KERALA: The initiatives undertaken by government in the agriculture sector were historic which would ensure surge in the agriculture produce resulting in increasing the income of the farming community as well thereby uplifting their economic profile, Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh stated on Sunday.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at National Banana festival 2018 organised at Vellayani Devi Temple Ground in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljeet Singh Chib, local legislators, prominent scientists attended the festival, read an official handout.
Deputy chief minister said that the farming community should take advantage of the modern technology in order to make the farming and related practices simpler and thereby increasing their productivity.
He said, “The historic initiatives undertaken by the prime minister will ensure that the agriculturists and horticulturists will be provided with the necessary support which will result in increasing their productivity and also give the necessary fillip to the agriculture related activities.”
He said the government has also undertaken the initiatives to introduce newer technologies in the agriculture sector, which would ensure that the agricultural produce gets increased and thereby resulting in upliftment of the economic activities of the farming community, the handout read.
While referring to the several initiatives taken by the government of India, Singh said these would go a long way in ensuring that the lot of farming community and agriculturists gets the requisite upliftment.
He said, “The government is aware of the problems being faced by this vital community of our society and the welfare programs undertaken will ensure that these are redressed properly and economic emancipation of these is ensured.”
While referring to the initiatives being undertaken by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Singh said “they would ensure that the farmer’s income is doubled by 2022”.
He said new scientific interventions in the agriculture sector would also give the requisite boost to the agricultural produce and the farming community should also adopt these, the handout added.