On August 14, the Tamil Nadu State administration will present a separate budget for the agriculture and farming sector, which will be a historical event in the state assembly.
The agricultural sector is the body and soul of the country, and it requires special attention, Chief Minister MK Stalin said at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation‘s (MSSRF) Annual Day and Digital Consultation on Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in the Context of Climate Change and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
CM MK Stalin stated that his government will also prioritize organic farming and ‘Uzhavar Sandhai.’ Village markets will be refurbished, and new groundwater management strategies are in plan to regulate.
The State government views climate change to be a critical concern. It’s also dedicated to the state becoming self-sufficient in food production and expanding agricultural land.
He went on to say that a conducive environment must be created for farmers to see agriculture as a profitable enterprise.
National policymakers, scientists, and global experts on climate change, agriculture, food, and nutrition are gathering for the three-day annual event, which aims to refocus the global narrative on food and nutrition security in the face of climate change, an issue that has been pushed to the background by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to a press release from the MSSRF, experts will explore methods to address the pandemic-induced food and nutrition crisis.