Special Correspondent

Will enable ryots to select the right crops to get good yield

JAIPUR: The foundation stone for a soil-testing laboratory was laid at Kekri in Ajmer district of Rajasthan over the weekend.

The laboratory, to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1 crore, will enable farmers to select appropriate crops for their fields and get profitable crop yields.

Union Minister of State for Telecommunication Sachin Pilot and State Agriculture Minister Harjiram Burdak were present on the occasion.

Exhibition

An exhibition on farm equipment, use of fertilizers, soil testing, selection of crops and agricultural practices was also put up at the venue.

Mr. Sachin Pilot said both the Central and the State governments would help the farmers face the current drought situation by extending timely assistance.

“Adopt modern techniques”

Mr. Burdak called upon the farmers to adopt modern techniques to enhance crop production and take up animal husbandry in a big way to minimise the impact of drought.

He said special camps were being organised across Rajasthan for health care of the cattle.