The Union Minister said that there are 85% small and marginal farmers in our country. They always have to deal with the shortcomings of private investment.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that in order to attract the youth towards agriculture, it is necessary to make farming profitable and marginal farmers Need to increase income. He has said that if small farmers are empowered, it will boost India’s GDP. During this, he also discussed the steps taken by the central government for development in the agriculture sector.
The Union Minister said that our government has taken many steps like PM-KISAN scheme, setting up of 10000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), releasing one lakh crore agriculture infrastructure fund for development in the agriculture sector, whose impact is also visible on the ground. is getting. While talking to Kisan Tak channel, he said that cooperation of technology, research and industry is needed to make the agriculture sector prosperous, increase the income of farmers and strengthen the agricultural economy.
300 farmers can form FPO in plains
He said that there are 85% small and marginal farmers in our country. They always have to deal with the shortcomings of private investment. He said that agriculture is the backbone of India’s economy and agriculture ecosystem is the main pillar of the Indian economy. Tomar said the central government has launched an ambitious program to create 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) with an outlay of Rs 6,865 crore to boost the economic potential of small farmers. Under this, 300 farmers can form FPOs in the plains. The Union Minister said that 100 farmers in hilly and north-eastern region can join to form FPO.
Economic condition of marginal farmers has improved
The minister said that a package of Rs 1,50,000 crore has been earmarked for development in the agriculture sector, so that farmers can become self-reliant. He said that Rs 15,000 crore has been allocated for horticulture, Rs 20,000 crore for fisheries, Rs 4,000 crore for herbal agriculture and Rs 10,000 crore for food processing industries in this package. Tomar said that in the year 2013-14, the agriculture budget was Rs 21,000 crore, which the government has increased to Rs 1,25,000 crore. He informed that Rs 2,40,000 crore has been distributed to 11.5 crore farmers through PM Kisan Samman. This has improved the economic condition of marginal farmers.