The north-eastern states ofthe country are getting Rs. 100 crore this year from the Agriculture Ministry for supporting various activities relatingto rice cultivation, under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM).
All the eight north-easternStates, including Sikkim, are being covered under NFSM-rice this year. Tilllast year, only Assam was covered under NFSM-rice.
Under NFSM-rice, States aregiven assistance for a large number of activities including seed distribution,soil management, pest control, machines & tools, training and fielddemonstrations.