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Emphasis on building Maharashtra’s brand in agriculture and food processing industry: Dadaji Straw

कृषि और खाद्य प्रसंस्करण उद्योग में महाराष्ट्र का ब्रांड बनाने पर जोर: दादाजी भूसे

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Grandfather straw in a cotton field.

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bhuse has said that emphasis is being laid on building a brand of Maharashtra in the agriculture and food processing industry. So that farmers get better price for their produce. It is the policy of the government to accelerate the development of agriculture and food processing industries to get better prices for agricultural products. He talked about giving priority to developing a value chain, preparing a marketing plan to get the price of agricultural commodities. He was reviewing the works of Directorate of Agriculture and Food Processing in Mantralaya.

On this occasion, Straw said that agriculture and food processing is a very important issue for the farmers in the state. Therefore, the officers and employees working in the Directorate are expected to recognize this importance and work in such a way that a new identity of the state is created in this field. He said that self-help groups, farmers, government, especially all those working in the industry need to work together for the development of the food processing industry.

Farmers are getting the benefits of these schemes

Straw said that the agriculture schemes of the state and central government are being implemented through the agriculture department. Prime Minister’s Micro Food Industry Upgradation Scheme, Chief Minister’s Agriculture and Food Processing Scheme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme, Chief Minister’s Employment Generation Program, Balasaheb Thackeray Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project, Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjeevani Project, Integrated Horticulture Development Mission, Maharashtra Agri Business Network and Prime Minister Farmers are being given benefits through Kisan Sampada Yojana. There is a need to work together.

E-marketing information to farmers

The Agriculture Minister said that action is being taken to expedite the work of Directorate of Agriculture and Food Processing. Integrated implementation of all the schemes, providing e-marketing and e-platform to the farmers, it is important to promote the agricultural products of the farmers. There is a need to act more swiftly on this. The officials briefed on the marketing plan and other matters for the agriculture and food processing industry. On this occasion, Agriculture Secretary Eknath Dawle, Deputy Secretary Sushil Khodvekar, Agriculture Commissioner Dheeraj Kumar, Joint Secretary Balasaheb Raskar and Deputy Secretary HG Mahapankar and many officials were present.

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