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Last Updated : Oct 07, 2016 10:23 AM IST | Source: PTI

Govt ready to promote diversification in agri sector: Giriraj

Union Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh today said the central government is committed to promote diversification in the agriculture and the food processing sector.


Union Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh today said the central government is committed to promote diversification in the agriculture and the food processing sector.

"Farmers in Punjab must venture into diversification in agriculture so that they can reap good financial dividends," he said during his visit to the Indo-Canadian Swine Breeders Farm at Kotli village here.

The farm was started in 1999 by Sukhwinder Singh Kotli, who was awarded by the state for his work. He now supplies the meat to outlets and companies in Delhi, Chandigarh and Ludhiana.

"The Centre provides subsidy to such farmers (like Sukhwinder) for the promoting their products, research and development and even setting up machinery for processing their products," he said.

Assuring Sukhwinder of help from the ministry, he said," There are several schemes of the Centre and the MSME ministry that can benefit farmers in a big way." Later, Giriraj held meetings with local industry representatives and the district administration.



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First Published on Oct 7, 2016 10:20 am
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