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Govt to take steps for agriculture boost in North East

All steps will be taken to boost agriculture and increase productivity in North-East: Radha Mohan Singh

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Publish Date: Jun 20 2016 1:26PM | Updated Date: Jun 20 2016 1:26PM

Govt to take steps for agriculture boost in North East

Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh

 

The central government would take all possible steps to increase production and productivity of agriculture in North-East region, said Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

 

"The central government would undertake all possible steps to increase production and productivity of agriculture in hilly northeastern region," he said at Thenzawl on the outskirts of the Mizoram capital.

 

The minister further added that the northeastern region comprising eight states have huge potentiality to boost agriculture, horticulture and other crops as its climate and soil are favourable.

 

Singh also met Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and discussed prospects and planning of agricultural development in Mizoram and other northeastern states, farmers’ welfare and technology inputs to agriculture and allied sectors.

 

An official release said that the Union Agriculture Minister apprised the Chief Minister that a Vocational Training Institute and a Multi-Technology Testing Centre would be established in Mizoram in collaboration with his ministry within three months.