Promotion of Pulses & Tubers

H/A: 2401-00-112-96 Rs. 150.00 lakh

In order to augment the area and production under various pulse crops viz.cowpea, green gram, black gram, red gram, soya bean and others in the garden land as well as in 3rd crop rice padasekharams an amount of Rs. 50.00 lakh is provided.

Focus will be given to Onattukara region. An amount of Rs. 100.00 lakh is set apart for development of tuber crops, which includes production and supply of source planting materials and seed multiplication through seed villages.

Out of this Rs. 10.00lakh is for seed multiplication in tribal areas. Promotion of tubers will be in association with Central Tuber Crops Research Institute.

An amount of Rs.150.00 lakh is earmarked for this scheme. The component wise breakup of the scheme is shown above: