Improved varieties of seeds from Kerala and Assam: Minister of State for Horticulture Kushwah interacted with farmers of 17 districts.

Minister of State for Horticulture Kushwaha interacted with farmers of 17 districts | Improved varieties of seeds from Kerala and Assam.

Horticulture department has procured seeds of improved varieties of spice crops like ginger, onion, garlic, etc. Facilities will be made available as per the demand of the farmers.

Minister of State for Horticulture Kushwaha interacted with farmers of 17 districts.

Facilities will also be available according to the demand of farmers: Minister of State for Horticulture Kushwaha

Similarly, the producers of crops like Garlic, Onion, Coriander, Turmeric, Chilli, Orange, Amla etc. took suggestions.

The Horticulture Department will procure seeds of improved varieties of fruit, vegetable and spice crops from other states including Kerala, Assam. Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge) Bharat Singh Kushwaha gave these instructions to the officers after interacting virtually with the farmers of vegetable, fruit and spice crops of 17 districts.

Minister of State Shri Kushwah was discussing with the vegetable, fruit and spice growing farmers of the state through video conferencing from his residence office on Wednesday. Minister of State, Shri Kushwah organized a dialogue program with the officers and farmers regarding promotion of production in selected districts for spices, fruits and vegetables in one district-one product by the Horticulture and Food Processing Department.

Minister of State Shri Kushwah said that out of 52 districts of the state, which have been selected for cultivation of spices, vegetable cultivation and fruit cultivation. An attempt is made to understand the on-ground needs of the farmers by having direct interaction with the farmers involved in the production of these crops in those districts. In the virtual program, along with Minister of State Shri Kushwah, Commissioner Horticulture MK Agarwal and Kisan Bandhu along with Horticulture Officers of Horticulture District Offices of all 17 districts were present.

Horticulture department to buy improved varieties of seeds from Kerala and Assam.

Shri Kushwaha said that the farmers producing fruit, vegetable and spice crops do not get the full benefit of their produce. Selling raw materials fetches low prices and for not storing and processing fruits, vegetables, spice crops, there is a compulsion to sell raw materials. The Horticulture Department has implemented a plan to set up units for the farmers to store and process their produce so that the farmers are not forced. He told the farmers that to double the income, we have to work in two ways. Along with production, work has also been done in the field of storage and processing.

During the virtual interaction, the producers of spice crops like ginger, garlic, onion, etc. expressed interest in storage and processing and said that the projects have been prepared and sent to the banks for approval through the Horticulture Department.

Banana growers in Burhanpur told that the farmers cultivating bananas have formed a group and they are also making banana chips by processing the bananas, from which they are getting better profits. The farmers cultivating ginger told that the prices at the time of arrival of ginger crop are doubled after two months. By storing ginger, they will also get reasonable price and by processing ginger and making powder of soth and soth. You can get more benefits. Similarly, the producers of crops like Garlic, Onion, Coriander, Turmeric, Chilli, Orange, Amla etc. took suggestions.

Instructions for documenting the suggestions of farmers.

Improved varieties of seeds are available in Assam and other states. On this, Minister of State Shri Kushwah said that the varieties and varieties of seeds that farmers want. It will be made available. He asked the officials to buy seeds of spice crops and vegetables from these states and make them available to the farmers. Minister of State Shri Kushwah said that the projects given to farmers’ banks for storage and processing will be done before the time-limit is approved. Minister of State Shri Kushwah instructed the officers to document the suggestions given by the farmers.

During the virtual interaction with the farmers, he said that at present he is talking through VC. He will also visit the districts and along with the officials will also meet the farmers directly on their fields.

One District One Product:

Minister of State Shri Kushwah has selected Barwani, Tikamgarh, Niwari for ginger, Mansaur and Ratlam for garlic, Khargone for green chilli, Rewa and Shahdol for turmeric and Guna and Neemuch for coriander in one district-one product. Interacted with farmers. In fruits, Alirajpur, Dhar, Seoni, for mango, Anuppur, Betul, Sidhi, Singrauli and Umaria for guava, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Sheopur for guava, Burhanpur for banana, Agar-Malwa, Rajgarh for orange, and Interacted with the farmers of Panna district for Amla.

Minister of State for Horticulture Kushwaha interacted with farmers of 17 districts | Improved varieties of seeds from Kerala and Assam.
Minister of State for Horticulture Kushwaha interacted with farmers of 17 districts | Improved varieties of seeds from Kerala and Assam.

Discussed with the farmers of selected Harda, Khandwa, Shajapur, Vidisha and Ujjain districts in one crop-one product for onion in vegetables. The district officials present with the farmers made spices in the district,