Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the government is making concerted efforts to bring reforms in agricultural marketing.
Speaking at a meeting with industry representatives through a Video Conference, Tomar said, the government is taking several measures for the welfare of farmers with a specific focus on Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. He said that the Government has created the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of one lakh crore rupees to be used over the next four years.
The Minister said, this fund is for building post-harvest storage and processing facilities, largely anchored at the Farmer Producer Organisations. He said, the fund will facilitate in strengthening the agricultural infrastructure, development and improvement of warehouses, cold storage, pack houses and marketing facilities in the rural areas, which will enhance the income of farmers and boost rural economy.
Mr Tomar said that the country has become self- sufficient in food grain production and urged the focus of attention towards the development of small farmers.