BY TC News Desk
Agartala, May 03, 2023: Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare minister Ratan Lal Nath on Wednesday said that the government has given utmost importance for the development of agriculture and the welfare of farmers to make the state self-reliant. That is why various schemes of the central and state governments are being delivered to the farmers of the state, he added.
While addressing at the inaugural ceremony of a discussion round on ‘Kharif Abhiyan’ at Old Town Hall in Amarpur on Wednesday, Nath said “Our country is an agricultural country. Tripura is no exception. The development of rural economy of this state depends on agriculture and its related sectors.”
He said that importance has been laid on scientific farming to increase the production of agricultural products in the state. For this, farmers are being assisted with advanced agricultural machinery. The government is buying paddy at subsidized prices to increase farmers’ income.
During the discussion, the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given special attention to the development of agriculture sector. Schemes like PM Kisan and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana have been launched for the welfare of the country’s farmers. The farmers of this state are also getting the benefits.
MLA Ranjit Das and Agriculture Department officials were present in the discussion.
On the other hand, a blood donation camp was held today at Dakshin Amarpur Town Class XII School. This blood donation camp was organized to mark the end of the 7-day camp of NSS unit of the school. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Ratanlal Nath inaugurated this blood donation camp.
Inaugurating the camp, Nath said that students should come forward more in social service work. Students are the future of the country and nation. Students have an important role to play in making ‘Ek Tripura Shrestha Tripura’. MLA Ranjit Das among others spoke on the occasion. Amarpur Nagar Panchayat Chairperson Bikash Saha was also present. Altogether, 24 people donated blood in the blood donation camp.