Drip irrigation is the key to prosperity.
Drip Irrigation is the key to prosperity.
Agricultural miracle in Gujarat with about 10 percent growth per year is driven by water management promoted by the Gujarat government led by Narendra Modi. R.N.Bhaskar has thrown light on this aspect in his report (Drip Irrigation key to productivity, DNA, June 24). The state has built 8 lakh check dams. In addition to that the state has made subsidy for drip irrigation equipment conditional on the advise to farmers on the cropping pattern on the suppliers of the equipment. With this, it has ensured that farmers use rip irrigation equipment and also have good advise. It is very imaginative. The chief minister is also promoting solar power panels on the Narmada canals to provide electricity to the villages around and prevent evaporation of water ! Earlier, he had invited Ratan Tata to set up his Nano factory by an sms. There are very few chief ministers in our country who take such initiatives.
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