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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
22-June-2016 17:37 IST
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister’s Live chat with citizens through Facebook

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that Central Government is determined to bring a positive change in the lives of farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture is taking all efforts to achieve the goal. The Minister of Agriculture said this to the media today here after having a live question & answers session on Facebook.

Shri Singh said that people from all parts of the country asked agriculture related questions. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister answeres the questions related to Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and the process of applying, organic farming, and progress related to Soil Health Cards in the States, FDI in Livestock, Agro product and startup. And also to agriculture education and employment. Shri Singh added that awareness is on rise regarding agriculture.

Shri Singh said that a live chat like this leads benefit to agriculture students, agriculture scientists, agriculture traders, professionals as well as startups and conveyed that farmers were taking help from their kids and relative in asking questions today.

Minister of Agriculture said that through direct conversation, one comes to know the kind of activities taking place in different regions of the country related to agricultural sector and what is the progress of central schemes. Through these queries, the task performed by the States is also reviewed, as the implementation of central schemes is carried through the assistance of the states.

Shri Singh said that he would continue to have facebook live chats with all stakeholders.