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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rs 90,000 crore for Agriculture Roadmap in Bihar

Bihar government will spend more than Rs 90,000 crore to implement its five-year agriculture roadmap comprising loan, storage and marketing from April, 2012.

A decision to this effect was taken by the cabinet committee on agriculture which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.Talking to reporters after the meeting, Agriculture Production Commissioner A K Sinha said major share of the estimated amount would be spent on distribution of loan, storage and marketing.

The meeting decided to increase the storage capacity from 9 lakh mt to 65 lakh mt during the next five years and 85 lakh mt in the next ten years.

The state government would also meet the expenses and interests of the storages and fertilisers during off-season.

"We have also laid emphasis on state rural hats, cooperative markets, government bazaars and private public partnership for developing these marketing centres," he said.

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