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  • Prez to inaugurate CMs workshop on agri policy tomorrow

    Published on February 14, 2012

    New Delhi :President Pratibha Patil will address a workshop in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss various measures for rainfed and dryland farming in the country.

    The one-day workshop on policy initiatives for promoting partnership between stakeholders in agriculture “with particular reference to rainfed and dry land farming” will be attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and some of the senior members from his council of ministers, among others.

    Besides, Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Haryana will also hold sessions.

    The workshop is divided into four sessions and the first on policy initiatives to remove factors impeding rapid growth in rainfed/dryland farming will be chaired by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra.

    The second session on knowledge management for sustainable agriculture will be chaired by the Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh.

    “The third session will be on farmer industry partnership – a paradigm shift for integrated growth in rainfed farming. This session will be chaired by the Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, Veerappa Moily,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said.

    “The last session shall be on farmer’s organisations key to partnership – need for policy initiatives. The session will be chaired by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda,” the release said.

    The other participants include Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and senior officials from agricultural universities, representatives of private companies and entrepreneurs, and other allied agriculture related organisations.

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