Bihar’s agricultural export earnings have grown over 800 times over the past 15 years
Bihar’s agricultural exports have grown exponentially over the past 15 years and the income generated has increased more than 800 times over the same period, the state’s agricultural department informed on Friday in a presentation to the public. Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar.
The presentation presented the initiatives undertaken by the agricultural department to promote exports and facilitate the marketing of farmers in the state.
“In 2006, the value of the state’s agricultural exports was ₹3 crores. In 2020, it climbed to ₹2,617 crore, ”Agriculture Secretary N Sarvana Kumar said during the presentation at the CM’s official residence.
Agriculture Minister Amarendra Pratap Singh was also present during the presentation.
Expressing satisfaction, the CM urged officials to do their utmost to further encourage the state’s agricultural exports. Kumar also asserted that agricultural growth “must not only lead to an increase in products, but also lead to increased income for farmers.”
Noting that the state’s economy was mainly driven by the agricultural section, Kumar stressed that it is with this aspect in mind that his government has so far issued three “agricultural roadmaps” over five years. .
The CM has also welcomed young people who massively integrate the agricultural sector. “Contract farming is growing in popularity in the state and the establishment of new agricultural institutes and colleges is inspiring the younger generation to embrace the field as their area of expertise,” Kumar said.
Chief Secretary Tripurari Sharan was also present.