Cluster system in farm sector to increase farmers’ income
Shimla : To promote Integrated Agriculture Development (IAD), the department will introduce cluster system in the farm sector to increase the income of farmers by providing them with latest crop-specific technical knowledge, stated Agriculture Minister, Chander Kumar while presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the Agriculture Department here today.
He directed the officers to prepare a land use plan according to the assessment of soil testing reports. Emphasising on crop diversification, the Minister said that to enhance the income of farmers, the focus would be on high nutritional farm products.
The Agriculture Department officers would be imparted modern technical know-how. Reviewing the progress of JICA project the Minister stressed for providing better irrigational facilities to the farmers. He directed the officers to prepare the proposal under the project that will ensure sustainable livelihood to the farmers. The farmers will be provided with better marketing linkage facilities with a view to enhance their income.
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