Farmers under pressure due to not getting right prices: Shekhawat

GUWAHATI: Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today said farmers across the country are under pressure, one of the reasons being they are not getting the right prices for their produce.

Addressing a press conference here to highlight the achievements of the Narendra Modi Government in the last four years, Shekhawat said, “The country’s farmers were under pressure, and I am saying this with responsibility that to a certain extent, they are still under pressure.”

The Indian agriculture sector has a very complex structure and one of the reasons for the pressure on farmers is due to not getting right prices, he said.

“If we want to double the income of anyone, be it an individual or a family or the country or any community, two things can be done — reduce the expenditure and increase the sources of revenue… The Government is working with this two-pronged approach to increase the income of the farmers,” Shekhawat said. (AGENCIES)


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