Bihar ready for Agro-based development

Bihar CM Sri Nitish Kumar has reiterated that the agriculture sector is the key to Bihar’s economic development and its growth should get its due importance to enable the people increase their income.

The state government was giving it its due thrust for attaining increased output so that the people get to earn more, Kumar told a function here yesterday.

“t is the view of the NDA government that industrialization alone cannot be the sole parameter of development or economic growth in view of the fact that agriculture is the core economic activity in Bihar,” he said.

The government was in favour of all round development of the agriculture sector comprising output of foodgrains, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, floriculture and vegetables and a roadmap had been been drawn up.

The roadmap for development of agriculture sector will be implemented over the next ten years, Kumar said adding all departments connected with the agriculture sector would work together and come up with detailed work projects from time to time that will be discussed and approved by the cabinet.