Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government is all set to launch Krishi Dak Service, a new scheme aimed at distribution of seeds of improved varieties of crops and vegetables to the farmers at their doorstep through post-offices. The scheme will be implemented first in 100 districts of 14 states through select Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
Addressing ‘Kisan Gosthis’ (meetings) at Nawada, Siswa and Kotwa villages in East Champaran district, Singh said farmers are the backbone of the economy hence farming should be remunerative enough to fill the purse of farmers. He gave mantras to the farmers of "less land, less time and more crop". A team of agriculture scientists were also present in the meetings.
Appreciating the crucial role of science and technology, Singh said the government has announced setting up two new agriculture university in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, two new agriculture research institutes in Jharkhand and Assam and two new horticulture universities in Telangna and Haryana.
He said a new scheme, "Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav", is being launched soon to involve all the agriculture scientists and experts of the agriculture universities and research institutes for effective and deeper reach of scientific farming to villagers.