Farmers Need To Adopt Modern Techniques & Innovations: Birla | Jaipur News

Kota: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla along with union minister of state for agriculture Kailash Choudhary inaugurated the 2-day agriculture fair and exhibition at the Dussehra ground in Kota on Tuesday noon. State agriculture minister Lalchand Kataria and state cooperative minister Uday Lal Anjana were also present on the occasion.
More than 75 startups on agriculture and farming have been exhibited in the fair, where, on the first day, a large number of farmers from nearby areas gathered to get a view and understanding of their functioning.
Speaking on the occasion, Birla said, “With the usage of modern innovations and techniques, India’s farmers can take it to the first row in world agriculture production. It is the power of farmers that they did not allow the shortage of wheat during the pandemic when production had dropped in every sector.”
“India will be self-reliant only when the farmers adopt the innovations in agriculture, new techniques and trends to produce maximum over minimum land with less investment and larger output and sell the same in international markets,” added Birla, who is also the member or parliament Kota-Bundi constituency. Birla also explained the usage of drones to bring down the investment in agriculture and added a drone that costs around Rs 10 lakh carries 90 per cent subsidy enabling the farmer to use it for Rs 1 lakh.
Appreciating efforts of youths in applying technology for farmer in startups, exhibited in the fair, Choudhary said the center government is set to form 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in every panchayat samiti so that farmers can make byproducts for value addition and can set up sorting-grading units. FPOs would be funded with Rs 33 lakh and extra Rs 2 crore for further support so that farmers collectively set up their units.

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