Farmers are the bread keepers of the country. They are the backbone of the country. The present central and state government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi determined towards quality socio-economic development of the farmers, enunciated Chief Minister Prof (Dr.) Manik Saha after inaugurating the first ever Integrated Pack House in the state today which has been set up at Nagicherra Research Centre Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary and Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of Tripura Pranajit Singha Roy were also present along with the Chief Minister during the programme.
The Chief Minister said, the farmers were not given proper dignity for their produced crops in the earlier days: A new Pack House has been constructed now so that the farmers may get proper price of their crops and so that the crops are stored properly, through which farmers will find it convenient while marketing their crops.
Plans are there to construct more such Pack Houses in future. He said, 14.50 MT of horticultural crop is produced in a year in the state. At present, different kinds of spices are also being produced in the state which is earning its name even outside the state. Queen pineapples, jackfruits, scented lemons are being exported in other places of the country and abroad. The state government has taken different initiatives for the expansion of state grown crops on National and International levels. Paddy is being procured from the farmers in the state at Minimum Support Price. The farmers are benefitting through this.
He said, the youth of the state are now gaining interest towards becoming self-reliant based onagriculture. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Kailash Choudhary said, the farmers of the state earlier had to face problems regarding storing and marketing of their crops This problem will now be solved through this Pack House. The government will take initiative to set up such Pack House in each district of the state in future.
He said, the farmers are getting proper prices for their produced crops after this government was formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi The farmers are now successfully becoming self-reliant The present central government has increased budget to six times in Agriculture sector. He said, the farmers are being provided with financial assistance direct to their bank accounts through PMKISAN scheme Advanced technology is being adopted for the betterment of the agriculture sector and the farmers New plans are being taken for farmers’ welfare Drone technology is being used in agriculture sector. He called on all the farmers to avail facilities from different farmer welfare schemes.