Tumkur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that agriculture has a key role to play in helping the country achieve its goal of becoming five trillion dollar economy and the government was focusing on formulating a cash crop and export-centric farming system.
“The agriculture sector has a very important role to play in making India a five trillion dollar economy. For this, our government is focusing on formulating a cash crop and export centric farming system,” he said.
Modi said that the sugarcane and sugar industry of Karnataka is considered to be the backbone of the farmers here, but due to the drought here this year, the sugarcane production will decline and both the cane growers and sugar industry are affected. He said the government was not only solving problems of farmers but also working towards a better future for them.
The Prime Minister said that the Government is continuously working to uplift the sugarcane and sugar industry in Karnataka. Our government is committed for betterment of cane farmers, and we are taking efforts to increase their income.
(With inputs from ANI)
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