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Chhattisgarh to have seven new KVKs

Raipur: Mungeli and Bemtara of Chhattisgarh will soon have Krishi Vikas Kendra. Total seven new Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) will be set up in Chhattisgarh under 12th Plan. This was announced by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare at the inauguration of Krishi Samridhi-Rashtriya Krishi Mela, at Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 27th January, 2017.

Inaugurating the fair Shri Singh stated that the organization of agriculture fairs across the country has invigorated farmers with new energy as these fairs direct reach to the farmers.

Agriculture Minister reiterated that the Government is committed for the betterment of agriculture sector and prosperity of the farmers. Keeping in view meager potentialities of extension of cultivable area, it is imperative to increase the productivity, he said. The productivity can be enhanced through active use of available resources which include high yielding, seed varieties, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation, as well as agriculture machines, he added.

The Minister further said that Government of India has taken a number of initiatives for the betterment of the farmers amongst these Soil Health Card Scheme is worth mentioning for bringing about improvement in natural resource utilization skill. Under this scheme, 14crore Soil Health Cards have will be provided to all the farmers in a period of two years. So far, under this scheme, more than 4crore Soil Health Cards have been distributed. The infrastructure under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana has been chalked out to enhance the irrigation efficiency and to achieve the target of “More Crop – Per Drop”. Appreciating efforts of Chhattisgarh government, Shri Singh said that the state has taken a fast track in agricultural sector. Chhattisgarh have recorded 33% enhancement in food grains production, 58% in milk production, 92% in eggs production and 245% enhancement in fisheries for the last 13 years.