Panaji: October 08, 2019 … Every farmer should extend their active support to gain knowledge of organic farming and opt for it. Organic farming is the golden opportunity to make them financially strong as products of organic farming have more demand and more rates in market stated Dy. Chief Minister Shri Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar.
Dy.CM was speaking as a chief guest at Farmers Training Programme organized by Directorate of Agriculture, Zonal Agriculture Office Quepem. Local MLA Shri Clafasio Dias, V.P. Sarpanch, Shri Rajesh Dessai, representative from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shri Kishor Bhave and Shri Girish A. Kenkre and all panchayat members were present on the occasion.
The Government will extend wholehearted support to every farmer who intends to derive economic benefit through the farming sector. The monthly amount spent by Government i.e. Rs.5 to 6 crores to purchase vegetables from the neighbouring states can be earned by our own farmers, he added.
Speaking further Dy. CM said that the objective of this type of training is to impart information on organic farming and agriculture schemes, thereby encouraging and motivating farmers towards cultivation from organic farming for higher yield, he added.
Speaking further, he informed that the land allotted under organic farming schemes is 500 clusters i.e. 10,000 hector and out of those 40 clusters are allotted to Quepem constituency. The Government has also made adequate provision of Rs.50 crores towards purchase of material, fertilizer, seeds, etc for organic farming. The amount will be spent in three phases i.e. first year – 16.5 crores, second year – 17 crores and third year Rs.16.50 crores. Ram solvent company will provide all the required material/infrastructure for organic farming he added.
Dy. CM also assured to depute one representative from the Department of Agriculture once in week at the Village Panchyat
to provide information/help on organic farming and other schemes of agriculture department. He urged the farmer to take maximum benefit of agricultural scheme for their up-liftment.
The Government is incessantly moving in the direction of providing better infrastructure facilities for various type of farming to inspire young generation towards farming. Unless the young generation don’t see their future in farming or look towards farming as an industry or business profession it will not have the desired result, he concluded.
MLA, Shri Clafasio Dias also spoke on the occasion.
Asst. Agriculture Officer, Mahindra gave talk on various schemes under organic farming. Zonal Agriculture Officer, Shri Sandesh Raut Dessai compered the function while Panchayat member, Shri Dessai proposed the vote of thanks.