State gov will encourage self-employment in farming: CM

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Shimla, Jan 10 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said that the state government would come up with a suitable policy to foster self-employment avenues in farming sector.

Expressing concerns over the prevailing unemployment, Chief Minister said that his government would take steps to come out with a solution to alleviate unemployment in state.

While addressing a public gathering here, Mr Dhumal said, ''Farming of off-season vegetables, cash crops and high yielding varieties of various farm produce could be one of the solutions to solve the unemployment problem in rural areas up to some extent.'' He said that modern horticulture promotion activities could add to the income generation of horticulturists while herb culture and floriculture sectors would also be diversified and promoted in a big way so that ample employment avenues were generated for the unemployed people.

He appealed to the unemployed youth to take benefit of various Government schemes with technical know-how about farming sector to help them lead an economically stable life.


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