PM Modi to address farmers during I-Day week

RSTV Bureau

As the 70th Independence Day approaches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the nationwide discord among farmers with concerns mounting in the agricultural sector.

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He will send a video message highlighting the farmer welfare initiatives to the agricultural community through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).

As per reports, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is laying out a detailed plan incorporating live video conferencing and recorded message playback as a part of the massive outreach programme.

Aurangabad: Farmers throw vegetables on a road during their 3rd Day farmer's Strike at Palshi in Aurangabad, June 3, 2017. Photo - PTI

Aurangabad: Farmers throw vegetables on a road during their 3rd Day farmer’s Strike at Palshi in Aurangabad, June 3, 2017.
Photo – PTI

The message is expected to contain information on government’s programs for the welfare of farmers, women empowerment and importance of Swaccha Bharat apart from improving rural infrastructure.

Serving as agricultural technology centres, there are over 600 KVKs spread across the country. Besides making available the latest technology for agriculture, the KVKs also provide information and various other resources.

The Centre was alarmed after all the BJP-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and even Tamil Nadu and Punjab saw massive farmer protests.

Even the RSS-backed Bharatiya Kisan Sangh criticised the government’s inaction despite the prime minister’s promise of working for farmer welfare.

Alongside the KVKs, Narendra Modi’s messages will be played across many schools and cinema halls as well.