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Goa govt to revive farming culture: Minister on onion crisis

The Goa government will revive farming culture and encourage cultivation of onions in the state so that issues like rising prices of the bulb do not affect the common man, a state minister has said. Talking to reporters on Saturday, BJP MLA and Goa s Waste Management Minister Michael also said that the Pramod Sawant-led government will also work towards reviving the slowly dwindling agricultural economy of the state. Twenty five years back, Goa was totally self- sufficient as far as agriculture is concerned. Our parents and grandparents used to grow vegetables, especially onions. Goan onions are famous across India, he said. We want to encourage cultivation of onions, so that the rising prices of the crop across the country will not affect Goans, he said. Lobo said manure or non-chemical fertiliser can be provided from the waste treatment plant in Goa for organic farming. From next year, we should encourage cultivating more vegetables. Seeds and other material, ...

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