Gwalior: The regional office of the National Horticulture Board in Madhya Pradesh could prove to be a boon for the farmers of Gwalior-Chambal region. In fact, it can provide great financial assistance and training for horticulture. At the same time, a paradigm shift is also expected in the lives of farmers. This will open new doors of progress for them. In fact, all these things have been said by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Industries, Narendra Singh Tomar. He had arrived in Gwalior last Thursday to inaugurate the regional office of the National Horticulture Boards.
He was accompanied by Union Ministers of State for Agriculture Purshottam Rupala and Kailash Chaudhary, State Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel. All of them virtually joined. Regional Office of National Horticulture Board has been set up in the agriculture complex in front of G.Darsal Gwalior Trade Fair. Energy Minister Pradyumna Singh Tomar, Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing Bharat Singh Kushwaha, MP Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Chairman, Administrative Committee of Zilla Panchayat Smt Manisha Yadav and BJP District President Kamal Makhijani were the guests of honour at the launch of the office.
Apart from this, Managing Director of National Horticulture Boards Rajveer Singh, Collector-in-charge Shivam Verma and Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat Kishore Kanyal were also present on the occasion. At the same time, Sanjay Agarwal, Agriculture Secretary, Government of India also joined the programme virtually. In the meantime, Shri Tomar said, "The Government has created an Agricultural Infrastructure Fund of One Lakh Crore. So that any farmer can apply online by creating his own project to seek help. The government reviews every week to provide financial assistance to the farmers' projects received online. The Government of India will spend Rs.6,550 crore through FPO (Agricultural Production Organisation). This will revolutionize the lives of farmers."