rime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there is a need to increase the “collective power” of small farmers who account for more than 80 per cent of the farming community .
PM Modi said that small farmers have less than two hectares of land. Additionally, farm holdings are getting smaller and smaller in villages with rise in population and division in families.
The government will run a campaign to set up warehouse facilities at the block level, he said.
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“Chota Kisan bane desh ki shaan! It is our dream, our mantra that small farmers become the pride of the country,” he asserted.
PM said the government is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) under which more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of over 10 crore farmers.