Vast opportunities for innovations in agriculture sector
Frame policy for research, entrepreneurship and start up promotion
Bhopal, June 22, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that efforts are being made that talent of the state should not go waste. The government is providing cooperation and its full support to entrepreneurship and innovations. He further mentiond that efforts are being made to encourage talents and innovations in education, trade, industry and all other fields. Medhavi Chhhatra Yojana, Mukhyamantrui Yuva Udhyami Yojana and Venture Fund like several schemes have been implemented. There is vast opportunity for innovations in agriculture sector. Mr. Chouhan was addressing the National Convention at R.C. V. P. Naronha Academy for Administration and Management today. The convention was organized by the Vidhyarthi Kalyan Nyas, Bhopal Development Corporation. Minister for Higher Education Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya was present in the convention. CM Mr. Chouhan said that efforts are being made by the government and society to innovations and new thoughts. More efforts are needed for new thoughts to solve existing problems.
He informed that agriculture growth rate is above 20 percent since last 4 years constantly in the state. This is not happened anywhere else in the world. Bumper crop is a result of miraculous progress. Giving an example of onion crop, he said that price of onion has crashed owing to 32 lakh metric tonne of production. The government is purchasing onion at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. to help farmers. Measures to make paste from onion should be considered in future. He urged that brainstorming should take place in agriculture colleges and research centers on efforts for fixing prices of agriculture produces. Youths should be encouraged in this direction.
Full cooperation, support will be provided by the government for innovations and new efforts, he added. Moreover, CM Mr. Chouhan informed that a Venture Capital Fund has been formed to encourage Start Ups. Amount will be invested in start ups. The amount will be invested by the government in new project withdrawing its investment after successful operation. The government is making efforts to raise 100 new start ups every year. Activities to inform about this will be conducted in educational institutions also. Furthermore, Mr. Chouhan informed about steps being taken by the state government for self-employment and skill development.
He said that banks are providing loans from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 2 crore against government’s guarantee under the Mukhyamantri Yuva Udhyami Yojana. Arrangements for 15 percent subsidy and interest subsidy for 5 years have also been made in the scheme for enabling entrepreneurs to tackle initial problems. Efforts are being made to protect skills of traditional craftsmen and others. Mr. Chouhan while giving an example of Agaria tribe said that they are the first artisan who made steel from the iron ore. Siklikar tribe is proficient in making metal equipments. Some people waste their skills in futile works on not getting opportunities in the right field.
Government is making efforts to use their skills holding dialogues with them. Moreover, government is making all possible efforts to realize dreams of the talented persons. Scheme has been implemented to bear the fee of meritorious children of families having up to 6 lakh income per annum for higher education like engineering, medical, management, law and other institutes. Mr. Chouhan further stated that work with full pace on three main objectives of education i.e. knowledge, skill and culture is being carried out in the country under the leadership of the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Describing the deliberations of convention as positive initiative, he assured implementation on conclusions of the convention after giving serious thought to it.