Cuttack: The Narendra Modi-led government does whatever it promises, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan claimed today.
On the sidelines of the inauguration of Central Genomics and Quality Laboratory facility at ICAR – National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) in Cuttack, Pradhan said Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh had laid the foundation stone of the world-class research centre in 2016. Today, he inaugurated it only after two and a half year.
The income of farmers has become double ever since Radhamohan took charge of the ministry of Agriculture under the leadership of Narendra Modi. Jay Kishan has not been confined in only a slogan. Many pro farmers long-term schemes have been launched to make the farmers self sufficient. With the hard labour of farmers, food production has increased in the country, Pradhan added.
The price of dal was high due to import from abroad. Modi government increased the production in the country for which the price is under control, Pradhan added.
The government of India increased the MSP on pady, launched Phasal Bima Yojana,PM Krishi Sichai yojana for irrigation, Rastriya Gokul Mision, Kamdhenu Yojana for the larger interest of farming community.
Pradhan further said that his ministry has also initiated several measures to increase farmers’ income. The ministry has started work to supply piped gas to every household in 400 districts of the country which include Cuttack district.
Pradhan also hailed the Prime Minister’s PM-Kisan yojana which allocated Rs 75,000 crore for 12 crore farmers. Modi Government has made possible everything, Pradhan added.
While inaugurating the Central Genomics and Quality Laboratory, Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singhj said this facility will help farmers in analyzing the quality of soil, water and produce.
The Institute has released two high-protein and two climate-smart varieties, and is working on developing & popularizing super-yielding varieties and agro-technologies.
Under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav, at ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack, 21 multi-disciplinary teams covering 30,000 farm families from 105 villages is providing training, visits, advisory services to farmers.