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    Khandu attends NITI Aayog meet aimed at transforming agriculture

    NEW DELHI, Jul 18: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the first sitting of the High Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture here at NITI Aayog.
    Speaking during the meeting, Khandu stressed on the need for doing away with the middlemen menace in Arunachal where local farm and horticulture produces are bought at throwaway prices but sold at higher prices outside the state.
    He said to help farmers to have proper access to markets, the state government has enacted the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Produce and Livestock Marketing Act 2018. 
    Taking part in the discussion jointly chaired by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Khandu said high priority has been given to development of Agriculture and allied sector in Arunachal by earmarking maximum funds for this sector in the Arunachal Budget 2018. To end the intermediaries in sale of farm produce, the budget has also allocated funds for construction of wholesale market-cum-auction centres across the state, which will be linked with e-NAM so that…

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