New agriculture reforms to bring opportunities for farmers: PM Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the new agriculture reforms will bring opportunities for the farmers.

PM Modi said the agriculture reforms would bring new markets and opportunities to farmers and added that they will gain from technology.

Speaking at the 93rd annual general meeting of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the Prime Minister said the investment in agriculture will benefit the farmers the most and particularly the small farmers.

The Prime Minister said the farmers of India can now sell their produce both at the mandis and outside and added that the farmers will also be able to sell their produce on digital platforms.

PM Modi said the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan promotes efficiency in every sector and added that the emphasis is being laid to re-energise technology-based industries.

Dwelling upon coronavirus pandemic, the  Prime Minister said the situation is improving fast.

“When the pandemic began in February-March, we were fighting against an unknown enemy. There were a lot of uncertainties – be it production, logistics, revival of economy – there were multiple issues. The question was, how long will this go on? How will things improve? By December, the situation has changed, the Prime Minister added.

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