Farmers are playing major role in building Aatmanirbhar Bharat, says Narendra Modi during Mann Ki Baat

Talking about various success stories of farmer groups across states, Modi also said the agriculture sector will benefit immensely with greater use of technology

Press Trust of India September 27, 2020 12:48:40 IST
Farmers are playing major role in building Aatmanirbhar Bharat, says Narendra Modi during Mann Ki Baat

File photo of Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: Lauding farmers for strengthening the country's agriculture sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the farm sector is playing a major role in efforts to build a self-reliant India.

He also said if the essence of Mahatma Gandhi's economic philosophy was followed, there would not have been any need for the ''Aatmanirbhar Bharat'' campaign as India would have become self-reliant much earlier.

Speaking on various issues during his monthly ''Mann Ki Baat'' broadcast, Modi said many farmers benefitted after fruits, vegetables were brought out of APMC Act in some states a few years ago.

Our agriculture sector has shown its prowess during the COVID-19 pandemic and farmers are playing a major role in efforts to build a self-reliant India, he said.

Talking about various success stories of farmer groups across states, Modi also said the agriculture sector will benefit immensely with greater use of technology in farming.

The prime minister began his monthly broadcast by talking about storytelling, saying it has been a part of our nation for centuries.

"Storytelling is as old as civilisation...These days, stories relating to science are gaining popularity," Modi said.

He said many people are making storytelling popular across the country and underlined that India has a glorious tradition of storytelling.

He also interacted with members of the Bangalore Storytelling Society.

Modi also requested all families to set aside some time for storytelling and said it will be a wonderful experience for them.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Our country will drive global energy demand, says Narendra Modi at India Energy Forum
India

Our country will drive global energy demand, says Narendra Modi at India Energy Forum

India's energy future is bright and secure, Modi said, adding access to energy should be affordable and reliable

Narendra Modi Speech Latest Updates: Don't be complacent, need to be cautious till COVID-19 vaccine is out, says PM
India

Narendra Modi Speech Latest Updates: Don't be complacent, need to be cautious till COVID-19 vaccine is out, says PM

Narendra Modi to address nation LATEST Updatess:Addressing the nation over Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that the lockdown may have been lifted in the country but warned saying that the “virus is still out there”

Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'
World

Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'

The New Zealand prime minister on Saturday won a second term in office in an election landslide of historic proportions