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Jubarajnagar gets new Agricultural Division Office; Minister Ratanlal Nath highlights government’s initiatives for farmers

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 7th March 2024 :   In a bid to boost the agricultural sector and enhance the income of farmers, the Tripura government inaugurated the Jubarajnagar Agricultural Division Office in North Tripura district on Thursday. The new office, which is the 47th Agricultural Sub-Divisional Office of the State Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, will cater to the needs of 6,793 farmers of 19 gram panchayats and three ADC villages of Jubarajnagar block.

The office was inaugurated by Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Ratanlal Nath at the old office of Jubarajnagar Block in Haflong, Dharmanagar. The event was attended by former MLA Malina Debnath, social worker Nantu Goswami, Director of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department Phani Bhushan Jamatia, Director of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department Saradindu Das, Jubarajnagar Panchayat Samiti Chairman Shripada Das, and other dignitaries and officials.

Addressing the gathering, Minister Ratanlal Nath said that the government is providing all kinds of facilities to the farmers and taking various measures to increase their income. He said that the government aims to make farmers self-reliant and thereby make Tripura self-reliant. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision to double farmers’ income by 2022 and for this, various projects have been taken up with the help of farmers.

He informed that 6,852 farmers of Jubarajnagar block are getting benefits under Pradhan Mantri Krishak Samman Nidhi Yojana, which provides Rs 6,000 per year to small and marginal farmers. He also said that agricultural land is being brought under Pradhan Mantri Crop Bima Yojana, which provides crop insurance to farmers against natural calamities. He further said that 3,066 farmers of Jubarajnagar block have been given loans of about Rs 12 crore through Kisan Credit Cards, which provide easy and flexible credit to farmers.

He urged the farmers to not leave any land uncultivated and to bring uncultivated agricultural land under cultivation. He said that the government wants farmers to be self-reliant and to adopt modern and scientific methods of farming. He also encouraged the farmers to diversify their crops and to grow high-value crops such as fruits, vegetables, spices, and flowers.

He also inaugurated a village knowledge center for farmers at Bagbasa in Dharmanagar. The center will provide information and guidance to the farmers on various aspects of agriculture and allied activities. He said that the center will help the farmers to access the latest technologies and innovations in the field of agriculture and to improve their productivity and profitability. He also distributed agricultural inputs and equipment to the farmers on the occasion.

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