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130 million tonne food target for Fourth Plan

The Planning Commission has accepted a food production target of 130 to 132 million tonnes by the end of the Fourth Plan. This target has been projected on the basis of a 100-million tonne potential this year. The production targets suggested for the major cash crops along with their estimated base-level production this year are: Oilseeds 10.90 million tonnes (8.90), sugarcane (gur) 15 million tonnes (12.50), cotton 8 million bales (6), jute 7.40 million bales (6.20), and tobacco 445 million kg. (345). While an annual growth rate of five per cent has been postulated for agriculture as a whole, the growth rate for foodgrains works out to 5.7 per cent. This is proposed to be achieved by continuing the intensive agricultural strategy.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/130-million-tonne-food-target-for-fourth-plan/article26198671.ece

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