AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
28 Feb 20, 01:00 PM
Krishi VaartaThe Economic Times
Farmers' Hard Work made India Independent in Food Grains Production: Agriculture Minister
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, the country has become self-sufficient in terms of food grains production due to the hard work of farmers, research of scientists, new varieties seeds and government policies.
Tomar said this at the 91st Annual General Assembly meeting of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on Thursday. Tomar said that agriculture and village have been given priority by the central government. He said that in the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double the income of farmers by 2022, the role of ICAR is important in the production of farmers, productivity of farm and they get fair price for production.
A provision of Rs 3 lakh crore has been made for agriculture and rural development in the budget. Ministries and scientists will play an important role in achieving the targets set.
Source: The Economic Times, 28 February 2020
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