P.M.’s stress on sci­en­tific farming

Deccan Chronicle - - Oped -

TIRUPATI, Feb. 9 PRIME MIN­IS­TER, Mrs Indira Gandhi, to­day stressed the need for a na­tion-wide cam­paign for mak­ing farm­ers un­der­stand new sci­en­tific tech­niques of cul­ti­va­tion. De­liv­er­ing the Con­vo­ca­tion Ad­dress of the Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity here, the Prime Min­is­ter and sel­f­re­liance in agri­cul­ture would be the key note of the Fourth Plan to be launched in the next two months.

The coun­try had ne­glected agri­cul­ture in the past three Plan pe­ri­ods since “we could not choose in be­tween in­dus­try and agri­cul­ture be­cause both were im­por­tant and once was com­ple­men­tary to the other,” she said.

Mrs. Gandhi said agri­cul­tural strat­egy was now ad­vanc­ing, but high pro­duc­tion alone could not solve the prob­lem un­less the prod­ucts of agri­cul­ture were prop­erly dis­trib­uted.

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