Doubling the Income of Farmers by 2022
NEW DELHI: Government is aware of the need to review the strategy and programmes to double the farmers income by 2022. A Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare for examining the following aspects to double the farmers income:
(i) To study the current income level of farmers/agricultural labourers.
(ii) To measure the historical growth rate of the current income level.
(iii) To determine the needed growth rate to double the income of farmers/agricultural labourers by the year 2021-22.
(iv) To consider and recommend various strategies to be adopted to accomplish (iii) above.
(v) To recommended an institutional mechanism to review and monitor implementation to realise the goal.
(vi) To examine any other related issue.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya in Rajya Sabha on Friday.