M K Dhanuka, MD, Dhanuka Agritech.
''Doubling the farmers Income in five years will have an encouraging impact on the financial conditions of farmers. 28.5 lakh hectare of land will be brought under irrigation and 23 projects will be completed by March, 2017 for which the government has allocated Rs.17,000 crores. This will increase the production and will help the government's initiative for the second Green Revolution. Further, launching of e-platform for marketing is a welcome step as farmers will be able to get the right price for their crop. Allocation of Rs9 lakh crores for Agriculture loan to farmers and Rs87,000 crores to rural sector will increase the rural demand. Government's thrust for growth of agriculture and rural sector development including implementation of schemes like soil health card, crop insurance and irrigation facilities will motivate farmer to continue his interest in Agriculture.''