Govt committed to empower farmers, double their income by 2022: PM Modi (VIDEO)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government is committed to empower farmers and double their income by 2022.
Interacting with workers of the Karnataka BJP farmers cell through the Narendra Modi App today, Mr Modi said, the NDA Government is making efforts to uplift the farmers and come up with solutions for the problems they are facing.
Speaking about various schemes of the Centre, the Prime Minister said, special schemes have been launched for the farmers so that they face no problems during the entire crop cycle.
He said, the Centre has allocated 11 lakh crore rupees for agricultural loan which has never happened before. He said, around 3.5 crore farmers have been covered under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, out of which 14 lakh farmers belong to Karnataka.
He said, Government has increased Minimum Support Price for notified crops to at least 1.5 times that of the production cost. Slamming the Congress, he said, a sensitive government, which works for the development of farmers is needed in Karnataka. He said, due to the apathy of Karnataka government, farmers in the state have not got the benefit of Fasal Bima Yojna.
Highlights from PM Modi’s video conference:
– Due to the apathy of the Karnataka government, farmers in the state have not got the benefit of the ‘Fasal Bima Yojna’.
– A sensitive government, which works for the development of farmers, is needed in Karnataka.
– Farmer’s leader in Yeddyurappaji will work with renewed vigour in our efforts to double farmer’s income.
– Four lakh hectare of land in Karnataka has already been brought under micro-irrigation.
– We have increased Minimum Support Price (MSP) for notified crops to at least 1.5 times that of the production cost.
– One crore farmers have been provided Soil Health Card in Karnataka.
– Around 3.5 crore farmers have been covered under PM Fasal Bima Yojana, out of which 14 lakh farmers belong to Karnataka.
Modi to address 12 poll rallies in poll-bound state
Last week, through the App, the Prime Minister had interacted with BJP candidates of the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly elections as well as office bearers and elected representatives.
He is scheduled to address 12 more rallies in Karnatakauntil May 8.
Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 to elect its representatives for the 225-member assembly. The results will be out on May 15.