Union Home Minister Amit Shah lauded the announcements made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that provides fresh support to agriculture and allied activities saying that unprecedented assistance given to farmers shows PM Narendra Modi's foresight to make the country self-sufficient by empowering farmers.
In a series of tweets in Hindi soon after the FM's press briefing, Amit Shah said, "The Modi government believes that India's welfare lies in the welfare of farmers. This unprecedented assistance given to farmers today shows PM Modi's foresight to make the country self-sufficient by empowering farmers. For this, I congratulate PM Narendra Mod and FM Nirmala Sitharaman."
मोदी सरकार का विश्वास है कि किसानों के कल्याण में भारत का कल्याण निहित है। आज किसानों को दी गयी यह अभूतपूर्व सहायता मोदी जी की किसानों को सशक्त बनाकर देश को आत्मनिर्भर बनाने की दूरदर्शिता को दर्शाता है। इसके लिए मैं @narendramodi जी और @nsitharaman जी को बधाई देता हूँ।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 15, 2020
The Centre rolled out its third tranche of economic measures with 11 announcements on Friday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 11 measures - of which 8 of them focused on strengthening infrastructure, capacities, and building better logistics in agriculture, fisheries, and animal husbandry, while the rest three pertained to governance and administrative reforms.
Agricultural reforms included rolling out schemes to finance farming infrastructure, micro food enterprises, fishermen, animal health, dairy infrastructure, herbal cultivation, bee-keeping, and food supply chain management. The other three measures included an amendment to the Essential Commodities Act, Central law for Agriculture marketing reforms and e-trading of agriculture produce.