Centre plans to invest Rs.25 lakh crore to boost agricultural productivity: Ram Nath Kovind

-The Hindu

Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said that a committee of Chief Ministers was being set up to look into structural reforms in the field of agriculture.

The Centre plans to invest Rs.25 lakh crore in the farm sector in the coming years to boost agricultural productivity, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday.

Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said that a committee of Chief Ministers was being set up to look into structural reforms in the field of agriculture. With regards to drought-hit areas, Mr. Kovind said the government was aware of the crisis and was assisting farmers and tackling drinking water shortages with the support of State governments and village sarpanchs.

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The Hindu, 20 June, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kovind-delves-into-agri-schemes/article28089368.ece?homepage=true

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