The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik met the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday in New Delhi and secured an allocation of 10.75 lakh ton fertilizers for the state.
The Union Minister also directed officials of his Ministry to ensure timely delivery of allocated fertilizers to the state. He assured adequate allocation of fertilizer to Odisha for ensuing Kharif Season and inclusion of the state under National Food Security Mission to promote cultivation of sugarcane.
Singh said that in view of high priority to eastern states, the centre will provide all possible assistance to Odisha for development of Agriculture.
In view of good scope of horticulture produce in the states, he assured assistance for setting up of cold storage in six districts of Odisha. Shri Singh told to Chief Minister of Odisha that very soon a high level team of officials will visit Odisha to discuss issues related with the development of the agriculture in the state.
After the meeting Chief Minister appreciated the positive approach of the center towards agriculture development in the state.