HYDERABAD: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the agriculture sector needs a great deal of attention as he called upon farm scientists to focus on making agriculture viable, profitable and sustainable.
“I have always held that the agriculture sector needs a great deal of attention because a majority of Indians still rely on agriculture and allied occupations in the rural areas for their livelihood,” Naidu said.
The Vice President said there is a situation today where despite phenomenal increase in food production, farmers are not able to get adequate returns from their investment.
“Agriculture remains an unattractive vocation to many families. We must change this situation,” an official release quoted him as saying.
Naidu was interacting with the Agricultural Researchers on ‘Doubling Farm Income by 2022 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana’ at ICAR – Indian Institute of Rice Research here.
He urged the scientists to come out with innovative and out-of-box solutions to meet the challenges faced by farmers. (AGENCIES)