(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Preventing Agro Brain Drain

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Preventing Agro Brain Drain

Topic: Preventing Agro Brain Drain

Guest:

  • Dr. P. Manivel, (Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), ICAR)
  • S. K. Malhotra, (Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry Of Agriculture)
  • Yatish Rajawat, (Senior Journalist)

Topic Description:

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for measures to prevent agro brain drain and attract educated youth to take up farming as a profession. He opined that the future of Indian agriculture lies in the hands of technology-driven farming practices, powered by well- informed and modern-minded farmers. Inaugurating the National Dialogue on Indian Agriculture Towards 2030 through video conference, Mr Naidu said, agriculture is the pillar of India’s ecology, culture and civilisation. He also called for changing focus from food security to nutrition security. The Vice President stressed on the need to reduce agri-input costs and called for promoting organic farming in a big way. Emphasizing the need to move away from chemical farming, he said, organic farming is beneficial for all stakeholders including the farmers, the consumers and the environment. He called for making organic agriculture a mass movement not only for a ‘wealthy nation’ but also a ‘healthy nation’.

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Courtesy: RSTV