Indian Farmers Need Different Solutions
KANPUR: President Ram Nath Kovind said that, farmers in different parts of the country need different solutions and that the quality of farm products should be of international standards.
While inaugurating the international conferences 'Agricon 2018' and 'Agriexpo 2018' at Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSAUT), he said, "In a country as vast as India, problems of farmers in different regions are different. We will have to find solutions according to their needs," he said here.
He said, there is also need to encourage the food processing industry to give farmers a better price and a better deal for their produce. The President emphasised the need to see grain production, dairy farming, animal husbandry and fisheries, poultry, horticulture and sericulture as part of a composite approach to modern agriculture.
The President said when farm-based product is exported from the country, the name of India is associated with it and hence there can be "no compromise with quality" and for demand for such products to be sustainable, quality has to be maintained and people have to have faith in it being of international standard.
He said, "Water is a common concern. In this regard, the Government has promoted the concept of 'per drop, more crop' and this message should reach every farmer in the country."
He also said, "The government is fully committed to empowering both our Armed Forces and our farmers."