PM at Baramati

February 14, 2015
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"Addresses Farmers Rally: says agriculture sector is key to poverty eradication"
"PM: Government working to enhance water storage capacities through PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana, and NREGA"
"PM visits Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vidya Pratishthan
"बारामती में किसान रैली को संबोधित करते हुए प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा : गरीबी उन्मूलन में कृषि क्षेत्र की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है "
"सरकार प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई योजना और नरेगा के जरिए जल भंडारण क्षमताएं बढ़ाने के लिए काम कर रही है"
"प्रधानमंत्री ने कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र, विद्या प्रतिष्ठान का दौरा किया और अप्पा साहेब पवार आडिटोरियम का उद्घाटन किया "

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the agriculture sector is key to eradication of poverty in India. Addressing a farmers` rally at Baramati in Maharashtra, the Prime Minister said that water storage capacities across the country will be enhanced through the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana. He added that NREGA will also be used to build water storage capacity. He said this will help improve productivity in the agriculture sector.

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The Prime Minister also stressed on the need to modernize agriculture through the latest available technology, and promote value-addition. Referring to sugar production in Maharashtra, the Prime Minister said sugar content had been enhanced substantially through technological interventions.

The Prime Minister noted that the period February to July was a lean period for school laboratories. He suggested that senior school students of Class 10 onwards could be trained for soil testing, and these labs could function as soil testing laboratories during this period.

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The Prime Minister praised former Union Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar, who was present on the dais, for his contribution to agriculture development in India. He said democracy moves forward on the twin tracks of debate (vivaad) and dialogue (samvaad), and as those in power have a greater responsibility to initiate dialogue.

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innr_baramati_6_14022015 The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Rao, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh were present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister also visited the Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Vidya Pratishthan, and inaugurated the Appasaheb Pawar Auditorium at Baramati.

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July 28, 2021
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In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) products from the north-eastern region, a consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as king chilli from Nagaland was today exported to London via Guwahati by air for the first time.

The consignment of King Chilli also considered as world’s hottest based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). The consignment was sourced from Tening, part of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati. 

The chilli from Nagaland is also referred as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. It got GI certification in 2008.

APEDA in collaboration with the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB), coordinated the first export consignment of fresh King Chilli. APEDA had coordinated with NSAMB in sending samples for laboratory testing in June and July 2021 and the results were encouraging as it is grown organically.

Exporting fresh King Chilli posed a challenge because of its highly perishable nature.

Nagaland King Chilli belongs to genus Capsicum of family Solanaceae. Naga king chilli has been considered as the world’s hottest chilli and is constantly on the top five in the list of the world's hottest chilies based on the SHUs.

APEDA would continue to focus on the north eastern region and has been carrying out promotional activities to bring the North-Eastern states on the export map. In 2021, APEDA has facilitated exports of Jackfruits from Tripura to London and Germany, Assam Lemon to London, Red rice of Assam to the United States and Leteku ‘Burmese Grape’ to Dubai.