Transport Minister V.S. Sivakumar said here on Sunday that the State government had adopted an integrated scheme for ensuring food security.

He was inaugurating a seminar on “Food prices — from crisis to stability” organised by the Food and Civil Supplies Department in connection with World Food Day.

The Minister said the State should become self-sufficient in the food sector.

Presiding over the function, Palode Ravi, MLA, called for initiatives to adopt villages and provide them technology and funds to be self-sufficient.

B. Ashok, Vice- Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary University, said India's agricultural growth was just 2 per cent, threatening its stability.Mary George, Member, Working Committee, Planning Board; M. Dileep Kumar, Area Manger, Food Corporation of India; and Suhurth Kumar, Associate Professor, Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram, spoke.

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