Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that today’s Agriculture is not only a source of livelihood but leading to job or entrepreneurship development. Today’s farmers can not be self reliant only by using old farm techniques because agri inputs are costly and in order to use new Agriculture technologies, there is necessity of more investment. That is why, it is necessary that our farmers should use low cost based Agriculture technology to get more crop yield and increase their income, so that the dreams of our Prime minister “ JAI KISAN JAI VIGYAN” can be fulfilled. Singh said this while inaugurating the AMATHON, 2016- A Three Days International Agriculture Trade Summit at IIM in Ahmedabad.
Today, with the entire world, our country is also making various effective efforts in the field of agriculture technology, agriculture trade and enterprise. In view of globalization, the agri-entrepreneurs, scientists and farmers of our country and various departments of Central and State government are making concerted efforts to move forward collaboratively with global fraternity. However, besides formulating a joint strategy, there is a need for discussions, deliberations and coordination to achieve the targets of agriculture development, said the Minister.
Today, our farmers have accepted the challenge of food production in the country and their mindset has been completely changed after green revolution. There is a continuous rise in pressure in agriculture sector due to constraints like increasing population, climate change, change in food habits, high investment, reducing land holdings and market sensitiveness. Today, India’s food security has been strengthened due to significant success in food production and productivity increased in milk production through White Revolution and fish production through Blue Revolution, he further said.