Jagan's RBK is Unique System, Says Kakani Govardhan

Vijayawada: Agriculture minister Kakani Govardhan Reddy has said the state government has launched several innovative initiatives to help farmers increase their income and increase farm production.

Govardhan Reddy on Sunday inaugurated Agritech 2023 organised by Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University as part of the Agricultural Education Day and an exhibition on modern agricultural technologies.

The minister flagged off a fleet of five mobile vans as part of the Agro Chem Federation of India's (ACFI) extensive outreach campaign 'Jago Kisan Jago' to educate farmers about the importance of using high-quality genuine agricultural inputs for maximizing crop yields.

He said ACFI has launched the nationwide campaign 'Jago Kisan Jago' to educate farmers on the importance of using genuine agri inputs and also obtaining proper receipts to guarantee the authenticity of the agrochemicals they are purchasing.

Govardhan Reddy said the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government has launched several initiatives to help farmers increase their income and farm output. The system called Rythu Bharosa Kendra has been started by the government and such a system is not available anywhere else in the country.

He said farmers are the first priority of the state government and that the state government will provide all possible support to improve the agricultural conditions in the changing weather conditions.

“The establishment of an integrated call centre to get immediate answers to farmers' problems in their fields also shows the sincerity of the state government in supporting the farmers,” he said.

Elaborating on the 'Jago Kisan Jago', RG Agarwal, chairman, Kisan Kalyan Committee, ACFI, said these mobile audio vans marks a notable advancement in equipping farmers with crucial knowledge on the judicious and right application of pesticides as per the recommendations of the scientists, experts and use these at right time.

ANGRAU honorary vice-chancellor Sharada Jayalakshmi, L Sridhar Reddy, AP food processing society, officials, members of the governing body, university officials, 3800 students along with farmers, scientists and agricultural-related staff participated in the programme.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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