Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 6
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated the federal government is dedicated to doubling farmers’ incomes by the yr 2022 and has taken a number of necessary initiatives on this course by way of numerous schemes and programmes.
The 16-point motion plan introduced within the Budget 2020-21 and new authorized provisions would assist to realize the goal of doubling farmers’ incomes, he stated talking at an IARI occasion through video conferencing.
Stressing on the necessity to liberalise agricultural markets, make agriculture aggressive, offering hand-holding to agriculture-based actions and undertake secure agricultural practices and most new expertise, Tomar stated throughout the coronavirus disaster, the agriculture sector has emerged as a serious energy.
Predictions of monsoon have given additional hope for crop this yr, he added.
No shortage of fertlisers: Gowda
Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda right now stated there isn’t any shortage of fertilisers throughout the nation throughout ongoing Kharif season. Pre-positioning in satisfactory portions have been carried out in consultations with State Governments, he added.
The consumption of urea has elevated as a result of increased rainfall on this monsoon and commensurate improve in sowing by 47% as in comparison with corresponding interval final yr. DBT gross sales of fertilisers witnessed important bounce this Kharif season throughout May and June throughout the nation as a result of higher than anticipated monsoon.