Picture shows Jharkhand CS Raj Bala Verma reviewing works of the state Agriculture Department inside Project Bhawan in Ranchi on September 6,2016.Seen in the picture are(Left to Right) CS Raj Bala Verma and Agriculture Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni.

Jharkhand Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma has told the state Agriculture Department officials to prepare a special plan to promote business of nursery and agriculture.

“Set up 500 nurseries in the selected blocks and panchayat villages”,directed the CS while reviewing the Department’s work inside Project Bhawan in Ranchi on Wednesday.

The CS opined that each nursery should be established so that cultivation and production of spices such as chilly,ginger and coriadar can be increased.

Incidentally,as of now there were 130 nurseries in the state.She directed officers to inspect these nurseries,prepare a profile of fellows who owned and maintained them and find out whether the fund provided by the government was being used by them.

Also,inorder to boost veg seed production,the CS directed these officers to prepare ‘Seed Village’ over 2500 hectares and link farmers with veg seed production.During the meeting,organic farming was a subject of debate.

Notably,the CS directed them to establish 1000 Agriculture Business Centres across the state.The meeting was attended among others by the state Agriculture Department Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni.


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