Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said the initiatives undertaken by the Prime Minister in the agriculture sector are historic which would ensure surge in the Agri produce resulting increase in the income of the farming community as well thereby uplifting their economic profile besides making the country self-sufficient in food production.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at National Banana festival 2018 organized 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.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 that the historic initiatives undertaken by the Prime Minister will ensure that the agriculturists and horticulturists would be provided with the necessary support which would 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 uplift of the economic activities of the farming community.While referring to the several initiatives taken by the central government, Dr 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 would ensure that these are redressed properly and economic emancipation of these is ensured.Dr Singh while referring to the initiatives being undertaken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi he said they would ensure that the farmer’s income is doubled by 2022 and the state has also adopted them. 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.