Modi’s government is committed to improving the lives of small farmers

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his administration was committed to improving the lot of small farmers, broadening the range of animal husbandry, and encouraging fishing and beekeeping in rural areas.

At the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) Golden Jubilee celebration in Ahmedabad, he stated, “The previous government had a fragmented view towards the rural economy, while the present government is making progress by prioritizing every aspect of the village.” GCMMF markets its products under the Amul brand. Approximately 100,000 dairy farmers showed up for the event.

Modi mentioned climate change-resistant crops, the National Gokul Mission, which seeks to enhance the dairy cow species, and the advantages of Kisan Credit Cards for fish and livestock farmers. By 2030, he added, the government aims to eliminate foot and mouth disease.

Modi discussed the disease’s financial toll on livestock ranchers as well as a ₹15,00,000 free immunization scheme. According to Modi, the initiative has administered immunizations to nearly 70 million people thus far.

According to Modi, the Union Cabinet decided on Wednesday to include further initiatives to support native species in the National Livestock Mission. “There will be financial support to use non-arable land for animal feed.” The cost of insurance to safeguard animals has been drastically lowered.

According to Modi, the creation of cooperative societies in rural areas throughout the nation is giving the cooperative movement a boost. He said, “We work to integrate modern technology with small-scale farmers in villages.” He said that Kisan Samriddhi Kendras were set up to provide farmers in the vicinity of their villages with scientific answers. He said that initiatives were in place to help farmers produce organic fertilizers.

According to Modi, the Gobar Dhan Yojana’s program for buying cow dung from livestock producers would make it easier to produce biogas for the creation of power. “Amul’s construction of biogas plants in Banaskantha is a major step in this direction.”

Modi mentioned the record amount of money invested in the infrastructure for cattle and noted that dairy cooperatives were now receiving larger interest refunds. He said that when India celebrates its 100th year of independence, Amul will have been around for 75 years.

According to Modi, Amul has set a goal to double its factories’ processing capacity over the next five years. Amul is now the eighth-biggest dairy corporation globally. It needs to become the biggest dairy firm in the world as quickly as feasible. Modi promises that the government is at your side in every manner.

Modi said that although several brands appeared in India after independence, none were as well-known as Amul. “Amul has come to represent the resilience of India’s cattle rearers.” According to him, Amul stands for empowerment of farmers, progress, and people’s collaboration.

Mod added that Amul goods are imported into more than 50 nations. Every day, more than 3.6 million farmers in more than 18,000 co-operative societies produce 3.5 crore liters of milk, and cattle farmers get more than ₹200 crore in online payments. This job is not simple. Cooperation amongst small livestock producers is the federation’s strongest point. Amul serves as an illustration of how actions made with foresight may sometimes alter the course of future generations.”

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