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Monday, April 06, 2020

Mann ki Baat LIVE UPDATES: A healthy India is as vital as a clean India, says PM Modi

In his last address, PM Narendra Modi spoke on women empowerment and said it was every Indian’s “fundamental duty” to ensure participation of women in all fields of life.

PM Narendra Modi talks about women-led development on latest edition of Mann ki Baat Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people of the country in his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday. (File Photo)

Addressing the 42nd Mann ki Baat programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday touched upon the issues of MSP for farmers and his government’s aim towards “affordable and accessible” healthcare. Modi, who has set a target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, said work was underway on reforming the agriculture market. “Work is underway to reform the agriculture market and to connect wholesale market with the global market to ensure the farmers get the right price for their crops,” the PM said.

The PM’s remarks come days after farmers across Maharashtra staged a huge rally, demanding loan waivers and implementation of recommendations made by the Swaminathan Committee report that asserts farmers should be paid one and a half times the cost of production. “Lot of farmers wrote to me on MSP. In the Budget, it has been decided that for notified crops, MSP of atleast 1.5 times will be given,” he said.

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