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PM Modi calls for bringing investment & new technologies for strong agricultural sector

Updated: February 11, 2021 1:02 pm

The Lok Sabha passed the Motion to thank the President for his address to both Houses of Parliament, after the Prime Minister’s reply to the Motion yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the farmers to come to the table for talks so that a solution can be found.

Mr Modi said he is surprised why people are asking about the need for the new farm laws, since farmers never asked for them. He said Lok Sabha as well as Centre respects the farmers who are voicing their views on the farm laws and this is why topmost Ministers of the Government are constantly talking to them. He pointed out that after the laws relating to agriculture were passed by Parliament, no Mandi has shut and MSP has also remained.

Speaking on the importance of Private sector, the Prime Minister said the culture of abusing the private sector is no longer acceptable and this is akin to insulting country’s youth. He said private sector’s role can be seen everywhere including telecom and pharma. Mr Modi said if India is able to serve humanity, it is also due to the role of the private sector. He said agriculture sector will not be strong if investment and new technologies are not brought. He stressed that there is a need to go beyond growing only wheat and paddy.

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