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Farmers should diversify to increase income: MoS Agri

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

Farmers should not depend only on agriculture but also look at other options like dairying or animal husbandry in order to increase their income, of State for Agriculture said today.

The income of the would never double if he depends upon agriculture, since the production is more than demand, Shekhavat said.

He was addressing farmers on the occasion of the 39th of ICAR- on Goats, Makhdoom (Mathura).

He said the institute has tried to uplift farmers through various innovations in goat farming.

Considering the heavy demand of fish and honey, farmers can also consider going for 'blue revolution' (fisheries) or 'gold revolution' (honey bee keeping), he added.

Highlighting various initiatives of the Narendra Modi government, he said soil testing was introduced for improving soil health.

Dairy development fund to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore has been set up for helping farmers opt for scientific way of dairying, he added.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 23:00 IST