‘Agri-profit can increase via planning, diversification’

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Agra, Sep 25

Farmers should diversify, go in for crop planning and shift to newer and better produce to maximise profit in agriculture, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General (DG) Trilochan Mohapatra has said.

Mohapatra cited the case of farmers in Gujarat who had shown how better crop planning and diversification have led to increased profits. This can be done by crop planning, diversification and switching to newer and better produce.

He also said that the agriculture scientists should motivate cultivators to adopt better techniques, practices and link their activities with marketing networks and storage facilities available.

He was speaking at the release of a book authored by Bibhuti Bhushan Bareek, titled ‘Productivity and Income enhancement through Kisan Credit Card scheme’, here yesterday. Bareek is the former director of Baikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management. The book

“The Union government is keen to help double farmers’ income by 2022. This is possible if farmers opt for diversity and crop planning in a scientific manner,” Mohapatra stressed.

Elaborating on a survey in the book, Bareek told PTI, “The study is based on the empirical research covering the region of western UP, examining in detail the impact of KCC scheme by comparing the KCC and non-KCC farmers across economic and social categories.”

The ICAR DG used the study to say that the kisan credit card scheme (KCC) has benefited farmers.

Published on September 25, 2017

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