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156 farmer clubs formed in Hamirpur

india Updated: Aug 02, 2013 18:40 IST
HT Correspondent

With a view to promote agriculture-related activities in the district, as many as 156 farmer clubs have been formed in the district. These clubs have been formed under the patronage of NABARAD and each club has been given an assistance of Rs 10,000 to run their activities, according to deputy commissioner Ashish Singhmar.

Addressing a function at Chaleli village of Badsar revenue subdivision here on Thursday, he said the main aim of the clubs was to propagate new techniques in the field of agriculture, thereby increasing the production of foodgrains and cereals in the district.

e called upon the farmers to make full use of the programmes and schemes started by the state government for their benefits and welfare and thereby supplement their income.

Singhmar asked the farmers to adopt latest techniques of farming and try to change their cropping system and grow cash crops for their own benefit.