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Govt. to provide BPL women with two cows each, promote dairy farming

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Ranchi, Feb. 9: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday said that his government will give two cows each to 10,000 BPL women with a view to help them establish themselves financially.

According to the CM, people of the villages should make a co-operative society and open dairy farms and the government will give subsidy to them. The government is working in the direction of providing water for three crops to the farmer.

Das said this while inaugurating Kamdhenu Pashudhan Vikash Mahotsav at Shahid Maidan, Dhruva organized by the state Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Cooperative Department.

The CM said that four points should be considered to develop the state. According to Das, the state government will give due importance to agriculture, IT, industry and tourism. Moreover, agriculture budget is prepared separately to boost up agriculture. He said that agriculture is the backbone of development of state and nation. State and Center are working to strengthen agriculture.

Summoning the youth to adopt skills, the CM said that development should move from villages to cities. Animal husbandry and floriculture will help them in ensuring this. He said that the govt. wants to minimize waste of rain water from 2016.

Laying stress on digging water bodies and conservation of water, the CM said that the old water bodies will be rejuvenated and agriculture will receive special attention.

He said that the villagers have to take care of village sanitation. He said that the development of the villages will be determined by the villagers themselves. He said that the govt. is with the lowly and the lost and committed to ensure their development. But the people also will have to be aware.

Das appealed the farmers, cowherds and fishermen to get some idea from the exhibition. He distributed assets worth Rs. 30 crore on the inauguration of Kamdhenu Pashudhan Vikash Mahotsav. Moreover, equipment related with gardening and animal husbandry was distributed among the people. He also distributed cheques to fishermen for building pucca house under Fishers Housing Scheme.

Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Cooperative Minister Randhir Kumar Singh, MLA Badal Patralekh, Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra, Agriculture Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni and Special Secretary Pooja Singhal were present on this occasion.

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