Singh stated that Odisha is a farm-based economy having 70 per cent of the population engaged in agriculture whereas agriculture contributes only 15 per cent to the state’s revenue earnings. Therefore, the Modi Government is determined to take concrete steps to boost agriculture in the state where people, especially farmers, have been suffering during the BJD rule for the last 17 years.
Bhubaneswar, Mar 31: The BJP announced a host of projects that would be unearthed on the occassion of Utkal Diwas on Apr 1. One of the project is the inauguration of Rs 200 crore international centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). It would be of immense help to farmers of Odisha and other states. The centre is a first of its kind to come up in South Asia. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh would launch a lot more projects aimed to benefit farmers. Foundation for five new Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Puri, Balangir, Ganjam, Sundargarh and Mayurbhanj would be laid tomorrow by Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan. Also, a mobile medical and health centre would be established for the people of the state.