India agriculture minister:need to speed up the pace of organic farming
Jul. 10, 2019
The Minister also requested the States to create awareness among the growers on water conservation practices through drip and sprinkler irrigation & water harvesting. He further stressed on the need of States to develop a synergy with Centre for better implementation of farmer welfare schemes & programmes at field level. Tomar also asked States for their suggestions and feedback with regard to policy directions.
Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Agriculture Secretary welcomed the Hon’ble Ministers and briefed about the objective of organizing this conference at the onset of Kharif season. Expressing his gratitude to the States for the success of PM Kisan, the Secretary said that States have done a commendable job in a short span.
The State Agriculture Ministers from 12 States were present along with senior officials from other States. The morning session of the daylong conference had presentations on PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM Kisan), PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojna, Kisan Credit Card (KCC), PM Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), e-National Agriculture Market (e- NAM), Organic Farming and Market Reforms. This session was followed by an interactive session with Sate Agriculture Ministers and with Senior Officials from states.
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