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It?s time for another Green Revolution: Bhuria

THE GOVERNMENT is now determined towards social and financial upliftment of farmers. Farmers provide food to the entire country and they have the right to lead a dignified life.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2006 16:26 IST

THE GOVERNMENT is now determined towards social and financial upliftment of farmers. Farmers provide food to the entire country and they have the right to lead a dignified life.

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kantilal Bhuria said this while presiding over the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Krishi Mela organised by Gram Sanskriti at Agriculture College here today.

Bhuria said that the combined efforts of Central and State government could make the agricultural scenario better. He added that it is the time for another Green Revolution in the country.

He asked the farmers participating in the Mela to take benefit of all the schemes related to farming, horticulture, water conservation etc. Bhuria emphasised that farmers must also develop fisheries, gardens and other side businesses related to farming. He said that public participation is necessary for the success of the projects undertaken by Agriculture Ministry.

Bhaiyyu Maharaj who was the chief guest of the programme said that the youth must concentrate on agriculture also along with the service sector.

The declining interest of young generation in farming could be harmful for our country as majority of our population is below 35 years of age.

He explained that agricultural ventures in the country could be successful only if the farmers if they are aware. Awareness immediately connects to development, he said.

He suggested that the awareness campaigns and informative programmes must be held at places reachable for farmers. Such places could be the premises of temples, community halls, Chaupal or any venue that is regularly visited by number of farmers.

Madhya Pradesh State Seed Development Corporation president Mahendra Singh Yadav stated that most of schemes do not reach the farmers in interior areas. The government, agro based institutes and NGOs must make efforts to educate the peasants about welfare schemes.

The guests felicitated Krishnakant Dubey ‘Nanda’ for his contribution to the development of farming in several villages of Madhya Pradesh. UCO Bank Deputy General Manager S V Potnis welcomed the guests. Agriculture College dean S S Tomar presented mementos to the guests.

R P Sharma and Shambhudayal Bharadiya from Gram Sanskriti, Pravin Pandya from Pratistha Industries, former MLA Satyanarayan Patel and Yogendra Mahant were present in the programme. Agriculture College Indore assistant Professor Mridula Billore conducted the programme.

A technical session was held after the inaugural ceremony. The Mela has various stalls exhibiting useful products and information for the farmers. It would conclude on October 8.