Prime Minister Modi wants growers to have more avenues to sell crops

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised that his government wants the nation’s growers to get more avenues to sell crops, adding that a food processing revolution was needed in the country for value addition to farm produce and to realise better prices.

Without making any direct reference to the three new farm reform laws or to the three-month-old farmers’ protests, Modi said there is a need for expanding options for the country''s farming community to sell agri produce.

"Today the need of the hour is that farmers of the country get more and more options to sell their produce," he said. Restrictions had a negative impact on the sector, he added.

While the Modi government says the three laws give farmers alternate options to sell their produce, thousands of farmers from Punjab and other states have been protesting at Delhi borders against the laws which they see will end the government procurement at Minimum Support Price (MSP).

As reported on¸ the prime minister emphasised the effective and timely implementation of these budget provisions so that benefits reach to maximum people.

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