Per drop more crop, says PM Modi at Global Potato Conclave 2020

PM Narendra Modi , Global Potato Conclave 2020 , Gandhinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the Global Potato Conclave 2020 via video-conferencing in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. PM Modi said that “It’s good that Potato Conclave is being held out of Delhi. It’s being held in Gujarat and this is important because this is the leading state in India, as far as potato production is concerned.”

Adding, PM Modi said “Work on scientific and technological approach is being done for irrigation. Working on the mantra of ‘per drop more crop’, micro irrigation is being focussed upon.” PM Modi said that “I have been told that the Global Potato Conclave has scientists from many countries of the world, thousands of peasant companions and other stakeholders. In the next three days, all of you are going to discuss important aspects related to the demand of Food and Nutrition around the world.”

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Talking about the significance of the conclave, PM Modi said that “The special thing about this conclave is that here Potato Conference, AgriExpo and Potato Field Day are all happening together. I have been told that about 6 thousand farmers are going to the fields on the occasion of Field Day. This is a commendable effort.”

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PM Modi added that “Rapid steps are being taken towards the goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. The result of the efforts of farmers and the combination of government policy is that India is among the top 3 countries in the world in the production of many cereals and other food items.”

-PTC News