Guj CM Lays Foundation Stone for 3 Horticulture Centers of Excellence and 4 Primary Processing Centers in the State

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Guj CM Lays Foundation Stone for 3 Horticulture Centers of Excellence and 4 Primary Processing Centers in the State

  • Centers of Excellence for Horticulture to be made in Ahmedabad, Jamnagar and Kheda and primary treatment centers to be made at Banaskantha, Kutch, Jamnagar, Northavsari and panchmahal districts
  • Beginning of 3 schemes by the Chief Minister Kamalam Fruit Planting Assistance Program, Comprehensive Horticulture Development Program, Madhmakhi Mission Karyakram
  • The Prime Minister gave Rs 2.16 crores as aid to 684 horticultural farmers benefiting from the State

Prime Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel:

  • Horticultural crop area in Gujarat increased from 6.92 lakh hectares to 19.77 lakh hectares and production increased from 62.01 lakh metric tons at 250.52 lakh metric tons in 20 years
  • More than 35 lakh horticulturists benefited from various horticulture programs of the state government over the past 20 years
  • The state government has made a provision of Rs 10 crore under the Madhmakhi Mission Karyakram for the purpose of proper handling, packaging and ownershipr marketing of honey production
  • An area of ​​1.40 lakh acres of land has been covered by the allotment Rs 35 crores for yousing drone technology for horticulture department

Gandhinagar, Thursdaydaytime: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel has practically laid the foundation stone for 3 Centers of Excellence for Horticulture and 4 Primary Treatment Centers in Dhrol State, Jamnagar. The Chief Minister has decided to construct these centers with the aim of increasing farmers’ incomes by creating a value chain of horticultural crops in the state.

Within this framework, centers of excellence for horticulture will be established in Ahmedabad, Jamnagar and Kheda and primary treatment centers will be established in the districts of Banaskantha, Kutch, Jamnagar, Navsari and Panchmahal. The Chief Minister has also launched 3 new programs in the state, namely Kamalam Fruit Plantation Support Scheme, Comprehensive Horticulture Development Scheme and Madhmakhi Karyakram Mission.

Under the aid scheme, ordinary farmers growing Kamalam fruits will receive a maximum of Rs. 3 lakh assistance per hectare and SC/ST farmers will receive a maximum of Rs. 4.50 lakh assistance per hectare.

A comprehensive horticulture development program has been implemented to help farmers in Gujarat to plant perennial fruit crops on a commercial basis and to provide necessary assistance to these farmers against high initial investment. Under this program, all farmers in the state, members of registered trusts, FPOs, FPCs, cooperative societies holding farmland will benefit.

Mission Madhmakhi Karyakram was started to provide assistance in areas such as beekeeping, processing, packaging, cold room, bee clinic to promote bee production. Under this scheme, support of up to 75% will be given to farmers/cooperatives through the FPO, FPC and “A” cooperatives.

Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that in 20 years, the cultivated area of ​​horticultural crops in Gujarat has increased from 6.92 lakh hectares to 19.77 lakh hectares and production has increased from 62.01 lakh metric tons to 250.52 lakh metric tons. More than 35 lakh horticulturists have benefited from various state government horticulture programs over the past 20 years.

He said today’s program is a milestone for the development of the horticulture sector. A total of 9 centers including 3 new centers of excellence for horticulture will be operational across the state making horticulture profitable and more infrastructure in the horticulture sector will be made available farmers. The state government has allocated Rs 10 crore for beekeeping across the state, he added.

Giving a picture of the state’s horticultural agriculture situation, the Chief Minister proudly stated that Kesar mangoes in the state have GI label, Gujarat state is the first in the whole country in matter of okra and chickoo production, which is a matter of pride for the horticultural farmers of Gujarat.

Giving more information on this, the Chief Minister said that the state government has allocated Rs. 10 crores has been provided and in the past five years, 7.26 lakh beneficiaries across the state have enjoyed the benefits of various government horticultural programs.

Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel referred to the e-NAM (e National Agriculture Market) launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and added that through this arrangement, farmers across the state will be able to interact with farmers in the whole country, which will allow them to obtain maximum price of agricultural products. Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel presented details of drone technology being implemented across the state and said that for drone technology in the state Rs. 35 crore has been allocated and 1.40 lakh acres of land will be covered by this technology. He also expressed hope that with the drone technology, farmers will be able to sprinkle fertilizer in their fields and their labor costs will be saved. He said he believed it would prove to be a useful step in the progression from “Atmanirbhar Gujarat” to “Atmanirbhar India”.

Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel visited the agricultural produce stalls at the premises of GM Patel High School and encouraged the horticulturists. In addition, the scheme aid and certificates from the state government were distributed to the beneficiaries of Jamnagar District Horticulture Department and other beneficiaries.

Attended by Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, the breakthrough program of Horticultural Crops Symposium, Center of Excellence and Primary Processing Center of Department of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Government Cooperation of the state was held at the premises of GM Patel Secondary School, which was broadcast live from Miroli in Ahmedabad district, Mehmadpura in Kheda district, Bhuj town hall, Jambughoda in Panchmahal district and Deesa in Banaskantha district, with the participation of thousands of progressive citizens.

Agriculture Minister Shri Raghavji Patel expressed satisfaction with the new projects which will be finalized by the Chief Minister and said the government was working under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel to make the whole country self-sufficient. from farmer to village. In order to enrich the farmer and double his income, the state government has introduced many agricultural welfare programs such as Sauni Yojana, Krushi Sadhan Sahay, Fertilizer and Electricity Subsidy, Unit of fruit processing, purchase of seeds at the maximum support price, free loan etc. to enrich the farmer, the agriculture and the village.

Minister of State Shri Arvind Raiyani and Minister in charge Shri Brijesh Merja, MP Poonam Madam, Chairman of Panchayat District Shri Dharamshi Chaniyara, MP Shri Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Mayor Smt. Bina Kothari, Chairman of Panchayat District Executive Committee Shri Bharat Borsadia, Chairman of Jamnagar City BJP Dr Vimal Kagathara, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Department Shri Mukesh Puri, District Collector Dr Saurabh Parghi, Officer of District Development Shri Mihir Patel, District Superintendent of Police Shri Premsukh Delu, BJP State Deputy Chairman Shri Jayanti Kawadia, Jayaram Vansjalia, Babu Ghodasara and a large number of farmers from all over Jamnagar district were present.

Ministers, office bearers, MPs, MPs were present at the ceremony held in the other respective districts of the state under this program.

Source: Department of Information, Gujarat

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