Agriculture related departments to launch special drive to double farmers income

11 Sep 2017

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions that special drive should be conducted by all departments related with agriculture to double farmers' income for next five years. All concerned departments will prepare action plan in this regard. Chief Minister Chouhan issued these instructions in Agriculture Cabinet meeting held here today. Members of Agriculture Cabinet and officials of concerned departments were present in the meeting.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that all departments concerned should make serious efforts, following different and innovative steps and give maximum efforts. Farmers' income can be increased by planned efforts. Milk production has huge prospects. Work in mission mode for increase in milk production. Make efforts on war footing for increasing production. It would help in rise of farmers' income. Launch a campaign to improve quality of animal.  Provide benefit to farmers from increase in milk production. Efforts should be made to increase fishermen's income by increasing fishery production. Planned efforts should be made for sericulture production. It should be ensured that no shortage of electricity remains for irrigation.

 It was informed in the meeting that ten lakh new members will be incorporated in primary agriculture cooperatives societies. All farmers in the state will be linked with cooperatives. Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) are being provided to all farmers. Pilot projects will be launched in Raisen and Dhar districts for processing of tomato and onion at local level through cooperative society.  Plan has been made to increase irrigation capacity up to 57 lakh hectare by the year 2022 in the state. Similarly, 22 lakh hectare irrigation capacity will be developed through micro irrigation. Madhya Pradesh is at the third position after Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in milk production. Special efforts are being made for livestock development. Fishery production is more than the national average in reservoirs in the state. Target has been set to increase fishery production from 1.15 lakh metric tonne to 2 lakh m. tonne in next five years. Twenty major and 100 small fish markets will be opened in the state. Efforts are underway to increase sericulture production in clusters.

 Chief Minister Chouhan released five books published by agriculture department - Hundred decision in hundred days, price difference scheme, success story of intermediate crops, success story of organic farming and block level atlas of Gaun-Saksham Tatv.

Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallaiya, Agriculture Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Water Resources And Public Relations Minister Dr Narottam Mishra, Panchayat And Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Food And Civil Supplies Minister Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Health Minister Shri Rustam Singh, Minister Of State For Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, Minister Of State For Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and senior officers of concerned departments were present in the meeting.