Crop Diversification, intensification and introduction
Rs. 300.00 lakh
The objective of the scheme is to promote crop diversification through crop rotation, multiple cropping or inter cropping and thereby to enhance productivity. Seasonal rice fallows and interspaces of coconut plantations are targeted without affecting the main crop.
The year 2023 being designated as International Year of Millets by the United Nations, during 2023-24 thrust will be given to area expansion of millets under the scheme. An amount of ₹ 300.00 lakh is set apart for the scheme during 2023-24. Pulses like grain cowpea, green gram, black gram and oilseeds, sesamum and ground nut will also be promoted in suitable areas if the area is not suitable for millets.