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Agricultural inputs fortnight

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The national agricultural inputs fortnight for Kharif was launched in Meghalaya at different functions held on June 1 at the district and sub-divisional headquarters.

The Fortnight is aimed at creating an awareness among the farmers of the various facilities available to them through the State Govt and also to energies the field works so that the Kharif production does not fall below target.

In Shillong, the State Agriculture Minister, Mr Oris Lyngdoh, while inaugurating the Fortnight at a function at Upper Shillong, stressed the importance of the programme. He said “food economy of the country substantially depends upon Kharif production which accounts for 60% of the total foodgrain production”. This year the total target of foodgrains production was 1.84 lakh M.T. of which 1.74 lakh M.T was proposed to be attained during the Kharif season, he added.

Mr Lyngdoh underlined the paramount need for ensuring that all the vital inputs were made available to the farmers. He also gave details of the various steps undertaken by the State Agriculture Department for helping the farmers in obtaining inputs like modern technology, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides financial credit, irrigation, tools and machinery.

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