- India is the world's second largest producer of Rice, Wheat and other
food grains. We have achieved remarkable production since independence i.e., 39.25
Million Tons (1950 -51) to 213.32 Million Tons (2007 - 08) (Source: Planning Commission,
- The total area under Cereals cultivation has been increased from 71.42
Million Ha (1950 -51) to 98.00 Million Ha (2007 - 08).
- The important Cereals in the Indian context are - Wheat, Paddy, Sorghum,
Bajra, Barley, and Maize.
- The National Food Security Mission was launched in May 2007 aimed at
to produce 10 more Million Tons of Rice and 8 more Million Tons of Wheat by the
end of eleventh plan and gives various incentives for promotion (www.nfsm.gov.in).
- The Directorate of Rice, Wheat and millets Development, under the Ministry
of Agriculture, Dept. of Agriculture & Co-Operation, Govt. of India is responsible
for monitor and popularize the latest high yielding varieties in various states
of the country along with the latest improved production technology evolved by the
Agriculture Scientist (http://dacnet.nic.in/Rice/Wheat/Millets).
- With 180 Million Ha of arable land (one tenth of the world), 56 Million
Ha of Irrigated land, its diverse agro climatic conditions and the thrust given
by the National Food Security Mission and Directorate of Pulse Development will
favor India to become the global food factory of the world.
- eFresh's objective - The information on India's leading position in
Cereals, will facilitate the Indian farmers and other stakeholders for focusing
on the increased activity in Cereals production.
- Export Statistics of Cereals Production Click Here
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