LAST UPDATED: Dec. 12, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
New Delhi: The farmers’ agitation regarding the agricultural laws of the central government continues for the 17th day.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while supporting these farm reforms, has described them as very important. He has said that hurdles in agriculture and related sectors are being eradicated, due to which more farmers will benefit.
Prime Minister Narendra addressed the 93rd annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Saturday.
“We had seen walls between the agriculture sector and other areas associated with it – be it agriculture infrastructure, food processing, storage or cold chain. All walls and obstacles are being removed now. After reforms, farmers will get new markets, options and more benefits of technology,” PM Modi said.
“The cold storage infrastructure will be modernised. This will result in more investments in the agriculture sector. Farmers will be benefitted the most out of it,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is certain that only the villages and small cities will support the growth of 21st century India. Entrepreneurs like you should not miss the opportunity to invest in villages and small towns.
“Policies of past promoted inefficiency in many sectors & stopped new experiments. Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan promotes efficiency in every sector. Emphasis is being laid to re-energise technology-based industries in sectors in which India has long term competitive advantage,” PM Modi said.
“The faith that the world placed on India in the last 6 years, has further strengthened in the past few months. Be it FDI or FPI – foreign investors have made record investments in India and are continuing to do that,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the efforts of the government to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
“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?” PM Modi.
“By December, the situation has changed. We have answers as well as a roadmap. The economic indicators today are encouraging. The things learnt by the nation at the time of crisis have further strengthened the resolutions of future,” he added.