The objectives of the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) is / are:
1. Increase production of food grains
2. Restore soil fertility in all states
3. Increase farm profits
Choose the correct option:
Main objective of NFSM is to increase production of Rice, Wheat and Pulses through area expansion and productivity enhancement in sustainable manner in identified districts; restoring soil fertility and productivity at individual farm level; creation of employment opportunities; and enhancing farm level economy (i.e. Farm profits) to restore confidence among farmers. NFSM is being implemented in 467 districts of 17 States viz. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajsthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. About 20 million hectares of rice area and 13 million hectares of wheat area is included in these districts that roughly constitute about 50% of cropped area for wheat and rice. For pulses, additional 17.5 million ha (20% cropped area) is to be created.
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