Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 10 thousand Farmer Producer Organizations, FPOs all over the country from Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh today. These FPOs will help in collectivization of small, marginal and landless farmers to give them strength to deal with issues like lack of access to technology, quality seed, fertilizers and pesticides including requisite finances.
Talking to reporters at a function in New Delhi yesterday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, these FPOs will make a revolutionary change in the life of farmers.
Mr Tomar said that the Prime Minister will also hand over Kisan Credit Cards to farmers from different states at the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot.
The Uttar Pradesh Government is constructing the Expressway which will pass through the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur and Jalaun.
It will link the Bundelkhand area to the national capital Delhi through Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway and play a vital role in the development of Bundelkhand region.
India has huge defence equipment requirements spanning from land systems, ships and submarines to fighter aircraft, helicopters, weapons and sensors.
The requirements are worth over 250 billion dollars by 2025. In order to fulfill the requirements, the government had announced setting up of Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh during the Investors Summit on 21st February 2018 at Lucknow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit Prayagraj to distribute Assistive Aids and Devices to Senior Citizens under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana and Divyangjans at a mega camp.