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No more foreign study tours for farmers

Bangalore, Augsut 26, 2013, DHNS:

The State government has decided to do away with organising foreign study tours for farmers, a practice started by the BJP dispensation five years ago.

Participating in an executive meeting of the Karnataka Pradesh Krishi Samaj, Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Byregowda said several agricultural innovations had been invented in the country and farmers could adopt the same.

“There is a lot to study from the practices adopted within the country. We can think about other countries later”, he said. The BJP government had started a programme of organising foreign trip for farmers. Around 900 farmers visited China and Israel at government expense.

Byregowda said the State government has declared 145 hoblis as drought-hit following deficient rainfall and has directed jurisdictional officials to take up drought relief programmes in the region.

The government has taken categorisation of drought-hit region hobli-wise instead of the earlier norm of taking taluk as the unit. The move would help in better assessment and relief, he added.

A cabinet sub-committee will meet every fortnight to assess and monitor drought relief work. The government has released Rs 25 lakh to one crore per taluk for relief work, Byregowda said.

The minister said the government has released Rs 25 crore to come to the rescue of arecanut growers who are in distress following the fruit rot disease affecting their plantations in several districts.


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