New Delhi: Underlining the significance of the recently-announced Crop Insurance Scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday on his monthly radio show “Mann Ki Baat” that awareness about it should be spread nationwide so that at least 50 per cent of farmers join it within two years.
He also pitched for continued efforts to popularise khadi and awareness to save the girl child and also referred to the recently launched “Start-Up India” programme.
Mr Modi said he needs “maximum help” from people to spread awareness on the Pradhan Mantri Crop Insurance Scheme that was launched earlier this month.
“In our country, a lot is said in the name of farmers. I don’t want to get involved in that debate. But farmers face a major crisis. In natural calamities, their entire effort goes waste....