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"Govt Working for Development of Agri Sector in Northeast": Narendra Singh Tomar

Agriculture is the country's fastest growing sector, according to Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, and there will be no restrictions on central funding for its development.

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Continuous efforts are being made to connect farming with modern technology
Continuous efforts are being made to connect farming with modern technology

In reference to the northeast, Tomar stated that the Centre and the northeast state governments are collaborating to develop the agriculture sector, given the region's potential for organic farming.


Union minister inaugurated the newly constructed administrative and academic buildings of Pasighat Agriculture College in Arunachal Pradesh's East Siang district.

The Centre has worked to bridge the gap between research and farming by providing scientific advice to farmers on the ground. The establishment of the institute, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will boost agricultural education and research in Arunachal Pradesh and other northeastern states, he said.

"Given the importance of agriculture in bringing about development and livelihood security in the northeast, farming activities are being strengthened through agricultural education and research," said Tomar.


According to an official communique issued on Friday, the minister stated that the Centre is working to ensure that the country's agricultural sector remains strong in order to meet all challenges and ensure adequate food reserves at all times.

Continuous efforts are being made to connect farming with modern technology, and research institutions and agricultural universities play an important role in this regard, according to Tomar.

He congratulated the people of East Siang district and hoped that the students would actively contribute to empowering the country's agriculture sector after graduating. He also hoped that the new college facilities would encourage and motivate students to work harder and help them increase their capacity by providing technological benefits. According to the communiqué, Tomar also attended the two-day Kisan Mela held on the college campus and interacted with farmers.


Arunachal Agriculture Minister Tage Taki stressed the importance of locally grown crops for increasing farmers' income, export opportunities, and encouraging natural and organic farming for long-term growth. Taki also stated that all centrally sponsored welfare schemes are being implemented to improve the income and living standards of the state's farming community, according to the communique.


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