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Govt committed to doubling farmers’ income by 2022: Tomar

New Delhi, Jul 6 (UNI) Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said that the Government is committed to double the farmers’ income by the year 2022 and has taken several important initiatives in this direction through various schemes and programmes.
He was speaking at the inauguration through video conference of the newly constructed guest house of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gouria Karma near Barhi in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, and naming of its new administrative and academic building after the late Jan Sangh founder Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his 119th birth anniversary today.
The Minister said that the 16-point action plan announced in the Budget 2020-21 and new legal provisions would help to achieve the target of doubling farmers’ incomes.
He stressed on the need to liberalise agricultural markets, make agriculture competitive, providing handholding to agriculture-based activities and adopt stable agricultural practices and maximum new technology.
Mr Tomar said that in the Budget 2020-21, Government has provided Rs 2.83 lakh crore for agricultural activities, irrigation and rural development, which is the highest ever allocation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced several new schemes under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, including Rs 1 lakh crore infrastructure fund for the agriculture sector. Growth packages have also been announced for fisheries, animal husbandry, herbal farming, bee-keeping etc which will ensure the progress of all categories of farming activities. These initiatives will help to make possible all-round national development along with development of the agriculture and rural sectors.
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Differences between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan deepen over Kashmir

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Students move SC seeking intervention in CBSE class 10, 12 compartment tests

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