A target of 100 million tons plus is kept for production of rice for the year. More than 90 % of the rice area comes under Kharif season.
Hybrid rice will be promoted more aggressively for better area coverage especially in potential districts of the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Odisha and West Bengal. Truthfully labelled notified hybrid varieties have also been allowed to be promoted under the schemes.
Under the new initiative ‘Bringing Green Revolution to the Eastern Region’ rice is the main crop being promoted in the six States of the region namely Uttar Pradesh (Eastern part), Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal.
Aerobic Rice and Direct seeded rice would be promoted in the potential area
Boro rice area would be increased in the Eastern Regional States of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Eastern UP
Seed minikits have been given to the farmers for the varieties recently released by IRRI that tolerate moisture stress, salt and submergence.
System of rice intensification taken up by major rice producing States like Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.