Radha Mohan Singh urges to develop Sustainable Agriculture
HYDERABAD: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh addressed to the trainees of the ICAR 104th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS-104) at the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad on Friday.
On this occasion singh said “The Government of India has planned several steps for the sustainable development of agriculture that will improve agriculture and increase farmers’ welfare,”. He discussed about the initiatives taken by the Govt. like ‘Soil Health Card’ scheme, ‘Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana’, ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana,’, the ‘Per Drop More Crop,’ and the creation of an unified national agriculture market to boost the income of farmers.
He also elaborated on the ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana,’ that covers risk to farmers from climatic vagaries. Our farmers now have access to web-based ‘Farmers Portal,’ mobile based ‘mKisan’ SMS portals, ‘Kissan Call Center’ and ‘DD Kisan Channel,’ said the Minister.
He mentioned about the setting up the ‘National Agriculture Market,’ where ‘Common eMarker Platforms’ would be set up in 585 regulated markets in the country. These digital
Platforms would enable farmers to sell their produce through e-marketing.
He asked the trainees and scientists to contribute by popularizing the technologies in the laboratories in the field so that the farmers are benefited.