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Agriculture should be on top of the agenda of the Government

  • 16/07/2018
  • Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy and it should be on the top of the agenda of the Government. There is a need to make agriculture remunerative and farmers must be encouraged to take up allied activities like poultry, horticulture, sericulture, beekeeping, dairy and others to improve income.  There is a need to put in place for easy availability on loan at an affordable price and assured power must be supplied to farmers living in villages. That schemes like loan waivers and free power may not provide lasting solutions to agriculture distress in the country.
  • The need to bridge urban-rural divide at the earliest so that India’s progress towards becoming the third largest economy in the world in the next 10-15 years is not hampered. The rural areas have to become thriving hubs of economic activities with the agriculture playing an important role in the overall prosperity of the rural people.
  • Youth to be in the forefront of freeing India from the clutches of poverty, illiteracy and other social evils like gender and caste discrimination, particularly in the rural areas. The youth of our country need to acquire the right mix of knowledge, skills and attitudes required to overcome the 21st-century challenges and reap the demographic dividend for the country’s growth and development.