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The conference on Maize was organized by the industry organization FICCI. During this, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has praised the farmers for the record production during the corona epidemic.
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar (Narendra Singh Tomar) said that the agriculture sector has caused Corona (COVID) has performed very well during the pandemic. Addressing the ‘8th India Maize Summit 2022’ organized by the industry organization FICCI, Narendra Singh Tomar said that during the Corona epidemic, farmers have made bumpers. food grains ,Food grains) while the government made record purchases of paddy and wheat crops. He said that the export of agricultural products of India has also crossed Rs 4 lakh crore in the current period, which is encouraging. Tomar said India is exporting wheat on a large scale as global demand has increased amid the war between Russia and Ukraine. At the same time, he said that during the war between Russia and Ukraine, the production of Indian farmers is being useful to the world.
Need to increase investment in agriculture sector
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that India is based on agriculture. The majority population of the country is dependent on agriculture. He said that there is a need to increase investment in this sector and introduce modern technologies to ensure high growth of the agriculture sector. The Agriculture Minister said that while making efforts to double the income of the farmers, the government has started many reform programs including PM Kisan.
Maize is a versatile crop
Speaking about the cultivation of maize in the conference, the Union Agriculture Minister said that everyone knows about the need and utility of maize. After wheat and rice, maize is such a crop, which is grown the most. Along with food grains, it is also found in poultry food, ethanol. It is a versatile crop. He said that when the Government of India talks about diversification in the crop at present, we make sure that the farmers of wheat and paddy should be attracted towards the maize crop. Schemes are being run under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a view to get good price for maize, encourage maize based processing. At the same time, the work of increasing the MSP is also being done by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Ministry will consider the findings of the discussions on Makkah
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that there has been a record increase in the price of maize in the last few days. At the same time production is also increasing, farmers are also getting the benefit of it. He said that especially in the field of maize, when both processing and maize are added, then who gets the benefit of it. He said that the Government of India will definitely implement the conclusions that will come in the discussion on the condition and direction of Maize in the FICCI conference.
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