Haryana to promote bajra as nutri-cereal

Published on Jul 29, 2022 02:35 AM IST

In Haryana, bajra is cultivated on about 10 to 12 lakh acres, while crop production is about 8 quintals per acre, chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal said in a meeting of the state food security mission.

The chief secretary directed the department officers concerned to motivate farmers to promote contract farming of bajra. (HT File)
The chief secretary directed the department officers concerned to motivate farmers to promote contract farming of bajra. (HT File)
By, Chandigarh

Haryana government will promote bajra as a ‘nutri-cereal’ under the national food security mission in 2023, which the United Nations (UN) has declared as the international year of ‘nutri-cereals’.

In Haryana, bajra is cultivated on about 10 to 12 lakh acres, while crop production is about 8 quintals per acre, chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal said in a meeting of the state food security mission. The chief secretary directed the department officers concerned to motivate farmers to promote contract farming of barley. Apart from this, he said a campaign should be started to prevent a ‘pink worm’ attack on cotton crop, in view of cases being reported in Punjab.

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