Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a webinar on the effective implementation of Union Budget 2021 provisions regarding Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
PM Narendra Modi outlined the vision of the government with small farmers in the center. He added that the empowerment of these small farmers will greatly help in ridding Indian agriculture of many problems.
He highlighted some of the provisions for Agriculture in this Union Budget 2021 like increasing the Agriculture Credit target to Rs 16,50,000 crores with priority to Animal husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries sector, increasing Rural Infrastructure Fund to Rs 40,000 crores.
It also has provisions that include doubling the allocation for micro-irrigation, expanding the scope of Operation Green Scheme to 22 perishable products and linking 1000 more mandis with e-NAM.
He further stressed India’s need for Post Harvest Revolution or Food Processing Revolution and Value Addition in the 21st century, amidst ever-increasing agricultural production.
It would have been very good for the country if this work would have been done two-three decades ago, PM Modi commented while speaking on the implementation of Union Budget 2021 provisions regarding Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
The Prime Minister strongly emphasized developing processing in every agriculture-related sector such as foodgrains, vegetables, fruits, fisheries, etc. He said, for this, it is critical that farmers should have storage facilities near their villages.
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