In the convocation ceremony of National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur, the Union Agriculture Minister said that if the purchasing capacity of agriculture and rural sector increases, then the economy will get a boost.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has urged the youth to engage in the mission of agricultural management with the focus on increasing the income of farmers and laborers. Along with livelihood, youth also have duties towards the country and society. He expressed confidence that the students who have gone to work today with a degree, will strengthen the foundation of agriculture in the country in the coming tomorrow and they will have an important contribution in taking forward the agriculture sector.
Tomar said this as the chief guest at the third convocation of Chaudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur. Tomar, who joined the virtual from Bhopal, said that the institute has been building manpower from the point of view of agricultural management, whose merit will be benefited from the point of view of making agriculture profitable. This thing should always be kept in mind that agriculture should be profitable. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, since assuming office in 2014, has focused on the agriculture sector, addressing long-neglected aspects. Agriculture income should be focused and managed properly, it has become the need of the hour today.
To bring down the cost of farming
Tomar said that the government will provide 10 thousand thousand new FPOs, Kisan Credit Card, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme (PM-kisan), soil health testing along with many important subjects like food processing industry and exports. Also focusing on promotion. To make these objectives meaningful, the cost of farming will have to be reduced, the use of technology will have to be increased, the agriculture sector will have to be digitised, the farmers will have to benefit from the protective shields, it is also the responsibility of the educated youth.
Students will get the benefit of merit
Tomar said that on the initiative of the Government of India, the United Nations has declared 2023 as the International Year of Nutritious Cereals. It is the effort of the government that the production and quality of nutritious cereals in the country should also increase so that they can meet the global standards and malnutrition is eradicated. Our farmers are the biggest producers and they are also the biggest consumers. The number of people residing in agriculture and rural areas is more, if their purchasing power increases, then the factories of the country will also move forward. The economy will get more momentum.
Today the country is not only self-sufficient in food, it is also surplus. Exports are also increasing. The policies of the government and the hard work of the farmers are visible. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary, Secretary Sanjay Agarwal, Director General of NIAM Prashant Kumar Swain and Director Ramesh Mittal also addressed the program.
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