CM stressed the need for special emphasis on the marketing of agricultural produce which would help increase the income of the farmers. 13-03-2015
Chandigarh, March 13—The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has stressed the need for special emphasis on the marketing of agricultural produce which would help increase the income of the farmers. It is vital in the present era of globalization. He was speaking after inaugurating an exhibition at the Agri Leader Pavilion at the three-day Haryana Agri Leadership Summit, 2015, in Gurgaon, today. He was accompanied by the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari, the Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr O.P Dhankar, the Cooperation Minister, Mr Bikram Singh Yadav, and the BJP state President, Mr Subhash Barala. Mr Manohar Lal went round the exhibition and took a close look at the products displayed by the large number of cooperative societies and progressive farmers of Haryana. Farmes from across the country are attending the Summit in large numbers. Appreciating the products displayed by the farmers, he said that after production, we must move forward and think of new ways of marketing the agricultural produce. The Chief Minister visited the stalls at the exhibition and listened to the views and suggestions of the people for making agriculture a more profitable venture. The Haryana Agri Leadership Summit, 2015 has been organized with a view to ensuring that the farmers scaled new heights of success. The Summit has provided the farmers a platform to share their experiences with each other. Those who have excelled in the field of agriculture by using the latest techniques would become a source of inspiration for others. Boosting their morale, Mr Manohar Lal asked them to continue to do their hard work and assured them full support and cooperation of the state government. Haryana is an agrarian state and the farmers constitute its backbone, he added. The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari, appreciated the initiative taken by the state government to organize the Agri Leadership Summit, and said that better understanding of marketing of agricultural produce would pave the way for prosperity of the farmers. Earlier, the Chief Minister witnessed a live cattle show and interacted with cattle rearers on the upkeep of cows of indigenous breed and Murrah buffalo. Seven special pavilions have been set up at the Summit. Out of these, one pavilion has been dedicated to the progressive farmers. It is for the first time that such a large number of farmers have visited an event along with their products.