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“Doubling Farmers’ Income Biggest Priority Of Modi Government”: HM Amit Shah

Mr Shah said since coming to power, the Modi government had increased the budget for the farm sector and also the minimum support price on various crops. 

Doubling farmers income was the biggest priority of the Narendra Modi government, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Sunday, adding that the three central farm laws would ensure manifold hike in their earnings.

Mr Shah said since coming to power, the Modi government had increased the budget for the farm sector and also the minimum support price on various crops.

Speaking at an event in Kerakalmatti village in Bagalkote district in Karnataka, the Home Minister said: “I want to say that if there is any big priority of the Narendra Modi government it is to double the farmers income.”

Mr Shah, speaking after laying the foundation stone and inauguration of farmer-friendly projects of the MRN group, listed out various programmes and initiatives of the central government for the welfare of the farmers.

The Home Minister said Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa led BJP government in the state too has not left any stone unturned to work for the welfare of farmers.

The Home Minister, while questioning the Congress as to why it could not take up measures like ₹ 6,000 cash support per year for farmers and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana insurance scheme among others, said it was because the party’s intentions were not right.

“The Narendra Modi government is a government dedicated to farmers. Three new laws that the Modi government has brought in, which the Karnataka government has also passed… I want to congratulate Yediyurapp for it. Farmer’s income will increase multifold due to them,” he said.

He added that farmers were not compelled anymore to sell their produce at one place and can get access to global and Indian markets for their crops.

No one had the courage to abrogate the provisions of Article 370 and Article 35A in Kashmir in the past 70 years, Mr Shah stressed.

“You made Modi the Prime Minister and on August 5, 2019 he ended Article 370 and Article 35A from Kashmir and connected it with India permanently. Today elections have also happened there peacefully without shedding even a drop of blood and Kashmir has become ours permanently,” Mr Shah said.

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