IEP Chandigarh, November 4
Haryana Chief Minister said that with the changing nature of traditional farming, farmers can earn more income by adopting new technologies in the agriculture sector. With this objective, the government is taking concrete steps for promoting research in the agriculture sector, which will prove beneficial in the economic upliftment of the farmers, said Sh. Manohar Lal while interacting directly with the farmers and agricultural experts after inaugurating Dhanuka Agritech Research and Technology Centrer at village Sihol in Palwal district on Friday.
The Chief Minister said that today two big projects are dedicated to Palwal district, of which one project is for water conservation and the other project will motivate the farmers towards farming with new technology. He said that the indigenous company Dhanuka is working in the interest of the farmers, which will definitely increase the income of the farmers. He said that traditional farming depends on many aspects and farmers were not aware of new technologies earlier. But now the time has come to make a shift as per the changing environment, and for this there is a dire need to conduct research in the agriculture sector.
Congratulating the Dhanuka Management for the new Research and Development Centre, the Chief Minister said that all necessary facilities and cooperation would be provided by the Haryana Government. He said that the quality of food grain is declining due to excessive use of pesticides. Research centers play a pivotal role to deal with this issue.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that instead of paddy, the government is giving preference to 3M- Moong, Mustard and Maize. In this newly built research centre, 11 types of laboratories related to agriculture have been built, through which farmers will be helped in cultivating improved varieties. The farmers will get benefit from this training centre.
The Chief Minister said that the government is also encouraging farmers to adopt horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry and other options. Today the use of drones is increasing continuously. The Government has setup Drone Imaging and Information Services of Haryana Limited (DRIISHYA) for using drones in agriculture, mining sector and for traffic.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Sh. Krishan Pal said that Haryana is an agrarian state and this research centre will not only benefit Palwal but also the farmers of the adjoining areas. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal both the Center and the State are working for the welfare of the farmers.