Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar praised the Centre’s decision to promote oil palm cultivation in northeastern states saying that the move would turn the region into a hub of the agro commodity and help change the socio-economic status of farmers.
Tomar asserted that the government’s decision for making major intervention in northeastern states for oil palm promotion would turn NE states into oil palm hubs of the country.
National Mission on Edible Oil- Oil Palm Business Summit for North Eastern States was held at Guwahati Today. Keeping in view the vision of the Prime minister for holistic and balanced progress of North East, the conference began under the chairmanship of the Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar with the watering of the oil palm plant and showcasing of a film on oil palm plantation.
Shri Tomaremphasized on playing an equal role for the development of the crop and assured to make major investments for seed nursery, drip irrigation, technical back up, setting of mills, purchase centers and training of farmers. Special package and assistance for NE states will change the socio-economic status of the farmers and will open employment opportunities in the established oil palm mills along with infrastructure development, said the Union Agriculture Minister.