National research centre for maize in Katihar soon: Tariq Anwar


Patna,(BiharTimes): The minister of state for agriculture and food processing, Tariq Anwar, said Centre would set up a national research centre for maize cultivation in Katihar district.
The Bihar government has been requsted to arrange 100 acres of land for this purpose. A proposal for setting up a national research centre for maize was under consideration by his ministry under the 12th plan.

Talking to reporters in Patna on Sunday he said he was optimistic that the state government would explore availability of land for the national research centre for maize.

Tariq reiterated the Centre’s stand to provide all required assistance to the state government for implementation of the agriculture road map for development of farming as a core economic sector in the state.

The agriculture development in Bihar would go a long way in realizing the Centre's vision for ushering in a second green revolution in India. This time the Union government’s focus is on the eastern states of the country.

Katihar does not only fall in the maize growing region of the state, but the parliamentary constituency had been represented in Lok Sabha by Tariq Anwar for four times.

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