“The government has surplus food grain production. But we need to grow pulses and oilseeds, for which we are dependent on imports. By bringing more area under oilseeds, we will become self-reliant,” said agriculture commissioner S K Malhotra.
He said that the crops of rice, cotton and coarse cereals are also looking good at this time.
“There is no impact of corona on agriculture. Sowing is in full swing and our exports have also grown. Conditions are conducive for a bumper crop this year,” he said.