Farmers should take benefits of the Govt. Schemes

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Secretary Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry, Shri Ram Subhag Singh said that the State Government had started various innovative schemes for the farmers of the State, so that they could be economically benefited. He said that various subsidies and loans were being provided on minimum rate of interest to the farmers.

Shri Ram Subhag Singh was presiding over the review meeting of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry departments at Bilaspur late evening yesterday. He said that during the ensuing Gram Sabha meetings on 2nd October, 2010, ‘Kisan Mitras’ would be nominated who would felicitate the farmers of their areas to adopt organic farming techniques to increase their produce. They would also act as coordinator between the Government and the farmers.

He said that the Kisan Mitras would be paid Rs. 4000 per annum to meet out their immediate expenditures. Apart from this, they would also be provided training within and outside of the State.

He said that the Information and Public Relations Department has prepared brochures to provide information regarding the facilities being provided by the Government to the farmers and orchadists of the State and the work being carried out by Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry departments, which would be distributed during the Gram Sabha Meetings to the people. He said that under Mukhya Mantri Arogya Pashudhan Yojna, nine Veterinary Hospitals would be opened in district Bilaspur and a sum of Rs. 64 thousand had been sanctioned for each. He said that 3 lakh each was being provided to farmers to purchase quality milch cattle under ‘Doodh Ganga Yojna’. The Secretary stressed the need for constructing check dams for conserving rain water.

Present in the meeting were Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Nandita Gupta and other senior officers of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry departments.

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