Second green revolution can start from Odisha: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the second green revolution can start from Odisha, which is blessed with natural resources necessary for agriculture Addressing the farmers in a rally here, Prime Minister Modi said, “After UP, if there is any state which has water resources, it is Odisha.

I believe second green revolution can start from this state. There are so much of natural resources in Odisha that if it wants, it can be India’s number one agricultural state.

I think that our country needs improvement in agriculture sector.” Lavishing praise on the youth, the Prime Minister said they want Odisha to progress like other states of the nation. “The Centre is of the view that positive changes should be brought in the agricultural sector.

Can Centre, state and farmers together increase the income of farmers in India by two fold by 2022? I believe we can. Economic activity in eastern part of India must rise. Let’s ensure that the income of farmers will double by 2022,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier in the day launched the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee National Rurban Mission at Kurrubhath in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh.

In the evening, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Kolkata where he will inaugurate the three-year-long centenary celebrations of the Gaudiya Math and Mission at a function which will be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.