Goal 2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Uttar Pradesh envisions to become the 'Granary of the Nation' and end hunger and malnutrition among all vulnerable groups by 2030. Guided by the New Agriculture Policy of 2013, the state envisages 5.1 per cent growth in the farming sector while promoting sustainable practices and balancing the employment potential.
The state will adopt, develop and popularise appropriate eco-friendly farming systems to improve soil health and farm productivity, and to help conserve natural resources in order to maintain the ecological balance. The state will also give emphasis to increasing the income of farmers through agriculture diversification towards high value activities while retaining the core-competence in the area of food and nutritional security.
Specific strategies include:
Guided by the New Agricultural Policy-2013, achieve 5.1 per cent growth in the agriculture sector.
Address malnutrition within the 10-year action plan of State Nutrition Mission.
State-level nutrition awareness programmes and promotion of homestead gardens to address household level nutritional and food insecurity.
Implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) across all districts to cover 24 crore population with sufficient quality of food grains along with items like pulses, salt and edible oil to address the nutritional and calorie deficit.
Focus on Bundelkhand and Vindhyachal regions for food and nutritional security interventions by various departments.
Increased coverage of crop insurance to protect the marginal and small farmers.
Establishment of E-Mandis across the state.
Increased investment in agriculture research and establishment of gene bank facilities for flora and fauna in the state.
Develop a blueprint for sustainable agriculture applicable to all the diverse regions of the state.
Regional and region-specific interventions to improve infrastructure – road connectivity between villages and small towns, from small towns to district headquarters and highways; marketing and market infrastructure enabling agricultural and allied products to do storage and develop value-added products.