Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday aforesaid migration of rural youth to cities was minatory. this might have many implications for the longer term of Indian agriculture and thus, to form interest among rural youth in agriculture, there was a desire to form farming a lot of profitable.
He was addressing an incident on attracting and holding youth in agriculture unionized conjointly by the Indian Council of Agricultural analysis (ICAR) and, therefore, the All India Agriculture Students Association (AIASA) here.
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh presenting an award at the National Youth Convention on ‘Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture,’ in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Realising the importance of rural youth in agricultural development, particularly from the purpose of read of food security, the ICAR has initiated a programme of “Attracting and holding Youth in Agriculture.”
Mr. Singh aforesaid start-up India had created a sway on non-farm sectors as several entrepreneurs started spirited enterprises. “It is time to increase start-up India to the farm sector by replicating the success stories of enterprises in honey production, dairy farming and fisheries,” he said, adding that to push agri-business and to draw in young farmers, the Centre was promoting the formation of Farmer Producer Organisations. capability building and monetary help would be provided.
“This ICAR project is going to be enforced in 25 districts [one district from every State] through the Krishi Vigyan Kendras. every KVK can involve regarding two hundred youths below the age of 35.”
The Minister aforesaid the govt had created B.Sc. Agriculture a compulsory qualification to induce licence purchasable of agriculture inputs like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. “This can produce many thousand jobs for agriculture graduates,” he added.
(Keywords: Radha Mohan Singh, Indian Council of Agriculture Research)