Bhubaneswar:28/8/19:Odisha Chief Minister announced a multi-dimensional pilot project for livelihood and income augmentation of farmers in Nabarangpur district. It will be implemented in cooperation with 12 R&D central agencies along with 15 Odisha Govt. departments.
Through technology interventions, the programme will work on capacity building of the farmers and also work on sectors like health, nutrition, bio-fuels and allied sectors. ₹5.21Cr has been earmarked for 2019-20 to implement the programme.
The project was launched via video conferencing from Lok Seva Bhawan here.
Launching the development project, the Chief Minister said, ” The government aims at making agriculture a profitable business. The project in Nabarangpur district will help increase the income of farmers and their potentials in the field of horticulture, fisheries, poultry farming, animal husbandry and aromatic industry.”
As many as 12 departments under CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, Department of Bio-Technology as well as Research and Development (R&D) of Union Government are cooperating with 15 departments of Odisha Government for the project.
According to a press note released by the Chief Minister’s Office stated: “Under this programme, several initiatives including high yielding fruits and vegetables, setting up of commercial nurseries, aromatic agricultural produces like turmeric, lemongrass and essential oils, incense stick manufacturing, biofertilizer, fisheries, water harvesting project and poultry farming will be undertaken using advanced technology in the sector”.