Agro Business School To Be Opened By Haryana Govt For Farmers
On Tuesday, Haryana government said that it is going to open an agro business school to skill farmers and help them to understand market trends and also to help farmers to sell their products directly to consumers.
The Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Om Prakash Dhankar was present as a chief guest on the concluding day of 12th CII Agrotech-2016, organised by Kisan Sangoshthi.
Addressing the event, he made the announcement and said that keeping in view the demands of the market, farmers should adopt the crop cycle and crop management practices
International fruits and vegetable terminus in Ganaur was being established according to the geographical location of the state and emphasis would be laid on better packaging, minimum loss management and transportation management. A Special Purpose Vehicle was being set up for this, he said.
Owners of various big companies are selling their produce by setting up stalls in the Agro-tech, therefore, farmers should also change their thinking and start selling their produce themselves in the market.
In order to divert the attention of farmers towards horticulture and other cash crops, a proposal has been prepared to implement the idea of peri-agriculture in National Capital Region (NCR) so that the demand of milk, dairy products, fruits, vegetables of the area could be met.
Farmers were being provided gypsum and other nutrients on subsidised rates under 'Bhoomi Sudhar Karyakram' so that fertility of the land could be preserved. A new technique of agriculture was being developed so that per acre income of a farmer could be minimum Rs 1 lakh.
The minister said that it was after a long time that the Central Government has given approval for opening a Horticulture university in the country.
A Horticulture university is being established in Karnal and it would have three regional research centres. As many as 140 villages have been declared as organic villages so that farmers could form groups and sell their products to consumers in the like brands.