PM Modi: Agriculture to play major role in making India $5 trillion economy
Parul January 3, 2020
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As per news reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has quoted that agriculture has a key role to play in helping the country achieve its goal of becoming five trillion dollar economy. Modi ji also said that the government is therefore focusing on formulating a cash crop and export-centric farming system.
While, addressing a gathering the prime minister further said that the effort of the Central government has led to an increase in the production and export of spices in the country.
Modi ji quoted, “The agriculture sector has a very important role to play in making India a five trillion dollar economy. For this, our government is focusing on formulating a cash crop and export centric farming system.”
He further added that the production of spices has crossed 25 lakh tonnes and their export has risen from ₹ 15,000 crore to ₹ 19,000 crore.
The prime minister also said that the government is not only solving problems of farmers but also working towards a better future for them. He quoted, “We have made arrangements so that farmers can sell their produce at any e-mandi across the country through the e-NAM network. We’ve also made facilities for cold storage.”
While addressing the meet, Modi ji also said that the government has started an immunisation programme for cattle. Prime minister quoted, “We have started an immunisation programme for the cattle to ensure they do not have to spend a lot of money. We have also started PM KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan) scheme so that the farmers can also become energy-producers and sell it to the grid.”
Narendra Modi ji also spoke about the efforts being made by the centre to solve specific issues of farmers producing crops such as coconut, cashew, rubber and coffee. He also said that the Modi government is working at three levels to strengthen fisheries by promoting fisheries in villages with financial assistance, modernisation of boats under blue revolution scheme and construction of modern fishing infrastructure.
“Fishing boats are also being modernized for deep-sea fishing and navigation devices are being installed on them with the help of ISRO,” he said.