State is lagging behind in information dissemination

State agriculture is being affected by globalisation: Sikdar

March 2, 2006 Sambad

A voluntary organisation from the state has revealed a picture of the agriculture and textile sector of West Bengal, which has never been shown by the political leaders. The said organisation reports that the primary stakeholders of these two sectors are not aware of the benefits they can procure from the government and how to approach the concerned departments.

In a panel discussion organised by the organisation on March 1, 2006 at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata, Prof Soumen Sikdar from Calcutta University pointed out that the opportunities emerging from globalisation should be equally distributed among the various classes in order to reduce poverty. He also emphasised the need for a proper infrastructure. For developing proper infrastructure, the state will have to play a vital role, he added.