Agriculture Current Affair 4 October 2020

Green shoots of the new farm bills will be visible in 3-5 years: Ashok Gulati

The three farm bills introduced by the government last week is a bold step in the right direction and will lead to thousands of new experiments and unleash different models to improve the efficiency and competitiveness in agriculture, said Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair, Professor for agriculture at ICRIER, New Delhi.

Farm budget increased 11-folds to Rs 1.34 lakh cr from FY10 : Santosh Gangwar

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Saturday said budget of the agriculture ministry has been increased 11-folds to Rs 1.34 lakh crore from Rs 12,000 crore in 2009-10 during the UPA regime, which reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment for welfare of farmers.

The government has been under attack for bringing in new farm laws which are aimed at providing marketing freedom to farmers for selling their produce.

Farm laws will empower, protect farmers & help double their income: Piyush Goyal

The newly enacted farm laws will be game changer as they will empower and protect farmers and will help double their income, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. The government is under scathing attack for enacting these laws, which farmers in some states and the opposition call anti-farmer.

“These laws will empower farmers to sell their produce wherever they get good value for it and help doubling their income. They are freed from all the earlier restrictions.

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