Govt aiming to bring changes in farming sector: Parrikar

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The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar while lighting the lamp to mark the inauguration of farmers meet at Mayem. Also seen are the Deputy Speaker, Mr Anant Shet, local sarpanch, Ms Veena Chodankar, agriculture director, Mr Satish Tendulkar, president of MWA, Mr Sakharam Pednekar and others.

BICHOLIM: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar said that government is aiming to bring about drastic changes in the state’s farming sector, and that, efforts are being made to improve the living standard of farmers.

Mr Parrikar was speaking at the farmers’ meeting organised by Mayem Watershed Association at Mayem, recently.

Mr Parrikar lit the traditional lamp to inaugurate the meeting in the presence of deputy speaker and Mayem MLA, Mr Anant Shet, Mayem sarpanch, Ms Veena Chodankar, president of Mayem Watershed Association, Mr Sakharam Pednekar.

Mr Parrikar said that government will lay emphasis on agriculture by implementing different schemes including revised support price scheme for variety of crops and encouraging farmers to adopt modern farming practices, which have become the need of the hour.

"The government will also make efforts to ensure that sufficient water is available for agriculture in the state," Mr Parrikar added.

Deputy Speaker, Mr Anant Shet and director of agriculture, Mr Satish Tendulkar also spoke.

Mr Sakharam Pednekar welcomed the guests and the gathering and also proposed the vote of thanks.

Later, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone for a new bundhara at Piligaon-Sarmanas. The work is estimated to cost around Rs 3 crore.