Additional Chief Secretary and Agriculture produce Commissioner Ajay Singh convened a meeting of senior officials of Agriculture Department on Monday at Mahanadi Bhawan for thorough reviewing of the status quo of agricultural conditions in the State. In the meeting, Ajay Singh took note of paddy bonus distributions process, rainfall, sowing of Kharif crops, availability of seeds and fertilizers and also about the progress in implementation of weather-based crop insurance scheme.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has demanded Center to approve funds for construction of warehouses of at least 15 lakh metric tons capacity, so as to ensure safe storage of paddy in state. Dr Singh also demanded that that Centre should not make any amendments in decentralized paddy procurement scheme or in the scheme of paddy procurement on support price, without taking consent of states.
Governor Shehkar Dutt, while presiding over the meeting of the officials belonging to Agriculture Department. Animal Husbandry, Dairy and forest produce cooperative societies laid his emphasis to focus on price revision policy as it's the main economic resources of the State. He also instructed the officials to promote food and processing industries in the State.
Exercises are on for a wholesale 'Mandi' for food grains, fruits and vegetable at Tulsi village that falls near the state capital.
Ministry of Agriculture (GOI) Additional Secretary Vinod Shrivastav has lauded efforts made by the Chhattisgarh Government to promote agriculture developments in the State. In past 10 years state has shown remarkable expansion in the field of agriculture through its innovative schemes to better the development growth. During the meeting of Central Government and State government concern department officials, Shrivastav said that Chhattisgarh has established its identity in the field of agriculture in country and is commonly known as 'Rice Bowl'.
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.