Several pending agricultural projects nearing completion: Min

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said that 23 out of 99 pending agricultural projects across the country were nearing completion.

He was speaking at a gathering of farmers at the "Orange Festival" here.

"Ninety-nine projects were pending in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only increased budgetary allocation but released Rs 20000 crore corpus fund in his second year and Rs 40000 crore in the third year. As a result 23 of these projects are nearing completion and all the 99 pending projects will be completed soon," Singh said.

Singh further said that 10 crore farmers have soil health cards since the NDA government came to power adding that 10000 labs had been set up by the government to test soil.

Stating that the previous government did not invest in soil labs or in reforms to the sector, Singh said that further investment is needed in soil health research and management.

Speaking about Maharashtra, Singh said that a review meeting with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari would be held to discuss BT-2 cotton.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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