September 13, 2022

Government making efforts to address challenges in agricultural sector: Tomar

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Wednesday that the government was trying to address the challenges facing the country’s agricultural sector. The minister was here addressing the National Agriculture Conference for the Rabi 2022-23 campaign.

New Delhi. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Wednesday that the government was trying to address the challenges facing the country’s agricultural sector. The minister was here addressing the National Agriculture Conference for the Rabi 2022-23 campaign. He pointed out that the production of food grains is expected to increase to 315.7 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year (July-June), five million tonnes more than the 2020-21 production. A government statement says the national target for total foodgrain production for the 2022-23 crop year has been set at 328 million tonnes, of which the rabi (winter sowing) season will contribute 164.8 million tonnes. tons.

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High yielding varieties (HYV), adoption of appropriate agronomic practices in low yielding areas, use of residual moisture, intercropping by early sowing and saving irrigation for rabi crops, through crop diversification and improvement productivity There will be a strategy to increase the area. Tomar said that the central and state governments are jointly carrying out their responsibilities in the agricultural sector. A lot of work has been done in terms of production in the country, thanks to which the production of food grains, pulses and oilseeds has increased. “Today the priority is to tackle and overcome the challenges facing agriculture,” he said.

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In this regard, Tomar referred to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, under which Rs 1.22 lakh crore was given to farmers as compensation for the loss of their crops. He said all farmers should be covered by this scheme as it would make small farmers feel secure. Tomar said soil productivity is decreasing due to the use of chemical fertilizers, so organic and natural farming is encouraged. He said the central government is pushing the agricultural sector forward and state governments should also make more efforts in this direction.

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