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CM launches Rabi Krishi Mahotsav from Chuda taluka of Surendranagar

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel today launched the Rabi Krishi Mahotsav/Krishi Kalyan Mela from the Chuda taluka of Surendranagar district. This winter edition of Krishi Mahotsav will be held in 179 talukas during December 11-21.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister termed the Rabi Krishi Mahotsav as “Krushi Kalyan Seva Yagnas”, as the government will hand over various benefits of agricultural schemes directly to the beneficiaries during the Mahotsav.

The Chief Minister said that benefits worth of Rs. 325-crore will be handed over to around 250,000 beneficiary farmers and assistance for buying tractor will be given to over 34,000 farmers of Surendranagar district during these Mahotsav.

The Melas are being jointly organized by State’s Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Horticulture Departments. On the occasion, the Chief Minister had distributed the assistance-cheques worth of Rs. 18-crore to the beneficiaries covering the entire Surendranagar district.

Smt. Patel said, after successfully achieving the objective of giving financial strengths to the poor and down-trodden through ‘Garib Kalyan Melas’,now we have chalked out a plan to inspire the farmers to walk towards the direction of economical growth and modern agriculture techniques through these Krushi Kalyan Melas.

With a view to encourage the women power in the field of Animal Husbandry, the Chief Minister had also described the various women empowerment schemes including Bulk Milk Cooler, Milking Machines, Milk Mandalis run by women, Housing Assistance and others of the state government.

She had also appealed to the people to make the united efforts in saving the children of Anganwadis’ from suffering of mal-nutrition. While terming the killing of female-fetus as a social evil and a black spot on the face of the society, the Chief Minister had urged to bridge the prevalent gap in birth-ratio between girl and boy child in the society.

Smt. Patel had also inspired the women to join the state government’s abhiyaan ‘Swachh Gujarat – Swachh Bharat’ to eradicate sickness and epidemic from the roots through maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in the home by building ‘in-house toilet’.

The occasion was also graced by presence of MLAs Smt. Varshaben Doshi, Mr. Poonambhai Makwana, District Panchayat President Mr. Bachubhai Patel, District Collector Mr. K. B. Bhatt, District Development Officer Mr. J. K. Ashtik and others.

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