An agricultural infrastructure fund to create jobs and develop the rural economy: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching a Rs 1 trillion agricultural infrastructure fund and said it will generate new opportunities jobs and strengthen the rural economy.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said agriculture is the foundation of India’s economy and the Modi government has been trying to boost it for the past six years.

Shah said many unprecedented steps have been taken to double farmers’ incomes and for the development of the agricultural sector.

“I am confident that with the tireless efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian agriculture will become world class in the times to come,” he said.

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The Home Secretary said the agricultural infrastructure fund will speed up the creation of many infrastructure projects such as cold stores, collection centers, processing units so that hardworking farmers can get the real value of their products.

Shah expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for initiating the fund and transferring Rs 17,000 crore into the accounts of 8.5 crore farmers under “PM-Kisan” for the development of the agricultural sector and rural areas.

The Prime Minister on Sunday launched a Rs 1 trillion finance facility under the Agri-Infra Fund which will help create post-harvest infrastructure in villages and create jobs.

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