Emphasising on developing ‘smart villages’ in the country, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the villages should be equipped with enough space for playgrounds, tree plantation, solid waste management and organic farming. He was expressing his views at the inauguration the free virtual workshop conducted by the Agrovision Foundation. The workshop is being held from February 5 to 8.
President of Agrovision Foundation Ravi Boratkar, Secretary Dr C D Mayee and Organising Secretary of Agrovision Ramesh Mankar were among the prominent persons attended the event. The four-day event will have a total 12 workshops wherein the participants will be guided on various techniques related to the agriculture sector.
Gadkari further said that Vidarbha had witnessed large number of cases of farmer suicide. “Keeping this in mind, there should be special developmental programmes for welfare of the farmers. We should also provide new technologies to the farmers so that they could improve their productivity,” he added. Gadkari also said that the innovation in the agriculture sector is the need of the hour. “We should also focus on oil extraction from various commodities so that the farmers could be self reliant,” he said.
Ravi Boratkar and Dr C D Mayee also expressed their views on the occasion. More than 2 lakh persons participated in the virtual event.