Workshop on Indian Green Agricultural Project inaugurated
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated a national workshop on Indian Green Agricultural Project Thursday.
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as well as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had jointly organized this green workshop.
A sum of 37 million dollars (Rs. 250 crores) which India has got in the form of grants-in-aid would be spent on this project. This project will be implemented by the Agriculture Departments of the States within the span of seven years.
Global Environment Facility (GEF) which has approved the project related to Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for the first time aims at redefining the strategies and methodologies for sustainable agriculture in India. The project has to be implemented in various parts of five states viz Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa and Mizoram.
Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India is responsible for the strategies and administration, whereas the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will carry out the responsibilities of coordination of GEF programmes.
Among the dignitaries presents in this workshop were Secretary, DAC& FW, S.K. Pattanayak, DG, ICAR and Secretary DARE, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Joint Secretary, DAC&FW, R.B. Sinha and Indian representatives of United Nations’s, Food and Agriculture Organization Dr. Shyam Khadka