Agriculture department of Kerala is planning to boost agriculture production to ensure food security.
Strategies are to be adopted to counter shortage of vegitables on account of the Covid-9 spreading in our neighbouring states.
Precision farming in 10 locations in every panchayath under Jeevani Scheme and cultivable unused land will be identified for immediate farming with the help of Kududmbashree and voluntary organisations.
High nutritional millets like Ragi will be popularised for cultivation.
In the state a massive farming programme was launched to utilise 1.9 lakh hectares of fallow land in the state to increase the production of rice, ragi, fruits and vegitables.
Chief Minister declared in the routine press conference that Agri Youth Club will be formed to channelize the resourceful youth to increase agriculture production.
Various departments will be coordinated to utilise precision farming technology.
The nearly 56000 non residents displaced due to loss of employment in the Gulf countries will be utilised in the programme.
The land owners could farm on their own or lease out land to the local authority or Kudumbasree for cultivation.
Rs. 3000 crore will be sourced from the co-operative banks and NABARD to cultivate food crops, inter crops and cash crops.