New Delhi: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday said that agriculture in India has the potential to become ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) and meet the food requirement of the world. Speaking at an event, the Minister said that the country is moving in a steady direction. However, everyone should work together towards the goal. He said we want to cooperate. I use this opportunity to invite the international community to join hands with us for the benefit of generations to come.
India has potential to meet food requirement of world, says Tomar
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The Union Minister further said that the country’s agricultural exports has crossed the milestone of Rs 4 lakh crore. He said that we are working to increase it further. The government is working continuously to make the country self-reliant. As a result Indian agriculture registered a strong growth of 3.9 per cent despite the pandemic. He said that the government aims to make Indian agriculture internationally competitive by helping small farmers in the country. In his address, he mentioned several government programs to reduce the challenges related to farming.
He said Indian agriculture is expected to register strong growth in the coming years due to increased investment in infrastructure such as irrigation system storage, warehousing and cold storage.