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The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh briefing the media on the meeting of Ministers of Agri-marketing of States/UTs on reforms in Agriculture Sector to enhance farmers’ income, in New Delhi on April 24, 2017.

Government take important decisions to improve the conditions of the farmers: Union Agriculture Minister

Newdelhi:24/4/17:Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that after independence, this is the first government, which is not only focusing on the economic development of farmers along with the agricultural development but also taking concrete steps at grass root level for the development of farmers. Shri Singh was speaking at a meeting organised for Agri-Marketing Ministers of the states.


Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that it is our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream to double farmers’ income by 2022 and that farmers should be part of mainstream development. This can be possible only when the centre and the state governments would work in tandem. To double farmers’ income, work is being done on three levels.


Shri Singh said that the first level includes production cost reduction and to increase productivity. To achieve that, the states should make optimal use of the central government schemes – Soil Health Card and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. Under Soil Health Card Scheme, the soil is tested and under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana water is made available to the fields.


Union Agriculture Minister said that second level to double farmers’ incomes includes diversification into allied activities such as livestock, poultry, bee-keeping, and agroforestry. The government has taken several steps in this regard.


Shri Singh said that the third and the most important level include providing regulated Mandis to ensure profitable returns to farmers for their produce.


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