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Last updated: 20 Jun, 2018  

Modi THMB PM interacts with farmers across the country

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SME Times News Bureau | 20 Jun, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday interacted with farmers across the country, through video bridge.

Over 2 lakh Common Service Centres (CSC) and 600 Krishim Vigyan Kendras (KVK) were connected through the video dialogue.

This is the seventh interaction in the series by the Prime Minister through video conference with various beneficiaries of Government schemes.

Outlining his vision for farmers overall welfare  in the country, Prime Minister said that government is working towards doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 and to provide farmers maximum price of their produce.

He added that the effort is to ensure that farmers receive help during all steps of farming, from preparation of crops to its sales.

He emphasized that Government is keenon ensuring minimal cost of raw material, providing fair value for the produce, stopping wastage of the produce and ensuring alternate sources of income for the farmers.

He said that the Government is committed that farmers should feel that from ‘Beej Se Bazaar’ (Seed to Market), how various initiatives helped the farmers to improve traditional farming.

Talking about the transformationof the farming sector, Modi said that the agriculture sector has developed rapidly in the last 48 months.

He added that there has been record production of milk, fruits and vegetables in the country during the period.

Interacting with the famers’, Prime Minister told about different schemes the government has launched for the farm sector.

Modi expressed delight in the collective strength displayed by the farmers through the formation ofFarmer Producer Group and FPO (Farmer Producer Organisation), enabling them to get agricultural inputs at  low cost and marketing their produce effectively.

 
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