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Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare urges for Technological Intervention to improve productivity of Natural Fibre crops

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare urges for Technological Intervention to improve productivity of Natural Fibre crops

Shri Radha Mohan Singh Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare while addressing as chief guest in the International Conference on “Productivity and Product Diversification Challenges for Natural Fibres” organized on 2nd July 2017 as a part of international event “Textile India 2017” at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, stressed the importance of development of new technologies to improve the productivity of natural fibre crops for doubling farmers income. In his address, he highlighted the adoption of the improved genotypes, integrated farming systems, precision agriculture, soil health, micro irrigation, disease & pest management and post-harvest technology in fibre crops.
Smt. Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles, in her address has committed for creation of knowledge platform to harness the synergy of intellectuals in agriculture and textile ministries for mutual benefit to the farmers and industries. She also emphasized for the development of commercial scale fibre extraction technology to harness the underlying potential in the crop like banana.
The key speakers in the conference include Mr. Dilip Tambyrajah, President, International Natural Fibre Organization, The Netherlands, Prof. Abdul Jabbar Khan of Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, Dr. Li Long of Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China and Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, India. Dr. P.R. Roy, former Group Chief Executive, Arvind Mills Ltd & Chairman, Digital Consulting (India) moderated the proceeding of the conference.
ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai was the Nodal Institute for Conference session from Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

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