Modi says new technology will help agriculture sector, air pollution
PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 'Krishi Kumbh' in Lucknow, UP as he expressed hope that the event will pave the way for new technology to be imbibed in the agriculture sector. Addressing the event via video conference, he appreciated the UP government for its efforts in augmenting the procurement of foodgrains. Modi also said technology will help reduce rising air pollution in Delhi.
Steps been taken to reduce farm input costs: Modi
PM Modi asserted the farmers take the country forward and reiterated his government's commitment to double their income by 2022. He said a series of steps have been taken to reduce farm input costs and raise profits and noted that a large number of solar pumps will be installed in farms across the country in the near future.
Modi says focus is now on milk, honey production
PM Modi said the government is working to deliver the benefits of science to agriculture and a Rice Research Center is being set up in Varanasi. Modi also spoke of the importance of value addition in farming and said steps are being taken in the food processing sector. After Green Revolution, he said, the focus is now on improving milk and honey production.
Modi says new technology will remove need of stubble burning
Addressing the gathering, Modi called for discussion on matters such as judicious use of water resources, better technology for storage and use of the latest technology in farming during the event. Amid concerns over rising level of air pollution in Delhi, Modi emphasized the need to evolve new technologies and ways that will help eliminate the need for farmers to burn crop stubble.