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Cereals make up 50% of new crop varieties introduced in the country since 2014: Minister.
Jul 22, 2021

Over the last seven years, cereals have accounted for nearly 50 per cent share of all the field crops developed in the country. Pulses and oilseeds accounted for the next largest share of the crops developed since 2014, when the Narendra Modi government came to power.
 
A total of 1,575 varieties of 70 field crops have been developed between 2014 and January 2021. These include 770 varieties of cereals, 235 oilseeds, 236 pulses, 170 fibre crops, 104 forage crops, 52 sugarcane and eight other crops, the Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
 
In addition, 288 varieties of horticultural crops have also been released and notified, he said in a reply to a question on agriculture technology development in the country.
    

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