Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting Krishi Karman Awards in Suratgarh, Rajasthan, on Thursday.— Photo: Rohit Jain Paras
Reiterating his government’s commitment to developing the agriculture sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the States to set up expert committees for drafting farm policies. A similar committee would be constituted by the NITI Aayog at the Centre and the common recommendations would be implemented.
Launching the ‘Soil Health Card Scheme’ at Suratgarh in Sriganganagar on Thursday, Mr. Modi said agricultural development was the strongest weapon for economic growth. “We need to revolutionise the agriculture sector by adopting scientific methods to fight poverty.”
Mr. Modi said that earlier, the States’ agriculture policies were dictated by the Centre, but now policies would be drafted by the Centre and discussed by the States.