At the Niti Aayog meeting, the centre will present a roadmap with the states to improve the output of oilseeds and pulses.

The Centre expects to increase the oilseed production to 541 lakh tonnes by 2025-26, an increase of around 40% . It also wants to increase the production of and pulses to 325 lakh tonnes by 2025-26 .

IN a bid to reduce India's reliance on imported edible oil, the Centre expects to increase the oilseed production to 541 lakh tonnes by 2025-26, an increase of around 40%.It also wants to increase the production of and pulses to 325 lakh tonnes by 2025-26, down from a maximum of 277 lakh tonnes.On Sunday, Niti Aayog's governing council meeting will meet, under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Centre will focus on these areas and encourage the states to take up crop diversification in a significant way.

In recent years, the government has placed more emphasis on oilseed production, and the recent drive to improve palm oil production has been regarded as a significant step.According to reports, the Centre would encourage states to carry out feasibility study for more tur or arhar cultivation in 100 districts and run a similar exercise for 120 districts to boost masur production and 150 districts for increased urad cultivation.State will be encouraged to align their crop designs with state and national policies and to converge and reorient their programs to support crop diversification initiatives, they said.Officials said that a similar emphasis would be on the digitization of information about farmers and their records.