Govt bringing in rapid development in rural infrastructure, assures Rajnath Singh in poll bound Karnataka

Calling farmers a brave community, he said unlike industry, the agriculturist engages in farming knowing fully well that the sector was not profitable. To protect their interest, the NDA government has been giving insurance benefit even for 30 per cent crop loss, Rajnath Singh said.

By: PTI | Belagavi | Published: January 14, 2018 12:51 am
Rajnath Singh new year celebration Even today, over 55 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture and the Green Revolution should be a permanent feature to attract youth into agriculture, Rajnath Singh said.  (Express Photo by Praveen Jain)

The NDA government is bringing rapid infrastructural development in the rural sector to raise farmers’ income and the Prime Minister was prepared to invest more in the agriculture sector and food processing by 2022 to make agriculture more profitable, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Belgavi on Saturday. Stating this while delivering the inaugural address at the National Krishik Samaj convention, he said that since the input cost of agriculture was increasing, any amount of subsidy would fall short. He also said farmers’ should engage in poultry, animal husbandry and fishing to increase their income.

Calling farmers a brave community, he said unlike industry, the agriculturist engages in farming knowing fully well that the sector was not profitable. To protect their interest, the NDA government has been giving insurance benefit even for 30 per cent crop loss, he said. Singh said at least one son of a farmer should engage himself in other sectors, apart from farming.

Even today, over 55 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture and the Green Revolution should be a permanent feature to attract youth into agriculture, he added. It was BJP in Karnataka and other states which in the past brought down the interest rate on farm loans from four per cent to zero as per his advice as the then BJP president, Singh said.

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  1. Ashok Amin
    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:06 pm
    Modi's craze to compete with China or even US is not at all possible looking at the history,how much foreign rules have made India so poor. With increasing population so fast India will never improve life of poor i the way how Modi is driving. Agriculture was the speciality of India not industry. Many schemes floated for lifting agriculture but how many were implemented fully and how much has impacted the life of poor. The gap of rich and poor widening but no one speak about it or no one is worried stead of competing other countries,we must copy what they have done.Nakal do not require Akkal. Time is moving fast.Nakal will save time.China gave first priority to rural,housing,roads and agriculture before building foreign exchange by export. Why not India is reducing the value of a Rupee.! China's success is because of their low value of currency. What is called DIANAMIC is to see what Trump did for economy immediately.Copy them Mr.Modi!
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    1. Ashok Amin
      Jan 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm
      Poor do not know the meaning of GDP.What they want is to improve their life standard which is the same whether it is 5,5 or 7.5 GDP. Modi claimed to be coming from poor family. It seems he has changed with the luxury govt amenities moving in special planes,excellent attire, hearing wahva in international meetings etc. Though I am in US but watching what other governments like China,Singapore,switzerland,south korea and so many others have achieved in what time,my heart burns seeing condition of life of poor in India which I occasionally visit.
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      1. Ashok Amin
        Jan 14, 2018 at 8:27 pm
        So far the problem is security of current political party to struggle to maintain power and position. But BJP had a different position with complete majority. Why rhey were dynamic for Tax structure and demonitation? Cant they implement rural schemes with such force? No because they want Wahva in the world neglecting local poor. Modi will have tothink twice for priorites otherwise people of villages will throw them out.It has already stared in name of anamat.
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        1. Ashok Amin
          Jan 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm
          They say income has increased. Mockery ! what about inflation? Poor of villages are there and there. Life goes on and political partie keep on befooling people.
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          1. Ashok Amin
            Jan 14, 2018 at 8:10 pm
            Rapid chang ?! by schemes only? Who care whether schemes are properly and in time ? implemented? They are the same stories of congress time ! Surprising ! BJP has failed to control corruption with specific reasons because their members are in like congress. Look at Lokpal bill ! It will never pass in its original true form. Look at black money i.n Swiss banks! Look at Bofors case.Look at money spent for election. BJP has wasted their majority. Has any minister gone out from his/her airconditioned office and home? Do they know at what price ot onions and tomatos and milk are sold? Whether BJP or Congress life in India is the same......no enough toilets,electricity (after multiple nuclear power plants),roads not passable in monsoon.school building are in hopeless condition,no safety of women.Drugs in colleges what not! Modi is busy making money for wahva,wahva in the world.Surely he has not proved dynamic.
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