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Special packages and plans for making FPOs will change the living standards of farmers: Agriculture Minister

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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh has asked the Indian Agricultural Research Council to make agriculture more employment-oriented.

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the concrete sector would greatly benefit the agriculture sector by taking appropriate steps. Under the Swanirvar Bharat Abhiyan, a special package of over Rs 1.5 lakh crore for agriculture and allied sectors, including an agricultural infrastructure fund of Rs 1 lakh crore and a project to create ten thousand FPOs, will change the living standards of farmers. You said this while presiding over the 92nd Annual General Meeting of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Shri Piyush Goyal was also present in the meeting.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has asked the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to make agriculture more employment-oriented with the help of the new Education Policy (NEP). ICAR was founded in 1929. It is the leading institute for coordinating, conducting and managing research and education in the field of agriculture in the country. It offers agricultural courses through 101 ICAR institutes and 1 agricultural university. ICAR has formed a six-member committee to look into ways to harmonize agricultural education with NEP.

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Speaking at the 92nd Annual General Meeting of ICAR, he emphasized the contribution of your council and agricultural universities. An official statement said the agriculture minister said the new education policy needed to make agriculture more employment-oriented.

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Appreciating the contribution of agricultural scientists, the Minister said that during the challenging period of Kovid-19, the Council had shown its usefulness by increasing the production of various essential food crops.
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