Ranchi, July 27: Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced that the state government would make arrangements for cold storage and market management in rural areas to ensure that the farmers get fair price for the agricultural products produced by them.
Addressing a function to mark distribution of assets for beneficiaries of Harit Gram Yojana at Lohardaga Hemant Soren said that Jharkhand said that during Covid pandemic government started the Birsa Harit Gram Yojana in the state. Under the Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, a large number of villagers have been associated with the work of horticulture. During the global pandemic, horticulture became the best source of livelihood. Continuous work is being done to connect more and more rural families with Birsa Harit Gram Yojana.
Chief Minister said that the state government would now set up food processing units in rural areas. Farmers will now be linked with the food processing industry. Emphasis will be given to increasing income by doing better processing of things produced from agriculture and assured that government is making continuous efforts in this direction.
The Chief Minister encouraged beneficiaries to plant different varieties of fruit bearing trees and also flower bearing trees.
The Chief Minister said that 80 percent of the state’s population is dependent on agriculture and expressed concern at the poor monsoon in the state this year. The state government is providing tractors, plows and other agricultural equipment at subsidized rates to those who are associated with farming. Farmers are also being linked with animal husbandry etc. The Chief Minister said that Mukhyamantri Rozgar Generation Yojana has also been started to connect the youth with employment. Chief Minister also said that soon government will give subsidy for planting trees in even 50 acres of land for horticulture even on government land through collective lease.
Chief minister distributed assets and sanction letters to beneficiaries of Lohardaga, Khunti, Gumla, Ranchi and Latehar districts in the Birsa Harit Gram Yojana Award ceremony.