Nitish Flags off Rabi Mahotsav Rath

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Patna: With a strong penchant for 'yatras' of all sorts in his effort to popularize various government-sponsored programs, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday flagged off what has been dubbed as the 'Rabi Mahotsav Rath' to spread awareness about projects meant to alleviate the financial and social conditions of the farmers.

rabi rally_smrabi rally_smEssentially a caravan of buses and trucks, the vehicles are decked with flowers and hoardings highlighting various programs and how they would help the farmers in the long run.

The caravan will stop at each block and officials, using the built-in public address system, would talk about the schemes so the farmers are aware of their various options, the Chief Minister said.

During the 12-day expedition, officials will distribute brochures and other informational material and engage in Q&A sessions with the villagers who rely on agriculture for their livelihood.    

Among a plethora of schemes, the government would hand out Rs. 1,000 to each farmer who use natural compost for fertilization and 10 kilogram of seed and Rs. 500 for each acre to farmers who produce wheat under the 'Sri Vidhi' system.

The government would also set up three large food parks in the state to reduce waste of fruit and vegetables from rotting, the Chief Minister said.

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