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Agricultural cabinet to help farmers in Bihar
Bihar government will constitute an agricultural cabinet comprising Ministers of 18 departments including irrigation sugarcane, rural works, animal husbandry, disaster management and water resources to give the much needed boost to the sector.

To address the problems of farmers of Bihar and boost the agrarian sector, the State Government has decided to constitute an ‘agricultural cabinet’ headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The first meeting of this cabinet is to take place on Tuesday. 

Significantly, Bihar has become the first State to constitute a ‘farm cabinet’ to address the plight of the farmers. The cabinet will have Ministers of 18 departments including irrigation, energy, sugarcane, rural works, animal husbandry, disaster management and water resources.

Besides, former director general of Indian Council of Agricultural Research [ICAR] Mangla Rai, who currently is functioning as agriculture advisor to the Chief Minister, will be the special invitee. 

“It’s a revolutionary step in the field of agriculture in the State and it will prove a milestone in farm sector as well as for the benefit of the farmers of the State”, State Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh said, adding that the ‘agriculture cabinet’ will herald second green revolution in the country.

Significantly, Bihar Government has given high priority to the agriculture sector and increased its budgetary allocation to almost `844 crore in 2011-12. The State Government has made an agricultural road map for the boost in the sector in the year 2008. 

Source: The Pioneer