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.
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today presented National Krishi Karman Award to Chhattisgarh State for record rice production at Sri Ganga Sagar in Rajasthan. State Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal received the award at the hands of Prime Minister. The State has received the award for the third time in four years for record rice production. The award for the year 2013-14 includes a citation and a cash prize of Rs Two crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will felicitate two progressive farmers of Chhattisgarh Prabhat Kumar Chandrakar and Mrs. Hemkumari Sahu, with Kendriya 'Krishi Karman Award' at Sri Ganganagar of Rajasthan on Thursday (19 February). They will be given Rs Two lakh cash award and a commendation certificate. Chhattisgarh Government will be given a cash award of Rs Two crore for record production of rice in the year 2013-14 for bagging 'Rashtriya Krishi Karman' award. Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Radha Mohan Singh has invited Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and State Agriculture Minister Mr.
Agriculture Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal said that use of advanced technology is far more beneficial for farmers that traditional agricultural techniques. Nowadays, farmers have started deploying modern agricultural equipment for cultivation, owing to which agriculture has become a profitable business.
Dantewada Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Chhattisgarh has been selected as the Best Kendra for National Award by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research New Delhi. The Naxalites-affected South Bastar (Dantewada) district farmers are into organic farming, drip irrigation system is in vogue and high technology has helped the farming community a lot. It is interesting to note that Krishi Vigyan Kendra has introduced the farmers to this methods which are appreciated by the powers that be in New Delhi.
About 40 lakh 8 thousand 195 Metric Tonne (MT) paddy was procured till Monday, 12 January, in the current Kharif season 2014-15 in Chhattisgarh. The State Primary Co-operative Agricultural Societies has procured paddy in its one thousand 976 procurement centres from 1 December 2014 and it will last till the end of January 2015. The MARKFED officials said that as per the reports from various centres till today the maximum procurement was in Mahasamund district, 4 lakh 22 thousand 165 Metric Tonne paddy.
Under Support Price Policy, procurement of more than 13 lakh 74 thousand 581 metric tons have been recorded in 1976 procurement centres of Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies in Chhattisgarh, till date. Procurement in these centres began from December 1. The stock of paddy procured includes 5 lakh 49 thousand 571 metric tons of A-grade, 5 lakh 8 thousand 439 metric tons of thick-variety and 3 lakh16 thousand 570 metric tons of paddy of Sarna variety.
Keeping in view the interests of farmers, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has directed to amend the software which registers village-wise paddy production for the paddy procurement year 2014-15. On his directive the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department issued an order in this director on Sunday.
Chhattisgarh has been awarded with National Krishi Karman Award again for the third time. The central government has bestowed this prestigious agriculture award for the year 2013-14 to Chhattisgarh for its contribution in rice production. Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh has informed Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh about this achievement through a letter. Additional Chief Secretary Ajay Singh handed over the letter to the Chief Minister on Saturday evening. Advisor to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh and ACS N Bajendra Kumar was also present on the occasion.