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?Strengthen agricultural sector for all-round growth?

india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 14:09 IST
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A SECOND green revolution was a must for economic development of the country and all round development was not possible until the agriculture sector was strengthened.

Minister for Agriculture Chowdhary Chandrabhan Singh said this while inaugurating a two-day symposium on green house techniques here on Monday. The meet is being organised by the State Horticulture Mission in co-operation of Plantech services, Bhopal and K F bio-plants private limited Pune at Indira Gandhi National Museum of Man.

Around 150 farmers and people interested in green house techniques are taking part in the symposium.Singh said with the growing demand for food grains and the challenges from multinational companies, farmers should be imparted knowledge about modern techniques.

He said a terminal complex was being made and Union Government approval had already been received in this regard. Moreover, he said bio farming could play an important role in making agriculture a profitable occupation, use of chemical fertiliser has reduced the fertility of the land and it can be saved only through bio farming.

The State Government is preparing a comprehensive policy in the agriculture sector through which assistance and additional resources would be provided to farmers. He urged farmers to organise themselves and adopt bio-farming and asked concerned officials to create an atmosphere so that farmers could be encouraged to take up bio-farming techniques.

PS Parmar of Plantech services told participants about green house techniques in the opening session of the symposium while Vijay Kumar Thorat of K F bio-plant introduced participants to the polihouse techniques.

Horticulture Commissioner J L Kansotia said the increasing demand for food grains could only be met by adopting modern techniques and work related to expansion and experiment in this regard was being undertaken in the State. National Museum of Man director K S Basa was also present on the occasion.