Interim Budget 2019: Direct income support a good step, says M.S. Swaminathan

Move is welcome in the wake of the agrarian crisis, says M.S. Swaminathan

Published - February 02, 2019 02:05 am IST - CHENNAI

M.S. Swaminathan. File

M.S. Swaminathan. File

Eminent agriculture scientist, touted to be the ‘father of the Green Revolution’, M.S. Swaminathan welcomed the interim Budget proposal of direct income support to farmers through the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme and termed it as a good step, particularly in wake of the agrarian crisis.

The provision of direct income support to farmers will enable them to purchase the inputs needed for a technological upgrading of farm operation, he said in the statement.

“Several reforms were also announced with reference to agriculture credit and kisan credit cards. Additional support was promised for women farmers,” Prof. M.S. Swaminathan said in a release.

He also lauded the emphasis laid on the effective implementation of the ongoing schemes.

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