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MP Govt inks MoU with Dhanuka Group for promoting agriculture

Written by: Staff
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Bhopal, July 23 (UNI) In order to boost agricultural development in Madhya Pradesh, the state government inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the New Delhi-based Dhanuka Group at Pawarkhera in Hoshangabad.

Agriculture Minister Chaudhary Chandrabhan Singh and Dhanuka Group Chairman R G Agrawal were present, alongwith the people's representatives of the area during the signing of the MoU yesterday.

The scheme for development of agriculture in the state along with the Dhanuka Group began in 2001.

For the past five years, the organisation conducted soil testing at a laboratory at Pawarkhera and encouraged farmers to adopt new farming techniques, besides guiding them about seed treatment and fertilisers and pesticides usage, an official release here said.

The joint venture has resulted in the agricultural development of the Hoshangabad region, which bagged the 'Best Productivity Award' for soybean production in the country.

In view of the success of the private participation and the end of the term under the agreement, a new MoU, with some more modifications and provision of the constant review, was signed today.

On the occasion, 15 farmers were rewarded for achieving high production by adopting new techniques, while 14 scientists and officers of the Agriculture department and the Dhanuka Group were rewarded for their remarkable contribution, the release added.

UNI PS RA BST1222

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