PM Modi Calls for Evergreen Revolution in Agriculture
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for the necessity of an ‘evergreen revolution’ in agriculture sector and stressed the need for going past the concept of ‘food security’ to ‘nutrition security’, for which he underscored the need for scientific agricultural development.
“The challenge in the agriculture sector remains. We keep talking about green revolution-I and green revolution-II. But the goal should be ‘evergreen revolution’. We should have sustainable agricultural production and work towards removing regional imbalances,” said Modi who was speaking after releasing a two-part book series on eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan at a function.
There is a need to address the “economic imbalance” among various regions of the India because the “country cannot run for long with the imbalance”.