CM commits for ''rainbow revolution'' in Bihar's farm sector

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Patna, Oct 16 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today reiterated his commitments for a ''rainbow revolution'' in farm sector, stating that the state would be placed in the list of developed ones.

After inaugurating the workshop for Seed Extention Programme-2008 on the occasion of ''World Seeds Day'', Mr Kumar said apart from ushering in ''green revolution'' in agriculture, the government was striving for bringing ''white revolution'' in animal husbandry, ''blue revolution'' in fishery and ''yellow revolution'' in oil seeds production sector.

''With an overall development of the entire farm sector, Bihar will get an opportunity to be listed in the group of developed states. The government has seriously implemented the agricultural road map, which was prepared in consultation with the agricultural experts and farmers, for developing the sector and bringnig economic upliftment,'' he added.

The Chief Minister said under the seed expansion programme, a few selected farmers in each village would be provided with high quality seeds and the farmers would provide the same grown by them to their co-villagers in the next agricultural season.

He also underscored the need for using new technology in agriculture, stating that the government was trying to provide the technical knowhow and training to the farmers.

''They will also be provided with the marketing facilities for selling their produce,'' said the Chief Minister .

Expressing concern over the reports of potatoes getting ruined in the cold storages, he said the responsibility solely lied on the owners.

However, he assured the farmers to protect their interest, directing the district magistrates to keep a vigil on the cold storage owners.

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