To Learn New Techniques, Jharkhand Farmers Visiting Israel
Ranchi: To learn new techniques in farming from Israel, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das sent off a group of 26 farmers, accompanied by state government officials, to Israel.
While addressing the farmers before their departure, Das asked them to learn the new techniques minutely and use those methods in their own farming.
The chief minister said that, Israel is a country geographically smaller than Jharkhand, but its per capita income is greater than that of India.
Das also said that, Jharkhand is now lagging behind in grain production but the day is not far when it would not only become self-sufficient in producing grains but also would supply grains to other states.
He also called upon people to go for pisciculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, besides farming.
Agriculture Secretary Puja Singhal informed that, in this four-day trip, the farmers would visit dairy farms, production units of fruits and vegetables and learn about functioning of drip irrigation.
Agriculture Director Ramesh Gholop, Hazaribagh Deputy Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla, Garwha Deputy Commissioner Neha Arora, Horticulture Director Vijay Singh and Joint Director (Agriculture) Dr Subhas Singh are accompanying the farmers.