Jharkhand State aims for Doubling of Farmers’ Income by March, 2022
13thApril 2017, Ranchi
Jharkhand State Coordination Committee meeting for Doubling of Farmers’ Income by March, 2022 was held at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand today.
Vice Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi and Chairperson of the Committee briefed about the role of line departments in developing a road map and its implementation by them to realize the objective in next five years by taking 2016-17 as base year.
Dr. KK Sharma, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins & Gums, Ranchi as Convener presented a concrete action plan including technological and policy interventions for the state. He briefed about the major bottlenecks including scattered land holdings, poor irrigation infrastructure, low input use, acidic soils, open grazing in rabi season, inadequate supply of quality seed and planting material. He also outlined the major crop/enterprise specific interventions needed to get rid of the constraints faced by the farmers of the state and highlighted the major policy issues related to Non–wood Forest products like Lac, Tasar, etc.
The Committee emphasized to focus on major field crops (rice and pigeon pea) and horticulture crops (Mango, Jackfruit), fisheries, Non Wood Forest Products (Lac, Tasar, Tamarind, Chironjee, etc.) and dairy sectors, water conservation, value addition/post harvest management and integrated farming systems.
Representatives of SAUs, ICAR research institutes, NABARD, line departments, Ministry of Food Processing Industries participated in the meeting and provided their inputs.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins & Gums, Ranchi)