Union govt to promote cultivation of maize and soybean in Chhattisgarh

Central Government pledges full support for agriculture development in Chhattisgarh, focusing on farmers' welfare and input availability

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New Delhi: The Central Government has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the agricultural sector in Chhattisgarh, with a focus on promoting maize and soybean cultivation.
In a significant meeting held at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Rural Development Shivraj Singh Chouhan met with Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Ramvichar Netam to discuss various initiatives aimed at bolstering the state’s agricultural growth.
During the meeting, Chouhan emphasized the central government’s dedication to the interests of farmers and the agricultural sector under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The discussions covered a broad range of topics, including the promotion of pulses, oilseeds, and horticulture in Chhattisgarh. Chouhan highlighted the potential for expanding maize and soybean cultivation in the state, noting that the central government would ensure the availability of necessary inputs such as fertilizers and seeds during the Kharif season.
Chouhan also discussed various schemes and programs of the Agriculture Ministry, such as the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, and the Oil Palm Mission. He reiterated the central government’s commitment to working closely with the state government to address any challenges faced by farmers in Chhattisgarh. He instructed concerned officials to ensure adequate availability of agricultural inputs and highlighted the central government’s policy to promote pulses and oilseeds.
The meeting was attended by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Secretary Sanjeev Chopra, along with senior officials from the Central and State Agriculture and Horticulture departments.