Mir for launching new agri techniques


Jammu Feb 18: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir has called upon all the stakeholders of agriculture to reach out the farmers with new techniques and ideas to boost farm sector in a big way.
“Awareness about latest farm practices is the key to bring back past glory of agriculture “, he said
The Minister was addressing at “2nd Agriculture cancalave-2011”, organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Sheri-i- Kashmir University of Agriculture and Technology, Jammu at Chatta. The theme of the concalave was “bringing new techniques and ideas to the farmers “.
“No doubt our scientists and researchers have done a lot of work to boost the sector shaping it on the basis of modern technology but still its benefits have not percolated to common farmers of the state”, he said stressing on launching aggressive awareness campaign to reach out at their doorstep. He said farmers are shifting to business sector as they don’t find agriculture profitable enough to sustain their families. The trend, he said needs to be reversed by making agriculture activities more remunerative and sustainable.
 Saying that this is the area of concern for the Government,   Mir said that university and CII must play a greater role to put hold on this trend by way of reaching out to farmers to provide them sustainable technology and better market links for their produce.
 In order to bring the technology to farmers at grass root level, the Minister stressed upon the University, Extension Department and farmers to work together with systematic coordination for achieving the target to make the State self -sufficient in agriculture produce.
Referring Kissan Meals held across the state,   Mir said the objective is to aware the Kissans about various Agri techniques and the results shown by some progressive farmers in agriculture and its allied sectors so that they take benefits and understand the gains accruing by modernizing agriculture. He said the government is keen to encourage the farmers to adopt the scientific techniques for which various schemes have already been launched. He said the Government instituted awards for the best farmers first time in the agriculture history to encourage the agriculturists towards the field and also to infuse sense of competition among the farmers.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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