Schemes like Clean India to make country eco superpower

Some takeout from the speech of the President of India from the inaugural function of CII Agro-tech event:

  • India will become a “modern economic power in the world” if the government’s innovative schemes such as ‘Clean India’ and ‘Digital India’ are implemented successfully.
  • India will become a “modern economic power in the world” if the government’s innovative schemes such as ‘Clean India’ and ‘Digital India’ are implemented successfully.
  • To become a modern economic power, stressed should be on “effectively using our resources” and increase farm productivity to the maximum level.
  • “We have to learn from Israel which has achieved higher yields using water-efficient irrigation technologies to the optimum level,” he said while lauding Israel’s efforts in making the country a food surplus and water surplus nation.
  • India and Israel signed agreements for agriculture partnership in 2006 under which Israel has been sharing its best practices and knowledge through professional training programmes.
  • Emphasising the need of modern technologies in the farm sector, the President said that the country has made great strides since independence with the overall foodgrain production increasing from 50 million tonnes in 1947 to 270 million tonnes this year.

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