The government is focusing on increasing farm productivity and several initiatives are being taken to achieve this goal, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.
Singh conveyed this to a delegation of US-India Business Council in a meeting held in New Delhi, an official statement said.
In the meeting, the delegation expressed their commitment to advancing agricultural development in India and discussed areas where the government and industry can collaborate.
Singh shared several initiatives such as irrigation and soil health card schemes are being implemented in a mission mode to boost farm productivity.
He also shared that the government is planning to promote organic farming in eastern India and will identify one lakh villages for the same.
Besides agriculture, the government is developing allied sectors like animal husbandry, fishery and poultry for holistic development of farming community.
Singh also informed the delegation that the government is expanding farm education and extension services to reach out to farmers. In this effort, more institutes are being set up and Kisan Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are being opened.
He also shared that the government is focusing on boosting production of pulses and oilseeds.