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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chauhan inaugurates 13th Agrovision in Nagpur

In the four days agriculture exhibition cum event around 450 stalls have been set up and a wide range of workshops on various current topics in agriculture will be held with the main conference.

Shivraj Chauhan, Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh (MP) state, chief guest of 13th Agrovision inaugurated central India’s largest agricultural event 13th Agrovision on Friday at PDKV ground Dabha in Nagpur. In the four days of Agro exhibitions around 450 stalls have been set up and a wide range of workshops on various current topics in agriculture will be held with the main conference. The theme of 13th Agrovision ‘Future Farming- Food, Fodder and Fuel’ is showcased through different stalls of latest agri-technology and special pavilions.

The event was graced by the dignitaries Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister Road Transport and Highways, Dr Sharad Gadakh, Vice Chancellor, Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Nagpur, Ravi Boratkar, Organizing Secretory Agrovision, Dr C D Mayee Chairman, Advisory Board Agrovision, Devendra Parekh, President Vidarbha Economic Development Council, Dr Ashutosh Paturkar Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University Nagpur and Ramesh Mankar, Organising Secretory Agrovision.

Chauhan applauded the Agrovision for educating and empowering farmers through interactive workshops and conferences.

Chauhan informed the audience that MP government has implemented 5 key points strategy for the growth of agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh. The key strategy includes:

1.Increasing production

 2. Reducing production cost

3. Providing better prices for agri produce

 4. Providing compensation to farmers for any natural calamity

 5. Use of latest agri- technology for farming.

He informed that MP has highest production of 1 crore 39 lakh metric tonnes wheat in 2021 which is the impact of 5 key points strategy. In order to reduce the financial burden of farmers, MP government has provided 0 per cent interest loan facility for farmers. In addition to this, MP government has also provided compensation of Rs 30,000 per hectare to the farmers who have lost more than 50 per cent of their production due to natural calamity.

Chauhan also added that MP government has started the use of remote sensing technology to measure the loss of farmlands due to natural calamities to provide appropriate compensation to farmers. We have increased the irrigated land from 7.5 lakh hectares to 45 lakh hectares till 2022 by using modern farming methods. We have set target of bringing 65 lakh hectares land under rogation by 2026.

New partnership models

While commenting on the new age farming, Chauhan said that we have encouraged partnerships between farmers, private companies and state government for increasing profitability of farmers. In recent ITC company signed contract with farmers in MP for the cultivation of medicinal plants such as Tulsi and Ashwagandha on 5,000-hectare land. Such type of partnership can provide good renumeration to farmers.

“Madhya Pradesh government is also helping farmers and private companies for providing essential facilities for agri-food processing, branding and marketing. We are constantly analysing the market scenario about demand and supply of agri produce and guiding the farmers for the cultivation of food crops and other crops”, Chauhan said.

We have increased the agriculture growth rate from 4 per cent to 22.7 in last few years by using innovative technologies in agriculture and providing financial support to farmers, he added.

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