New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday suggested farmers and villagers to take the help of cooperatives in sectors like honey bee farming, selling of neem seeds for factories manufacturing neem coated urea, animal husbandry and sea weed farming to amplify their income.
Speaking at a event to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Lakshmanrao Inamdar, who took the cooperative movement to new heights in Maharashtra, Modi said “Cooperative movements are not only about systems. There is a spirit that brings people together to do something good. There are several sectors where the cooperative sector can help make a positive difference. Farmers and villagers with the help of cooperatives can do better in various sectors”.
Modi mentioned the various sectors which the farmers can speed up their income.
“After green and white revolution, now it is time for ‘blue revolution’ and ‘sweet revolution’ in which cooperatives can help. It is not possible that cities move forward and villages are left behind. There is a need for collective development.”
Not only this, he also advised fishermen that they can do see weed farming during rainy season when they are unemployed for around five months.
Referring to traditional system Modi asked the people linked with cooperatives to think about the old ongoing system in which a peasant buys on retail price and sells on wholesale price. “Can this system revert to save the farmers from being looted by the middlemen?”