RS 300 Crore Allocated for Promoting Higher Production of Multi-Cereals in About 25000 Villages
A provision of Rs. 300 crore is being made to promote higher production of nutri-cereals like Bajra, Jowar, Ragi and other millets. This was announced by the Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, in the Lok Sabha today while presenting the Union Budget for 2011-12.
This initiative would provide market linked production support to 10 lakh millet farmers in the arid and semi-arid regions of the country. Shri Mukherjee said that the programme would be taken up in 1000 compact blocks covering about 25000 villages