'Krishi Unnati Mela' can pave way for New India, says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi addresses'Krishi Unnati Mela at IARI in Delhi

Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Krishi Unnati Mela here on Saturday, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh appealed to farmers' organisations and farm leaders to give up protests and agitations and appreciate government's commitment to farmers' welfare.

While addressing the gathering, PM said that his govt is working on doubling farmers income & making their lives smooth. However, a section of farmers' organisations have been demanding the comprehensive cost (C2) that also includes imputed rent and interest on owned land and capital, over and above A2+FL.

"5. "Famers must help combat air pollution by not burning crop residue".

He said the Budget 2018-19 also has tried to improve marketing facilities like Gramin Haat with modern facilities so that farmers need not go to far off places for marketing or selling their products.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed farmers at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in the national capital. "He enlisted all the measures which were being taken by the government in the last couple of years to achieve its goal of doubling farmers" income. "We are working hard to ensure that farmers receive better prices for their crops and in the budget we have announced that MSPs will be determined in a way which will ensure 50% returns over costs borne by the farmer", the PM said. He also launched a web marketing portal for organic farming.

He will also confer the "Krishi Karman" and "Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan" awards on the occasion.

The fair is showcasing ways to enhance farmers' income through theme pavilions like micro irrigation, neem-coated urea, soil check/health card, reducing input costs through less use of fertiliser, effectiveness of crop insurance scheme and new dimensions of income generation such as animal husbandry, bee keeping and poultry farming.

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