Farmers should adopt new innovations to boost income: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 75th edition of his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' where he said farmers should adopt new farming alternatives to boost income.
"Modernization in the field of Indian agriculture is the need of the hour. It is already late. We have already lost a lot of time. Adopting new alternatives, new innovations, along with traditional farming, are equally important to create new opportunities for employment in the agriculture sector; to increase the income of farmers," he said during his address.
Modi said the country has experienced it during the white revolution.
"Now bee farming is emerging as a similar alternative. Bee farming is becoming the foundation of a honey revolution or sweet revolution in the country. Farmers, in large numbers, of farmers are associating with it; innovation," said the PM.
Modi also remembered the "Janata Curfew" that was observed in March last year after the coronavirus pandemic started hitting India.
"My dear countrymen, last year it was this very month of March when the country heard the term ‘Janata Curfew’for the first time. Just have a look at the experience of the might of the great Praja, people of this great country…Janata Curfew had become a bewilderment to the entire world," said Modi.
"It was an unprecedented example of discipline; generations to come will certainly feel proud at that. Similarly, expressing honour, respect for our Corona Warriors, ringing Thaalis, applauding, lighting a lamp! You cannot imagine how much it had touched the hearts of Corona Warriors and that is the very reason they resolutely held on the whole year, without tiring, without halting," he added.
Modi also said this is the very month that marks the commencement of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ of the 75 years of Independence.
‘Amrit Mahotsav’ had begun from the day of Dandi Yatra and will continue till the 15th of August, 2023.