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Union Agriculture Minister Urges Students and Scientists of Agriculture Faternity to Adopt one Village for Creating Awareness among Farmers

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Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh underlined the importance of fundamentals of agricultural growth for the development of country as he mentioned improved soil health, high productive seeds, modern agriculture practces and best practices, effective irrigation facilities, water to every agricultural land, apt marketing facility for agricultural produce are essential points for development of agriculture as a whole. .

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Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh was presenting his views on the occasion of a function titled Agri@8%- Challanges and Way out in New Delhi today. .

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Various discussion points during the programme included Efficient system of Agricultural production and agricultural productivity, Storage and distributon of food products, Soil Mapping, Efficient water management, increasing yield and variety of crops, tradiitional farming, awareness building among farmers, balanced use of fertilisers, organic farming among a number of prespectives presented by the presenters. .

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Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Singh complimented ASSOCHAM for organising this function. Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Singh emphasised the need to create awareness among farmers about best practices in the agriculture sector. He urged students and scientist faternity from agriculture to create awareness among farmers of atleast one village of their hometown about various inititives in agriculture with the theme of Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav. He also mentioned that there are approximately 20,000 scientist and 50,000 students from agriculture,who are graduate or PhDs of agriculture. .

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The function was jointly organised by Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food processing industries, Government of India, Department of Science & Techonlogy, Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, Government of Bihar and NABARD. .

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Mentioning about Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Shri Singh said that the programme will play a vital roile in bringing water to every agricultural land in the country. He added that Soil Health Card provided to farmers will be a tool to identify the nutritional requirement of the soil and apt laboratory analysis for increasing the agriculture production and productivity. He emphasised about organic fertiliser and traditional farming practices during his discussion. .

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He said that with the setting up of the Price stabilisation fund, farmers will be able to get renumerative prices for their agriculture products. .

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Shri Singh spoke about e-Marketing of agriculture products especially horticulture produce like lichi, mango, gauva and emphasised that horticulture, dairy and fishery has potential to generate huge employment for farmers, especially youth. .

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He mentioned that Government has made inititives for development of Animal Husbandary, Dairy and Fisheries sector. He said the indigenous cows have a high tolerance towards the climate change and breeding of indigenous cows is essential for long term prespective of growth and productivity in agriculture output. He also mentioned that there is a need for adopting scientific attitude towards agriculture production to achieve the goal of higher growth in agriculture as a whole. .

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Present on the occasion were Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya, Agriculture Minister of Bihar, Shri Narendra Singh, Shri Anil Jain, Shri Babulal Jain, Shri Tripurari Sharan among others. .

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GG:SB Agri@8% function 15.01.2015

First Published: Thu, January 15 2015. 00:20 IST