Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini on Friday stressed on the need of integrating various segments of agriculture, including horticulture and poultry, for overall development of the sector and doubling farmers’ income by the year 2022. “For empowerment of farmers, we need to enhance production, nutrition value and quality-based competition. Horticulture, olericulture, poultry and fisheries should be integrated with agriculture for overall development of the sector,” Saini said while delivering inaugural address at the regional conference on doubling farmers’ income. He said the state government has formed a policy for agriculture marketing in the interest of marginal farmers.
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Saini said the Rajasthan government is organising global agriculture meet from November 9-11 with an objective of promoting agriculture. It will be attended by farmers, technologists, agribusiness companies and others.
Neeraja Adidam, Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare said innovating efforts should be made to attract new generation towards the agriculture sector.
“We need to come up with a business model for the agriculture sector. We need to show the light to the young generation so that they come to this sector,” she said.
The conference is organised by NABARD and government of Rajasthan.