MAYEM: Urging farmers to cultivate their lands, Water Resources Department Minister, Subhash Shirodkar said that keeping agricultural land fallow is a crime.
Subash Shirodkar assured to undertake the work of various projects worth 5 to 10 crores in the next two years in the Mayem Constituency.
He said WRD is very closely associated with the agriculture sector and assured all required assistance to farmers, including modern machinery, to revive agriculture in the State.
He was speaking at an interactive session with Sarpanchas and Panch members of seven Panchayats of the Mayem Constituency.
Urging people to cultivate their fields without keeping the land idle, he said that keeping agricultural land fallow is a crime. The land should be cultivated by next season, highlighting various central and State Government sponsored schemes that can boost the State’s agriculture production. He further urged people to start the cultivation of Black rice.
Directing all Sarpanchas to promote agriculture activities, he informed that he will visit Mayem Constituency on November 18 and interact and review various projects with Sanpanchas, Panch members, ZP members and Panchayat secretary. He further directed to prepare reports on the required projects and other requirements to carry out agriculture and extended his full support to carry out various projects to boost agriculture in Mayem Constituency.
Present on occasion were the MLA of Mayem Constituency Premendra Shet, Chief Engineer, WRD Pramod Badami, and other dignitaries.