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Govt inclined to PPP in agriculture

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 17 (UNI) The Government today said the private sector could play an important role in various areas of agriculture such as horticulture, development of marketing infrastructure, development of storage facilities and seed production.

Besides, the private sector could also be involved in seed production and distribution and provision of extension services.

''The Mid-Term Appraisal of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) has emphasised on public private partnership (PPP) in the development of agriculture'', Minister of State for Agriculture Kanti Lal Bhuria said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

He said the issue of PPP has been deliberated at various fora and several areas have been focussed such as redefining Government intervention to make Indian agriculture demand driven, propagation of the success stories of the private sector and partnership with the farmers.


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