New Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

IAS Prelims 2023

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in Assam.

The Prime Minister spoke of his vision of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022.

The Union Government had taken a number of steps for farmers’ welfare in the last three years. In this context PMĀ mentioned the soil health cards, the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, and the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. He spoke of the vast network of soil health laboratories being set up across the country, and the popularity of the Fasal Bima Yojana among farmers.

The Prime Minister mentioned the “SAMPADA” Yojana, to boost value addition in agriculture.

The Prime Minister spoke of “Panch Tatva” – five elements to boost connectivity in the North-East: Railways, Highways, Airways, Waterways, and i-ways.