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Decisions will be taken in the interest of the farmers - Uddhav Thackeray

Decisions will be taken in the interest of the farmers
- Uddhav Thackeray
-Glory to farmers and doctors in the words 'food giver and life giver'
 Mumbai, dt. 01: Farmers are the glory of Maharashtra and will not take a decision that will hurt their interests. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here today that the state government is making efforts to increase this green splendor of the state.
 The Agriculture Revitalization Campaign implemented by the Department of Agriculture came to an end. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had participated in this from Nashik through Doordrishya system. Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bhuse, Horticulture Minister Sandipan Bhumare, Minister of State for Agriculture Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam, Minister of State for Horticulture Ms. Aditi Tatkare were present at the Sahyadri Guest House.
            On the occasion of Agriculture Day, a wreath was offered to the statue of former Chief Minister Vasantrao Naik by the Chief Minister and other dignitaries. While congratulating the farmers on the occasion of Agriculture Day, the Chief Minister lauded the work done by the farmers and doctors during the Corona period and praised them for being both food givers and life givers.
            The Chief Minister said that the farmer king is the glory of the state and the work of preserving it is being done through the state government. The Chief Minister said that the state government is working to give strength to Baliraja who is taking bold steps in the uncertainty in the agricultural business.
            Droughts, floods, hailstorms and corona hit the state, but the farmers did not waver. "We are working with the government to fully support the farmers at a time when crops like gold are being destroyed by natural calamities," he said.

  When our government came, it started its work by giving debt relief to the farmers. The state has been facing the Koran crisis for a year and a half. However, the contribution that farmers have made to the economy during this period is unforgettable. For this, the state government started a scheme called Vikel Te Pikel. What the farmer grows should be sold. The Chief Minister said that it is our role to get a guaranteed price, not a guaranteed price.
  While carrying on the tradition of Vasantrao Naik, the pioneer of green revolution, there will not be a single incident in the state where the interests of the farmers will be harmed. Having said that, farmers should be pragmatic. Experiments should be kept to a limited extent. The Chief Minister said that joint efforts would be made to strengthen those efforts.
Boosting the agro-processing industry-Deputy CM
 Combining technology with the traditional knowledge and experience of farmers will definitely benefit them. It was started through the Krishi Sanjeevani campaign. Pawar said this at the time. Efforts are being made to boost the agro-processing industry in the state and the work of the agriculture department is well underway using the triad of crop productivity, quality and technology, he said.
Experimental Farmers are Independent University-Revenue Minister *
            Experimental Farmers is an independent university, said Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat. Agriculture can become more affordable if productivity increases. Minister Thorat said that he has benefited from the Minister of Agriculture, Dadaji Bhuse, who has been guiding the farmers. He also said that the experiences of the crop competition winning farmers should be conveyed to other farmers in the state in words and pictures.
7 lakh farmers participate in the campaign - Agriculture Minister
Krishi Sanjeevani Mohim is organized every year in the state from Agriculture Day. This year, however, the campaign is implemented throughout the week of Agriculture Day to guide the farmers for kharif. Hundreds of scientists, agricultural officials, people's representatives went to the farmers' dams and guided them. 7 lakh farmers have participated in this campaign and different activities were implemented every day during the campaign. Bhuse said.
 On this occasion, a booklet of Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjeevani Project was released by the dignitaries.
 The winners of the Rabi Season 2020 crop competition were represented at the hands of dignitaries. Sahebrao Chikane, Satara, Suhas Barve, Sinnar, Vasant Kachare, Khatav, Rajesh Halde, Deglur, Atya Padvi, Taloja, Vitthal Awari, Igatpuri, Hirachand Gavit, Kalvan were honored with certificates.