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India: Government plans to nurture agri-entrepreneurs

The government plans to nurture agri-entrepreneurs to give an impetus to farming in the country. 

“Agriculture is no less than industry and we consider every farmer as entrepreneurs. For a sustainable growth in agriculture, fresh ideas need to be sown and youth should be encouraged to be part of one of the oldest professions,” said a senior agriculture department official. 

The spirit of government is well reflected in the budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who advocated for facilitating “ease of doing business” for farmers also while calling upon all the states to allow their farmers to trade on eNAM - the national online trading platform created by government for transparent bid based trading of commodities across 585 mandis in the country. 

She also invited private entrepreneurships in farming and allied sector while announcing mega public investment in agriculture sector. She indicated for private investments in renewable energy sector associated with agriculture. 

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