Andhra Pradesh to modernise agriculture technology
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said that his government will make use of advanced technologies to turn agriculture profitable in the state.
"We will make use of advanced technologies to turn agriculture profitable in the state. Through technology, we will conduct soil tests and rightly guide farmers on the crop," Chief Minister Naidu stated while participating in the World Food Prize-2017 award ceremony event in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.
"We saved lakhs of acres of crop by inter-linking of rivers which is a first in the country. As the new state of Andhra Pradesh is agriculture dependent state, we are taking up lot of initiatives to leverage technology for farmer's benefit," he added.
The World Food Prize is an international award recognising the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.
Naidu is currently on a three-nation tour of United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates, which is aimed at attracting investments for Andhra Pradesh.
Besides investments, the Chief Minister will also aim at adopting best practices and latest technologies and finalising the designs of iconic buildings of Amaravati.
Naidu, leading a high-level delegation, will be meeting several political, business and trade leaders in bilaterals, round-tables, conferences and other important events.