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Transformation will come from villages: PM

He said it is important to modernise agriculture practices

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Mar 19 2016 2:09PM | Updated Date: Mar 19 2016 2:09PM

Transformation will come from villages: PM

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that it is "important to modernise agriculture practices and use more technology".

 
"Transformation in India will come from the villages, through the farmers," PM Modi said while inaugurating the three-day 'Krishi Unnati Mela' in Delhi. 
 
"First green revolution took place at places with good water supply but second green revolution has to be powered by technology, modernization," the PM said.
The PM said while first green revolution was centred around the western and northern parts of the country, the second green revolution has to come from the eastern India.
 
He said there is need to increase the purchasing power of people in villages, for which we need to increase economic activities in rural areas.
 
"This year's budget has been widely appreciated because this is a budget for the poor, the villages and the farmer," the PM said.
 
The 'Krishi Unnati Mela' is being organized to provide information on new farm schemes and technologies that will help farmers double their incomes within the next few years.
 
The national fair, from March 19-21, will have separate workshops on key schemes like Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana, e-agriculture marketing, integrated farming system, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojan, soil health and livestock issues.
 
There will be live demonstration of agriculture and horticultural crops, animal husbandry, innovative technologies and farm mechanization in big plots. Both public and private companies will display their farm inputs and technologies in over 500 stalls.