Punjab’s Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday announced to organise Mega Agriculture Summit on February 23-24, 2014 to boost agro based economy of the state.
Beaming with the success of recently concluded Progressive Punjab Investors Summit, Badal today announced to conduct Mega Agriculture Summit in state on February 23-24, 2014 and said that the state government will invite the progressive farmers, agriculture experts and leading agriculture companies from across the globe for having detailed deliberations for chalking out the strategy to bail out the farmers of the state from the current agrarian crisis.
“As Punjab is basically an agrarian economy so due focus needs to be given for the development of agriculture, for which this upcoming summit will act as a main catalyst,” Badal said, adding that along with the industrial development of the state thrust should also be given for the development of agriculture for ensuring the holistic development of all the sections of society.
The Chief Minister further said that the recently concluded Industrial summit in the state has scripted a new chapter in industrial development of the state as due to the concerted efforts of the state government an investment of more than Rs 65000 crore would soon come up in Punjab.
Badal said that he had learnt many new things from this summit due to which he was also mulling to hold separate summits in the field of Healthcare and Education so as to impart quality services to the residents of the state. He also said that with the firming up of huge investments in the Food Processing sector the farmers of the state would be immensely benefitted from it.
“Due to the stupendous efforts of the state government, Punjab has now become a Power surplus state but then also they were making all out efforts to tap the huge potential of Solar and Biomass energy in the state,” he said, adding that he will soon undertake meetings for checking out the feasibility of using Paddy straw for producing the power in the state.
He said that this would not only help in check the environmental pollution caused due to the burning of the straw but would also supplement the income of the farmers.