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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
20-June-2018 15:20 IST
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh witnesses Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s interaction with farmers from Shikohpur village in Haryana

Union Agriculture Minister exhorts farmers to accelerate their pace of income generation by adopting new technologies

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with farmers across the country through video bridge today. Crores of farmers listened in rapt attention to the interaction which was held through KVKs in 600 districts and Common Service Centre in 2 lakh villages. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh witnessed this interaction with farmers in Shikohpur village in Haryana.

Interacting with the Hon’ble Prime Minister, beneficiaries of various agricultural schemes explained how various government schemes helped improve production. Beneficiaries also highlighted the importance of Soil Health Card and shared their experiences of cooperative movement.

The Union Agriculture Minister said it was heartening to listen to stories on how farmers across the nation have increased their income through Soil Health Card, Micro Irrigation, Value Addition, eNAM, FPO alongside Animal Husbandry, Fisheries & Poultry. Farmers also shared stories on how they have doubled their income by adopting integrated farming.

Shri Singh exhorted farmers to accelerate the pace of their income generation by adopting new technologies. He also said that along with KVKs, ATMA officials will have to work together to bring new technology to our fields. Farmers from across the nation expressed their gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister for his guidance in the interaction.

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