As envisaged in its common minimum programme (CMP), the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government will lay emphasis on diversification of agri and allied sectors to augment production and productivity.
Informing this in his address to the first session of Nagaland assembly yesterday, Governor K Sankaranarayanan pointed out that owing to unscientific land use and farming practices, there had been extensive reduction in the available land resource and in the fertility of soil in the hill state.
In order to tackle this problem, the Governor said, greater emphasis would be on soil and water conservation oriented land use technology and practices.
The Government also proposed to modernize and mechanise the agriculture sector and increase irrigation, flood control measures, water management, anti-erosion projects, Common Area Development schemes, conservation of bio-diversity and preservation of the rich flora and fauna, he said.
Fisheries would be promoted by creating more awareness among entrepreneurs and farmers and by organizing training proramme for them, he said, adding that emphasis will also be put on brining in large areas under paddy cum fish culture to utilize terrace paddy fields for rearing fish.
The reservoir of Doyang hydro-electric power project woul also be exploited for large scale production, he said.
The Governor said veterinary and animal husbandry dpartment was devising schemes to facilitate large scale meat production to meet the ever increasing demand for it.
Cooperative societies on the lines of the milk producers societies will be organized in all the potential areas to achieve this objective. Marketing of bamboo products would be taken up on priority basis, he told the assembly.