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3:31 am - Monday February 19, 2018

MP tops in farmers welfare and agriculture development

Staff Reporter, Bhopal

The media of neighbouring state has started taking interest in the remarkable progress made in various areas of development and public welfare in Madhya Pradesh. In this context, a delegation of journalists from Maharashtra state has arrived in the state.

The delegation visited various places in the state, saw the development works, apprised themselves with the innovations and met the farmers and entrepreneurs to get acquainted with the condition of the state. The journalists’ delegation also met the Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra at the latter’s residence.

Welcoming the delegation on their visit to the state Dr. Mishra said that the state has made remarkable progress through the implementation of schemes related to agriculture, education, employment, industry and women and child development related directly to the common man in the state.

Dr. Mishra said that the state has witnessed a historic achievement of rise in irrigation area from 7 lakh hectare to 40 lakh hectare in the last 14 years in state. It is due to the six-time rise in irrigation area that Madhya Pradesh has received the Krishi Karman Award consecutively.

Work of providing water for irrigation to every field has been taken up on priority. He said that Chief Minister Chouhan has ensured adequate power supply to every section after implementing power feeder separation system in Madhya Pradesh on the lines of Gujarat.

Dr. Mishra said that several schemes of Madhya Pradesh are now being implemented in other states also. These include Ladli Lakshi Yojana, Cycle Supply Scheme. Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. The PR Minister said that the recently launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is proving useful for farmers who are now receiving a respectable price for their produce in the market.

Dr. Mishra gave information about the activities of parliamentary affairs and public relations in the state. They were given specific information about the provisions and schemes for being awarded under different categories and to give accreditation, insurance scheme, Shraddhanidhi yojana for journalists.

The journalists told Dr. Mishra that they were very happy to witness the natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh specially Bhopal. They have acquired new information during their visit to various institutions.

The journalists’ delegation from Maharashtra met Commissioner Agriculture Production of Madhya Pradesh P.C Meena and Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Dr. Rajesh Rajoura on October 29. They collected information about schemes implemented in the field of agriculture for farmers by the state government and achievements of the state.

The Journalists were told by Commissioner Agriculture Production P.C. Meena that the effective work plan for doubling income of farmers in Madhya Pradesh is being complied with. The state has been receiving the Rashtriya Krishi Karman Award for the last five years consecutively.

Principal Secretary Dr. Rajora has informed that Madhya Pradesh tops in the country in production of pulses, oil seeds, grams, masoor, soybean, guava, tomatoes and garlic. Similarly, Madhya Pradesh holds second rank in the country in production of wheat, arhar, sarson, amla, oranges, peas and coriander.

The agriculture production of Madhya Pardesh was 2.14 crore metric tonne in the year 2004-05, which has grown to 5.44 crore metric tonne in the year 2016-17. He further added that the state government has given priority to implement the recommendations of Dr. Swaminathan Commission to redress the grievances of the farmers beside development of the agriculture sector.

The Krishi Cabinet has been formed in Madhya Pradesh in the interest of the farmers. Moreover, Dr. Rajora informed that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being implemented in the state first time in the country for the crops of soybean, groundnuts, sesame, ramtil, maize, moong, urad and arhar.

Registartion of the farmers have been made on the portal under the scheme. Over 16 lakh farmers of the state have registered themselves for different crops in this scheme. He further informed that free registration was carried out from September 11 to October 15.

Crops have started arriving in the krishi upaj mandis of the state. The difference between minimum support price and the model sale price is being deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers.

Journalists Visit Tribal Museum and Archeology Museum Delegation of Journalists also visited Tribal Museum of Culture Department, State Museum of Archeology Department and Shaurya Smarak. On this occasion, it was informed that Madhya Pradesh is located at the center point of the country geographically.

The borders of Madhya Pradesh touch borders of 5 states. Glimpses of these states are clearly visible in the tribal culture of the state. Different phases of the life of tribal culture , festivals, and ceremonies like marriage etc. are displayed in the museum in the interesting and attractive manner.

Museum has been established with an objective to watch tribal community in totality and to understand their life. Delegation of Journalists from Maharashtra also visited State Museum of Archeology Department. Person in-charge of the State Museum informed that the Museum houses 16 galleries.

The State Museum has been constructed at the cost of Rs. 12 crore. Pre-historic fossils, excavated material, metal idols, records, idols, royal collection, textile, freedom struggle, postal stamps, autographs, manuscripts, pictures, currencies and arms etc. are being exhibited nicely in the galleries of the museum.

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