NALBARI, May 20 - A section of farmers of Nalbari district have demanded more funds to give an impetus to the agriculture sector which has suffered a serious setback due to the ongoing lockdown.
Hailing the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by the Centre , Joycharan Haloi, who is also the president of Nalbari Zila Pathar Parichalana Samiti, said that the State government should come forward with a comprehensive plan to give a fillip to the agriculture sector. �We appreciate the economic package announced by the Prime Minister, but at the same time , a thorough economic planning is a must in this regard,� he said.
The farmer, who has a vast experience in the field of agriculture, said that the sector is the backbone of the State economy, and , therefore, the State government should formulate a complete plan.
He also demanded the State government to introduce schemes to attract the youths towards agriculture. �A pension scheme be introduced for the farmers,� he advised.
Similarly, Nirmal Haloi, who is also a leading farmer of the district, informed that farmers have incurred a huge loss in view of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the loss could be mitigated by properly implementing the economic package. �This is a positive move on the part of Centre which will improve the agriculture sector, besides generating employment,� he said.
It may be mentioned here that the economy of Nalbari district is based on agriculture. The youths, who have returned to the district, will be able to reap the benefit of the economic package. Meanwhile, after new relaxations announced by the government, agricultural activities are gradually increasing in the district.