Ranchi: Under the directions of Chief Minister Hemant Soren new farming practices are now being encouraged amongst the farmers of Koney village of Latehar.
On the instructions of the Chief Minister, the village has embarked on the path to technology-led irrigation through new-age farming practices like Solar Based Lift-Irrigation. This helps the farmers get a higher price for their produce. This has ushered in a new wave of happiness amongst them .
During the first phase of the Aapki Yojana Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar campaign, the Chief Minister had visited Veer Shaheed Nilamber Pitamber’s birthplace at Koney Village. During the said visit, the farmers of the village put forward their demand for irrigation facilities to be made available to them.
They expressed their concern about the lack of irrigation facilities which results in their inability to do farming for a longer period of time. This added on to their difficulties of sustaining and providing for their families.
The farmers also expressed that irrigating the fields with diesel pumps is a loss-making affair for them. Hence, they sought help from the authorities and the government to make arrangements that should facilitate them in farming.
During the visit, the Chief Minister met the great-grandson of brave martyr Nilamber Pitamber, Komal Kharwar who expressed that he has been deprived of the benefits of all the schemes.