ICAR asks other states to follow Bihar model: Nitish

Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 20:42

Patna: The Indian Council for Agriculture
Research (ICAR) has applauded the agricultural road map of
Bihar and appealed to other states to follow the model, state
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Sunday.

"According to ICAR, other states can become self-reliant
in food production if they follow Bihar model," Kumar said.

ICAR had prepared a pattern of cultivation so that a
family could survive in only one hectare of land by integrated
system of agriculture, he said, adding Bihar would give a
serious thought to it.

Referring to the use of fertilisers, he asked farmers not
to use too much chemical as it harmed the fertility of land.

Kumar was speaking at a meeting after inaugurating
`Farmers` school and integrated farming system` here.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 20:42

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