Agri start-ups should assist small-scale farmers to boost income: Karandlaje
Start-ups in the agricultural sector should play an important part in assisting small-scale farmers across the nation in order to boost the amount of money those farmers earn from the sale of their products on both the domestic and international markets.
On Wednesday, the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje made the following statement in Hyderabad; ‘Agricultural start-ups should play a key role in hand-holding small-holder farmers in the country and ensure more income for their produce on the domestic and global markets.’
This statement was made in reference to the fact that agricultural start-ups should play a key role in hand-holding small-holder farmers in the country. According to an official statement, she was cited as adding that agritech firms should seek to make the country a global leader in agriculture with the innovations they develop.
Karandlaje, who was addressing an event held at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), here in this city, Hyderabad, emphasized the initiatives of the Union government in assisting the agriculture sector through programs such as the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, RKVY, Oilseed Mission, promotion of FPOs, Agri start-ups, and One District One Product (ODOP).
She was speaking about the ambition that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for the agriculture sector to achieve self-reliance, and she stated that Agri start-ups need to put in their efforts to realize this objective.
During the ceremony for the MANAGE-Samunnati Agri Startup Awards 2022, which took place at MANAGE, Karandlaje presented awards to a total of 32 agricultural start-ups. (PTI)