Palakkad: Mathrubhumi agriculture fair concluded at Palakkad on Tuesday with a special resolution emphasising the need to give due recognition to farmers. The resolution urged central and state governments to declare farmers as individuals involved in national service. It also urged governments to immediately take up the matter to save the agrarian sector in crisis by ensuring market for their products.
Minister for electricity KK Krishnankutty inaugurated the debate over the resolution. He assured that government will favourably look into the request and will aid the farmers improve their standard of living.
Meanwhile, the five-day agriculture fair organised as part of Mathrubhumi’s centenary celebrations, had around 150 stalls, seminars, open forums and exhibition of agricultural products. The fair witnessed announcement of various schemes and policy changes in favour of farmers.