Today's episode of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh's monthly radio programme 'Raman Ke Goth' aired from Akashwani reflected deep concern and empathy for children and pregnant ladies suffering from malnutritition and drought affected farmers in state. Dr Singh threw light on the measures taken by State Government for eradication of malnutrition and for relief of drought-affected farmers. He boosted morale of farmers by saying that the road of life sometimes goes rough and the journey seems difficult but one should not give up hope; we should move ahead with faith and patience.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today made several crucial announcements for the welfare of drought-affected farmers and farm labourers. He gave details of the relief measures on the floor of Vidhan Sabha and later outside the Assembly premises. He said that agriculture and farmer are the top priority of the State Government. In difficult times of severe drought in Chhattisgarh the administration is providing all relief to the farmers.
Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand conducted a surprise inspection at the paddy procurement center of Primary Agriculture Credit Society (PACS) Kotmisonar in Janjgir-Champa district on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, during his inspection to the district, asked the officers to take special measures to provide farmers. The Chief Secretary also interacted with local farmers and officers. Paddy procurement has started at around 1976 procurement centers of the state since November 16 and it will continue by January 31.
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.