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J'khand relaxes electricity arrears of farmers

The importance of dams to store rain water was also stressed upon as the state's agriculture was mostly rain fed.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 17:32 IST

The Jharkhand government has decided to waive off electricity arrears of farmers and has decided to boost agriculture in the state by providing extra funds.

The announcement was made by chief minister Arjun Munda after inaugurating a two-day state-level Krishi Mela at Dhurva.

The state's plan was to push agricultural produces in the next four years in the international market and the plan would be executed through biological farming, Munda said.

"I would like to see each village turn into a resource centre with all solutions for farming," he said, adding that a committee comprising villagers would be set up to adopt state-of-the-art farming technology.

He also stressed on making the state a leading production centre of herbs and fruits.

Agriculture minister Satyanand Bhokta stressed the importance of check-dams to store rain water as the state's agriculture was mostly rain-fed.

First Published: Feb 27, 2006 17:32 IST