23rd March, 2017, Patna
Bihar State Coordination Committee Meeting for Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 was at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna today.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss existing productivity, income level and infrastructural facilities in Bihar so as to suggest specific technology modules along with all possible combinations of the enterprises suited to different ecological sub-regions as well as for different socio-economic backgrounds within the state which would be helpful for doubling farming incomes by 2022.
Dr. A. K. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, BAU, Sabour, Chairman of the meeting, deliberated initiatives taken and progress made by BAU,Sabour in this direction. He stressed upon inputs from all the members of the committee in preparation of action plan.
Dr. R.C. Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.RajendraPrasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa briefed on potential technologies that may be helpful in increasing farmers’ income. He also elaborated about solar operated pump for waterlogged areas.
Earlier, Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna and the convener of the committee urged members to focus on interventions required and their synergy with various schemes of Government of India and State Govt. along with methodologies that would lead to doubling farmers’ income.
Officials from State Agriculture Department, Fisheries Department, National Horticulture Board, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Kaushlya Foundation, representative form CIMMYT, scientists from SAUs and ICAR institutes were present.
(Source: ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna)