Governor advocates for evergreen revolution

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Ranchi, Nov 2 (UNI) Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Razi today stressed the need for ''evergreen revolution'' in the agriculture sector to increase the agricultural produce in the state.

Addressing the 72nd national convetion of soil scientists at the Birsa Agriculture University here, Mr Razi said scientists had brought green revolution and it was the time for evergreen revolution to enhance the agriculture produce.

Mr Razi said the state yielded low food grains despite heavy rainfall as only 10 to 15 per cent of the rain water was being properely used by farmers.

Mr Razi said at present total produce was about 22 lakh tonnes, required for only 48 per cent of the total population of the state.

Mr Razi said priority should be given to water preservation.

Referring to rich mineral resources available in the state, Mr Razi said despite all this about 80 per cent of the population depended on agriculture.

The convention organised by Indian Society of Soil Science will continue till November 5.

UNI

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