West Bengal has been selected for the All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015.
This is the first time when the state would be receiving the award. It may be mentioned that the state had received Kishi Kamran Puraskar for the three consecutive years. The 51st committee from the Indira Gandhi Krishi Bikash Kendra has selected the state for the award.
The state has been selected for the award for its achievement in four key areas that include scientific research for seeds. The state government has also bagged the award of the second position for participating in International Agriculture and Horticulture Expo. It was held for three days from July 22 to 24 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the state horticulture minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah had a discussion with representatives from food processing companies in US and Malaysia to attract investment in the state. Besides the firing companies, major players in the sector in the country have also shown interest in further investment in food processing sector. Monitoring committees have been formed in districts. Social groups of farmers will also be formed. Mollah will be visiting the districts from August.