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Govt is taking various efforts to find long-term solution to benefit the farmers: PM Modi
PM Modi emphasizes the need for better water management to reduce the dependence on monsoon
State Governments coming forward to work with Centre on water management: PM
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana focuses on minimum premium and maximum insurance: PM Modi
With e-NAM, farmers now able to sell their crop to whichever market they choose: PM
100% FDI in food processing sector would help the farmers in increasing their income substantially: PM
In an interview with Times Now, PM Narendra Modi highlighted the initiatives the government has undertaken in the agriculture sector. He said that his government is taking various efforts to find long-term solution to benefit the farmers.
 
PM emphasized the need for better water management to reduce the dependence on monsoon and reduce the wastage of water during irrigation. He highlighted how state governments too were coming forward to work with Centre on water management. PM also mentioned that the government was focusing on Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana and advising farmers to adopt use of Scientific methods like micro or drip irrigation for sugarcane and paddy.
 
PM also said that the government’s Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana focused on minimum premium and maximum and will help the farmers substantially in case of loss.
 
Talking about first of a kind initiative - e-NAM taken by the NDA government, the PM stated that the farmers were now able to sell their crop to whichever market they choose, they could decide on the market without having to suffer losses.
 
PM highlighted how the various initiatives have empowered the farmers. He also mentioned how allowing 100% FDI in food processing sector would help the farmers in increasing their income substantially. He also said that the Government was encouraging companies like Coca Cola to use 5% fruit juice in their drinks which will also help farmers.
 
PM explained that Soil Health card was another area that the government was focusing on so that farmers could understand the needs of the soil and treat it accordingly to boost its fertility.
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June 15, 2021
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