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MFOI Day 2 Session 3: Mos Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Dubai Delegate Biju Alvin Appreciates Krishi Jagran's Initiative to Honour Farmers

On the second day of Krishi Jagran's Millionaire Farmer of India Award, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State for Rural Development of India, was invited as the chief guest to attend the event with other esteemed personalities.

Aysha Anam

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State for Rural Development of India, on Thursday, December 7, 2023, received a warm welcome as she entered the mega agriculture event, the Millionaire Farmer of India Awards (MFOI) 2023 at IARI, Pusa Road to attend the third session. Subsequently, a farmer who has been studying pests for over 10 years, Savita Nath, presented a folk song.  

She was showered with words of praise, the Founder and editor-in-chief, MC Dominic, presented her with a flower bouquet and said, "It is a delightful suprise to learn that such a busy personality like Sadhvi Ma'am who give so much attention and time to agriculture and farmers."

Moreover, he welcomed Biju Alvin, who came from the PMO office of Dubai, "Krishi Jagran is going global now. People in Dubai want to have a word with us," Mr Dominic said. 

He further thanked Dr CK Ashok Kumar for taking the concept of MFOI to Malaysia and Japan. He requested Biju Alvin to share a few words.

Biju Alvin, said, "Our Prime Minister Mr Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been moved by the concept of the Millionaire Farmer of India and asked me to personally visit and understand this idea. He said that this is a new concept which no one talked about before."

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State for Rural Development of India, was extremely touched by the folk song. She said, "This is a folklore about the love between a son and mother. Likewise, the farmer is a son of his motherland, so how can he infuse poison in it?"

She thanked Mr and Mrs Dominic for calling her to such a purposeful discussion. "Both agriculture and saints are worshiped in our country," she said. 

She also pointed out, "PM Modi during Mann ki Baat said that our country has four communities including women, youth, farmers, and poor. None of these have a cast."

She also said that PM Modi has changed the economic condition of farmers ever since he came to power in 2014. 

Previously, India used to import wheat and rice from outside the country, she said. 

Acknowledging the efforts of farmers, she said free ration service has been made possible due to the farmers. 

"Earlier, farmers used to get insurance on their crop damage only after 50 per cent of the damage, now they can avail the same service on 30 per cent damage."

She also advised the farmers to get their soil tested. "Urea dries the land, while cow dung keep the soil moist for a longer period, " she said.

Giving a message of a sustainable future, "We must not leave a depleted land for the future generation," the session was ended and prizes were handed over to the Millionaire Farmers of India.

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