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    3-day agriculture fair concludes in Banda, thousands of farmers attend the event

  • Date : 23 February, 2021

    The 3-day agriculture fair, organized by Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, concluded on Monday in Banda. Considered as an important farmers event, the fair drew thousands of farmers from the entire Bundelkhand region.

    Minister of state for agriculture Kailash Chaudhary, who was the chief guest, said that the old agriculture laws had become redundant and needed an urgent change for the benefit of farmers, especially for small farmers. Both the central and the state governments were working hard to reduce the cost of farming and to ensure that the benefits reached the last person, the focus of the government was to allocate maximum amounts for small farmers, the minister said.

    He said contract farming is beneficial for farmers but people are spreading rumours against it. “This year 3 crore farmers have got their new KCC while our government has targeted for 10000 new FPOs”, he said. He appreciated the initiative taken by the university in organizing the fair successfully.

    Earlier, vice-chancellor of Banda Agriculture University,Prof US Gautam welcomed the guests and gave a brief account of the achievements made by the university in a small span of two-and-a-half years of time. He said the university has adopted hundreds of villages and is imparting latest technologies of farming and with the help of dedicated scientists is promoting organic farming in the region.

    Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday addressed one of the sessions virtually and explained the benefits of the three farm bills. He said these laws would pave the way for doubling the income of farmers as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Source: The Times Of India

     

 















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