Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand today expressed hope that Madhya Pradesh will remain the front runner in agriculture sector in the next 10-12 years. “Madhya Pradesh, among different states, has accomplished remarkable works in agriculture sector and it is expected that it will be the leader in farm sector in next 10 -12 years,” Chand said addressing heads of government departments’ at Mantralaya here, a press release said.
The state has been receiving the prestigious annual Krishi Karman Award for excelling in food grain production in the country consecutively since five years. Chand said that the state government has also done extraordinary work in power sector adding that country’s 60 to 65 per cent power is being generated in the state, the release further said.
The NITI Aayog member opined that MP should make strides in non-agricultural sectors as well, it added. The meeting among others was attended by MP Planning Commission vice chairman Chaitanya Kashyap, it added.
Earlier, Chand met MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya.