Updated farm policy by Odisha government in making

-The New Indian Express

The draft on Odisha's new farming policy is being worked out through consultation with experts, universities, civil society and farmers’ groups.

With farmers’ issues taking political centre stage and doubling farmers income being the prime agenda, the State Government has initiated steps to bring out an updated and dynamic agricultural policy keeping in tune with the changing conditions of agriculture and agricultural market.

A draft policy is being worked out through a wide process of consultation with experts, universities, civil society and farmers’ groups.

The policy recommends sector wise interventions for overcoming the difficulties faced in past years and creating a conducive climate for maximising investment in farm sector while protecting the interest of the farmers.

A high-level inter-sectoral meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here on Tuesday decided to focus on enhancing farmers’ income through increased productivity and appropriate marketing strategies.

The Chief Secretary said the aim of the policy should be to create an ecosystem with built-in provisions for insulating farmers from financial distress caused by natural disasters and making agriculture financially viable.

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The New Indian Express, 12 June, 2019, http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2019/jun/12/updated-farm-policy-by-odisha-government-in-making-1988990.html

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