Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with farmers on Wednesday via video conference. The main agenda of the interaction is to provide an opportunity to hear directly from the farmers. The discussion is all about taking the initiatives related to doubling farmers’ income.
The major schemes aimed at increasing the income of farmers and farm sector issues were also addressed by PM Narendra Modi.
In order to discuss several issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a discussion via NaMo App with the farmers across the nation and discussed issues related to the agriculture sector.
While talking about the agricultural sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the farmers of India for making India a dignified and self-sufficient in agricultural sector over the decades. Modi addressed farmers via video conferencing through the app.
As per the reports, this is the sixth interaction between Narendra Modi and farmers through video conference. The series of interactions started on the eve of Modi government completing four years in office.
He also raised a point regarding the budget for the agriculture sector and said that it has been doubled to Rs 2.12 lakh crore during first four years of his tenure as compared to the previous five years.
Let’s Have A Look At Some Highlights of Modi’s Address To The Farmers
1. Our government is dedicated and energetic about its work
2. We have been trying our best to make sure that the farmers get sufficient amount for their hard work (production). And hopefully, our commitment will get meaning in this year’s budget.
3. Modi’s government has boosted the budget for agriculture to Rs 2.12 lakh crore to accomplish its objective of increasing income of farmer by 2022.
4. The country has not only witnessed record foodgrain production but also considered milk, fruit and vegetable output and that is also high.
5. The government will provide soil health cards to help farmers to better understand soil nutrients status.
These are a few highlights from the interaction. In his previous interactions, the Prime Minister had derived advantage from free cooking gas (LPG) scheme, financial inclusion initiative, startup entrepreneurs, health scheme and Digital India. And now Prime Minister Modi is all set to improve the agriculture sector.
In this interaction, the Minister of State for agriculture and farmers welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat called Modi’s initiative as “historical”.