Guwahati: Union minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar distributed machineries to the farmers of the state in a ceremonial distribution programme on Friday.
The machinery and equipment distributed was held under the chief minister’s Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY).
Speaking at the event, the union minister said that only Atmanirbhar villages can help top fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to achieve the goal of making an Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Asserting that to make the village self-reliant it is important to focus on small farmers. Tomar also said that most of the farmers are small and marginal farmers in the country. They can earn profit only when attracted to valuable procedure, connected to new technology and linked to the market.
Considering this, the government has decided to make 10 thousand FPOs, on which Rs 6,850 crores will be spent and this will be fruitful for the farmers of the country.
Speaking about doubling farmers’ income by 2022, the Union Minister said that the Central and state governments and the ICAR and farmers are working with full diligence towards achieving this goal, which will yield results.
To help the farmers to increase their income and for their progress the government for the first time after independence, under Atmanirbhar Bharat package has announcedagriculture infrastructure fund of nearly Rs 1.50 lakh crore.
Highlighting that the land of Assam is full of resources and its climate and soil are suitable for farming, he exhorted the farmers to put their efforts to increase the production of their products to cater to the demands.
The minister appreciated the Assam government and agriculture department of the state for putting all the effort to implement the central and state government schemes in the state.
The programe was also attended by Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, and other senior officials of agriculture department of Assam.