REASI, DEC 30: Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda said that farmers should remain abreast with latest technology and learn innovative farming practices from other areas to increase their produces.
The Minister was addressing a function organized by Agriculture Department at Reasi before flagging off farmer exposure tour to Tanda. The Minister said that government is focusing on farming and other agriculture sectors by introducing new schemes and programmes so that farmers and fruit growers can also reap extra benefits.
The Minister also said that the government is committed towards streamlining and development of nurseries of various types of fruits keeping in view the topography of the areas so that fruit growers can also fetch enhanced income.
The Minister also asked the farmers to utilize this opportunity in best possible way by learning farming techniques being employed in other areas and integrate these techniques in their local areas. He also asked the concerned HDO accompanying the tour group to familiarize the farmers with new farming system.
Meanwhile, it was informed to the Minister, that all elaborate arrangements of boarding, lodging, stay and transportation have been made for farmers to give them best ever experience of the tour.