"Since last four years Madhya Pradesh's average agriculture growth rate continues to stand at more than 20 per cent which is possibly highest in the world," Yadav said addressing the 67th Republic Day function at Lal Parade Ground here.
"The state is getting Krishi Karman award from the Centre for the highest agriculture growth rate since last four years," the Governor said lauding the efforts made in the sector despite 'challenges'.

He also informed on the occasion that the state is distributing a relief amount of Rs 4,600 crore to farmers whose crops suffered damage due to natural calamities to show the government's commitment to farmers' welfare.
Referring to irrigation sector, the Governor said that in the last decade the state's irrigation potential has increased from 7.5 lakh hectare to 36 lakh hectare and it has set a target of taking it to 40 lakh hectare by 2018.
Highlighting state's overall growth rate, he said that MP's growth rate continues to remain at double digit and its gross domestic product which was at Rs one lakh crore about 10 years back, now stands at Rs 5 lakh crore.


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