The farmers’ protest against the three farm laws has raged and instigated Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a remark on the unpleasant turn of events. He legitimated the provisions that were made in the agriculture sector in the budget of 2021-22 and reaffirmed that the amendments were made taking the well-being of secondary and tertiary level farmers. He states how the government has been working on welfare projects for these farmers. He also asserts the importance of small and medium-level farmers. It was acknowledged that without them, ”India cannot grow”.
PM Modi announced that the plan as of now is of connecting 1,000 more mandis to e-NAM. He also narrated the steps taken in the sector of agriculture in the Union Budget. He mentions the increase in the credit target to Rs. 16.50 lakh crore in agriculture and the budget for infrastructure to 40 thousand crores. The micro-irrigation fun has also been doubled.”The government has increased the agriculture credit target to Rs 16.50 lakh crore – animal husbandry, dairying, and fisheries sectors have been given priority. Rural infrastructure fundraised to Rs 40,000 crore. Micro-irrigation fund doubled,” PM Narendra Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also threw some shade on the previous ruling governments of the country. He said the food processing revolution should ideally have been done twenty to thirty years ago.”India of 21st century needs post-harvest or food processing revolution and value addition amid increasing agriculture production. It would have been good for the country had this been done 2-3 decades back,” PM Narendra Modi said. PM Modi also talked in the favour of people in the villages in regards to employment. He said India has to increase the number of agro-industries clusters near the villages so that the people in the village can get employment.