PM MODI SAYS INDIA NEEDS TO EXPAND AGRICULTURE BEYOND RICE AND WHEAT

Highlights
• In his speech during a webinar on implementation of Budget in agriculture sector, the Indian Prime Minister spoke about trying organic food and salad-related vegetables
• PM Modi said “We now have to give such options to farmers in which they are not limited to growing wheat and rice.”
• The Indian PM reiterated importance of privatisation and advocated for increasing private sector participation in agriculture sector’s R&D

India needs a food processing revolution while calling for the need to expand agriculture and give such options to farmers in which “they are not limited to growing wheat and rice” said the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

In his speech during a webinar on implementation of Budget in agriculture sector, the Indian Prime Minister spoke about trying organic food and salad-related vegetables. He said “We now have to give such options to farmers in which they are not limited to growing wheat and rice.”
PM Narendra Modi also said that “India of 21st century needs post-harvest or food processing revolution and value addition amid increasing agriculture production.”
It would have been good for the country had this been done 2-3 decades ago said the Prime Minister.
The Indian PM reiterated importance of privatisation and advocated for increasing private sector participation in agriculture sector’s R&D.

He also said that “Today, we have to focus most on processing in every sector of agriculture, every food, every vegetable, fruit, fisheries and all. Farmers should get modern storage facilities near their village.”