Agriculture with Krishi Road Map
PATNA: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that the Bihar government had decided to prepare a roadmap for the development of agriculture in the state. This road map known as ‘Krishi Road Map’ is being worked out for a period of 10 years from 2012 to 2022.
The state government has set up 14 committees in various districts of the state to execute the dream project, he said. Addressing the valedictory function of `Udyan Mahotsav’ on Veterinary College campus here, Nitish said the state government has for the first time set up a ‘Krishi cabinet’ to give an impetus to agriculture production in the state . “It is our wish that there should be at least one item of vegetables or fruits produced in Bihar included in the meals of every person in the country,” he said.
Lauding tremendous development in agriculture segment in China, the chief minister announced that the state government would send a team of farmers to China at its own expenses soon to learn the agriculture techniques adopted by the farmers there. This would give an exposure to farmers of Bihar and they would learn new techniques of growing crops and plants, Nitish said, adding the need of the hour is to adopt modern methods of agriculture.
The chief minister said, “Unless development with justice is made in the agriculture field, the farmers’ lot would not improve. Besides, farmers’ development will increase their income. Since Bihar’s development is based on agriculture production, the state government and farmers should work together to further improve agriculture in the state,” he said. Water resources minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary and agriculture minister Narendra Singh also addressed the function.