Agriculture Minister inaugurates Krishi Unnati Mela in Mathura

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh on 26th September inaugurated the four day Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela – 2016, in Mathura, today. On this occasion, he said that Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was born in Mathura but he gave a new direction to the entire country through his thoughts and works. He said that Pandit Deen Dayal was a great philosopher, economist, social reformer, fearless journalist and political thinker. He said that the country has shown gratitude to him by opening Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishvidyalaya and Cow Research Institute after his name at his birth place, Mathura.
On this occasion, Agriculture Minister said that during last two years, there was drought like situation in the country but in spite of it food grains production was more than 250 million ton during 2015-16. During these years the production of milk was also record high at 160 million ton in the country. He said that the credit of food grains production goes to new agriculture technique and hard work of farmers. He further said that horticulture, particularly in fruit and vegetables, is getting continuous enhancement and it has crossed the figure of 280 million ton. He said that food security of the country has become strong. Country is self dependent in food grains and from this it has generated a new trust among all stakeholders of agriculture sector.


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