Committed to ensure farmers are not duped by middlemen: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with farmers via video conferencing to highlight his government’s major schemes aimed at boosting their income, and also address farm sector issues. The interaction with farmers was sixth such interaction that began on the eve of Modi government completing four years in office. Talking with farmers, PM Modi said his government has doubled the budget for agriculture to Rs 2.12 lakh crore to achieve its objective of doubling farm income by 2022.

The PM said the four cornerstones of the government policy for raising farm income are cutting input cost, fair price for the crop, preventing the produce from rotting and creating alternate sources of income.