Odisha govt includes agriculture department under Mo Sarkar initiative

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Thursday included the Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Department under its Mo Sarkar programme for transparency and proper execution of various agriculture schemes for the farmers.

Speaking during a programme at the Lok Seva Bhawan here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “It is a strong initiative to bring the department under the purview of Mo Sarkar, which aims at meeting farmers’ expectations and effectively providing services to them.”

He said he would personally call up the farmers and take their feedbacks on the services provided by the department.

“The employees of the department will be lauded for their commendable job if the responses from farmers come out to be positive. However, action will be taken if the Government receives negative feedbacks,” Patnaik said.

Talking about the State’s achievements in agriculture, he said the five-time Krishi Karman Award for Odisha was the result of the farmers’ continuous efforts.

The CM’s 5T Secretary VK Pandian, who was present at the programme, defined the Mo Sarkar initiative precisely to the district agriculture officials.