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President Mukherjee launches Bihar agriculture roadmap

Posted on Oct 03, 03:01PM | IANS

President Pranab Mukherjee launched the much awaited agricuture roadmap of Bihar at a function in the state capital Wednesday.

President Mukherjee, who arrived here on a two-day visit to the state, was recieved by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and given the guard of honour at the Patna airport.

The five-year agriculture roadmap covers the period 2012-17 with an investment of Rs.1.52 lakh crore. It aims at raising agri-growth to a minimum of 7 percent per year, said Nitish Kumar.

It is the first visit of Mukherjee to the state after becoming the president.

The Bihar agriculture roadmap is the first of its kind in the country and focuses on development of food processing, food preservation, fisheries and animal husbandry.

Mukherjee will also attend the Darbhanga-based Lalit Narayan Mithila University's fourth convocation as the chief guest Wednesday.