Agri-conference at PM’s push set to start today

Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is organizing a National Conference titled “Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income” at Pusa, New Delhi. It is a two day conference scheduled on 19th and 20th February, 2018.

The Conference is being organized on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The conference will focus on identifying critical issues relating to agriculture and farmers’ welfare and finding appropriate solutions. The main aim of the conference is to build a consensus around appropriate recommendations that will help in shaping and sharpening the vision of the government on Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 into actionable points.

The idea is to arrive at practicable solutions that can be implemented for the benefit of farmers in the country. The government is keen to find and adopt the suggestions of the participants that will help in knocking the agricultural sector into shape.

Farmers, farmers’ associations, scientists, economists, academics, trade industry, professional associations, NGOs, policy makers and officers will take part in the conference. Issues such as agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, dairying & fisheries, marketing, & cooperation will be debated in detail.

The Governor of Himachal Pradesh Acharya Devvrat, who is a passionate agriculturist will attend the conference and guide the deliberations through both the days.

Nearly 300 select participants will take part in the conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the Conference in the last session on 20th February and hear all the presentations. Thereafter, he will be sharing his vision and insights on agricultural development and farmers’ welfare.

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