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Make farmers aware about crops & agriculture technology: NDRF chief

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 16 (UNI) National Diaster Response
Force (NDRF) chief and assiatant secretary of central government
Ashwini Kumar on Wednesday directed all the agriculture officials to
work for the welfare of farmers by making them aware on right crops,
modern agriculture technology, use of pesticide and how to take care
of crops.
Interacting with the farmers at various villages in the district
including Gade-Jalgaon, Skekta and Dongargaon, he said that
government was with the farmers and sought to know the difficulties
faced by them.
Mr Kumar informed the farmers about benefits of crop insurance
scheme and guided them on farm ponds as well advised them on steps
to be taken to protect crops from diseases.
During the visit, agriculture commissioner Sachindra Pratapsinh,
divisional commissioner Dr Purushotam Bhapkar, district collector
Uday Chaudhari, ZP chief executive officer Pavnit Kaur, SDO Manjusha
Mutha, tehsildar Satish Soni and other officials were present.
Later, the team left for Jalna district.
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