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Agriculture minister asks farmers getting into politics to help implement schemes

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh said allocation for agriculture sector has been higher at Rs 2.11 lakh crore in four years of Modi government, when compared to Rs 1.25 lakh crore of the last regime.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2018 18:25 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh (L) welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Krishi Unnati Mela 2018, at Pusa, in New Delhi, on Saturday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday asked farm leaders “getting into politics” not to just raise issues related to the farming community but also help the government in implementing its programmes.

“We are all farmers. Many farmers are getting into politics. I urge those political leaders to raise the farmers issues and at the same time help in implementing the government programmes,” Singh said addressing the three-day Krishi Unnati Mela here.

He asked them “not to just shout slogans”.

Stating that farmers’ welfare has been priority of the government, Singh said the allocation for agriculture sector has been higher at Rs 2.11 lakh crore in four years of the Modi government, when compared to Rs 1.25 lakh crore of the last regime.

He exuded confidence in achieving the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

First Published: Mar 17, 2018 18:24 IST