India will become wealthy only if farmers are, says Rajnath Singh

“This is a country of farmers... Until farmers are wealthy, we can never realise our dream of making India wealthy,” the Union Home Minister said

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: June 10, 2017 9:04 am
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the NDA government was working hard to improve the condition of farmers, claiming it was the first government ever to have resolved to double farm incomes by 2022. “This is a country of farmers… Until farmers are wealthy, we can never realise our dream of making India wealthy,” he said. “Keeping this in mind, our Prime Minister said that within five years… in 2022… the income of farmers will be double of what it is now,” Singh said.

The minister was here to publicise the NDA government’s achievements as part of the MODI fest, held to mark three years of the NDA government. He outlined various flagship initiatives of the government, including demonetisation, direct benefit transfer in urea, surgical strikes and the government’s drive to weed out black money.

Singh said that despite its rich mineral wealth, decades of Congress rule had impoverished India but in three years of the Modi government, India had become one of the fastest growing economies.

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  1. s
    Jun 11, 2017 at 10:44 am
    If farmers in other country's are rich and Can pay income tax why not india. The goverment should set up cooperative and absorb small scale farmers .a formula should be devised in the form of shares According to the size of their with too small land and share can work in The cooperative for additional income. Modern technology and if possible exporting the products oversea can bring better returns.during bad times the goverment can provide subsidies to these Cooperatives. 60 years of congress rule Yet they cant come out with better ideas to slove farmers poverty.
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    Parth Garg
    Jun 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    Pl stop rhetoric and walk the talk.
  3. S
    Jun 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm
    Looking at farmers as one monolithic block is where the problem is. The political parties do that so that they can get a big vote bank. But reality is that there are rich farmers and poor farmers. So if rich farmers pay tax and some of that money itself is used to help poor farmers that will be good. The Government is over-involved in agriculture yet suicides continue. We have to go back to the laws that existed in 1947 and undo all the distortion causing practices one by one.
  4. S
    Jun 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    Rajnath is a really jobless Home Minister who is clueless in his portfolio. He thinks his job is to make vacuous statements like these. Anyway, his boss has undertaken to double farmers' incomes, which is a useless pie in the sky for hapless farmers who are either protesting or committing suicide while Ranjath enjoys the trappings of power, gassing all the time.
  5. R
    Jun 10, 2017 at 11:33 am
    Is Rajnath Singh related to Shivraj Singh Chouhan? Do you have no shame Mr. Rajnath? Your comments are so full of it, it is beyond description. I don't know whether to hang my head in shame or hurl shoes at Rajnath Singh. I think both these men should be paraded in every city in India after being saddled on donkeys with their faces painted black and garlands of old shoes placed around their necks.
  6. S
    Jun 10, 2017 at 10:14 am
    Respected Home Minister "Aap chup hi rahen to achcha hai". Kerni kuchh kathni kuchh, brainwise Khali Dabba Khali botal. You are actually home maker not home minister.
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    s s nair
    Jun 10, 2017 at 8:34 am
    Celebrate in five star.
  8. K
    Jun 10, 2017 at 8:28 am
    I urge govt or society leaders to help farmers in forming ociation for group and collective farming. Farmers whose lands are contiguous should join their lands for collective farming. It would be far cheaper to produce a ton of rice in a collective or large scale farming than in an individual or small scale farming. It would be easier to sell the produce in a collective farming. The profit sharing could be based on a suitable formula as a function of individual input of land, labor and money.
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