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Innovation and development in agriculture necessary as we move from Green Revolution to Cyan Revolution 

The Chhattisgarh , Feb 9, 2021

Innovation and development in agriculture necessary as green revolution moves from cyan-revolution – Minister Dr. Bhadoria started agriculture-based start-ups under NAVAAS Bhopal: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 21:06 IST Cooperatives and Public Service Management Minister Dr. Arvind Bhadoria said that the State Government is committed to sustainable agriculture for the prosperous future of its farmers. He said, ‘We believe that India now needs to move from green revolution to cyan revolution, which represents a fusion of agriculture and innovation for future growth.’ Minister Dr. Bhadauria said this on Tuesday, ‘FICCI Summit and Awards for Agri Start-‘ on the occasion of the beginning of prosperity by innovation and research by the government focused on self-help technologies for small and marginal farmers. Said while addressing the virtual summit of UPS ‘. He said that the technology developed under Nawas would be focused on developing self-help technologies supporting small and marginal farmers. “Equipment and technologies developed under NAVAAS will ensure livelihood security, reduce input costs, improve the productive value of produce, create value from crop residues, reduce crop damage from climate change and conserve natural wealth. . Dr. Bhadauria said that with its introduction, the farming community will become innovators and researchers rather than consumers of technology and knowledge. He said that the presence of cooperative structure in the state is up to the rural level. More than 4523 primary agricultural credit cooperatives provide short term crop loans, fertilizer and seeds to farmers. Innovations nurtured through Navas will help in better production and conservation of natural resources, making the toil and dignity of the farmer. He congratulated the agriculture based startups for participating in Navas. Also, the state government will provide all possible assistance. Minister Dr. Bhadoria said that Agritech Eco Systems equipped with emerging technologies and innovations have the potential to develop new and more efficient business models and ultimately make food systems more productive, sustainable and efficient. The state government is promoting MP incubation and startup policy towards this initiative to promote innovation in agriculture and introduce technologies in the agricultural allied sector. Welcome all start-ups and innovators to participate in the initiative and develop an ecosystem for major change in rural India. He said that we are committed to provide a platform to work jointly and demonstrate solutions on a large scale. Minister Dr. Bhadoria said that the farmers of the state, self-help for the creation of post-harvest infrastructure. – Under the Niribhar Bharat program, they are taking advantage of the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund. This infrastructure will support the farmers and also give opportunities to entrepreneurs. He said that the state has a strong infrastructure of 2 mega food parks, 6 food parks, 5 agri export zones, 45 industrial zones, 6 inland container depots, 226 large scale industries, 206 medium scale industries with food processing version. Minister Dr. Bhadoria said that the FICCI Agri Start Up Summit and Awards will definitely help in developing a strong agricultural start up eco system at the national level. Shri Hemendra Mathur, Chairman of Agri Startups and Venture Partner, FICCI Task Force, said that the development that Madhya Pradesh has seen is an example for other states as well. There are around 600 start-ups operating in the agricultural sector in India. He said that the start-up will play an important role in increasing the income of small and medium farmers. FICCI Secretary General Mr. Dilip Chenoy said that the incentive and start-up policy of the state government will take Indian agricultural start-ups to the next level. He stressed the need to create a dedicated cell for agri-tech start-ups at the state level to facilitate continuous dialogue between states and start-ups. Officials of national and international institutions also presented their views in the virtual program.

 

 

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