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National Food Security Mission


Details of National Food Security Mission



Scheme introduction

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.


Sponsored by

Central Government

Mission Objectives

Increasing production of rice, wheat and pulses through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country;

Main objectives are,

1.    Restoring soil fertility and productivity at the individual farm level;

2.    Creation of employment opportunities; and

3.    Enhancing farm level economy (i.e. farm profits) to restore confidence amongst the farmers

Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions

Panchayati Raj Institutions will be actively involved in following activities:

(i) Selection of beneficiary and identification

of priority areas for the implementation of Mission interventions; and

(ii) Implementation of local initiatives in the identified districts.




Asst. Types

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