Gujarat government has accepted 'Contract Farming' as one of the solutions to increase the income of farmers in rural parts of the state. The chief secretary Dr JN Singh put stress over the contract farming so that farmers can receive direct income from the corporates who purchase their produces without any middleman or dependence on market. The government representatives including council of ministers and all IAS officials discussed on managing agrarian crisis in state during 9th edition of Chintan Shibir.
"The farmers should be made aware on contract farming because this will not only increase quality and quantity of agricultural produces of farmers but will also give them good returns. The government has been making effort to double the income of farmers and help them provide market of their agricultural and dairy produces," said the chief secretary. In this brainstorming session, the deputy chief minister Nitin Patel insisted that the efforts to make water available in farms should be made after the Narmada Irrigation project finished almost. The Dy CM also put stress over Gauchar( grazing land) development schemes and said that the aerial spray of seeds of high quality grass should be done in Gauchar lands so that it could be supplied to cattle rearing people. The additional chief secretary in home department MS Dagur insisted that the restructuring of Narmada Nigam is required to achieve the targets and efficient water management. Ministers RC Faldu, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Saurabh Patel, et al were also part in of the debate.
In this brainstorming session, the deputy chief minister Nitin Patel insisted that the efforts to make water available in farms should be made after the Narmada Irrigation project finished almost.