BH-AGROFORESTRY - Bihar to have policy for agroforestry: Nitish
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Patna, Feb 13 (PTI) A policy will be put in place to give a boost to agroforestry in Bihar which would raise the income of farmers and reduce ecological imbalances causing floods and droughts, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today.
"Lack of adequate forest cover is a big challenge for Bihar which comprises only 3.6 per cent of the country's total area but is inhabited by 8.6 per cent of its population. Ideally, plains must have 20 per cent forest cover but here until recently it was less than 10 per ...