Make own strategy to double farmers income: centre to states

New Delhi: Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday urged states to chalk out their own strategy to achieve the target of doubling farmers income by 2022.

The centre has already come out with a four-volume report suggesting ways to boost farmers income, which states will have to study and see how it can be best implemented in each state, he said. Not only does crop productivity need to be raised, but also focus on allied farm activities like timber cultivation and honeybee cultivation is required, he added. Addressing a two-day national conference to evolve a sowing strategy for the upcoming winter (rabi) season, Singh said, The governments aim is to increase productivity and ensure farmers get the remunerative price for their produce.