Porvorim: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai today said that all the attempts are made to get youths attracted towards agriculture. He said if required even one can host beauty contest in the paddy fields.
“Today agriculture does not appeal the young generation, they feel that it is a profession of old people. That is why we need to incentivize the agriculture,” he said while responding to the Cut motions on demands for grants.
“There is need to support agriculture and get attention towards it. If you want, you can even host beauty contest in the paddy field. Let the youth come. You can do that. Do everything possible to get young generation to the fields,” said Sardesai.
“These days we face the question. Whatever food we eat is good or poison. That is why we should go for traditional methods of farming. This is required for the food safety,” he said.
Sardesai said that there should not be any suspicion in the mind of people as far as contract farming is concerned.
“State government remains as a guarantor for the land which will ensure that no one will grab it after it is given under contract farming scheme,” he said.