AIZAWL, Sept 23 - Expressing concern over the poor annual agricultural output of Mizoram which meet�s only three months requirement of the State, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said that the State Government is striving to bring self-sufficiency in agricultural output.
He was addressing the All Mizoram Farmers� Union�s �Green Revolution Mizoram Movement� here on Saturday. The CM said that since independence, India started taking vigorous steps for economic sufficiency and to remove poverty. However, the �Green Revolution� of the 1970s did not cover the Northeastern region. Now, steps are being taken for the development and economic sufficiency of the Hill States, he added.
Lalthanhawla called on the farmers to follow the instructions of experts in order to augment output in agriculture and said it is necessary that they go for organic farming in a big way.
AMFU leaders said that it was on March 11, 2008 that the resolution for �Green Revulotion Mizoram Movement� was passed. The New Economic Policy 2014 has also been released, they said.
The major objectives of Green Revolution Mizoram Movement include raising output of foodgrains; self-sufficiency; improving and conserving the environment and ecosystem; producing selected fruits and vegetables for livelihood; and creating proper market linkage, they said.
As for the steps to be taken, they plan to make administrative reforms, land reforms, environment & ecosystem development, economic development, agriculture marketing and green revolution movement calendar, AMFU leaders also said.
Officials of various line departments like Agriculture, AH&Vety, Environment &Forest, Minor Irrigation, Soil & Water Conservation, Horticulture, Fisheries, Sericulture and Trade & Commerce took part in the discussion held at CM�s office.