Hardworking farmers are India’s pride: PM Modi

New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with farmers from over 600 districts of India said that hardworking farmers are a pride for the nation.

While interacting with the farmers via the Narendra Modi app (NAMO App), PM Modi credited farmers for their hard work in ensuring the country’s food security, saying that farmers were essential for the survival of the population.

PM Modi further added that the farmers are always left on their own, and not much is done to ensure their development, “There is a need for technological innovation in order to help the farmers. Keeping this in mind, our government has been trying to ensure their development. In order to ensure that the farmers receive right price for their products, the government has tried to remove the middlemen from the system and bring the produce directly to the consumers.” he added.

PM Modi also stressed that farmers should get the right price for the produce.”We also need to ensure that the grains are not destroyed and also that there are alternative sources of income,” he said while listing out the key areas where the government is working to help the farmers’ progress.

“We approved a sum of over Rs. 2 lakh crore in the Union Budget. There is a record production of grains, fruits, vegetables and milk in the country today. With the blue revolution, the fisheries sector has seen a 26 percent rise. The animal husbandry sector has also seen a 24 percent rise,” Prime Minister Modi said.

He further added that for the farmers of the country to get fair prices of crops, the Centre has decided that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for notified crops will be declared at least 1.5 times of their cost.



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