In a first of its kind, a city level gathering pertaining to agriculture was organized. The ‘State Level Progressive Farmers’ Convention’ as the meeting was called, was jointly organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) and the All India Farmers Alliance (AIFA).
A string of initiatives are being commenced by the two organizations with a vision of delivering the message of Union Budget 2018 to the people of agricultural sector viz. farmers. The initiative also aids the farmers in the implementation of the programmes which aims to increase their income twice as much by 2022.
Around 300 progressive farmers from all across the state attended the Pune convention. The get-together saw sharing of a lot of success stories and getting lauded.
Fifteen farmers were feted with the AIFA Progressive Farmer Award. The farmers, who represented different districts of Maharashtra, were also handed a cheque of Rs. 11,000 as a token of appreciation for their efforts.
Shriram Gadhave, president of the Vegetable Growers Association of India, said, “Various innovations in horticulture in some districts of the state have led to doubling or tripling of income of farmers.”
Conventions like these and awards being given to progressive farmers prove to be of a major boost to people associated with the agriculture sector, thereby attracting more and more people towards it.
Information source: timesofindia
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