Bikaner 21 October, 2010
Contribution of animal husbandry sector to the GDP of the State is remarkable, said Shri Murari Lal Meena, State Minister of Technical Education (Agriculture)(Independent), Government of Rajasthan. While inaugurating two-day meeting of ICAR Regional Committee-VI at Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, he said, we should work together to conserve the indigenous livestock in order to protect bio-diversity of the State.
In his address, he mentioned about availability of fodder by facilitating cultivation of fodder crops and fodder trees, and contingency plan of each districts in the State.
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) said that coastal areas of Gujarat and Daman Diu should be more utilized for fisheries with collaboration of States. He informed in the meeting that an Investors’ meet will be organized which will help to promote the horticultural crops. There shall be substantial increase in self-employment amongst rural youth by making the agriculture sector more remunerative, said Dr Ayyappan.
Dr A K Singh, DDG (NRM), ICAR suggested that organic farming could be more beneficial for farmers, he also said, cultivation of Isabgol and date palm is also better and profitable option.
The officials from ICAR, State Agriculture Universities, State Agriculture Departments, Zonal Project Directorate and Krishi Vigyan Kendra are participating in the meeting.
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