Hyderabad: Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday termed the NDA Government’s newly launched crop insurance scheme as a ‘potion’ for the farmers in the country.
“The crop insurance announced by the Prime Minister is going to be a boon to the farmers of the country. It is a amrut sanjivani for farmers which will help them in distress,” Naidu said.
Urging the countrymen to forget caste and creed, Naidu said that the nation must stand united.
“Our focus of attention should be eliminating poverty, reducing social disparities and removal of social evils,” he added.
Naidu further expressed his happiness over a farmer getting Padma Shri award, claiming that it happened for the first time.
“I am happy that first time in the history of the country a farmer Subhash Palekar, a champion in the organic farming has been chosen for the Padma Awards; it is recognition for the farmers in the country,” he said.
He further said that this is new beginning by the current regime.
Born in Belora village of drought prone Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Palekar, a graduate in Agriculture, is acclaimed for his campaign for zero budget natural farming.
Having worked with well-known environmentalists and global farming experts, Palekar has been training farmers about zero budget natural farming throughout India through workshops, seminars, his books in Marathi, Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil languages and by models farms established throughout India. (ANI)