Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed the need to move small farmers forward, saying that reducing the size of farmers’ farms is challenging. He said the maximum benefit of government projects should be given to small farmers, whose number is up to 80 percent of the total farmer community.
Addressing the nationals from the Red Fort fort on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, he said the government is making decisions with a focus on the country’s small farmers. He said that 80 per cent of the country’s farmers have less than two hectares of land. “We need to use scientific capacity in agriculture. Farmers’ land should not be disputed but the work to be the basis for development.
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Modi said our dream is to make the small farmer country proud. In the coming years, we must increase the collective strength of the country’s small farmers, giving them new facilities. But now decisions are being made keeping in mind these small farmers.
The Prime Minister said the minimum support price of crops has been increased by one and a half times to increase the income of the farmers. Farmers were given a Kisan credit card, the crop insurance scheme has been improved. Solar power projects were extended to farmland and farmers ‘producers’ organizations (FPOs) were formed. In the coming time, plans are underway to set up storage facilities for the storage of food grains at block level.
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To empower and empower farmers, the Prime Minister’s Kisan Samman Fund (PM-Kisan) scheme has been implemented, under which Rs. Under this scheme, eligible farmers will get Rs. 2,000 in three equal installments of Rs. 6,000 will be paid. Besides, the Kisan train runs on more than 70 routes. Agricultural products are being sent from one corner of the country to the other through these trains. With this, farmers are getting their produce at cheaper rates on demand knees. Under this, black rice, turmeric, chilli and lychee are being shipped to various parts of the country and their exports are also being exported.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the ownership scheme for farmers to borrow from banks on their land. “Working in the country by drones, uploading documents online, making loans easy from banks and developing village land is not an issue,” he said.
Modi said scientists and technology have all seen the power of the COVID-19 epidemic. Scientists are working on improvement in every field. This work should be done in the agricultural sector as well. “It should include the advice and efforts of scientists. We cannot wait any longer. We must take full advantage of this.
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