NEW DELHI, June 28 � The North Eastern States has been sanctioned Rs 100 crore under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) to boost agriculture production in the region.
All the eight north-eastern States, including Sikkim, are being covered under NFSM-Rice this year. Till last year, only Assam was covered under NFSM-Rice, official sources said.
The interventions planned under NFSM are likely to improve rice yield, which is low in the northern-eastern States. It will also help the States in becoming self-sufficient in rice production, said sources.