ASKS PAU TO CONSULT THE FARMERS ON THE ISSUE
REITERATES COMMITMENT TO MAKE AGRICULTURE A PROFITABLE VENTURE
CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 3 :-
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today held detailed parleys with the officers of Agriculture department and officers of Punjab Agriculture University for preparations regarding the next kharif crop in the state.
Chairing a meeting here at his office in Punjab Civil Secretariat-I, the Chief Minister said that the state government is committed for making agriculture a profitable venture. He said that for this maximum thrust must be laid on supplementing the income of farmers. Bhagwant Mann said that to ensure this major thrust will be given on crop diversification in the state.
The Chief Minister said that for this the state government will consult the farmers by going directly to them. He said that before the sowing of next crop detailed consultation will be held with the farmers. Bhagwant Mann asked the Punjab Agriculture University to meet the farmers directly and discuss the issue with them.
The Chief Minister said that the teams of PAU must meet the farmers directly at the grass root level and take their opinion about the cropping pattern. He categorically said that now in Punjab any policy regarding the farmers will be implemented in due consultation with the farmers and other stakeholders. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will leave no stone unturned for the welfare of the farmers of the state.
On the occasion Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Additional Chief Secretary to CM A Venu Prasad, Financial Commissioner Development Rahul Tiwari, PAU Vice Chancellor Dr SS Gosal, Director Agriculture Dr Gurwinder Singh and others were also present.