DCM eyes on private investment to boost agri-allied sector

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Stating that agriculture is the mainstay of economy for the people, Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein pitched to rope in private investment in agriculture and allied sectors in the state.
He was addressing the officers of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary, Fishery, Handloom & Handicraft and Sericulture departments in a meeting convened by the Chief Secretary to chalk out plans to conduct a conclave on resurgence of organic agriculture and allied sectors in the state in March at the CS Conference hall here on Wednesday.
Appreciating the initiative of the Chief Secretary, he said that such conclave helps to draw a road map for development of the state with a future plan in realistic terms. He further said that research and development should go together and efforts have to be made to bring in revolution in Dairy and Fishery to enhance the farmers’ income.
Chief Secretary, Satya Gopal emphasized on organic farming and to draw an action point to bring in five lakhs hectares of land into organic farming in the next 5 to 10 years. He said that the motto of the conclave should be to draw a practical road map and guidelines for the departments and not just the presentations of theoretical and academic papers. It should specifically aim to bring in resurgence to organic agriculture and allied sectors for next 5 to 10 years, he added.
Secretary to Chief Minister, Sonam Chombay informed that the conclave is the follow up of the “Dream Change – Arunachal 2027” Conclave that was held in December 8 & 9 last year.
NABARD regional office GM, Dr Gyanendra Mani also spoke on the occasion.
A Conclave Secretariat under the chairmanship of Secretary (Home, Political, Transport, Animal Husbandry, etc), G S Meena was formed in the meeting.