India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and cotton
As per the Union Agriculture Minister, during 2011-12 India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and Cotton. Food grain probable to touch a record level of 250.42 million tonnes. It was a result of the efforts of the farming community supported by government initiatives and participation of stakeholders. He also announced that various fresh initiatives to raise the agricultural production from existing cultivated area in particular from high potential rainfed agriculture have been taken. In order to increase the farm production, the Govt is also planning for a programme for agricultural mechanisation during the 12th-five year plan.
The Union Agriculture Minister also informed that 2012 is being launched as the “Year of Horticulture” in order to bring horticulture development in India to the centre stage.