CELEBRATING their 7th Raising Day, jawans and officers of 204th Battatlion of Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) donated blood and planed saplings at the camp. The uniformed forces are not only ready to shed their own blood as well as the enemies blood for the sake of peace and security of the country, but are also willing to donate blood to help a needy person survive. This was the underlying spirit behind the jawans and officers, Who donated blood at hospital of the camp with help of Maharani Hospital.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today met the members of the Task Force Committee constituted for formulating policies of the Agriculture and related issues of the State Planning Commission. Dr. Raman Singh said that there is a need for increasing the production of paddy, pulses and oilseeds. The financial position of the farmers should be improved by encouraging them to adopt modern technology. Dr. Raman Singh assigned the task of linking the farm production with market forces to the committee members.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal said that the State Government and the concerned authorities had been successful in providing sufficient quantity of seeds and fertilizers to the farmers during the current Kharif season. Mr. Agrawal said that the farmers had been provided with seeds and fertilizers in the months of April and May for the first time. They will not be charged with extra interest.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today chaired review meeting of Agriculture Department in Mantralaya, and took note of the rainfall recorded in state, progress in sowing of paddy and other crops, as well as the progress in distribution of fertilizers, seeds and loans to farmers.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal on Wednesday said that Organic farming should be encouraged to protect and preserve soil for the future generations. The health of soil will improve. The production will increase and the income of farmers. Mr. Agrawal was addressing a gathering at a one-day Kisan Mela and Kisan Seminar at Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University at Anjora in Durg district. He visited a exhibition of Agriculture Department, Animal Husbandry Department, Fisheries' Department and Horticulture Department.
This year, plantation drives will be organized at various locations in the state during monsoon, with the target of planting total 10 crore saplings under Hariyar Chhattisgarh Campaign. Nearly eight crore saplings will be planted by various departments of state government, while remaining two crore saplings are to be planted by industries and private organizations.
Naya Raipur will become an attractive centre for Horticulture farmers in the near future. Horticulture will be developed on the 75-acre proposed Botanical Gardens. Model Horticulture and-cum-Demonstration centre will be developed here for Horticulture farmers. New techniques will be imbibed for fruits-flowers and vegetables. State-level farmers' training centre, Centre of Excellence units will be developed in Naya Raipur.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal inaugurated Polyhouse (nursery), established under Potato and Temperate Fruits Research Centre operating in Mainpat, during his visit to Surajpur district under Lok Suraah Abhiyan. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh had inaugurated this centre in September 2013. During inspection of Poly House, Agriculture Minister gave instructions for making better arrangements for litchi and pears. Agriculture Minister also did plantation of saplings, along with other Public Representatives.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal on Thursday presided over the Chhattisgarh State Agriculture Marketing Board meeting. The meeting decided to allocate 15 per cent of the funds collected at mandis for the welfare activities of farmers and ten per cent for the protection of cows in villages. Several proposals were approved at the meeting. It was decided that the premises of 50 large mandis will be re-constructed. Mr.Agrawal ordered for constructing godowns with a storage capacity of ten lakh tonne at the large mandis.
The Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal on Tuesday felicitated the students of College of Dairy Science and Food Technology for their best performance in College sports and cultural programme 'Surabhi-2015' held recently. On the occasion Agrawal further boosted the morale of students by making lot of declarations. He announced to increased 10 sets in first year from the next academic session and also assured session and also assured to start dairy farm in the College and to provide land for its own hostel. The programme was chaired by Vice Chancellor Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University Dr.