PM pitches to promote startups to ensure innovation in the agriculture sector
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the progress of agriculture research, extension and education in India, and pitched for promoting startups and agri-entrepreneurs to ensure innovation, and using of technology in farming and allied sectors. Taking to Twitter later, the prime minister said, "India is placing great importance to education in the agricultural sector that benefits the farmers." The prime minister also directed that startups and agri-entrepreneurs need to be promoted to ensure innovation and use of technology in agriculture and allied sectors. In order to enhance water use efficiency, the prime minister desired that awareness and outreach programmes be conducted. Trilochan Mohaptra, Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research cum-Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Extension presented the priorities, performance, and preparedness to face various challenges.