Farm Sector Needs ‘Post-harvest Revolution’ ; Government’s Impetus on Scientific Ecosystem

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is a need for a “post-harvest revolution” in the farm sector
  • The Government of India passed the three new farm laws last year
  • The hard working farmers have made record high production of commodities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that there is a need for a “post-harvest revolution” in the farm sector. The sector has been witnessing an increase in production. 

Applauding the farmers of the nation, PM Modi said that the hard-working farmers have made record production of commodities despite some of the unprecedented challenges underlying the pandemic.

“With the ever increasing agricultural production, there is a need of post-harvest revolution and value addition,” Modi said in a message to commemorate the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development’s (NBARD’s) foundation day, which was read out at an event hosted by the state-run lender.

“We are striving relentlessly to intensify our speed and scale to achieve this. We have been taking comprehensive steps to get a complete solution, from irrigation to sowing, harvesting and earnings that are technology enabled,” he further said.

The Government of India had passed three new farm laws last year. The implementation of which has been on hold amid the farmers’ protest. However, in January 2021, the Supreme Court of India had stayed the implementation of these laws till further order. A four-member panel has been appointed to resolve the impasse. In his address PM Modi stated that the government is committed to empower nearly 12 crore small farmers and support them to help the rural economy.

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