Madhya Pradesh’s Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that agriculture policies introduced by his government have enabled the state to register an agriculture growth rate of nearly 25 per cent in the current year.
“With the hard work of farmers and government’s sustained efforts, agriculture growth rate has risen to 25 per cent which resulted in the state bagging the prestigious ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for three consecutive years,” said the Governor.
He further informed that the state’s contribution in organic farming stands at 40 per cent of the total national output. Under “Vision-2018” the state has set a target to raise irrigation potential to 40 lakh hectare from the present 30 lakh hectare.
Apart from agriculture sector, the state has also registered a maximum growth rate of 8.6 percent in milk production which is the highest in the country.
Putting stress on Swachhata Abhiyan, personal toilets were constructed in 37 lakh rural households while over 3,000 villages have become open defecation free in the state, the Governor said.
The government has launched a campaign to construct toilets in three lakh houses with the help of self-help groups and also to construct separate washrooms for boys and girls in schools. So far, toilets have been constructed in 10,000 schools in the state, he informed.