In August 2015, the Government of India, renamed Ministry of Agriculture as Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW), explicitly recognizing farmers’ welfare as the core of agricultural development in India. The Government of India also initiated an ambitious program of doubling farmers’ income by 2022-23. Mr Suresh Kumar in this blog suggests two steps to move forward to operationalize the concept of Farmers’ Welfare.
Shri Suresh Kumar, former Additional Chief Secretary & Principal Secretary (Agriculture), Government of Maharashtra acted as the Chairman of the 12th Plan “Working Group on Agricultural Extension for Agriculture and Allied Sectors” constituted by the Planning Commission. (firstname.lastname@example.org).