Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday said the State Government is preparing a roadmap to make agriculture a profitable business for farmers.
This was stated in a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s office.
Khandu informed that an agriculture conclave was held recently, drawing experts from all over the country, to prepare such a roadmap.
The Chief Minister also said the state government has clubbed the departments of agriculture and allied sectors under one ministry for proper coordination and efficiency.
He informed that the State Government will establish an orange nursery, and an R&D and referral centre in Roing through the KVK and the State Horticultural Research Institute, in collaboration with the Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur, with an outlay of Rs two crore.
He also said support will be provided for establishing integrated pack houses in Dambuk and Pasighat on PPP mode, and that Rs 25 lakh has been earmarked for export promotion subsidy on orange.
The Chief Minister further informed that Rs 18 crore has been proposed for establishment of six wholesale markets in Mahadevpur, Roing, Ruksin, Likabali, Kimin, and Bhalukpong to strengthen the agriculture produce marketing chain.
In order to encourage aggregation of produce and advantages of common facilities, Khandu informed that under the Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana, a sum of Rs 40 crore has been earmarked to encourage farmers producers organizations, livestock cooperatives, and fisheries and sericulture cooperatives.
Held for the first time in the State, the Northeast Kishan Morcha Samwad Baithak and Kishan Sabha witnessed participation of around 500 BJP Kishan Morcha delegates from across the State and also from Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Assam.