PRO-ACTIVE AGRI POLICIES OF MODI GOVT. MAY TRANSFORM FARMERS LOT: RADHA MOHAN SINGH

PRO-ACTIVE AGRI POLICIES OF MODI GOVT. MAY TRANSFORM FARMERS LOT: RADHA MOHAN SINGH

PRO-ACTIVE AGRI POLICIES OF MODI GOVT. MAY TRANSFORM FARMERS LOT: RADHA MOHAN SINGH

 

No.PR-51
July 13, 2016
New Delhi
 

PRO-ACTIVE AGRI POLICIES OF MODI GOVT. MAY TRANSFORM FARMERS LOT: RADHA MOHAN SINGH
 

With the advent of Modi Government coupled with its pro-farmer policies, the black marketing of urea has come to an end and with policies such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the destitute of farmers in countryside is likely to be the history in next few years provided the states cooperate with centre in implementing its agrarian policies, claimed Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh while addressing the members of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Wednesday.
 

Mr. Singh who was speaking at an Interactive Session on Mission 2020 under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry also claimed that by 2017, the farmer community across India will have Soil Health Card in the possession that would not only lead to enhanced productivity of agriculture produce but also their income in general.
 

On post crop harvest losses as well as losses relating to fruits and vegetables, the Minister held that with ongoing proactively pro-farmer policies of the Modi government, the post harvest grains losses would come down significantly and such losses relating to fruits and vegetables would also be brought down substantially.
 

According to the Minister, most of the states have begun to cooperate with the centre in the execution of its agrarian policies including those of insurances but few states have yet to come forward on this front.  He, however, added that persuasive efforts of the centre in this direction are on and the recalcitrant states would fall in line so that the growth of the agriculture sector also accelerates.
 

The interactive session was presided over by the President, PHD Chamber, Dr. Mahesh Gupta who felt that with increased income of farmers with suitable government policies, the demand generation for industrial produce would happen at a speed faster than anticipated.
 

Among others who were present on the occasion consisted of Chairperson, Agri Business Committee, PHD Chamber, Ms. Priyanka Mittal; Chairman, Media & Entertainment Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Rakesh Gupta and its Director, Mr. Yogesh Srivatava.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)