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Modi's government is making a new strategy to boost the agricultural sector, and to know ways to raise farmers income!
Once the lockdown period increased due to the Corona crisis, there was a meeting led by the Prime Minister. There were discussions on reforms in the agricultural sector, in which agricultural marketing, institution's past loans to farmers and the removal of other restrictions with the help of legal provisions were discussed. The agriculture sector accounts for 15 percent of the GDP of the country, because half of the population here depends on agriculture. In such a situation, the government insisted that the farm sector continue to operate between Corona and lockdown. Corona has affected many sectors, but the agriculture sector has not shown much impact in the current financial year.
The way of marketing of crops can change
An official statement said that a change of strategy in marketing of crops has been discussed in this meeting. The advantages and disadvantages of biotechnology in crops, including increasing productivity, and reducing input costs are being considered.
Many other strategies were discussed
• Strengthening agricultural infrastructure has been envisaged to double the income of farmers.
• Special Kisan Credit Card will be provided under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme run by the government.
• Along with this, inter-state movement of agricultural products will be improved.
• National Agriculture Market (E-NAM) can be converted into a 'Platform of Platforms'.
• Uniform Statutory Framework Work will be prepared, so that new farming techniques can be developed.
• Apart from this, the Model Agriculture Land Leasing Act was discussed. This will protect small farmers.
• Private investors for infrastructure can be brought up on a large scale after crop production.
• Emphasis has been laid on technology in the agricultural sector, as it is necessary for farmers.
• FPOs can be further strengthened, which can accelerate the agricultural economy.
• Transparency can be brought on agriculture trade, so that farmers get more benefits.
Source: Krishi jagran, 3 may 2020
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