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'Horticulture has tremendous potential in Northeast'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, Feb 15: Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh has said that there exists tremendous potential in NE states for development of the horticulture sector and we need to ensure focused attention for harnessing available potential through scaling up ongoing interventions under various schemes. The Union minister was addressing the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Horticulture Development in India held in Shillong today. Singh said setting up of market infrastructure has been linked with reforms in APMC act for permitting direct marketing of horticulture produce. “Although we have achieved a substantial breakthrough in production, the challenge lies in converting this into gains for farmer,” he said.

The meeting was also attended by Union Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Mohanbhai Kundariya and six Members of Parliament besides the Director of ICAR NEH Region Dr SV Ngachan.

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