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National Food Security Mission Extended to 24 States for Rice Crop

New Delhi: November 27,2012

In order to cover more area/region of the country keeping in view the recommendations of the Committee of Agriculture on Demand for Grants, the National Food Security Mission-Rice (NFSM-­Rice) has been extended from 16 States to 24 States from the year 2012-13. The States covered under NFSM-Rice during 2012-13 are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

The State-wise allocation of funds made during 2012-13 is as under:

(Rupees in Lakh)

SI.

State

Funds

No.

 

Allocated

 

 

(2012-13)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

4720.205

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

1032.740

3.

Assam

3094.425

4.

Bihar

2651.350

5.

Chhattisgarh

4062.900

6.

Gujarat

238.550

7.

Himachal Pradesh

495.000

8.

Jammu & Kashmir

314.350

9.

Jharkhand

850.560

10.

Karnataka

1207.985

11.

Kerala

259.390

12.

Madhya Pradesh

1341.110

13.

Maharashtra

2651.430

14.

Manipur

1216.280

15.

Meghalaya

929.660

16.

Mizoram

604.250

17.

Nagaland

1163.690

18.

Odisha

4311.120

19.

Sikkim

207.960

20.

Tamil Nadu

2262.870

21.

Tripura

2187.520

22.

Uttar Pradesh

8124.340

23.

Uttarakhand

1243.630

24.

West Bengal

3662.850

 

Total

48834.165

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

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