India has launched its first state of the art rice crop and wheat production facility.
The new facility, located at Thiruvananthapuram in Gujarat, will help farmers in the state produce better and cheaper products at a fraction of the cost.
The facility will be operational by September, with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes of rice per day and 500 tonnes of wheat per day.
The project will help increase farmers’ production of rice and wheat in the country by providing them with more nutritious, locally produced products at less cost.
India is the third largest rice producer in the world after China and Pakistan.
“This is a great moment for agriculture in India.
With the latest technology, farmers in Gujarat will be able to produce more food at lower cost,” Agriculture Minister Jairam Ramesh told reporters here on Wednesday.
He said the facility will help to improve the lives of farmers by helping them to produce better quality products at lower prices.
Ramesh said the new facility will make it easier for farmers to produce rice at a lower cost and produce better product at a reduced cost.