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“Govt is Helping Farmers to Become AatmaNirbhar,” Jagat Prakash Nadda

In the 2016-17 annual budget, the Government of India announced a strategic goal of doubling farmer income by 2022.

Kritika Madhukar
BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda shared a tweet on government's initiative of doubling farmers' income
BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda shared a tweet on government's initiative of doubling farmers' income

There’re various steps taken by the government recently claiming that doubling farmers’ income is achievable. According to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, earnings of lakhs of farmers had doubled in the previous eight years as a result of coordinated efforts by the federal and state governments, scientists, and the farming community.

Tomar also issued an e-book created by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) that documents the success stories of 75,000 farmers whose earnings have more than doubled in the previous eight years.

According to the ICAR, the overall gain in revenue varied from 125.44 percent to 271.69 percent among these farmers, mostly through horticulture and field crops in most states.

The BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda also tweeted in support of this and shared a tweet saying "Helping Farmers to become AatmaNirbhar! Agriculture ministry under the guidance of Hon. PM Shri Narendra Modi launches platforms of platforms (POP) under e-NAM.

This will allow our farmers access to multiple markets to sell their products along with other empowering facilities."

The government on Thursday, launched a platform of platforms (PoP) under the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) scheme during the state agriculture and horticulture ministers’ meeting. It also announced an equity grant of more than Rs. 37 crores to 1,018 farmer-producer organizations (FPOs).

The PoP was introduced during the State Agriculture and Horticulture Ministers' Conference in Bengaluru, Karnataka, by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

About 3.5 lakh farmers are expected to profit from the equity grant, and the PoP will build a digital ecosystem that will enable farmers to sell their produce outside of their state's borders.

The initiative has accumulated a lot of praise since its launch and is being considered a substantial step towards making the farmers of the country self-reliant. 

How will it benefit farmers?

The PoP will improve the price search mechanism and quality-commensurate price realization in addition to assisting farmers in exporting their products outside of their states. Direct digital connectivity to a variety of markets, buyers, and service providers will be available to farmers. The PoP will give farmers, FPOs, dealers, and other stakeholders access to a range of products and services along the agricultural value chain through a single point of contact, according to a statement from the ministry. 

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