Union Agriculture Minister inaugurates National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign-2022

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Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign 2022-23 on 7 September at NASC, Pusa, New Delhi.  


  • Addressing the conference, the Agriculture Minister said that according to the 4th Advance Estimates (2021-22), the production of food grains in the country is expected to be 3157 lakh tonnes, which is 50 lakh tonnes more than the production of food grains for the year 2020-21.
  • The total pulses and oilseeds production during the year 2021-22 is estimated to be a record 277 and 377 lakh tonnes respectively.

  • Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Rs 1.22 lakh crore has been given to farmers as compensation for the loss of their crops.

Objective of the Conference :

  • To review and evaluate crop yields during the preceding cropping seasons.

  • To fix crop-wise targets for the Rabi season in consultation with the State Governments.

  • To facilitate adoption of innovative technologies with a view to increase production and productivity of crops along with ensuring supply of critical inputs.

Rabi Crops :

  • Wheat, barley, gram, peas, and lentils

  • Rabi crops constitute a significant part of the total food grain production in India.

  • These crops are planted in winter and harvested in spring.

  • India is the second largest producer of wheat in the world after China.

  • Rabi crops are a staple food item in major parts of the country, especially in the entire north and north-western parts of India.


National targets for food grain production :

  • The national target of total foodgrain production for the year 2022-23 has been fixed at 3280 lakh tonnes, of which the contribution of the Rabi season will be 1648 lakh tonnes. 

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