Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the state’s growth rate at 19.7% was the highest in the country at current prices. Agriculture contributed the most. Prime Minister Narendra Modi constantly encourages farmers to take more profitable crops in addition to traditional crops.
Burhanpur has made a special place in the production of spice crops, where turmeric, ginger, coriander, onion are produced in large quantities. Burhanpur is also a leader in bananas, sugar cane and cotton. The economic empowerment of the farmer will be possible thanks to crop diversification. Chief Minister Chouhan was today virtually addressing a national workshop organized for the production, processing and promotion of natural farming of spice crops in Burhanpur from his residence office.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that remarkable achievements have been registered in the field of agriculture in the state in which the expansion of irrigation facilities has played an important role. With the increase in irrigated area, production has increased sharply. Madhya Pradesh leads the country in wheat production. Burhanpur district is considered a cash cropping district. It is necessary to encourage the cultivation of fruits, flowers and medicines here.
Chief Minister Chouhan said the country has been a name for centuries in the world in spice production. The spices moved from India to many countries of the world, in which the southern states were ahead.
Now, with the rapidity with which spices are being cultivated in Madhya Pradesh, the state including Burhanpur will surely also make its special place in the export of spices. For this, it is necessary to focus on packaging, quality control, branding and marketing as well as production using state-of-the-art technology. The government agency and agricultural experts should work in coordination with the farmers.
Chief Minister Chouhan said it is the need of the hour to encourage natural farming. Human health is affected by the increasing use of pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture. Natural agriculture can be encouraged by integrating livestock and agriculture. The use of conventionally prepared cow dung manure and cow urine pesticides is safe for crops. Chief Minister Chouhan said I am sure that Burhanpur will establish its special place in natural agriculture with spice cultivation.
Chief Minister Chouhan said a water panchayat will be held in every gram panchayat in Burhanpur district on April 30 with the aim of ensuring tap water supply to every household as part of the mission Jal Jeevan. Jal Mahotsav will also take place in each village in the district.
Public representatives and civil servants, including MP Gyaneshwar Patil and former minister Archana Chitnis, participated in the workshop. Burhanpur Official and Minister for Livestock, Dairy and Social Justice, Prem Singh Patel participated in the workshop virtually. Experts from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Agricultural Universities of Gwalior and Jabalpur, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research Center of Pune, Kerala Spice Council and Indian Spice Research Center of Kerala participated in the program. .