75,000 farmers to commemorate 75th year of India’s independence
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday addressed 75,000 farmers from 75 aspirational districts to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence at a mega event “Farmers-Scientists Connect Meet”.
This was the first of its kind event in the country where farmers freely interacted with the leading scientists in agriculture sciences and technologies to adopt best farm practices and increase the farm output. It was organized jointly at ICAR-IARI, PUSA, New Delhi under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations.
Dr Singh assured farmers that the unique initiative of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find Science-based Agricultural Innovations will not only double the farmers’ income but will also make India the leading agricultural and scientific power in the world.
He said, welfare schemes like PM Kisan Maandhan Yojana, PM Fasal Bima Yojana, PM Kisan Samman, Soil Health Card, Neem Coated Urea, and e-Nam have truly revolutionized agriculture and farm production. The pro-farmer schemes and programmes have also empowered the agriculture sector financially and resourcefully.