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State plans to reduce agriculture investment: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

During his visit, the chief minister also visited the village unit where 1,554 farmers have come together to undertake drip irrigation across 2,009 acres of sugarcane fields.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
August 13, 2016 2:40:25 am
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. During his visit, the chief minister also visited the village unit where 1,554 farmers have come together to undertake drip irrigation across 2,009 acres of sugarcane fields.

The state government Friday declared that it has initiated policy measures to reduce investments made in the agricultural sector, which would in turn make farming economically profitable for marginal farmers across Maharashtra.

Addressing a farmers’ rally at Raigaon village in Kadegaon taluka of Sangli district, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Overall, our budgetary allocations for the agriculture sector has gone up many folds. It is now Rs 25,000 crore. Along with increasing irrigation potential, we are also addressing the primary concerns of making farming on small land holding more viable. To make that a feasible plan, we have to bring down the overall investment cost and assure higher production for making agriculture sustainable.”

During his visit, the chief minister also visited the village unit where 1,554 farmers have come together to undertake drip irrigation across 2,009 acres of sugarcane fields.

The successful drip irrigation project has not only helped in economising the use of water but also helped in higher production of crops.

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