Govt. aims to double the income of farmers: Pranajit

AGARTALA:

Present Government is working with a target to develop agriculture and for doubling the income of farmers in the state, said Agriculture minister Pranajit Sinha Roy while inaugurating Krishak Bandhu Kendra through a programme at Halahali Agriculture Sector Office under Salema Agriculture Subdivision today.

Speaking on the occasion the Agriculture minister stressed on application of scientific method and development of irrigation system for development of agriculture. Referring 2 lakh Hectare barren land in the state the minister said, the government wants to bring change in economy of the state by making the lands eligible for agriculture. He added, the government is working with a target to introduce organic farming, setting up food processing centre and development of rice mill to develop the condition of farmers.

Food and Civil Supplied minister Manoj Kanti Deb said, the state government is willing to purchase rice from farmers for public distribution system as FCI buys rice of Rs. 600 crore from out of the state.

Director of Agriculture Debaprasad Das said 36 Krishak Bandhu Kendra will be opened in the state and KBK of Salema is 4th one in the state and first in Dhalai district.

Agriculture Supervisor of Salema Agriculture Subdivision Subrata Das said, 30 farmers will get practical training in the centre at a time. They will be able to know about fertilizer, price of tools, subsidy, information about market, news of weather, loan for agriculture, and reason behind the disease of crops and prevention and identifying the harmful pesticides from the centre.