New Delhi | 17 March 2018
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 to 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 in New Delhi.
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, as compared to Rs.1.25 lakh crore under the previous regime.
Mr. Singh exuded confidence in achieving the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.