Adopt alternative farming in light of climate changes, CM to farmers

Palamau: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday suggested that farmers adopt an alternative form of farming in light of the changing climate. “When the farmer moves forward, the state and the country also move forward. With this resolution, the government is working rapidly towards making farmers and animal herders empowered and self-reliant” said Chief Minister, Hemant Soren while dedicating the state’s seventh state-of-the-art dairy plant in Palamu to the people of the state on Wednesday. 

The Chief Minister said that this dairy would prove to be a boon in bringing change in the lives of the farmers and cattle rearers. The Chief Minister said “ farmers should be able to stand on their feet and their income should increase. They can live a better life. For this, the government is running many schemes”. He asked the farmers and cattle rearers to join the government schemes and take advantage of them and also contribute in strengthening the state. “ If you move one step forward, the government will support you by moving four steps forward”.

The Chief Minister said “ our challenges are also increasing due to the climate change happening today. Farmers are being affected the most by this. This change in weather is causing floods at some places and drought at other places. Because of this crop production is being affected. If we are not alert now, we will have to be prepared to face serious consequences. In such a situation, we will have to move forward in the direction of alternative farming and other related works. For this, the government has also started many schemes. You join these schemes and make yourself financially strong amid climate change”.

The Chief Minister said that in view of the uncertainty that persists in the weather, the government has started the Birsa Green Village Scheme. Farmers should join this scheme and plant different types of fruit trees in their land. For this, along with planting trees, the government is also providing financial help to save trees. By taking advantage of this scheme, you can increase your income from agriculture as well as fruits.

The Chief Minister said that in a state like Jharkhand, animals are very important for the farmers. In such a situation, to enrich the farmers with livestock, the government has started the Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Yojana. Under this, animals are being given to farmers and herders at 90 percent subsidy. Not only this, the government is also providing financial assistance for animal sheds. The objective of this scheme is to increase the income of farmers by connecting them with animal husbandry. 

It is known that to promote milk production, the state government gives an incentive amount of Rs 3 per liter on milk to cattle farmers. Under this, a check of Rs 21 crore 90 lakh was handed over to the MD of Medha Dairy today by the government as an incentive amount for the farmers and cattle rearers here.

Medha Dairy Plant of Palamu is the seventh dairy plant in the state. This state-of-the-art dairy plant, built at a cost of about Rs 28 crore, will directly benefit about 25 thousand farmers and cattle herders. This dairy will currently have the capacity of processing and packaging 50 thousand liters of milk per day, which can be increased to one lakh liters per day. Four milk silos have been installed here for storage and processing of milk. This dairy plant will be operated by Jharkhand Milk Federation. 

On this occasion, Ministers Shri Rameshwar Oraon and Shri Badal, MLA Shri Ramchandra Singh, Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Vinay Kumar Choubey, Agriculture Secretary Shri Abu Bakar Siddique, Divisional Commissioner of Palamu Shri Manoj Jaiswal, Inspector General of Police Shri Rajkumar Lakra and Deputy Commissioner of Police and Police of the district were present. Many officers including the Superintendent were present.

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