The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, reviewed in detail, various issues relating to agriculture, rural development, water resources, organic farming, fertilizers and chemicals, and animal husbandry. The Prime Minister was briefed by Secretaries of the various departments on plans for these sectors. He stressed particularly on the need to reduce farmer distress, and to boost rural economy.
In view of the possibility of a poor monsoon, the Ministry of Agriculture also presented a contingency plan for 500 districts.
This meeting is part of the series of review of various Ministries, as the Prime Minister had mentioned in his meeting with Secretaries.
The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Shri Ananth Kumar, Ms. Uma Bharati, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Shri Radha Mohan Singh.