By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 08, Feb 2021, 18:36 pm IST | UPDATED: 08, Feb 2021, 18:36 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing Rajya Sabha on Monday, invited all the parties to move forward for the welfare of the farmers and said that the problems of agriculture should be resolved and there is a need to work for this.
The Prime Minister reiterated, “MSP tha, MSP hai aur MSP rahega. Affordable ration for the poor will continue. Mandis will be modernised. For the welfare of the farmers, we need to rise above political calculations."
The Prime Minister cautioned against the forces who are trying to destabilise the country. He said, India is very proud of the contribution of Sikhs. This is a community that has done so much for the nation. The words and blessings of the Guru Sahibs are precious. The Prime Minister also insisted that attempt should be made to bridge the urban-rural divide.
During his speech in the Rajya Sabh today, he informed that since 2014 the Government has initiated changes in the agriculture sector aimed at empowering the farmer. The crop insurance scheme was changed to make it more farmer friendly. The PM-KISAN scheme was also brought in.
He further stressed that the Government is working for the small farmers. Farmers have got claim worth Rs 90,000 crore under PMFBY. Farmers also benefitted from Kisan Credit Card, Soil Health Card and Samman Nidhi. When the road connectivity improves under PM Gramin Sadak Yojna, it enables the produce of the farmers to reach distant places.