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Steep rise in procurement of local vegetables from local farmers in last 2 years: Goa CM

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that there has been steep rise in procurement of local vegetables from local farmers by Horticulture Corporation Ltd in the last two years.

In a tweet, the Chief Minister said the rise indicated that there was increase in the production by Goan farmers.

Dr Sawant said the government had added more crops under assured price and market, thereby giving a boost to the farmers for increasing production.

He said to provide further impetus to the sector, the assured price in future would be fixed as per the cost of cultivation in Goan conditions.

‘There has been a steep rise in procurement of local vegetables from local farmers by Horticulture Corporation Ltd. in the last 2 years which indicate a great increase in production by Goan farmers.

The Government has added more crops under assured price & market, thereby giving a boost to the farmers for increasing production.

To provide further impetus to the sector, the assured price in future will be fixed as per the cost of cultivation in Goan conditions. I congratulate the farmers for their efforts towards realising our goal of #SwayampurnaGoa,’ the Chief Minister tweeted.

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