Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 2:
First Odisha Agriculture Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss agricultural issues in the state will be held on Thursday.
The Agriculture cabinet will discuss issues related to agriculturalists, how to increase farm produce and other issues.
On February 26th Cabinet meeting, 14 proposals were approved the most significant among them being the decision to set up an Agriculture Cabinet and a Law Commission.
“Odisha will be among the few states which will have an Agriculture Cabinet to look into expansion of cultivation and find ways to remove obstacles faced by the farming community,” chief secretary A P Padhi had said in a media briefing later.
The chief secretary said the Agriculture Cabinet will be headed by the Chief Minister while nine other ministers connected with agriculture and farmers will be members.
Ministers of Finance, Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Resources, Co-operation, Water Resources, Energy, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare, Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste Development and Panchayati Raj will be its members.
Odisha is the fourth state after Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to set up an Agriculture Cabinet.