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Union Agriculture Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Holds Meeting on 100-Day Action Plan

12 June 2024, New Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Rural Development Shivraj Singh Chouhan today discussed in detail with senior officials of the department regarding the 100-day agricultural action plan. Chouhan told the officials that they should focus their entire attention on farmer-oriented work so that work can be done speedily.

Union Minister, while understanding all the aspects of the departmental action plan for the first 100 days in the third term of the Modi government, gave directions to take strong steps to strengthen the country’s agriculture sector and to reduce the pain and suffering of farmers. He said that the availability of quality fertilizers, seeds and other inputs to our farmer brothers and sisters should be ensured on a priority basis. The minister said the farmers should not face any problem in this regard and special care should be taken on this.

Union Minister emphasized that agricultural production and productivity should increase in the country, and we should implement a concrete action plan so that we can export quality agricultural products to other countries of the world as per their needs besides fulfilling our domestic needs. In the meeting, senior officials gave presentations of department-wise schemes.

Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ram Nath Thakur and Bhagirath Chaudhary, Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja and Secretary of Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) and Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Dr. Himanshu Pathak were also present in the meeting.

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