Govt targets 17 million tonnes mustard production by 2025-26

The Federal government programs to carry about nine million hectares of land under mustard cultivation

The Federal government programs to carry about nine million hectares of land under mustard cultivation and elevate the generation to about 17 million tonnes (mt) by 2025-26, in accordance 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’ Affiliation (SEA) of India on Friday, she stated that the common regular space for 5 years from 2014-15 to 2018-19 was 5.9 million hectares and the generation was about 7.7 mt.

Stating that the Federal government is setting an formidable concentrate on for 2025-26, she stated likely by the good results in the past, the space is predicted to improve to about nine million hectares and generation to about 17 mt.

Seeking near coordination and cooperation of the sector to attain this, she stated together with the govt assist and farmers’ hard work this can be manufactured probable.

For 2021-22, the govt is concentrating on an space of 7.58 million hectares with a generation of twelve.24 mt.

The Federal government focused 368 districts in 13 States past 12 months for mustard cultivation, and it will be continued this 12 months also. Close to ₹160 crore was used on mustard mission past 12 months, she stated.

Rabi time

In the Rabi of 2021, the space coated under mustard was about 7.three million hectares and an improve of about four lakh hectares more than the Rabi of 2020.

To attain the concentrate on for 2025-26, it is currently being prepared to deliver superior excellent seeds to the farmers, and the Federal government has embarked on a correct seed scheduling.

The Federal government has manufactured moment scheduling for the up coming 5 years, and the locations have been identified. They incorporate rice fallow locations, intercropping locations, and non-regular locations. Scheduling has also been manufactured about the districts for using up mustard cultivation and the seeds availability.

For the 2022 Rabi time, rice fallow locations have been identified in States this sort of as Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. This intervention will assist carry additional two lakh hectares under mustard cultivation, she stated.

On intercropping intervention, she stated it would be accomplished with the main crops in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Maharashtra, and this intervention would carry additional two lakh hectares of space under the mustard cultivation.

The govt is concentrating on Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala for non-regular locations, she extra.