Government of India has been implementing a programme of Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI) –a sub scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in eastern States of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal since 2010-11. The objective of the programme is to increase the productivity of rice based cropping system by promotion of recommended agricultural technologies by addressing the underlying key constraints of different agro climatic sub regions. Production of rice in these States has increased significantly due to implementation of the programme, as is evident from the following table:
|State||Production of Rice (Lakh Tonnes) during|
For implementation of the programme during 2012-13, an amount of Rs. 1000 crore has been earmarked. The State-wise allocations proposed for the year 2012-13 is as under:
|State||(Rs. in crore)|
|Uttar Pradesh (East)||105.50|
|Total of Seven States||997.00|
|Monitoring & other Administrative expenses at GOI level||3.00|
The allocated funds will be utilised for implementation of activities such as block demonstrations of rice & wheat technologies in cluster mode approach; promoting resource conservation technology (zero tillage under wheat); creation of asset building activities for water management (shallow tube wells/dug wells/bore wells, distribution of pump sets); promotion of farm implements and need based site specific activities.
This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.