Farm Minister Narendra Tomar says Govt gave Rs 2 lakh crore to about eleven and a half crore farmers by direct credit
NEW DELHI, July 22 (The CONNECT) - “The farmer is not despondent, hungry or poor, rather there is a need to get out of this terminology,” Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has said.
The farmer may be poor, he may own small fields but in spite of this he not only supports his family but also contributes to the agricultural economy of the country. Farmers and farming should be treated with honour, Tomar said at the inaugural session of the two-day International Conference on "Harnessing Indian Agriculture for Indigenous and Global Prosperity”.
The conference was organized in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a scheme to support farmers income, he named it as Kisan Samman Nidhi with a sense of pride. Under this scheme, Rs. 6,000 are given to the farmers every year and till now about Rupees two lakh crore have been given to about eleven and a half crore farmers by direct credit into their bank accounts, Tomar explained.
for the first time since Independence, an initiative has been taken to honour the farmers, he noted.
The Government is working on various fronts to make the country a healthy and leading nation. Development of villages, eradication of poverty, elimination of inequality, prosperity of farmers and development of agriculture is the priority of the Modi government. Central and State governments and scientists are working on this priority, while farmers are also working hard. As a result of this we see that India is moving towards prosperity day by day, he said.