Modi coins new farm mantra: Per drop, more crop

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2014 00:27 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked agriculture scientists to work towards the twin mantra of “kam zameen, kam samay, zyaada upaj (less land, less time, more crop)” and “per drop, more crop” so that farm income could improve and India become food-secure.

“We have to prove two points — one, our farmers are capable of feeding the country and the world, and two, agriculture can fill the pockets of our farmers,” Modi said at the foundation day of the Indian Council for Agriculture Research. He remarked that if farming didn’t generate enough income, it would be a challenge to meet the targets for the sector.

Pitching for greater use of research to boost farming — giving it the slogan ‘lab-to-land’ — the PM asked scientists to make their research easily understandable to farmers so the latter aren’t afraid to use new products.

He asked scientists to ensure increased crop yield at a faster pace without compromising on quality. He also said “per drop, more crop” should be their mission statement, noting that India is still dependent on import of edible oil and pulses despite being an agrarian economy.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

Internal differences within BJP delaying passage of GST: Congress
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome