"There is a plan to organise workshops in all the states for this policy with a view to boost exports of agricultural goods. States have been asked to prepare their separate agri-export policy also," the official added.
"During drought, the government can employ the services of agriculture workers for water conservation and tree plantation works for the next five months under MNEREGA. The Centre and state are working closely to find solutions to this vexed problem," says Maharashtra Agriculture Price Commission chairman.
"Unfortunately we developed a traditional middle man system that is quite inefficient," the chairman of Godrej Group said while speaking at an agri-conclave focusing on 'Shaping the Future of Indian Agriculture'.
Noting that in the past onions from Nashik were exported to countries such as Sri Lanka, the former union agriculture minister alleged that policies of the BJP-led government were responsible for the present situation.
"The Modi govt has not only destroyed India's economy with its Jumlanomics, but it has also hurt the credibility of India's data. We demand that this fraudulent data be withdrawn," tweeted Sitaram Yechury.
Led by Samajwadi Party leader Atul Pradhan, the sugarcane farmers from over a dozen villages here also demanded the police take back cases registered against them for carrying out a protest march on National Highway-58 on November 26.
At Dadar, supporters from different walks of life, including artistes, professors and photographers, showed their support for the farmers’ demands, such as a special session of Parliament to discuss agrarian distress.