ITANAGAR, Oct 8 - Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai on Monday launched two schemes for farmers to increase production and their income.
The two schemes are Chief Minister�s Sashakt Kisan Yojana (CMSKY) and Chief Minister�s Krishi Samuh Yojana (CMKSY).
Finance Minister Chowna Mein in his 2018-19 budget speech had announced a number of initiatives to transform farm economy in the State, Chai said.
�The two new initiatives launched today is aimed at fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double farmer�s income by 2022,� he said.
Under these initiatives, all allied departments would be involved under District Agricultural Development Society which is responsible for planning and implementation of farmers oriented development schemes, he said.
The Minister said the State Government is coming out with more policies for the enhancement of farmer�s income.
The government plans to link farmers with markets, and develop scientific and integrated ways of farming, he said.
�Arunachal Pradesh produces around 4,500 mt of fish per year, whereas the requirement is about 15,000 mt. So, the State has a ready market for fishes,� the Minister said.
Chai also launched the web portal of the department.
The CMSKY would subsume three programmes � CM�s Employment Generation Scheme, CM�s Agri-Mechanisation Programme and CM�s Flagship Programme on Tea and Rubber, Agriculture Secretary Mimum Tayeng said.
The CMKSY aims at empowering farmers through cooperative approach, by providing them timely support and marketing intervention for better price realisation and income, the secretary explained. � PTI