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Aim of organising global agri and food summit is to make Jharkhand a food processing hub: Das

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The aim of organising the Global Agriculture and Food Summit in is to double the farmers' income by 2022 and to project as a in eastern India, said Tuesday.

as a part of its endeavour to develop agriculture sector in the state and with a view to provide a focused platform to the prospective investors in the agriculture and is organising the summit in on November 29-30.

In the run-up to the summit, the organised a road show in the national capital on Tuesday. It was led by Das.

"Das expressed his gratitude to all the dignitaries and talked about the tremendous opportunities in horticulture, floriculture, milk processing, fisheries, meat and in the state.

"He (Das) highlighted that one of the objectives of the summit is to double the farmers' income by 2022 and to make a in through introduction of new technologies in agriculture and allied sector," according to an official statement.

There is tremendous potential to invest in these sectors, the said.

He said in 2014, political instability in the state came to an end and a stable government was given to the people. The made policies, took quick decisions and created a transparent system, he said.

He said Jharkhand was earlier known for only and mineral-related industries but "we have tried to change that image and we are laying stress on all sectors including agriculture and information technology".

Outlining the objective of the summit, said it was to promote investments in agriculture and allied sector industries in Jharkhand.

He emphasised about the immense opportunities for the in the state and outlined various programmes, schemes, projects and policies that are being implemented successfully to the make the state an ideal destination for investments in agriculture and allied sector.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:40 IST
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