INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi recently.
During the meeting issues related to increased allocation of fertilizer to Madhya Pradesh, leveling of ravines and their development for cultivation, vision document for agriculture prepared by Government of Madhya Pradesh and release of balanced relief package as per norms were discussed.
Addressing the issues, Singh assured that central government will look into the issues put forward by Shivraj Singh Chauhan at the earliest.
Singh said that demand of state government for increased allocation of fertilisers of all varieties to the tune of 6.8 million tonnes, will be examined expeditiously and also asked Chauhan to send proposal for development of ravines for agriculture purpose and Krishi Bima Yojana (Agriculture Insurance Plan).
Singh further said that the vision document prepared by Madhya Pradesh Government should also include benefits covered under fisheries and dairy sector as per the existing programmes of National Fisheries development board and National Dairy Development Board.
Chauhan expressed optimism that Madhya Pradesh will not lag behind in production of wheat and aspire to be one of the leading states in wheat production in the country.