Udupi: July 26, 2015: Vinay Kumar Sorake, Urban Development Minister, said on Saturday there is a vast scope for horticultural crops in Udupi district.
He was speaking after inaugurating an information workshop on horticultural crops under the National Rural Horticultural Mission organised by the Department of Horticulture here.
Mr. Sorake said agriculture, horticulture, dairy farming and fishing were the main occupations in Udupi. It was essential that farmers had knowledge of various horticultural schemes of both Union and State governments, as the agrarian sector was currently facing challenges, he said.
The government departments could encourage the farmers and farm workers to take up community based schemes in the villages. They could also encourage the farmers to take up individual schemes wherever it was necessary. This would help in the better implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme, he said.