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Single window system for farmers in Jharkhand: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Cooperative Minister today said that single window system was being set up for farmers to enable them get all information at one place.

Stating that is the first state in the country to have set up single window system, he said 78 out of 100 approved single windows are functioning (2016-17) and work is also on for the hundred approved single windows for 2017-18 fiscal.

Addressing a press conference here as the is completing thousand days, the minister said there was a coverage of grains in 22.65 lakh hectare land in 2014-15 while it has been increased to 32 per cent with 30 lakh hectare coverage. The production of grains has also increased from 51.125 lakh metric tonne to 68.82 lakh metric tonne, he said.

A total 539 seed villages have been set up, besides the 516 seed villages which had been there before the formation of the government, he said, adding three lakh quintal seeds have been produced.

For advance storage of fertilser, farmers were given 8898 metric tonne fertiliser, he said.

is the first state to give 7.95 lakh Mudra Health Cards to farmers.

To give pace to distribution of seed and other works, Jharkhand State Agriculture Corporation has been set up, the minister said.

To minimise the problems of farmers, Mukhya Mantri Kisan Help Line (0651-2490542, 7632996429) were introduced on April 22 this year.

Under the Birasa Agriculture University, five new colleges have been set up and session has been started from 2017-18, he said.

A total 151 village level tool banks have been set up, from which farmers could take tools on rent, he said.

The minister said that those farmers repaying loans on time would be charged only one per cent interest instead of seven per cent interest.

A total 2319 ponds were renovated to increase irrigation facilities, he said.

The minister also said that milk production has increased to 54 lakh litre in 2016/17 from 38 litre in 2014-15.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 19:57 IST