State to implement Rs 5,000 cr project to boost agriculture in saline belt: Fadnavis

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 May 2017 10:57:36

District Correspondent BULDANA, 

Government will also form pre-season policy on crop procurement soon, says the CM

THE State Government is focusing to improve the farms under 'Dark Zone' in saline belt and increase the productivity of soil. The State Government has launched Rs 5,000 crore project to improve the quality of soil in saline belt under Krishi Samruddhi Project. Under this project, efforts will be made to increase the productivity of soil so that farmers can cultivate their farms efficiently, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He was interacting with farmers in Gadegaon (Bu)villageofBuldana district on Saturday.

Earlier, addressing addressing district review meeting organised in the premises of Shreepad Krishna Kolhatkar College, Jalgaon Jamod in the district, Fadnavis informed that Government would form pre-season policy on cropprocurement.

With this policy farmers would getinformation inadvanceabout which crops are going to be procured by Government, and they can plan accordingly. Minister of State for Home Dr Ranjit Patil,MP Prataprao Jadhav, MLAs Dr Sanjay Kute, Akash Phundkar, Sanjay Raymulkar, Rahul Bondre and Shashikant Khedekar, ZP ChiefUmaTayade, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pravin Pardeshi, Divisional Commissioner J P Gupta, District Collector Dr Chandrakant Pulkundwar, ZP CEO Shanmukhraj and others were present on the dais. Reviewing Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan, CM asked the officials to complete allthe works scheduled in 2016-17 immediately.  

The works will be considered as completed only after geo tagging. Works under ‘farm ponds on demand’ should be done effectively and agriculture power connections of which fees are paid before March 2016, should be completed immediately, CM directed.He also probe of the district-level defecation-free committee for issuing defecation-free certificate to Mehkar Municipal Council despite less construction works.

The Chief Minister informed that those residing on e-class encroached land will also get the permission for construction of toilets and the limit of gaothan will be increased if Government land is available in such villages. Fadnavis further asked the officials to include Jigaon project in CM War Room subjects and complete the first phase work of the project immediately.

Taking stock of National Dairy Development Board project,CM said milk will be collected from 351 villages in the district and programme will be launched to increase milk collection. He assured that tur registered till April 22 will be procured by the Government. Fadvnavis also informed that Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Samruddhi Project will be implemented for the development of farms in saline belt.

At least 20 farmers shouldcometogetheror farmers having collective farms of 100 acres should optfor group farming, the CM suggested. The criminal offences should be registered against nationalised banks denying agriculture loan to farmers, CM asked the Collector. Fadnavis reviewed Jalyukt Shivarworks in GadegaonKhurd and expressed satisfaction over its progress. Similarly, the CM also inspected the gharkul of Geetabai Sonaji Dandekar in Asalgaon village. The gharkul was granted under Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana in 2016-17.

He also inspected the construction of toilet of gharkul of Ganesh Uttam Tayade in Khandwi village that were grantedunder Swachh Bharat Mission and Pradhanmantri AwasYojana respectively. He also inspected the recharge shafts in the village and hoped that those would help in increase in ground water level