Mechanism to help farmers soon: Union minister

first_imgUnion Minister of State for Agricultural Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday said the Centre is thinking of developing an institutionalised mechanism to help farmers. Mr. Shekhawat was addressing a gathering here after inaugurating the first phase of Agri Bazar, a multi-facility agricultural complex set up by the Goa State Agricultural Marketing Board at Ponda. He said that schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana have become a lifeline for farmers in distress. “The Ministry would like to come with a concept of ‘one nation, one Agri Bazar’ to enable farmers to market their yield from one single place.” Agri Bazar is said to be a ‘one-roof solution’ for farmers. The disabled-friendly complex is equipped with facilities such as cold storage, ripening facility, kiosks for self-help groups, markets for local produce and banks.last_img

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