9 May 2012

105 Districts of Eastern India Covered under Second Green Revolution


Government has been implementing a programme of “Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI)” – a sub scheme ofRashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in seven eastern States of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal since 2010-11.  The objective of the programme is to increase the productivity of rice based cropping system by promotion of recommended agricultural technologies by addressing the underlying key constraints of different agro- climatic sub regions.  Theprogramme is operationalized in 105 districts of above eastern States, including 96 districts for rice and 29 districts for wheat.  The State-wise details of the districts selected are as under:

State
No. of Districts covered
Assam
13
Bihar
23
Chhattisgarh
8
Jharkhand
17
Odisha
15
Uttar Pradesh (East)
13
West Bengal
16
Total
105

           
A bouquet of activities have been taken up under this scheme such as block demonstrations of rice & wheat technologies in cluster mode approach; promoting resource conservation technology (zero tillage under wheat); creation of asset building activities for water management (shallow tube wells/dug wells/bore wells, distribution of pump sets); promotion of farm implements and need based site specific activities.   For implementation of the programme during 2012-13, an amount of Rs.1000 crore has been earmarked.  The State-wise allocations proposed for the year 2012-13 are as under:

State
Proposed Outlay (Rs. in crore)
Assam
95.50
Bihar
119.25
Chhattisgarh
131.50
Jharkhand
59.00
Odisha
217.25
Uttar Pradesh (East)
105.50
West Bengal
269.00
Total of Seven States
997.00
Monitoring & other Administrative expenses at GOI level
3.00
Grand Total
1000.00


            This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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