In light of the growing demand for agricultural products across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged officials to ensure quality and standards so that India becomes an assured source of food grains and other agricultural products. . The Prime Minister ordered this at a chaired meeting to consider various aspects of wheat supply, stocks and exports.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Prime Minister Modi received a detailed briefing on the issues. He was informed of the impact of high temperatures from March to April 2022 on agricultural production. The situation of wheat purchases and exports was also discussed at the meeting.
“In view of the growing demand for agricultural products from India, the Prime Minister has directed that all measures be taken to ensure quality norms and standards so that India becomes an assured source of food grains and other agricultural products,” the PMO said. He also asked officials to ensure maximum help to farmers. PM was also briefed on prevailing market rates which are beneficial to farmers.
The meeting was attended by the principal secretary to the prime minister, advisers, the cabinet secretary and the secretaries of the ministry of food and the PDS and agriculture. (ANI)
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