Jharkhand will become Organic Hub of India
RANCHI: Buoyed by response of the foreign delegates and the participating nations coupled with the enthusiasm shown by the more than 20000 farmers who attended the two-day Global Agriculture and Food Summit at the Khelgaon here Chief Minister Mr Raghubar Das said that Jharkhand will be first state in the country where the income of the farmers will increase four times by the year 2022.
Speaking at the valedictory session of the two-day Global Agriculture & Food Summit 2018, (organized by Jharkhand government and FICCI being the event partner) in Ranchi,Chief Minister Mr Raghubar Das called on the farmers to increase their income by four folds till 2022.
Mr Das promised the cultivators for every support needed and announced that the state Govt will establish 24 Organic clusters in all 24 districts. The state government also launched "Jaivik Jharkhand", its own brand for packaging and selling organic produces from the state. The Govt will also clinch a deal & ink a MoU with Patanjali to sell organic products in the market. To provide the latest techniques to the farmers of Jharkhand Mr Das also announced that the poor and marginal farmers in Jharkhand will now be able to get farm equipment at low prices for ploughing their land and harvesting.
The Chief Minister also thanked Baba Ramdev & said that Patanjali will buy honey & state govt will set up a honey processing plant with help of the company.
Mr Raghubar Das also evoked the farmers to work on drip irrigation, on this occasion he gave a new slogan "Prati Boond, Jyada Fasal". He said that by water harvesting & drip irrigation we can bring revolution in the field of cultivation in the state, and to strengthen the rural economy Jharkhand Government had organized Global Agriculture & Food Summit.
Yog Guru, Baba Ramdev praised the efforts made by Jharkhand Govt & said that Jharkhand has the capability of gaining the top most slot in the field of agriculture in the country and Jharkhand is creating new records. Baba Ramdev has already assured that whatever organic products will be produced in the state including food grains, fruits and vegetables and honey would be purchased by them.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das said it was due to the hard work of the farmers of the state due to which the agriculture growth rate which was minus 4.5 per cent in the year 2013-14 has witnessed a jump of 19 per cent and presently stood around more than 14 per cent. He said that the result was also an indication of the policies and the programmes which have been launched by the state government for the welfare of the farmers and improving their economic conditions.
Other dignitaries present at the occasion included Agriculture Minister Mr Randhir Singh, Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sunil Barnwal, Agriculture Secretary Pooja Singhal.