As the government of India is intended to double the income of farmers has asked members of parliament to promote location specific integrated farming system for achieving the goal doubling farmers’ income.
Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has insisted to give importance on these issues which will double the farmers’ income by 2022. He said IFS addresses the multiple objectives of raising production, profits, cost-reduction through recycling, family nutrition, ecological security and employment generation, among others.
“Small farms (of up to 2 hectare) hold the key to ensuring food and nutritional security of India. Therefore, location specific integration is necessary,” he said in the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on agriculture ministry here.
MPs were informed that the income of farmers will go up by producing field crops along with other farm activities like dairy and poultry, he said in a statement. Quoting the 2017- 2018 Economic Survey, he also mentioned that the share of income of farmers from crop production increased by only 1 percent, while it increased by 7 per cent for livestock over a period of 10 years.