Agriculture roadmap for Bihar: Nitish

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said his government had formulated an agricultural roadmap.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 16:05 PM IST

Patna: Stressing the need for boosting agriculture output to attain the long-cherished dream of a developed Bihar by 2015, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said his government had formulated an agricultural roadmap for the purpose.

"We have laid stress on boosting the agriculture output to attain the long-cherished dream of a developed Bihar by 2015...we have formulated an agriculture roadmap for the
purpose," Kumar said while inaugurating an agriculture fair at the Veterinary College campus here.

He informed that the roadmap for developing the agriculture sector was evolved by scientists and experts and had already been approved by the Kiswan Panchayat.
"The specific thrust is to boost the production of food grains as the state has to reap the benefits of the green revolution," he said.

Kumar said "the agriculture roadmap will not only ensure quality seeds to farmers, but also tremendously boost the much-required production through indigenous and
scientific methods."

"Our objective is to see that there is a food item from Bihar very platter of Indian," he said.

Expressing concern over recurring drought affecting the people in Bihar during the past two years, he said the state government had engaged scientists and experts to find out ways to tackle the problem.

Turning to corruption, Kumar said his government was firm in its resolve to weed out corruption. "We have to ensure that the state takes a lead on the issue of corruption in the
country," he said, adding an initiative to this effect had already been set in motion.

PTI