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New agricultural reforms will bring prosperity to the agriculture sector - Shri Tomar.
Jul 27, 2021

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the 28th Regional Workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) located in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. On the occasion, Shri Tomar said that under the able leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Government of India is working on priority for the progress of farmers in the villages. To develop village infrastructure across the country, a total package of more than 1.5 lakh crore rupees has been started under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, including an agricultural infrastructure fund of one lakh crore rupees. Similarly, Concrete steps like the scheme of formation of 10 thousand new FPOs with the outlay of Rs.6,850 crore and the new agricultural reforms for the empowerment of farmers has been introduced. The Minister said the new reforms will bring prosperity to agriculture and will prove to be a milestone in agricultural development. It will strengthen about 86 per cent small-medium farmers of the country.
 
Praising the efforts of Krishi Vigyan Kendras in the times of Corona crisis, the Minister said with the help of Information-Communication Techniques scientists are benefitting the farmers through proper techniques. He said KVKs are working with full zeal for achieving the target of doubling the farmers' income. At present 723 KVKs are being run by ICAR units, NGOs and State Agricultural Universities. Out of which 7 are in Naxal-affected areas. He congratulated all the scientists and other staff for the smooth functioning of KVKs amid all the challenges in the area.
    

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