President Shri Pranab Mukherjee today conferred ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for the year 2012-13 upon Chhattisgarh for best performance in paddy production. The state has been presented with the award for the second time. On behalf of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Shri Brijmohan Agrawal received the award from the President at a function held in Vigyan Bhavan here.
Governor Shekhar Dutt called upon the agriculture scientists, students and farmers to make a road map to meet the food grains requirement of the country taking into consideration the inaugural ceremony a two-day national conference on 'Agricultural Information Management in Digital Era' that began on Tuesday at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV). The society which is able to forecast the need of tomorrow is able to meet the future in the better way by directing its research and development.
Showing gesture toward farmers, Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) has taken decision to provides Rs 15000 per acre annual compensation to the farmers who have sold their lands after mutual understanding for the construction of Naya Raipur. The compensation will be given from 2012 up to 2030 and will carry annual increment of Rs 750 per years. Besides this Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh will launch land allotment scheme for the residential building to the farmers on January 27 at village Kayabandh.
State Agriculture and Livestock Minister Brijmohan Agrawal laid his emphasis on increasing the animal livestock for the agriculture in the State. The minister expressed his view while inaugurating a day long workshop on 'Brucellosis' organised by Indian Immunological Limited (A wholly owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board) and Department of Livestock Development, Chhattisgarh here on Monday.
Chhattisgarh- the state still in its teens has achieved various national awards year after year in last one decade and now another one has been added to this series of achievement. Union Minister for Agriculture Sharad Pawar has announced that Chhattisgarh will be conferred upon the prestigious National Krishi Karman Award of Union Government for the highest production of paddy (rice). In year 2010-11, Chhattisgarh was adorned with this award for production of about 61.59 lakh metric ton of paddy.
Chhattisgarh has been once again awarded with the prestigious Rashtiya Krishi Karman Puraskar. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar while extending his best wishes and heartiest congratulations informed about the decision of the Center through a letter written to Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Thursday. Chhattisgarh is receiving this prestigious award for second time in successive years for maximum paddy production.
In order to promote the use of agricultural equipments in Chhattisgarh, State Government's Agricultural Department has is conducting a scheme to establish agriculture equipment service centres in rural areas. Under this scheme, farmers are provided necessary agricultural equipments on rent for cultivation purpose. Interested entrepreneurs, self-help groups (consisting at least five members), and registered cooperative committees may apply for setting up the agricultural equipments service centre. Engineers and Graduates in Agriculture will be given preference.
The poorest of the poor in Chhattisgarh is close to this government and this is the reason why this government is keen to introduce schemes keeping in view the requirements of poor and farmers, the Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh was addressing a programme organized to launch the 'Atal Khetihar Mazdoor Bima Yojana' on the occasion of birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The day is celebrated as Sushashan Diwas in Chhattisgarh.
In larger and wider interest of labourers engaged in farming work, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh will be launching an insurance scheme 'Atal Khetihar Mazdoor Bima Yojana' on December 25 to mark 'Sushasan Diwas'. CM Dr. Singh will launch the insurance scheme in a programme organized here at Shaheed Smarak Bhawan to observe the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.