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Pulses sowing area increased 1.5 times: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said that the pulses production will increase in the country this year with sowing of 1.5 times more areas.

Addressing on the Independence Day Monday, the Prime Minister highlighted his government’s effort to contain the inflation under 6 per cent.

“We haven’t allowed inflation to go beyond 6 per cent. There were two years of successive drought in the country. Production of pulses became a concerns, but despite all that we tried our best to control the situation and compared to previous governments, I and my government did not allow the cost of a poor man’s thaali (plate) to be unaffordable’, said Prime Minister in his speech.

“I say our farmers do such work and have sown 1.5 times the pulses that were sown earlier, despite the discouragement of successive droughts” added Modi.

He also congratulated the scientists for developing 131 types of high yielding variety seeds to maximize output.

Further emphasising on his government’s effort to streamline fertiliser supply and distribution in the country, he said, “The shortage of fertiliser is like something out of a bad dream of the past. That shortage is history”.