Market linkage was a Challenge in The Sustain of Agri Prices in Maharashtra
PUNE: Market linkage was a challenge in the sustainability of agricultural prices in the state and while all the warehouses are full, the state lacked the expertise to sell the produce, said Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
He said, “We have expertise in procurement of agri-produce and our all warehouses are full of procured produces, but we don't know how to sell the produce and we need to work on it.”
He was speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day summit on agriculture sustainability. He said the agriculture sector was volatile and this led to a lot of distress among the farmers and sustainability was the only answer and many technologies can be brought into agriculture by adopting Artificial Intelligence.
He had recently visited Canada and signed an Memorandum of Understanding between the Quebec government and the state government. Fadnavis said an international study group will be set up to increase the use of AI in agriculture technology, soil management and pest control.
He said that, agriculture marketing in 10,000 villages is another activity to help create village-level entrepreneurs. It is among the initiatives under the integrated approach.