Governor calls for technology to make agriculture sustainable

Hyderabad. Dec 21: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has called for new technology to make agriculture sustainable.

She said that ensuring environment-friendly and sustainable agriculture that brings profits to the farmers is a major challenge and this calls for intensive research and innovations in agriculture technologies.

The Governor was virtually inaugurating the sixth national conference of the Agricultural Scientific Tamil, organised by the Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society, New Delhi.

She stated that agriculture has been part of our culture and it was more like a way of life for centuries in our country.

“It is essential that we must continue to ensure food security to a massive 130 crore population of the country through our sustained efforts towards the sustainable agricultural practices,” she added.

Referring to the series of reforms and initiatives in the agriculture sector by the Central government, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that the farmers’ income would be doubled in near future with the effective implementation of schemes, programmes and reforms.

Elaborating on the importance of agriculture in our country, the Governor pointed out that the GDP growth generated in agriculture is proved to be twice effective in reducing poverty than the GDP growth in other sectors.

Agriculture and its allied sectors are offering employment to around half of the working people in our country and to ensure employment. In order to alleviate poverty, she said that the agriculture must become profitable and sustainable.

The Governor exhorted the agriculture scientists and academics to revise the agriculture education curriculum so as to make it contemporary and contextual specific to the regions with different soil and climate conditions.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan appreciated the efforts of the Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society efforts in promoting agricultural knowledge in Tamil and other regional languages.

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