Odisha includes in National Food Security Mission
NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has assured adequate allocation of fertilizer to Odisha for ensuing Kharif Season and inclusion of the state under National Food Security Mission to promote cultivation of sugarcane.
He said in view of high priority to eastern states, the centre will provide all possible assistance to Odisha for development of Agriculture.
During a call on meeting by Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, Radha Mohan Singh directed deparment of fertilizer to allocate 10.75 lakh ton fertilizers to the state as per state’s requirement. He also directed officials of his Ministry to ensure timely delivery of allocated fertilizers to the state.
The Union Minister also announced inclusion of Odisha under National Food Security Mission to promote cultivation of sugarcane in the states. Only twelve states were getting assistance under the mission from 2014-15.
In view of good scope of horticulture produce in the states, six he assured assistance for setting up of cold storage in six districts of Odisha.
Singh told to Chief Minister of Odisha that very soon a high level team of officials will visit Odisha to discuss issues related with the development of the agriculture in the state.
After the meeting, Patnaik appreciated the positive approach of the Center towards agriculture development in the state.