Promotion of Pulses & Tubers

H/A: 2401-00-112-96 Rs. 243.00 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 lands as well as in 3rd crop rice padasekharams an amount of 60.00 lakh is provided.  Focus will be given to Onattukara region. An amount of 90.00 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 10.00 lakh is for seed multiplication in tribal areas. Promotion of tubers will be with technical collaboration of Central Tuber Crops Research Institute and KAU. An amount of  ₹ 243.00 lakh is earmarked for this scheme. Out of this 93.00 lakh is set apart for promotion of tubers and pulses under Subhikisha Keralam programme. The component wise breakup of the scheme is shown below: