India has the capacity to meet the food requirements of a large part of the world

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that India has food production Apart from being self-reliant, it also has the capacity to meet the food requirements of a large part of the world. Keeping in mind the needs and challenges of the future, the country is moving ahead with strategic plans. In order to maintain high food production, it is necessary to increase productivity, for this the country is also conscious. By incorporating technology in farming, increasing access to farmers and irrigation system will reduce the cost of agriculture and we will also be able to increase production and productivity.

Tomar said this at the Leeds-2022 conference organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The theme of which was Food for All. He said that we are also ensuring that the income of farmers continues to increase and our contribution to the food security of the country and the world continues. Despite the Corona pandemic, India’s agriculture sector has seen a significant growth rate of 3.9 per cent. Also, our agricultural exports crossed Rs 4 lakh crore mark, which we have to keep increasing.

India second largest food producer

The Agriculture Minister said that with the world population projected to exceed 900 crore by the year 2050, there will be a rapid increase in the demand for food, which will lead to land for agricultural purposes, grazing land for livestock and fertilizers and genetically modified crops. will need more. In such a situation, a lot of attention will have to be given to agriculture. Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, agriculture has expanded significantly in the country in recent years with the priority being given to agriculture. We have emerged as the second largest food producer in the world.

work to advance small farmers

India’s geography, climate and soil are very diverse. Hence it is naturally excellent in producing a wide range of agricultural commodities. Tomar said that we grow more crops than any other nation. India has the highest cropping intensity in the world. According to the fourth advance estimate, India’s foodgrain production in the year 2021-22 is 315.72 metric tonnes. To make India self-reliant and internationally competitive, the government is constantly working to advance the small farmers of the country.

yield will increase

Many important schemes are being implemented in this direction, so that the challenges of farming can be reduced and the income of the farmers can be increased. Along with this, India is fast on its journey to become No. 1 in the agriculture sector in the world. The agriculture industry in India is expected to gain further momentum in the coming years, due to increased investment in agricultural infrastructure including irrigation systems, storage and cold storage. Additionally, the increased use of genetically modified crops is also expected to increase the yields of Indian farmers.

how much will be the fish production

Under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, the central government aims to invest more than 70 thousand crore rupees in the fisheries sector by the year 2024-25. The government expects to increase the fish production to 220 lakh tonnes by 2024-2025. PLI scheme is being implemented for food processing with an incentive of Rs 10,900 crore over the next 6 years, while assistance-incentive is being provided for movement of agri-products by air transport under Krishi Udan Yojana And it is especially beneficial for tribal areas.

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