Dr Chai calls on Union Minister for farmers’ welfare

NEW DELHI, Oct 24: Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development, Fisheries and SYA, Dr Mohesh Chai has sought the Central government’s assistance in making Arunachal Pradesh an organic state in the near future.
Dr Chai said this during a meeting with the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GoI, Radha Mohan Singh at his office chamber in the Krishi Bhawan here on Wednesday.
During the meeting, which was also attended by joint secretaries of the different divisions at the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Dr Chai informed that Arunachal Pradesh is the first state in the country to adopt the model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Marketing (P&F) Act, 2017 and is gearing up for plugging in with e-NAM portal.
He also spoke on the launch of new schemes, such as CM’s Saskhat Kisan Yojana and CM’s Krishi Samuh Yojana, besides launching the State Organic Mission.
He also gave the detailed status of various central sector programmes implemented in the state, such as NLM, DIDF, RKVY, PMKSY, MIDH, NMOOP, SMAM, MOVCD, e-NAM, SHC, SAME, etc.
Appreciating the state government and its pro-farmers schemes, Singh informed that the ministry is working on the separate cost norm for North Eastern region scheme specific to the region, and other centrally sponsored schemes wherever possible.
He suggested the state government to complete the task-in-hand and submit utilization certificates for early disbursal of the pending instalments.
He ensured that the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GoI is well aware of various state specific problems and issues with regard to programme implementation in Arunachal Pradesh, and assured that his ministry shall reciprocate the pro-activeness of ‘Team Arunachal’ in developmental front for the sector.