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Govt determined to increase farmers’ income: Amit Shah

Our ancestors knew agriculture, but we thought that by adding urea, crops would grow and as a result, our land got polluted, said Shah.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The Modi Government is determined not only to double the income of the country’s farmers, but also to increase it manifold in the next ten years, Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah said today.

Addressing a function in Junagadh, Gujarat, he noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken new initiatives in the agriculture sector, such as Kisan Credit Card, FPO and the Krishi Sinchai Yojna. The government has made the country’s farmers prosperous through the new Ministry of Cooperation.

After the formation of the Ministry of Cooperation, several steps have been taken to take cooperatives forward, he said, adding that natural farming would be the only alternative to serve the mother earth in the coming days.

”Our ancestors knew agriculture, but we thought that by adding urea, crops would grow and as a  result, our land got polluted,” he said. Now millions of farmers are adopting natural farming and getting its benefits. He said that by doing natural farming the yield increased, rain water got harvested, pesticides were not used and production also increased, earning good prices in the market.

Shah said that the Union Cabinet has recently taken an important decision and established three national level Multi-State Cooperative Societies. He said that out of these three societies, two were very useful for the farmers of Gujarat. Under one of these societies, the products of all the farmers doing organic farming would be taken under the patent of Amul and its profit directly transferred to the bank account of farmers.

He said the Government has also made a provision of a cooperative society for the export of crop produce. The Multi-State Cooperative Export Society would serve as an export house for the export of any farmer’s produce in the country and its benefit would reach directly to the bank account of the farmer. With the implementation of this system, the prosperity of the farmers would increase. It has also been decided that a cooperative society will be formed in every panchayat of the country.