(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said
that the Center and States are together engaged in the holistic
development of the Northeast including Nagaland, Trend reports citing The
Tomar visited the Central Institute of Horticulture in Nagaland
and inaugurated a farmer's workshop and exhibition.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants that there should be
holistic and balanced development and the benefits of the
government's schemes should reach the eligible people including
farmers right down to the grassroots level, which will improve
their standard of living,” the minister said at the inaugural
He asserted that the Central Government will continue to walk
step by step and shoulder to shoulder with the states for the
development of the Northeast.“It is necessary to transform
agriculture into advanced farming for the benefit of the farmers in
the country including the Northeast,” Tomar added.
In the programme organized by the Central Institute of
Horticulture (Medziphema, Dimapur), the chief guest, Tomar said
that if the Central and State Governments work together, then the
results are bound to be good, and this is what is happening
Emphasizing increasing production and productivity, the
Agriculture Minister said that the income of brothers and sisters
working in the agriculture sector should also increase, for this
they should shift to remunerative crops, connect with technology,
bring new technology to the farmers through R&D institutions,
the common farmers should get the benefit of the scientific
research and government funding should also reach them.
“The Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister
Modi is working closely with the State Governments on all these
issues,” he said.
Tomar expressed the hope that the farmers of this region will
lead a new revolution in the development of horticulture.
“The Northeast region has been a victim of neglect for a long
time and due to its remoteness, it became difficult to get the
benefits of schemes here, but after becoming the Prime Minister,
Shri Modi has constantly paid attention to getting enough funds for
the development of the North-East, ensured the Union Ministers
visit this region regularly, the Prime Minister himself also came
here several times so that the problems of the region continue to
be resolved by the Government of India,” he said.
Tomar assured that the Central Horticulture Institute will
remain here, it will not shift anywhere, there will be no shortage
of funds for this and the Central Government will leave no stone
unturned in its development.
He said that by virtue of six agro-climatic zones with vast
geographical variations present in the North-East Region, and
Nagaland in particular, it has the potential to provide
considerable scope and advantages for growing many horticultural
crops as compared to other states.
“There are huge possibilities. Nagaland also has great potential
for the export of agricultural products due to its proximity to
South-East Asian countries, it is necessary to increase
productivity and ensure that the quality of agricultural products
is of global standards. As a result, farmers will get a good price
and their financial condition will improve and the agriculture
sector will also contribute more to the country's GDP,” he
Further, he said that everyone is making efforts together to
bring new technology to the farmers at low cost, he appreciated the
efforts of the institute and the State Government in this
Agriculture Minister of Nagaland, G Kaito also addressed the
gathering and spoke about the development of agriculture in the
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