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Farmers income to double by 2022: Rajnath Singh signals bright future agri-economy

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today made an assurance that farmers’ income will double by 2022 while terming agriculture as a sunrise sector of the 21st century with ample growth potential.

business Updated: Mar 18, 2017 16:52 IST
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Minister of Defence, Manohar Parrikar at Parliament House, in New Delhi.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Minister of Defence, Manohar Parrikar at Parliament House, in New Delhi.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today made an assurance that farmers’ income will double by 2022 while terming agriculture as a sunrise sector of the 21st century with ample growth potential.

Allaying fears that prospects of agriculture are bleak, the minister maintained that on the contrary, farmers have a bright future.

“Our Prime Minister has already spelt out the vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and we will convert that vision into reality,” Singh said while addressing a summit on agriculture organised by the Haryana government here.

The minister also spoke of the challenges faced by farmers with regard to high input costs and a fair price for their produce.

Dispelling the notion that agriculture has no potential and Indian farmers have no future, Singh said: “People like me and many more believe that neither the potential for growth in agriculture has ended nor the future of farmers is bleak.”

He corroborated his stand by saying a lot of people around the world have started believing that farming is the only sunrise sector of the country in the 21st century, thanks to the way technology is deployed to increase output.