Centre working with states to help farmers on MSP: PM Narendra Modi

Prime News, National, New Delhi, March 17:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is taking all necessary steps to help farmers achieve higher milestones and ensure that welfare measures for farmers like insurance coverage are also augmented.

Addressing farmers at the annual Krishi Unnati Mela here, PM Modi referred to measures being taken to distribute Soil Health Cards and also schemes like Sichai Yozana and Fasal Yozana.

Prime Minister blasted at those who he said are trying to spread an atmosphere of “negativity and hopelessness.” He said the government is working in coordination with states to address issues related to Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the farmers.

He said the Operation Greens announced in budget 2018-19 is aimed to address the issues relevant for improving supply chain. “This measure will help those farmers who work in the fields for producing tomato, onion, potato and other fruits and vegetables,” he said.

The Prime Minister said the budget 2018-19 also has tried to improve marketing facilities like Gramin Haat with modern facilities so that farmers need not travel to far off places for marketing or selling their products. –(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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