Krishi VaartaThe Economic Times
Every Farm to Get Water and Power: Agriculture Minister
The government may soon announce that it will address several major measures to overcome the crisis in the agricultural sector, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said. The Ministry of Agriculture prepared a cabinet note on "addressing the income deficit syndrome of small and marginal farmers" proposing various steps, including a financial package and interest waiver for timely crop repayers, according to sources.
The sources added that a draft note was finalized after several meetings with officials of the Prime Minister's Office, Niti Aayog, agriculture and finance ministries. He said that, as every year, new announcements will be made in favour of farmers. Mr. Singh also mentioned at the Small Farmers' Agri Business Consortium (SFAC)
that the Prime Minister personally monitors all agricultural schemes. “We are moving forward with complete confidence. By the end of December, every farm field will get water and power," he added.
Source - The Economic Times, 17 January 2019