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Odisha Chief Minister laid emphasis on farm mechanisation and crop diversification

Bhubaneswar:16/2/23: Inaugurating the 3-day Krushi Odisha-2023 at the Bermuda ground here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid emphasis on farm mechanisation and crop diversification and asked farmers to adopt the latest technology.

The 3-day event, organised by Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment department will continue till February 18. The theme of this year’s event is “Emerging Technology in Agriculture”.

Addressing the farmers present on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that technology is the basis of development. There is a great need for technology in the field of agriculture as well.

The Chief Minister said that all the farmers would learn about the new technology, use it and be successful in the field of agriculture and contribute significantly to the development of themselves and their state.

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The Chief Minister further stated that the development of agriculture and farmers is the most important program of my government. Odisha has become a leading state in the field of agriculture. He said that we have gone from being a food-deficient state to being a surplus state in food grains and supplying rice to the public distribution system of the entire country.

Expressing that the farmers have got job security through KALIA Yojana, he said that efforts are being made to increase crop productivity by emphasising on farm mechanization. Through special missions such as Panas Mission, Chathu Mission, importance is being given to farmers’ livelihood and nutrition security.

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Stating that the Millet Mission has attracted the attention of the entire country and the world today, he said that it has also helped in increasing the income of our Mission Shakti Groups.

Welcoming the representatives of organizations like WFP, IFAD and FAO present at the ‘Agriculture Odisha’, the Chief Minister thanked them for their continuous cooperation in the field of agriculture.

On this occasion, Ranendra Pratap, Minister for Agriculture, said that under the direction of the Chief Minister, the Agriculture Department has taken many innovative steps.

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Among others, Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairman Subroto Bagchi and Additional Chief Administrative Secretary Anu Garg, Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Development Principal Secretary Dr Arvind Padhi and Director Premchand Choudhury were present.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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