New Delhi: The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr Radha Mohan Singh addressed a gathering at the Sankalp Se Siddhi program organized by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad and Krishi Vigyan Kendra Varanasi.
On the occasion, the Minister asked the people to make a pledge to construct a New India and double farmers’ income by the year 2022. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Varanasi also organized a special program to showcase advanced farming techniques. Also, farmers were asked to take a pledge to create Soil Health Cards, adopt integrated and organic farming methods to double farmers’ income by 2022.
So far, 421 varieties of wheat and 92 varieties of barley have been developed under the All India Integrated Wheat and Barley Reform Project.