Farmers should start their own firms to market & export their produce.
Nitin Gadkari, a minister in the Union government, told farmers on Saturday that they should start their own companies to sell and export their crops instead of relying on the government.
The Union minister said that the government can help when people can’t solve a problem on their own. He was speaking at an outreach event put on by his Agrovision Foundation and a government agency called the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
The BJP leader said that fifty to one hundred farmers should form a farmers’ produce company to sell their crops on the open market. He also said that these groups can build their own cold storage.
‘I (as a farmer) found a market for my goods on my own, and you should do the same for your goods. Don’t depend on the government, ‘the Union’s Minister of Roads and Transportation said. He was quoted by PTI as saying, ‘You are the architect of your own social and economic life.’
Gadkari also used the example of Nashik farmer Vilas Shinde, who made hundreds of crores of rupees in sales without any help or subsidies from the government. The Union minister also said that the government can help farmers when they can’t solve a problem on their own. (PTI inputs)