Center, states working for the development of the northeast, including Nagaland


Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Sunday that the Center and the states are together committed to the holistic development of the North East, including Nagaland.

Tomar visited the Central Institute of Horticulture in Nagaland and inaugurated a farmer’s workshop and exhibition.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants there to be holistic and balanced development and for the benefits of government programs to reach eligible people, including farmers down to the local level, which will improve their standard of living,” said declared the Minister during the inaugural ceremony. ceremony.

He affirmed that the central government will continue to walk step by step and side by side with the states for the development of the Northeast. “There is a need to transform agriculture into advanced agriculture for the benefit of farmers across the country, including the Northeast,” Tomar added.

In the program organized by the Central Institute of Horticulture (Medziphema, Dimapur), the main guest, Tomar, said that if the central and state governments work together, the results are bound to be good, and that is what is currently happening.

Highlighting the increase in production and productivity, the Minister of Agriculture said that the incomes of brothers and sisters working in the agricultural sector should also increase, for this they should switch to cash crops, connect to technology, bringing new technologies to farmers through R&D institutions. , ordinary farmers should benefit from scientific research and government funding should also reach them.

“The central government under Prime Minister Modi is working closely with state governments on all these issues,” he said.

Tomar expressed hope that farmers in this region will lead a new revolution in the development of horticulture.

“The North East region has long been neglected and due to its remoteness it has become difficult to benefit from the programs here, but after becoming Prime Minister, Shri Modi has consistently ensured that sufficient funds are secured for development North East, ensured that Union Ministers regularly visit this region, the Prime Minister himself has also come here several times to ensure that the problems of the region continue to be resolved by the Government of India” , did he declare.

Tomar assured that the Central Institute of Horticulture will stay here, it will not move anywhere, there will be no shortage of funds for it and the central government will spare no effort for its development.

He said that by virtue of six agro-climatic zones with vast geographical variations present in the North East region, and Nagaland in particular, it has the potential to offer considerable scope and benefits for the cultivation of many horticultural crops compared to other states.

“There are huge opportunities. Nagaland also has great potential for the export of agricultural products due to its proximity to Southeast Asian countries, there is a need to increase productivity and improve ensuring that the quality of agricultural products is up to world standards. As a result, farmers will get a good price and their financial situation will improve and the agricultural sector will also contribute more to the country’s GDP,” he said.

Furthermore, he said that everyone is making efforts together to bring new technologies to farmers at low cost, he appreciated the efforts of the institute and the state government in this direction.

Nagaland Agriculture Minister G Kaito also addressed the gathering and spoke about the development of agriculture in the state.

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