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Arunachal govt launches 2 agri programmes

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Agriculture Dr on Monday launched two schemes for farmers to increase production and their income.

The two schemes are the Chief Minister's Sashakt Kisan Yojana (CMSKY) and the Chief Ministers Krishi Samuh Yojana (CMKSY).

in his 2018-19 budget speech had announced a number of initiatives to transform farm economy in the state, Chai said.

"The two new initiatives launched today is aimed at fulfilling the vision of the to double farmer's income by 2022," he said.

Under these initiatives, all allied departments would be involved under which is responsible for planning and implementation of farmers oriented development schemes he said.

The minister said the is coming out with more policies for the enhancement of farmer's income.

The government plans to link farmers with markets, and develop scientific and integrated ways of farming, he said.

"produces around 4500 mt of fish per year, whereas the requirement is about 15000 mt. So, the state has a ready market for fishes," the minister said.

Chai also launched the of the department.

The CMSKY would subsume three programmes - the CM's Employment Generation Scheme, the CM's Agri-Mechanization Programme and the CM's Flagship Programme on Tea and Rubber, said.

The CMKSY aims at empowering farmers through cooperative approach, by providing them timely support and marketing intervention for better price realization and income, the explained.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:10 IST