PM Modi awards Meghalaya for agricultural growth, CM dedicates award to farmers of state
By Our Reporter, TNT News | Umiam, March 17, 2018:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday was all in praise of Meghalaya's agricultural growth and maintained that the state has proven its capacity to do better.
Addressing a group of farmers of the state along with farmers of the rest of the country via video conferencing as part of the Krishi Unnati Mela, 2018, at ICAR NER in Umiam here on Saturday, PM Modi urged the farmers of Meghalaya to work hard and attain the organic status.
Praising Meghalaya's progress in agriculture, the prime minister also handed over a special award for agriculture growth in Meghalaya to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his cabinet ministers in Delhi.
Expressing his gratitude, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tweeted: Thank you Hon'ble Prime Minister
@narendramodi ji and Govt of India for recognising the farming community of Meghalaya. I dedicate the award to the farmers of my State, the Department of Agriculture and all stakeholders for their contribution. @RadhamohanBJP ji.
While addressing the farmers, PM Modi expressed that such fairs should be organized in the far-flung areas like the North East Region where farmers can get better exposure in order to contribute to the second "green revolution".
The Meghalaya chapter of the Krishi Unnati Mela was organized with the objective to create awareness among the famers.
ICAR NEH facilitated the live telecast of the Prime Minister's address which was immediately translated and delivered in the local dialect for the benefit of the farmers.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said that the government will fix Minimum Support Price of crops at least 1.5 times of production cost.
Furthermore, he stated that the government it is also working with states to ensure farmers get announced MSP. The Prime Minister stressed that farmers should get maximum benefits of their produce. He reiterated his government's commitment to double farmers' income by 2022.