The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has praised the Yogi government for the export model of black rice in Chandauli. UNDP has said in its report that this model is very useful for countries where there is regional discrimination.
Chandauli. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India has once again praised the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh. UNDP has recognized Chandauli district as an aspirational district for exporting black rice to Australia and New Zealand. And considered him a very successful model of local area development, as well as advised that such a model is best for the state and countries, it should be put into practice. UNDP i.e. United Nations Development Program has once again praised the Yogi government for this export model. UNDP has said in its report that this model is very useful for countries where there is regional discrimination.
Indeed the UNDP report praised the Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh known as the rice bowl of eastern UP, which decided to experiment with the cultivation of black rice due to its high demand in global markets and good profit margins. did. The project was successful and high quality and medicinal black rice is now being exported to Australia and New Zealand. The option of exporting black rice to other countries is also being explored. Yogi Adityanath’s tenure holds an important place for change for innovation in the agriculture sector of the state. With the aim of doubling the income of farmers and increasing exports from the agriculture sector and promoting the country’s ‘Make in India’ brand, the Yogi government has established this scheme and has also been identified as One Distinct One Product. Farmers are also happy with this effort of the government and are appreciating the government.
After two years, this initiative of the district administration seems to be successful. Maneka Gandhi, who was a Union Minister in the first term of the Modi government, had suggested the cultivation of black rice to increase the income of farmers. After this, black rice seeds were imported from Manipur on an experimental basis. Initially black rice seed was given to 30 progressive farmers of the district, whose crop cutting showed encouraging results. After this, the scope of cultivation of black rice was increased in the next season and more than thousand farmers cultivated it.