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MP govt aims to double farmers’ income in 5 years: Minister

State finance minister Jayant Malaiya on Saturday said the government aims to double the income of farmers in Madhya Pradesh in the next five years.

indore Updated: Dec 11, 2016 10:06 IST
Finance minister Jayant Malaiya inaugurating farmers’ convention in Indore on Saturday.
Finance minister Jayant Malaiya inaugurating farmers’ convention in Indore on Saturday.

State finance minister Jayant Malaiya on Saturday said the government aims to double the income of farmers in Madhya Pradesh in the next five years.

Malaiya was addressing a rally of farmers on Laxmibai Mandi premises near Indore.

At another rally of farmers held near Indore, Malaiya distributed certificates of crop insurance amount to some farmers. A total of 59,000 farmers of the district received more than Rs 105 crore under the national crop insurance scheme.

Addressing the rally, Malaiya urged the farmers to adopt modern farming methods and make use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in a balanced way. He also asked the farmers to focus on organic farming.

The finance minister also inaugurated a three-day fair being held to train farmers in modern farming methods. The fair will also have technical sessions in which experts will explain the modern farming methods to farmers. Local panchayat office-bearers and BJP leaders were present on the occasion.