Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday announced that in order to understand and address issues concerning the people in the rural areas, meeting of the State Cabinet would be held at a taluk centre every six months.
He was addressing the gathering of organic farmers at Ettinahalli in Shirahatti taluk of Gadag district on Saturday. The visit was part of the programme of holding interactions with organic farmers. Referring to the ‘Pahani' (land records) of the farmers, the Chief Minister said he would give directions to the authorities concerned to issue a copy of the ‘Pahani' to farmers.
Mr. Yeddyurappa announced that steps would be taken to organise a three-day ‘Krishi Jatre' at the district centres for introducing the crops grown by the organic farmers to other farmers and also to create awareness among them about organic farming. People who buy organic farming products will be given tax exemption, he said.
The State Government has earmarked Rs. 200 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the State and so far 1.18 lakh farmers have taken it up.