercial Crops

  • Includes front line demonstration and distribution plant protection chemicals for cotton crop.

NFSM- Nutri-Cereals mission

NFSM- Nutri-Cereals mission was launched in Rajasthan in 2018-19 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The Major interventions relates to:

  • Distribution of certified seeds,
  • Production of certified seed,
  • Demonstration on improved production technology,
  • Support to bio-fertilizer, micronutrients, integrated Pest Management (IPM) and
  • Cropping system based training for farmers.

The Crops involved are Bajra & Jowar. The districts are divided crop-wise under this mission.

  • The 10 districts for Jowar are Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali and Tonk.
  • The 21 districts for Bajra are Ajmer, Alwar, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Nagaur, Pali, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Sirohi and Tonk.

NFSM Oil seed & TBOS:

Main Components of this mission are:

  • Production of foundation seeds and certified seeds,
  • Distribution of certified seeds, crop demonstration,
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM),
  • Plant protection from chemicals, distribution of PP equipment,
  • Biofertilizer, Gypsum, pipes for carrying water,
  • Farmers’ trainings,
  • Agriculture implements,
  • Innovative seed treatment drums, sprinkler set,
  • Distribution of mini-kits, infrastructure development etc.

Funding pattern between Gol and GoR is 60:40.

Coverage Districts Summary

Scheme

No. of Districts

Districts

NFSM – Pulses

33

All

NFSM – Wheat

14

Banswara, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Nagaur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Sawai-Madhopur, Sikar, Tonk and Udaipur

NFSM – Coarse Cereals

11

 

Coarse Cereal – Maize

5

Banswara, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur & Udaipur

Coarse Cereal – Barley

7

Ajmer, Bhilwara, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Nagaur, Sri-Ganganagar, and Sikar

Nutri Cereals – Bajra

21

Ajmer, Alwar, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Nagaur, Pali, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Sirohi and Tonk

Nutri Cereals – Jowar

10

Ajmer Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali and Tonk

NFSM   – Cotton

32

All Except Pratapgarh

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