New Delhi: The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, known as upon the scientist and researchers to give you new improvements and concepts to search out options to the challenges confronted by the Indian farmers.
Inaugurating the 2nd version of Exhibition and Convention on Agri-technology & Innovation at Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture College, Hyderabad at this time, the Vice President stated that there must be a gathering of minds between scientists, researchers, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and farmers, who’re the principle stakeholders, to undertake finest practices and make agriculture remunerative.
Observing farmer is the very best instructor of agriculture, Naidu stated that miracles will be created if farmer’s information regarding the sphere and the analysis of the scientist are introduced collectively. He prompt to the scholars finding out agriculture to spend half of their time in school rooms and the remaining with farmers to achieve first-hand sensible information and acquaint themselves with the issues of the farmers.
The Vice President additionally known as upon the agriculture universities to give attention to growing new varieties together with the pest resistant and climate-smart variants, aside from enhancing the productiveness ranges. Calling for collective efforts to attain self-sufficiency in meals manufacturing, he stated nation like India shouldn’t depend upon imported meals safety.
Stating that freebies and mortgage waivers weren’t the answer, Naidu stated that they solely present short-term aid. What is required are the long run and holistic measures that make agriculture viable and worthwhile, he added.
Itemizing a few of such long run measures, he prompt high quality energy provide, growth of rural infrastructure together with godowns, chilly storage services, fridge vans aside from guaranteeing high quality inputs and well timed and sufficient credit score to the farmers.
Calling for the diversification of agriculture, the Vice President stated that farmers needs to be inspired to develop new crops along with conventional crops. He additionally burdened the necessity for taking over ancillary actions resembling poultry, dairy, horticulture and aquaculture to complement the farmer’s earnings.
The Vice President additionally emphasised the necessity for post-harvest administration and offering assist to the farmers. He stated e-NAM needs to be expanded to all areas in each state. Naidu additionally highlighted the necessity for selling meals processing and worth addition of agri merchandise. He urged all entrepreneurs to evolve efficient fashions within the meals processing sector after consulting the scientific group, specialists and farmers.
Expressing considerations over the quick depleting water sources, Naidu known as for preservation and safety of conventional water our bodies. He appreciated the work performed by the Telangana Authorities on this regard.
Calling the natural farming as the necessity of the hour for mitigating farm disaster and local weather change points, Naidu known as for extra technological instruments to help natural farmers.
Stating that the Agri Tech Exhibition shall be helpful in creating consciousness about finest practices and applied sciences among the many farmers, the Vice President congratulated Telangana authorities, Confederation of Indian Business (CII) and the Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture College to deliver collectively the scientists, researchers and farmers on a single platform. He additionally visited numerous stalls put up after inaugurating the exhibition.
Niranjan Reddy, Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of Telangana; Mohammad Mahmood Ali, House Minister of Telangana; D Raju, Chairman, CII Telangana; V Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture College; B Janardhan Reddy, Secretary, Agricultural Advertising and Co-operation Division, Govt of Telangana; Peter Carberry, Director-Common, ICRISAT; GV Subba Reddy, Convenor-CII Telangana Agriculture Panel; and Anil Kumar V Epur, Chairman, Agritech South 2020 had been among the many dignitaries who graced the event.
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