About Bhopal

 

Bhopal – The city of Lakes in M.P.
Bhopal was the capital of the former Bhopal State and is the capital of present Madhya Pradesh State. Bhopal is known as the City of Lake for its various natural as well as artificial lakes and is also one of the greenest cities in India. Bhopal is said to have been founded by the king Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty (AD 1000–1055). The modern Bhopal city was established by Dost Mohammad Khan (1672–1728), an Afghan soldier in the Mughal army. The city is a unique blend of the old Hindustani & Mughalia culture. Due to its Central location city is well connected with railway, roadway and air from rest of the India. The nearest tourist locations from Bhopal are –Bhimbetka Caves, Sanchi Stupa -world heritage site (48 K.M.), Delawadi Jungle Camp (55 K.M.), Bhojpur Shiv Mandir etc.

 

 

Agriculture in M.P.

 

Madhya Pradesh, with its large area, enjoys diverse climatic and soil conditions suitable for a broad range of agricultural products. Agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh forms the backbone of its economy. It contributes almost one-fourth of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and is the main source of employment for over 70 percent of the population constituting about 60 - 75 percent of the rural income. It’s agriculture growth rate had been 19.85 % during year 2011-12, 20.16% in 2012-13 and 24.99% in 2013-14 which is highest in the country and also in the State’s history. The Government has taken a pledge to make agriculture a profitable enterprise for farmers. Concrete efforts have been made to plan and implement developmental programmes in agricultural sector in the State. It is due to these efforts that the State got the privilege of receiving “Krishi Karman Award” from the President of India for the last two consecutive years. The state leads in the production of soybean, gram, linseed, green pea, garlic and coriander. Areas under cultivation of safflower and sunflower are also expanding. It has now been established as a pioneer state in production of certified seeds, specially certified soybean & wheat seeds, which are being exported from Madhya Pradesh to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Over five-fold increase in production of certified seeds in the State has been registered in the decade. Total certified seed in state is around 52 lakh quintals which has a major share in total certified seed production in the country (year 2012-13 production about 300 lakh quintals).