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December 12, 2017

Modi calls upon farmers to raise the output of Pulses


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Barhi (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon farmers to raise the production of pulses in order to help India become self-sufficient when it comes to the demand for pulses. Invoking former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s call “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan,” Narendra Modi asked every farmer to try and grow pulses on a part of his land. He also underscored steps being taken by the Union Government to improve the production of pulses. He said pulses formed an important part of the common man’s diet. The Prime Minister was speaking at the Foundation Stone laying function for the Indian Agricultural Research Institute today at Barhi in Jharkhand.

The Prime Minister said that the need of the hour was a second green revolution without any delay in eastern India. The Prime Minister said that animal husbandry and fisheries were equally important for the agriculture sector. He also said that the Government has decided to pay special attention to the dairy sector in Jharkhand.

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, while welcoming the Prime Minister, said that it was the need of hour to set up a second IARI in Jharkhand on the lines of IARI at Pusa in New Delhi. The Union Minister said that the Institute at Jharkhand will help in meeting the challenges in the field of agriculture in a scientific manner.

 

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