It is time that the government should focus on the farmers: Venkaiah Naidu
It is time that the government should focus on the farmers: Venkaiah Naidu

M Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice president of India expressed his opinion that the centre and the state government should make efforts towards making agriculture sustainable and profitable as well. He asserted, "I feel that this should be at the top on the agenda of the government, at the centre, at the states - making agriculture viable and sustainable. This is concerned with the national security. Without food security, there is no national security."

On Friday, the Vice President addressed the concluding session of the two-day national consultation on 'Making Agriculture Sustainable and Profitable' under the Swarajya to Surajya programme held at the Vaikunth Mehta National Cooperative Institute of Management. Vice President Naidu asserted that this is the time the government should shift their focus to the farmers.

He also stated, "One of the new challenges in the agricultural sector is the problem of plenty. We have become self-sufficient in food grains. However, this has not translated into higher income for farmers. Unless agriculture is made profitable, we cannot attract more people, especially youth, to take up farming." The event was attended by various renowned scientists and experts from across the country. On the first day of the event, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and former agriculture minister Sharad Pawar also marked their presence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also recently assured the farmers to provide them with a good cost of their crops. The prime minister also stated that he with his team is working towards doubling the income of the farmers by the year 2022.

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