Support To Farmers
The government has launched many schemes to support the farmers in general but now the Union Government has said that they are committed to support small, marginal farmers. The government has recently accepted 200 recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee for the welfare of the farmers.
As part of the ongoing public outreach initiatives of the Centre Government, Union Minister for Agriculture, and his deputies visited Jammu and took stock of agriculture and horticulture related activities in the region. Government has said that farmers of J&K are showing extraordinary enthusiasm for availing benefits of the government’s schemes.
Around 85 percent of farmers of India have land holding of less than 2 hectares, the minister said, and it is by strengthening these farmers that the nation can truly prosper.
He stressed that in order to double the farmer’s income, they need to shift from traditional methods and opt for modernization and diversification of crops. He also laid impetus on maintaining quality to match global standards.
He said that the Prime Minister is working towards giving a boost to agriculture and allied sectors, so as to ensure greater exports of exceptional quality. He lauded the Government for implementing 200 out of 201 recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee and highlighted that ‘the most significant recommendation to be accepted has been to ensure that farmers get at least 50 percent profit over their investment. Some crops are even earning them profit of about 100 percent.