Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday repeated his government’s commitment to double the income of farmers by 2022 and said that innovative technologies is the way to go about it.
“Farmers are the one who take this country further. This is why instead of going with the old practice of working in installments on issues related to agriculture, our government is working on these issues together,” said the PM speaking via videoconference at the inauguration of the three-day Krishi Kumbh 2018 at the Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR), Lucknow.
“Our government is committed to double the income of Indian farmers by 2022. Our plan would be kam lagat, adhik aay (less cost, more income) and are making unprecedented inclusion of scientific methods in farming,” he said.
At the Krishi Kumbh, agricultural scientists and experts will hold 14 technical sessions over the course of three days. Around 25,000 farmers are expected to participate.
Speaking on the importance of the Krishi Kumbh, he said, “When the word Kumbh is attached with any programme then its importance becomes wider. In a way, Kumbh is an infinite stream of humanity, thinking and discussion and I believe that the Krishi Kumbh will fulfill this culture and feeling. And in the coming three days, it will find ways to opportunities with technology.”
Jharkhand and Haryana are partner states in the Krishi Kumbh and Japan and Israel are partner countries. “Israel has expertise in new methods of irrigation. At the same time, Japan is working widely in the field of agricultural technologies. At this krishi kumbh, you will benefit from the expertise of both these countries,” Modi said.