Working on various stages so as to increase the income of the farmers
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that the Government of India is working expeditiously to implement agriculture related schemes across the country. However, the pace of implementation related to most of central agriculture related schemes in Uttar Pradesh is very slow. In this regard the Agriculture Minister mentioned about Soil Health Card Scheme and opined that there is a target of 263.91 lakh Soil Health Card distribution in Uttar Pradesh during 2015-17. However, only 34.78 lakh cards have been given away by now which is 87% below the target. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister stated it on a telephonic dialogue to the farmers hailed from Agra, Aligarh, Mathura and Bulandshahr districts of Uttar Pradesh in Ministry of Agriculture, today. Shri Radha Mohan Singh expressed hope that Government of Uttar Pradesh would be working expeditiously to implement agriculture related schemes for the welfare of the farmers. Shri Singh received the queries of farmers on telephone turn wise and replied to them in a same manner in the presence of the officials of the Ministry. The farmers asked the queries related to the tasks performed throughout the country along with Uttar Pradesh after the Modi Government assumed the charge. Out of them most of the questions were pertained to Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna , Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krihsi Vikas Yojna , Pramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna , Soil Health Scheme, Neem Coated Urea and National Agriculture Market schemes. The farmers also asked how farmer’s income would be doubled. Apart from this, farmers also asked the questions concerned with Farmers Producer Organizations (FAO) and joint liabilities groups. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister replied that Government of India is working on various stages so as to increase the income of the farmers. In this regard the production of food grains is being enhanced and the cost of farming is being reduced. In addition to this the farmers are being provided markets to give them better return of their products. Besides organic farming, other Allied activities related to farming like livestock, dairy, fisheries, poultry as well as horticulture etc. are being promoted so that income sources of the farmers is increased. The small farmers are being helped through FPO and joint liability group. Apart from this tremendous change has been carried out in agriculture related education which would create employment opportunities in agricultural sector for the youth. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is running Kisan Call Centres to provide information of the schemes related to Ministry of Agriculture free on number – 1800-180-1551.