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Focus on medicinal flora, horticulture crops: Chouhan

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has emphasised on commercial cultivation of medicinal flora and horticulture crops, stating it could make farming a lucrative business.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2006 15:15 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has emphasised on commercial cultivation of medicinal flora and horticulture crops, stating it could make farming a lucrative business.

“Farmers must come forward to take up horticulture on a large-scale along with traditional farming,” he said, while addressing a State-level convention of the Khati Samaj at Halalpura today.

Expressing the State Government’s concern over the economic advancement of farmers, he said a number of steps like waiving-off electricity bills, abolishing cess on tractor-trolley have been taken in their interest.

He said the process of constitution of a commission for farmers, amending the revenue book circular for increased relief to farmers had also been initiated. The compulsion of separate power connection for thrashers had also been done away with.

The Chief Minister said children of families depending on agriculture must get facilities of higher education.

He urged families of Khati Samaj to encourage their children to appear in competitive examinations and also take up other farming related business.

Chouhan assured cooperation to Khati Samaj office-bearers for construction of hostel and Dharmashala at Bhopal and Omkareshwar.

A number of steps like waiving-off electricity bills, abolishing cess on tractor-trolley have been taken in the interest of the farmers.

First Published: Mar 13, 2006 15:15 IST