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Agriculture

Agriculture

 
 
Hon'ble Minister, Agriculture Department
“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own”
Bihar state depends 90% on agriculture. The land is most fertile and produces several types of agriculture products such as: rice, wheat, maize, barley, gram, oilseeds, sugarcane, jute etc.
Several rivers such as Ganga, Saryu, Gandak, Bagmati, Kamla, Kosi etc. emerging from Himalayas Mountain flow through the Bihar planes and makes them fertile. Some channels such as Triveni, Kosi, Kamla, channel from Canada Dam, channel from Gandak Dam, etc. helps in irrigation. Industries based on agricultural products have enough scope i.e., sugar mills, jute mills, edible oil mills, spices and agro based industries have a good potential.
Bihar is mainly agricultural products producing state. The main large and small scale agro based industries are:
Rice Mills : Rice mills in Bauxer karbisganch in Purnia District, Araria etc.
Sugar Mills : Sugar mills located at Banmankhi in Purnia District, Bauxer, Madora in Saran District, Samastipur and Bihata in Patna District.
Edible Oil Mills : Edible oils from oil seeds are located at Araria, Banmankhi in Purnia District, Bauxer, Lakhisarai at Munger district.
Tobacco :Bihar is country's sixth largest tobacco producing state. Availability of kendu leaves and cheap labour, Biri manufacturing industries are located at Bihar Sarif in Nalanda District, Janjha in Munger District etc.

The department of agriculture is there to look after all the above things related to the agriculture and the Ministry is headed by Mr Nagmani.

Major goals of this department
  • To ensure increase in income of farmers to viable levels, especially considering the small size of holdings.
  • To ensure food security through increase productivity combined with profitability.
  • To foster nutritional security through raising levels of productivity as well as raising living standards of rural societies.
  • To revitalize farming in order to create gainful employment and to check migration.
  • To ensure that policies have agricultural growth along with justice, with programmes focusing on gender and human aspects.
For Further information you can visit the official site of Bihar Government Click here