PM Modi: My guarantee, government will invest Rs. 6.5 lakh crore on farmers.
NEW DELHI/BHOPAL: On Saturday, PM Modi claimed that the government of India spends more than Rs 6.5 lakh crore annually on agriculture and farmers and that his administration ensures that every farmer receives roughly Rs 50,000 per year in one way or another, calling this "Modi's guarantee" and not just a promise. This statement was taken as a jab at the election promises of opposition parties, particularly Congress.
Be out for phoney guarantees from family-oriented parties: In his remarks at the 17th Indian Cooperative Congress on Saturday in Delhi, Prime Minister PM Modi remarked, "Modi's guarantee is valid. Or else, woh bata raha hoon, vaade nahi bata raha hoon, maine jo kiya hai." (I am letting you know what I have done, and this is Modi's guarantee. I'm not talking about guarantees).
Every farmer will receive Rs 50,000 in a variety of ways under the BJP government at the centre, he claimed.
Later, the PM highlighted his government's record of policy implementation while contrasting it with purported failures of opposition parties, particularly Congress, in keeping promises made during elections while addressing a rally in tribal-dominated Shahdol in the Mahakaushal region of MP. He warned people to be aware of "false pledges" made by political parties that are "family-centric."
"Watch out for those (parties) that offer phoney guarantees. Despite not having their own (political) promise, these individuals have introduced programmes of assurance "Modi pointed out disputes within the opposition camp as it attempts to unite against the BJP. On June 12, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra unveiled the party's five election assurances, including free electricity and Rs 1,500 per month for women.
"Be aware that they will raise the power tariff even if they promise you free electricity. If they promise free transportation, realise that the entire transportation infrastructure will be destroyed "PM stated.
At the cooperatives meeting, Modi stated that in order to lessen reliance on imports, the conversation on food security should be expanded to include oilseeds, pulses, and other products in addition to wheat, rice, and sugarcane. "We frequently claim that India produces enough food grains on its own. What, therefore, is the reality? It is insufficient to be self-sufficient in wheat, rice, and sugarcane alone "He cited the fact that India spends between Rs 2-2.5 lakh crore per year on the import of edible oil, pulses, fish feed, and processed foods. Modi stated: "The government and cooperative sectors, collectively known as Sarkar and Sahkaar, will give the dream of "Viksit Bharat" double strength (developed India)... It is essential that the cooperative sector develops into a leader in transparent governance."
Modi emphasised the need of following through on the decision to fully use the potential of villages and singled out the dairy industry for praise for its strong export record. He cited a fresh push for "Shree Anna" (millets) as an illustration of this resolution and informed the group of how millets played a significant role in the most recent State Dinner held at the White House in the US.