New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Agriculture Ministry will hold a National Conference, Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income, here on February 19-20 to identify various critical farm-related issues and to find their solutions.
“The main aim of the conference is to build a consensus around appropriate recommendations that will help in shaping and sharpening the vision of the government on doubling farmers’ income by 2022 into actionable points. The idea is to arrive at practical solutions that can be implemented for the benefit of farmers in the country,” the Ministry said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the session of the conference on February 20.
The Ministry said the government was keen on finding and adopting suggestions made by the participants during the two-day conference, which “will help in yielding quick results across the agricultural sector, comprising several sub-sectors in addition to initiating long-term interventions”.
The 300 participants of the conference are comprised of farmers, farmers’ associations, scientists, economists, academics, trade industry, professional associations, NGOs, policy makers, and officers.