Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that if we desire to change the destiny of India we will have to change the rural scenario. Shri Mohan said that the greatest problem we are facing in the present perspective is how we should provide advanced technology and recent inventions to the farmers. The Agriculture Minister added that the first revolution in agricultural sector erupted in the West based on maximum availability of water. Now we require another revolution which will commence from the East namely India. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare was speaking today in Indian Soil Science Institute’s 81st Annual Conference at the Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia Agriculture University, Gwalior. The soil scientists from the nook and corner of India are participating in this conference which will be on for three days. The central theme of the conference is “Sustainability of Production in Pulses and More Crops with Low Resources”.
The Union Minister said that the fundamental natural resources in Indian agriculture sector like availability of big holdings as well as water is going to be reduced. Shri Radha Mohan further added that the unexpected change in climate triggered low yield in the crops leading to economical loss to the farmers.
Shri Radha Mohan said that we are required to reduce the cost of agriculture and balance the use of fertilizers and water. Timely sowing process, solution of pest related disorders and required techniques are to be used. This is the best scientific modus operandi for sustained agriculture. The prominence of rain fed farming, increasing population, unabated use of land, deterioration in natural resources resulting in ecological imbalance is leading to the decreasing agricultural production. He said that we will have to find out cost affective innovative environment friendly situation for durable farming.
The Agriculture Minister laid the foundation of Unified Apiculture Development Centre in Agriculture Science Centre, Morena. Shri Singh said that apiculture is a good source of income for agricultural labourers as well as farmers. This is very much conducive in increasing the income of farmers. The Union Minister further said that apiculture does not require any sophisticated technology, capital in abundance as well as any systematic infrastructure on the other hand it gives more margin. In income.
Union Minister also inaugurated a Farmers Fair cum Demonstration as well as Apiculture Awareness Programme in Zonal Agriculture Research Centre, Morena under Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia Agriculture University, Gwalior. On this occasion Shri Radha Mohan Singh also inaugurated the Agriculture Technical Information Centre. He also said that the State of Madhya Pradesh is enjoying a prominent status related to the agricultural sector compared to the national average development. During the course of the last years the enhancement of farmers income has been 18.95 to 25% by dint of the labour of the farmers.