Gujarat Agriculture Business Policy to be out soon

Gujarat agriculture business policy, which projects the state as an agri business hub by 2015, is likely to be declared next week, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation State Principal Secretary R K Tripathi said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

The new policy draft proposes to bring dairy projects into the fold of agriculture, six per cent back-end subsidy on projects approved by the co-operative banks, and extend 25 per cent air freight subsidy on exports of flowers, vegetables and fruits besides mangoes, an agriculture department official said.

The state government had made a similar announcement on declaration of new agri business policy ahead of the last held Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit in 2009 here.

Meanwhile, the State Agriculture Minister Dileep Sanghani today announced that government plans to set up 1,000 green houses over next three years, across the state.

“In the last one year, over 150 green houses have been set up in the state,” Sanghani said.

2 comments for “Gujarat Agriculture Business Policy to be out soon

  1. ProGujarat
    December 8, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Gujarat Govt. needs to identify specific zones and areas that will be permanently designated Agricultural areas and cannot be turned into any other developement zone under specific laws. Land is gobbled up for Industrial and residential use at a rapid pace. This over use of land has to be curtailed in favor of agricultural land which Gujarat is known for. I did not find any specific schemes or plans for large scale farming projects that can be taken up by business houses. And lastly I hope some thinking is diverted to “tree farming” common in western countries

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  2. August 21, 2014 at 6:29 am

    It’s imtirapeve that more people make this exact point.

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