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Farmers' Social Status Rises, Economic Empowerment Boosts Confidence

Catch Team | Updated on: 19 June 2024, 20:52 IST

Ajmer (Rajasthan): Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the Samman Nidhi scheme, farmers' social status has increased, and they have also become economically empowered. If farmers receive seeds and genuine fertilizers on time, they can reap the full benefits of their harvest. Over 30 lakh farmers in the state have benefited from the Samman Nidhi scheme, which has instilled a sense of self-reliance among them.

During a discussion with farmers at the National Seed and Spice Research Centre's Tabiji Farm, they shared their views frankly. Farmers are waiting for rainfall to begin sowing their crops. While most farmers receive government assistance, some may remain unaware of the benefits due to a lack of information, which must be addressed.

Kaluram Ram, Rampura Sarwada

Young people need to be made aware of the benefits of coarse grains. Fast food and refined flour products have penetrated rural areas, but the advantages of coarse grains like jowar, bajra, makka, and chana must be highlighted to promote a balanced diet for youth.

Bishram Jat, Gothiana

The increase in the minimum support price for coarse grains has paved the way for their promotion. Farmers must receive quality seeds and fertilizers on time.

Chetan Chaudhary, Bhagwanta Pura

Many companies do not provide standard-quality products during promotional events. Farmers also need to be aware of this.

Ramsurup Sunda, Baraul Sarpanch

Agricultural sisters' techniques can bring about a change in farmers' lifestyles. The Soil Health Card scheme is also beneficial for farmers.

First published: 19 June 2024, 20:52 IST