Thursday 7 July 2016

MoS for agriculture S S Ahluwalia says will focus on farmers' welfare

NEW DELHI: The government will work towards farmers' welfare and make Indian agriculture globally competitive, new Minister of State for Agriculture, S S Ahluwalia today said.The 65-year old Ahluwalia, an MP from Darjeeling in West Bengal, today took charge of the office in the presence of Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and secretaries."The challenges that our agriculture sector faced in the past and now are different. I have been given an opportunity to work in this sector. The emphasis will be on farmers' welfare and making our agriculture globally competitive," Ahluwalia told reporters.There was a time when India had a "ship-to-mouth" existence, but the country has now become a net exporter because of farmers' effort.

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