Send sellers of spurious seeds, fertilizers to jail: CM

FPJ BureauUpdated: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 12:10 PM IST
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Highest number of tractors in country sold in MP this year

BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has directed that a campaign should be launched to catch sellers of spurious seeds and fertilisers and send them to jail. He directed to make farmers aware about climatic changes, set at rest apprehensions about Al Nino and advise them to grow crops as per crop cycle change.

The Chief Minister reviewed functioning of the Agriculture department here on Thursday. The meeting was informed that Madhya Pradesh was on the top in the country in several sectors including agriculture production and engineering. Agriculture Minister Gaurishankar Bisen and Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa were also present on the occasion.

Enumerating the achievements of farming in Madhya Pradesh, it was informed that farmers in Hoshangabad and Harda districts alone have grown Rs. 1500-crore worth Moong crop. This year, the highest number of tractors in the country have been sold in Madhya Pradesh. Production of paddy, maize, soyabean and cotton in Madhya Pradesh is more than national average.

Chauhan directed to associate maximum number of farmers with one-month Agriculture Festival which will get underway in the state from September 15. Farm production and development should be turned into a mass movement. Cooperation of motivators should be taken in this. During the festival period, campaign should be launched to inter-link agriculture and food processing. Through this, state’s agriculture scenario can be changed.

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