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Centre plans to make NE as hub of organic farming

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Agartala | Monday, Feb 20 2017 IST
 
Ministry of Agriculture has been embarking into the plan to make Northeast region as hub of organic farming considering it's socio-environmental potential, said Union minister of State for Agriculture Sudarshan Bhagat today. Mr Bhagat arrived here yesterday on a three day visit and attended the conference of BJP farmer's wing - Krishak Morcha last evening besides, addressing two separate programs at College of Fisheries and ICAR Research Centre in Lembucherra here. He also launched Nil Kranti Project to double the fish production in Tripura by 2022. The union minister said Modi led government is committed to develop the socio-economic status of farmers of Northeastern states by doubling their income. To achieve the objective, Ministry has already undertaken a number of initiatives including increasing budget allocation of agriculture and brought farmers under Fasaal Bima Yojna. He expressed concern over the shifting trend of profession among the farmers and said the central government has been working for a multi-model approach to incentivise farming community and encourage farmers for allocation was increased in this year budget. "We are working for a comprehensive development plan for Northeast to make the region at par with rest of the country and in past two and half years the pace of development reached to a commendable extent," Mr Bhagat claimed while criticising other political parties. The situation of Northeastern states turns in favour of BJP including left rule Tripura, as the people in general and leaders of other political parties believed that BJP is the only viable alternative for development of the region, he added.UNI BB BM

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