By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 10 May: State Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Ganesh Joshi on Tuesday flagged off a convoy of 11 ‘Shri Anna’ agricultural chariots for the promotion of the ‘Uttarakhand Shri Anna Mahotsav 2023’, to be held from 13 to 16 May, from his Hathibadkala camp office on Tuesday.
On the coming 13 to 16 May, the Uttarakhand Shri Anna Mahotsav 2023 is being organised grandly at the Survey of India, Hathibadkala.
It will be attended by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary, Agriculture Ministers of other states, representatives of the hotel business, agricultural scientists, farmers and industry.
Joshi said that 2023 has been declared the International Millet Year due to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, work is being done by the state government on the promotion and production of millets.
He said that for the promotion of millets, feasts are being organised and, now, a grand millets fair is to be held. On this occasion, discussions will be held regarding the production and marketing of Shree Anna and the state government will try to implement these experiences on the ground. At present, millet is being cultivated on 88,000 hectares in Uttarakhand. Collection centres have been opened in every village so that the farmers can get the right price for their produce. Along with this, payment is being made directly to the farmers’ accounts.
The minister said that millets are very beneficial from the point of view of health.
Many people including Agriculture Director Gauri Shankar, Additional Secretary, Agriculture, Ranveer Singh, Agriculture Officer Latika Singh were present on this occasion.