Agriculture plays an important role in making India $5 trillion economy: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently stated that agriculture has an important role in helping India attain its motive of becoming five trillion-dollar economy and the government was aiming at formulating a cash crop and export-centric farming system.

Addressing a gathering here after giving away  Krishi Karman Awards, Modi said that the effort of Central government has led to an expansion in the production and export of spices in India.

“The agriculture sector has a very important role to play in making India a five trillion dollar economy. For this, our government is focusing on formulating a cash crop and export centric farming system,” he shared.

Modi further informed that the production of spices has gone beyond 25 lakh tonne and their export has increased from Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 19,000 crore.

The government was not only solving issues of farmers but also working towards a better future for them, he shared.

“We have made arrangements so that farmers can sell their produce at any e-mandi across the country through the e-NAM network. We’ve also made facilities for cold storage,” he told the reporters.

The Prime Minister also talked about the steps Centre is taking to solve particular problems of farmers producing crops such as coconut, cashew, rubber, and coffee.