One Nation One Ration Card & India’s Agricultural Exports
03 August 2022, New Delhi: Under the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC), beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) can get their quota of subsidized food-grains from any electronic point of sale device (ePoS)- enabled fair price shops of their choice by using their existing ration card with biometric authentication. ONORC is implemented in all the States and Union Territories making food security portable throughout the country. Under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), about 79.7 crore beneficiaries in the country have been covered by States/UTs through NFSA ration cards. The Department regularly pursue with concerned States/UTs to cover maximum eligible persons/households up to their respective NFSA ceiling limits.
The demand of organic agro-product from India is consistently increasing in the global market. As such, the quantity of Indian organic products exported during 2020-21 was 8.88 lakh MT as against 6.38 lakh MT during 2019-20 which amounts to 39.18% increase in export from India indicating considerable increase in demand of Indian agricultural products.
National Food Security Mission (NFSM) is being implemented with the objective of increasing food grain production through area expansion and productivity enhancement in the identified districts of the country. Under NFSM, assistance is given through state governments to farmers for interventions like cluster demonstrations on improved package of practices, demonstrations on cropping system, distribution of seeds of High Yielding Varieties (HYVs)/hybrids, improved farm machineries/resource conservation machineries/tools, efficient water application tools, processing & post-harvest equipments, cropping system based trainings etc including plant protection measures, nutrient management/soil ameliorants for improving soil productivity and control of pest incidence. The mission also provides support to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) & State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)/Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) for technology back stopping and transfer of technology to the farmers under supervision of Subject Matter Specialists/Scientists. KVKs are also assisted for production of Certified Seeds of Pulses & Nutri-Cereals in the project Supported under NFSM.
The quantity of agriculture products exported from India during last three years is as follows:
|AYUSH AND HERBAL PRODUCTS||92241||120558||126112|
|CASHEW NUT SHELL LIQUID||4605||3735||4943|
|COTTON RAW INCLD. WASTE||657808||1213980||1258626|
|FRUITS / VEGETABLE SEEDS||19221||32285||20989|
|OTHER OIL SEEDS||89641||84574||60243|
|PROCESSED FRUITS AND JUICES||568883||532870||629704|
|RICE(OTHER THAN BASMOTI)||5056278||13149206||17288961|
This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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