New Delhi: Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today hoped that a fair solution would be found to the issues raised by the agitating farmers as both the government and the farmers are willing to talk to each other.
Addressing the award ceremony jointly organized by ‘Ritu Nestham’ and Muppavarapu Foundation at Swarna Bharat Trust in Muchintal, Hyderabad, the Vice President said this while citing media reports on the agitation farmers’ demands and the response of the Central Government representatives.
Mr. Naidu said that, he sees a definite possibility of a meeting between the government and the farmers.
The Vice President hoped that the two sides would understand each other’s position and decide on the meeting. He hoped that, there would be a meaningful and meaningful dialogue between the two sides.
Mr. Naidu said that the demand for restriction-free marketing of agricultural produce has been going on in this country for a long time, which he himself has made clear many times. Also, the need for ‘one country and one food sector’ has also been felt for a long time.
Drawing attention to the fact that, the development of the country is closely linked with the progress of farmers, Mr. Naidu compared the compassion of farmers to a mother and said that it is everyone’s duty to help farmers. , The Vice President praised the farmers for providing a great service to the nation during the Covid-19 epidemic by producing record foodgrains despite the difficulty. He also praised the efforts of doctors, sanitation workers, police, and media persons during the epidemic.
Shri Naidu said that both the Central and State Governments should work as ‘Team India’ to meet the needs of the farmers. He said that apart from ensuring remuneration price, farmers should be provided timely and cheap loans. The Vice President also mentioned the need to increase the number of cold storage facilities and warehouses at all levels. He said that cold storage facilities should be available in every tehsil.
Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that the people of India have always accorded very high status to agriculture. He said, that is why our festivals and rituals have a very close and deep connection with agriculture.
Referring to the warnings given about the food crisis in the coming times, according to a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO, Mr. Naidu said that, if we help our farmers, India is not only looking for food items Will be relaxed, but it will also be able to feed the world.
Shri Naidu also appreciated the Central Government for implementing many schemes brought for the welfare of farmers. The Vice-President said that, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Central Government will be able to provide farmers with a number of measures by the year 2022 through several measures like Soil Health Card Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Irrigation Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Crop Insurance Scheme and Electronic National Agricultural Market (e-Naam) Achieving fast in the direction of doubling income.
To achieve the goal of progress in the agriculture sector, the Vice President called upon the public to bring about a change in attitude towards agriculture and also urged the youth to be active participants in promoting agriculture.
Professor Sarvereddy Venkureddy was awarded the Life Achievement Award and Brigadier Pogula Ganesh was given the Krishi Ratna by the Vice President. Awards were also presented to farmers, extension officers, scientists, agricultural journalists and producers who made short films on agriculture.
Mr. Naidu lauded Mr. Yadlapalli Venkateswara Rao, the Padma Shri Award, founder of Ritu Nestham, who through his monthly agricultural journals has greatly assisted the farming community. The Vice President also praised Mr. Harsh Vardhan, founder of the Muppavarapu Foundation, who came forward to support the winners of this year’s short film competitions.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu interacted with the youth undergoing training at Swarna Bharat Trust on the open lawn of the institute and advised them to maintain discipline, eat healthy food and stay fit. He said that youth in India are highly talented and the skills of youth need to be upgraded through regular training.
The event was attended by Mr. Yadlapalli Venkateswara Rao, Founder of Ritu Nestham, Mr. Muppavarapu Harshvardhan, Founder of Muppavarapu Foundation, Mr. Chigurupati Krishnaprasad, Chairman of Swarna Bharat Trust Hyderabad section, awardees, trainees, and others.