PM Modi credits farmers for nation’s growth

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday credited the farmers for growth of the nation.

Inaugurating the Krishi Kumbh Mela in Lucknow via video conference, the Prime Minister said that “We hold a clear view that nobody can take farmers forward, rather it is our farmers who take the country forward.”

Lauding the initiative of the Uttar Pradesh government, the Prime Minister said that Krishi Kumbh Mela will open new avenues for farmers in coming days.

He even expressed hope that there will be record production of food grains during Kharif season.

Reiterating the government’s commitment to double farmers’ incomes by 2022, the Prime Minister said that events such as Krishi Kumbh will greatly benefit the farmers.

Krishi Kumbh 2018 aims to promote modern techniques that could help farmers double their income.

Japan and Israel will also work as partner countries in the initiative and share their technology with the Indian farmers.

Scores of farmers, scientists, experts and entrepreneurs are gathered to attend the three-day event being organsied here.