Heavy rains have occurred in many districts of Maharashtra. This is causing a lot of damage to agriculture. Farmers are waiting for relief and compensation from the central and state government. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who is in the headlines for his outspoken statements, has advised farmers not to trust the government too much during a program in Nagpur. In fact, he called upon the farmers to form their own companies for marketing and exporting agricultural products.
Gadkari said the government can step in where farmers cannot find a solution to a problem. He was addressing an outreach program organized under the joint aegis of his Agrovision Foundation and government body ‘Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority’.
The BJP leader said that 50 to 100 farmers should come together to form Krishak Upaj Company, so that they can sell their produce in the open market. He said such groups can also set up their own cold storages.
What did Gadkari say?
Nitin Gadkari said, “Don’t trust the government too much, I am saying this because I am in the government.” Initiative should be taken. Gadkari said, “I found a market for my produce as a farmer, you should also find a market for your produce yourself.” Gadkari also cited the example of Vilas Shinde, a farmer from Nashik. , who set up a business worth hundreds of crores of rupees without any government subsidy or help.
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