Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that the central government is committed to “doubling farmers income”.
New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that the central government is committed to “doubling farmers income”.
“The government is committed to doubling farmers income. Doubling farmers income does not mean only increasing the value in the market for the produce, but it also means creating a paradigm shift for the farmers,” Scindia said while launching the Krishi Udaan 2.0 scheme here.
“To penetrate deeper into the hinterland, to be able to provide value especially for perishable commodities, our ministry has embarked on Krishi Udaan 2.0 scheme,” he added.
Talking to ANI, Scindia said that eight government ministries work together on ‘Krishi Udan Yojana’.
“We are committed to take forward farmers in the value chain, increase their income, and enable them to take their produce, particularly perishable ones to the market in time,” said Scindia.
According to reports, the Civil Aviation ministry will setup terminals in Leh, Srinagar, Nagpur, Nashik, Ranchi Bagdogra, Raipur and Guwahati. It has selected 53 airports to be covered under the scheme which will be majorly operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
On Twitter, Scindia said that the scheme aims to “channelise the immense potential of Indian agriculture with the logistical help of civil aviation.”
“A new dawn for our Annadatas as India moves from A2A i.e. Aviation to Agriculture! In a historic step, @MoCA_GoI, in conjunction with 8 ministries has released the roadmap of the much anticipated Krishi UDAN 2.0 scheme. The scheme aims to channelise the immense potential of Indian agriculture with the logistical help of civil aviation towards the goal of doubling farmers’ income and making them #atmanirbhar,” Scindia said.
He added, “The comprehensive policy programme will also help alleviate wastage of farm produce, increase value of farm produce and link them to global markets, thereby making Indian agriculture more sustainable and profitable.”
first published:Oct. 27, 2021, 5:50 p.m.