About INR 83 cr. deposited to farmer’s accounts, says Union Minister Shekhawat
Dimapur, May 29 (EMN): The union minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that almost INR 83, 000 crore has been deposited in the accounts of the farmer by the people of this country. The minister was quoted as saying while addressing the media here in Guwahati on the occasion of the completion of four years of the union government on May 28 in Assam. Updates on Tuesday informed.
Stating about the achievements the country has made during the last 48 months, Shekhawat remarked, ‘the union government have opened about 10 crore bank accounts in the last four years which he stated it to be a revolutionary change in the banking sector as well as in changing the lives of common and poor people.’
The minister said that the union government is working passionately to make the lives of the common people better in every aspect. ‘The government has done at least 48 feats in the last 48 months which is a history in itself,’ he added.
Shekhawat asserted that the government is totally committed to increase the farmers’ income and to double it by 2022. Stating which he assured the media, ‘a road map has already been prepared and is being implemented across the country.’
Spea king about the progress of the E-National Agriculture Market (E-NAM), a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing Agricultural Produce Market Committee mandis (Hindi for market place) to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities, he said that the government have been working ‘seriously’ in linking farmers of the country to E-NAM.
He mentioned that the main objective of the E-NAM was to provide farmers to sale their products and to remove all types of middleman.
Further, he added that the Northeastern states were given ‘special focus’ for the improvement of agriculture as the region is endowed with vast potentialities in agricultural sector.
The minister said that the union government under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in the politics of performance and politics of governance.
The main topic of the discussion nowadays is ‘Vikas’ (Hindi for development) and there is a paradigm shift in the discussion which was shifted from corruption to development, he remarked.
Speaking about the initiatives that range from Mudra Yojana to Swachch Bharat and to almost all sectors of development, he said, ‘India is the fourth largest economy in the world and has made a quantum jump from tenth position in 2014 to the fourth position in 2018.’
More than ever, the gas connections were provided to about 3.5 crore women in the country who have got smoke-free lives during the last four years, he added.
During his one day visit to Guwahati, the minister was stated to have reviewed the meeting of the Agri-Horticulture.
The Assam’s minister of Agriculture Atul Bora, the Nagaland’s minister of Agriculture G Kaito Aye, other dignitaries and officials from five participating states of Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya attended the meeting.