CM talks about contribution of Krishi Mahotsav in 11% farm growth

Published By : Admin | May 26, 2012 | 10:00 IST
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CM talks about contribution of Krishi Mahotsav in 11% farm growth 

Gujarat has created pre-harvest and post-harvest infrastructure for farm sector, farming not left to vagaries of climatic: Narendra Modi 

Chief Minister Narendra Modi todaysaid that Gujarat has created the right infrastructure for the agriculture sector for optimum utilization of the agro-climatic, soiland other factors. The farmers are no more left to the vagaries and uncertainties of the climate. TheannualKrishi Mahotsav being held across the state for the last eight years is also a gigantic stepin this direction.

Talking to farmers across the state on the occasion of Krishi Mahotsav-2012 through videoconferencing, he said the steps undertaken by the state government include preparations for land, water, seeds, fertilizers, sowing to harvesting, laying roads and marketing of agriculture produce to exporting. 

While the nation’s agriculture growth is stuck at 3 per cent, he said, it was no miracle that Gujarat achieved 11 per cent growth. It was due to sustained efforts of the government for the last several years in creating the right ambiance and immaculate planning. The most important factor that worked in the exponential growth of farm sector in the state is according the status of serious economic activity.

Mr. Modi listed land preparation and deciding crop pattern as per agro-climatic zones, water conservation, water shed development, controlling brackish water, robust market, chain of godowns and cold storages as some of the other major steps.

He said that increasing the productivity of crops (production per unit of land) and production of cash crops with higher returns, making available the latest advancements in farm research to the farmers, providing electricity at the right time at minimum possible cost have been the concern of the government. The electricity board has set up about 175 sub-stations to check frequent tripping of transformers due to fluctuations in voltage and other irregularities. 

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PM chairs Video meeting of Governors, CMs and LGs to discuss aspects of India’s G20 Presidency
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a video meeting of the Governors and Chief Ministers of States and Lt Governors of Union Territories today, to discuss aspects relating to India’s G20 Presidency.

Prime Minister in his remarks stated that India’s G20 Presidency belongs to the entire nation, and is a unique opportunity to showcase the country’s strengths.

Prime Minister emphasized the importance of teamwork, and sought the cooperation of the States / UTs in the organization of various G20 events. He pointed out that the G20 Presidency would help showcase parts of India beyond the conventional big metros, thus bringing out the uniqueness of each part of our country.

Highlighting the large number of visitors who would be coming to India during India’s G20 Presidency and the international media focus on various events, Prime Minister underlined the importance of States and UTs utilizing this opportunity to rebrand themselves as attractive business, investment and tourism destinations. He also reiterated the need to ensure people’s participation in the G20 events by a whole-of-government and a whole-of-society approach.

A number of Governors, Chief Ministers, and Lt. Governors shared their thoughts during the meeting, emphasising the preparations being done by the states to suitably host G20 meetings.

The meeting was also addressed by External Affairs Minister, and a presentation was made by India's G20 Sherpa.