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Annual income of Odisha farmers Rs 59,712: Survey report

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

today said the per capita annual of the farmers in the state was Rs 59,712 as per a survey report.

Agriculture minister Damodar Rout said this while replying to a written question of Dilip Ray in the assembly.

Rout said though there was no formal method to evaluate the farmers income, the figure given by him was based on the situation assessment survey conducted by NSSO's (national sample survey organisation) 70th round of survey.

Such assessment was done for the first time in 2002-2003 and next in 2012-13, the minister said.

Rout said the farmers annual of Rs 59,712 comprised Rs 20,592 as wages and salary, Rs 16,884 from agriculture, Rs 15,768 from animal husbandry and Rs 6,468 from non-cultivation activities.

However, the minister said steps are being taken to double the of farmers by 2022 in

A progressive agricultural policy, effective irrigation, mechanisation of agricultural activities, seeds exchange rate and others are priorities of the state to enhance the income of farmers in the state, he said.

This apart, the state has also set up a Horticulture Mission for next five years.

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

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 15:22 IST