Boost is yet to come in agriculture sector: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday sought suggestions from economic experts for a solution as he asserted that the ‘best is yet to come’ in the sector.

The meeting with members of the NCAER, an institute with which Singh was associated for about six years from 1976, saw a detailed discussion on the agriculture sector amid concerns over rising prices of the farm produce.

Singh made it clear that the government had to undertake the programme, like MNREGA, and raise MSP to empower people at the lowest strata of the society.

He asked the economists to suggest solutions to bring down prices while keeping this aspect in mind as he contended that ‘the best is yet to come’ in the sector. Sources noted that due to schemes like rural job guarantee programme and hikes in MSP, the per capita income in rural areas has shown a substantial improvement.


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