Its said hard work never goes into waste. Farmers are the real backbone to the nation.They yield farms to fed nation and even bring revenues from other countries.
Government is trying to provide the best agricultural remedials and support help to farmers where the cultivation is never left wasted and are supplied through proper channels. On a news the co-operative have declared to buy paddy from farmers.
West Bengal agriculture minister Purnendu Basu declared that co-operatives will buy paddy from farmers on the back of Rs 400 crore bank guarantee offered by the West Bengal government.
Basu said "Co-operatives will buy paddy from farmers on the back of Rs 400 crore bank guarantee offered by the state government. We are offering a price of Rs 1425 per quintalin krishi mandis to counter distress sale of paddy". West Bengal is the largest rice producing state in the country.
He informed that India is very high on bio-diversity with over 7% of the animal species worldwide living in the country. Pointing to increased rural urban migration, he called for greater gender equality in agri policy formulation and implementation. Informing that the state of West Bengal has received the Krishi Karman Award for coarse cereals, he called for farm mechanization to increase agri productivity. He informed that the state is instituting the Krishi Ratna award at the block level to incentivize the farmers.
Arup Roy, the state agricultural marketing minister informed that the state agriculture is dominated by small and marginal farmers. He elaborated about innovative state government initiatives like "Amar fasal, Amar Gari" & "Amar fasal, Amar Gola" which has been introduced to support better agri marketing initiatives and storage facilities for agri produce.
Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury, minister of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture said that in view of the fact that there has been an increasing trend of conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural use, due to increasing population pressure, there needs to be a review of the existing Land ceiling Act. He added that extensive usage of chemical fertilizers has adversely affected soil health and organic farming can be a plausible way out in West Bengal.