Plan to develop farming system

As part of doubling farmers income by 2022 under the New India Movement introduced by the Union government, a seven-point development plan for farmers in Ernakulum district will be declared on Thursday at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).

The plan is meant for developing the entire farming system in the district and to improve the income of the farmers. Areas such as infrastructure facilities for agriculture, fish culture, dairying, organic farming, e-marketing, value addition, food processing, quality seeds and institutional loans will be covered in the plan, says a press release here.