Modi promises new irrigation scheme to farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said his government was considering a new agricultural-irrigation scheme which will ensure ample water supply to farmers round the year.
"Just as Atal Bihari Vajpayee had launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana connecting villages, we will launch Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana," Modi said while addressing a public gathering in Kaithal, Kurukshetra district.
He said the farmers of Haryana play an important role in ensuring adequate food supply to the nation, but unfortunately they themselves are languishing in poverty.
"Once this scheme is launched, the farmers will be self-dependent. This is because if the farmers get access to water, they will have the capability to reap gold from the fields," Modi said.
The prime minister also stressed on animal husbandry along with agriculture.
"If we also focus on animal husbandry along with agriculture, the farmers will have the means of livelihood even in difficult times," Modi said, adding it is important to use modern technology in agriculture.
He said his government will speed up pending schemes related to Haryana.
(Posted on 19-08-2014)