Ranchi, June 10: Addressing the Kisan Mela-cum-Krishi Jagriti Abhiyan 2017 at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Ranchi, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that five representatives of farmers from each district will be sent to Israel for receiving training in latest technology in agriculture. The farmers will learn how to do farming on barren land.
Das further announced that 5 ARYA, Krishak Mitra, Matsya Mitra and Bagwani Mitra from each block will be given smart phone and 3 mitras each doing diligent work will be awarded with motorcycles. �Soil health card of all farmers of the state will be made in three years and they will be using fertilizers according to the demand of their soil.
The government is committed to double the income of farmers by 2022. Instead of major big irrigation schemes, the government is focusing on small schemes for irrigating the fields,� he said.
The CM said that chemical fertilizers decrease the production capacity of the fields and hence, the government promotes bio-fertilizers in the fields. Moreover, the government has targeted to give cows to 50,000 women on 90 per cent subsidy. Government is also working on making compost from garbage.
Das said people could resort to solar farming on barren land. The government will purchase electricity produced in these farms. �On plateau areas, this can be done successfully. For vegetable producers, the govt. is exploring ways of export,� he said.
The CM distributed soil health cards among farmers and micro ATM cards among business correspondents.
Agriculture Minister Randhir Kumar Singh, MP Ram Tahal Choudhary, CS Raj Bala Verma, Addl. CS Amit Khare, Agriculture Sec Pooja Singhal, Agriculture Director Rajeev Kumar, VC BAU Dr. P. Kaushal and others were present on this occasion.