NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education.
For more information and resources on NFSM, visit: FoodSafetyMonth.
In the 12th Plan, starting this year, NFSM
aims at raising the foodgrain production by 25 metric tones.
Under various state government schemes like SMAM, RKVY, NFSM
, CDP, Agrcultural Machineries like Happy seeder (used for sowing of crop in standing stubble) Rotavator (used for land preparation and incorporation of crop stubble in the soil), Zero till seed drill (used for without land preparations directly sowing of seeds in the previous crop stubbles), Baler (used for collection of straw and making bales of the paddy stubbles), Paddy Straw Chopper (cutting of paddy stubble for easily mixing with the soil) and Reaper Binder (used for harvesting of paddy stubble and making into bundles) were distributed to farmers as a result of which there is substantial reduction in stubble burning in Haryana, UP and Punjab.
There is also an intervention under NFSM
providing cropping system based training to farmers including SC, ST and women farmers to create awareness on improved technology for increasing production and productivity of crops.
15% of the allocation for pulses component of NFSM
is earmarked for production of quality seed of pulses seeds through states.