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Narendra Modi-farmer interaction highlights: Working to double farm income by 2022, says PM

"Cutting input cost, fair price for the crop, preventing the produce from rotting and creating alternate sources of income are the four key areas for raising farm income," Modi said during the interaction.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2018 1:19:02 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined that his government has doubled the budget for agriculture to Rs 2.12 lakh crore in order to achieve its objective of doubling farm income by 2022.  “We are working towards ensuring that the income of our hardworking farmers doubles by 2022. For that, we are facilitating proper assistance wherever required. We have faith in the farmers of India,” said the PM during an interactive session he held with farmers from over 600 districts through Narendra Modi App.

During the session, Modi highlighted his government’s major schemes meant to boost the agrarian sector. “Cutting input cost, fair price for the crop, preventing the produce from rotting and creating alternate sources of income are the four key areas for raising farm income,” Modi said during the interaction.

“There is a record growth not only in foodgrain sector but also in milk, fruit and vegetable production,” he added. “Our effort is to provide farmers assistance at all stage of agriculture — at the time of sowing, after sowing and at the time of harvesting,” he said, adding the policy interventions are being planned to help farmers right from seeds to markets.

Today’s session was the sixth in a series of a direct outreach initiative undertaken by the Modi government to mark its completion of four years in office.

The Prime Minister has already interacted with the beneficiaries of his pet schemes including Digital India campaign, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana via NaMo app.

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    13:12 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Congress takes poetuc jibe at Modi's interaction, call prime minister a 'fail'
    11:04 (IST)20 Jun 2018

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his interaction with the farmers. During the conversation, he spoke to farmers from Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Odisha, Maharashtra, West Bengal among other places and dicussed agrarian issues

    10:33 (IST)20 Jun 2018

    PM Modi has interacted with farmers from Karntaka, Sikkim, West Bengal, Maharashtra among other parts of the country

    10:31 (IST)20 Jun 2018

    The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana ensures that the farmers do not have to worry about the impact of weather on th crops. Under the scheme, the premium is also lowered and the scope of insurance has also been introduced. Soil health cards have been introduced to ensure that the land remains prosperous and also that the spending on manure is reduced

    10:22 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Feels good to see farmers opting modern machines in farming: Modi

    Expressing satisfaction over coupling technological innovation with farming process, Modi said, "It feelsto see that today our farmers are opting to use modern machines and techniques in farming." "Today, the farmers, farm produce groups, FPO (Farmer Producer Organisation) are working together. This not only ensures that the farmers get raw materials at low price but also help in marketing the harvest."

    10:18 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Per drop, more crop should be our motto: Modi

    "I always encourage farmers to adopt drip irrigation system. This would help in reducing the burden that our farmers have to face in irrigating their crop land," Modi added. "Per drop, more crop should be our motto," he declared

    10:13 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    e-Nam platform to remove middlemen : PM Modi

    The government has also started e-Nam, an online platform, to ensure that the farmers are not duped and that they get the right price for their produce. This also ensures that the middlemen are not able to snatch the profits of the farmers

    10:10 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    PM Modi lists govt initiatives taken for farmer development

    "The government is also emphasisising on the soil health card so that the farmers can know the nature of soil before they sow. Once the farmers know which kind of seeds would work best in the soil, they can enusre that good quality products are produced. Farm loans are also being arranged so that the farmers dont go through capital issues. Under the PM Agricultural Irrigation Scheme, 99 irrigation projects have been completed across the country today. We are working to ensure that all farms get adquate water. The crop insurance scheme also ensures that the farmers do not face any kind of risk while harvesting," Modi said

    10:04 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    10:03 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Rapid agricultural growth in last three years: PM Modi

    'The agriculture sector has developed rapidly in the last 48 months. We approved a sum of over Rs 2 lakh crore in the Union Budget. There is a record production of grains, fruits, vegetables and milk in the country today. With the blue revolution, the fisheries sector has seen a 26 per cent rise. the animal husbandry sector has also seen a 24 per cent rise,' Modi added

    10:00 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Modi lists key areas for farmer development

    Listing out key areas where the government is working to help the farmers progress, Modi said, "There should be right price for the produce. We also need to enusre that the grains are not destroyed and also that there are alternative sources of income."

    09:53 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Striving to double farmer income by 2022: Modi

    "Our govt is working to ensure that the income of our farmers is doubled by 2022. For that we are facilitating needed assistance wherever required. We have faith in the farmers of India," Modi added. 

    09:52 (IST)20 Jun 2018
    Technological innovation, removal of middile men essential for farmer growth: PM Modi

    Adding that the farmers are always left on their own and not much is done to ensure their development, Modi said, "There is a need for technological innovation in order to help the farmers. Keeping this in mind, our government has been trying to ensure their development. In order to ensure that the farmers receive right price for their products, the government has tried to remove the middlemen from the system and bring the produce directly to the consumers."

    09:47 (IST)20 Jun 2018

    Narendra Modi is interacting with the farmers via video conferencing. "Farmers are essential for our survival. The credit for India's food security completly goes to the farmer," he said during the interaction

    “The interaction will provide an opportunity to hear directly from the farmers. Initiatives related to doubling farmers’ income will also be discussed,” a statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office said on Tuesday.

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