Interacting with the Karnataka Kisan Morcha today through the ‘Narendra Modi App’, the Prime Minister highlighted several famer friendly initiatives of the Central Government and how the efforts made by the Centre were benefiting the farmers’ at large scale.
He urged the Kisan Morcha to act as a bridge between the Government and the farmers to further the reach of farmer friendly initiatives.
PM Modi spoke how the Fasal Bima Yojana, which could benefit the farmers in a big way. He alleged that due to the apathy of the Congress government in Karnataka farmers could not benefit from the Fasal Bima Yojana. He added that a sensitive government, which worked for the development of farmers, was needed in Karnataka.
Shri Modi highlighted how the Budgets implemented by the NDA Government were centred at welfare of farmers and the agriculture sector. Shri Modi said that the Government’s endeavour was to strengthen the farmers. In this context he highlighted the ‘Beej Se Bazar Tak’ formula. He shed light on how good quality seeds were being provided and how setting up of e-mandis, APMC and e-NAM platform were establishing a link between farmers and the market.
Expounding about the revised MSP for notified crops, Prime Minister Modi said that now farmers would get 1.5 times the cost of their production.
Taking questions on doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and reforms being undertaken in the agriculture sector by the Central Government, Shri Modi emphasized farmers to take up micro-irrigation and adopt latest farming methods. He spoke at length about the Farmer Producer Organisation, Fasal Bima Yojana, Kisan Credit Cards, Kisan Sampada Yojana to strengthen the supply chain and Operation Greens announced in this year’s Budget.
The Prime Minister urged the farmers to adopt organic farming and solar farming methods. He called upon the farmers to take up honey production along with farming through sweet revolution on the lines of white and green revolution. This, he said, would add to farmers’ income.