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Govt to organise week-long nationwide campaign for farmers from tomorrow

Over one crore farmers and stakeholders are expected to participate in the campaign through direct (offline) and virtual (online) medium across India. (REUTERS)Premium
Over one crore farmers and stakeholders are expected to participate in the campaign through direct (offline) and virtual (online) medium across India. (REUTERS)

  • According to an official statement by the Union Agriculture Ministry, the campaign – Kisan Bhagidari, Prathmikta Hamari – will be organised as part of the Centre's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' in association with other ministries and government departments

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The Centre will organise a week- long nationwide campaign till April end at regional level to highlight the achievements made in the farm sector since independence and also create awareness about the various programmes run by the government for the benefits of farmers.

According to an official statement by the Union Agriculture Ministry, the campaign – Kisan Bhagidari, Prathmikta Hamari – will be organised as part of the Centre's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' in association with other ministries and government departments.

As part of the campaign beginning Monday, farmers' fair will be organised at each Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) along with field exhibition on natural farming, it said.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar would be launching a nationwide workshop on crop insurance organised by the common service centre (CSC).

A discourse on agro-ecological and livestock practices would be held under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana -National Rural Livelihood Mission along with Ministry of Rural Development.

Also, a webinar on One District One Product (ODOP) will be held by the commerce ministry and Ministry of Food Processing Industries. A National Atmanirbhar Bharat Conclave of 75 selected farmers and entrepreneurs will also be held.

During the campaign, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying will organise ODOP-based workshop, webinar and awareness programmes about various schemes of the departments.

Over one crore farmers and stakeholders are expected to participate in the campaign through direct (offline) and virtual (online) medium across India.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as a mass festival to commemorate the 75 years of its independence.

The festival has already begun across the nation from 12 March last year and will conclude on 15 August next year.

With agency inputs

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