Water for all farm lands, says Rajnath  

Water for all farm lands, says Rajnath  

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said providing sufficient water to all agriculture lands in the country was the aim of the Union government.

The government was committed to conservation and management of water, Singh said after inaugurating the diamond jubilee celebrations of JSS Mahavidyapeetha at Suttur in Nanjangud taluk.

“For this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. It aims to extend irrigation facilities and improve water use efficiency. Every inch of agriculture land in the country will be provided with sufficient water in the next three years,” he said.

“The government is committed to the development of the farming community. It has decided to double the income of farmers by 2020. The country can attain developed status only if farmers are developed. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, which offers financial assistance to farmers in case of crop loss, is a classic example of the government’s concern for farmers,” he said.

The Home minister lauded former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and said that the latter had launched various pro-farmer programmes during his tenure. “He offered loan to farmers at 1% interest. Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar has taken steps to ensure sufficient supply of fertilisers and bring down their prices,” Singh said.

The minister said, various dynasties and rulers vanished, but the Suttur Mutt has thrived and has been serving the people for the last 1,000 years. It shows the commitment of the Mutt, he said.

When India got independence in 1947, there were fewer educational institutions. But JSS Mutt had already established many institutions and offered free and quality education to children, irrespective of caste and community.

Besides education, the institution is providing health services to the rural population, he said.

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