PM calls for tetrad revolutions in farm, allied sectors

Aiming to make the country self- sufficient, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for tetrad revolutions of green, saffron, white and blue to boost production in agriculture, power, dairy and fishery sector.

Patna: Aiming to make the country self- sufficient, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for tetrad revolutions of green, saffron, white and blue to boost production in agriculture, power, dairy and fishery sector.

Thanking farmers for taking his advice seriously, Modi said sowing of pulses and oilseeds has touched a record this Kharif season.

Addressing the 87th foundation day of premium agri- research body ICAR here, Modi asked agri-scientists and progressive farmers to ensure the country does not need to import any farm commodities in the future.

He emphasised on increasing crop yields per hectare and expressed concern over agri-wastage, while pitching for food processing and value-addition to boost farmers income.

"We have tricolour flag. There is blue chakra. I believe that there is a need for 'Chatur Kranti' (fourth revolution) in the country," Modi said while naming these four revolutions as -- green, saffron, white and blue.

"One is saffron revolution. Different people may have different meaning about saffron revolution. The colour of energy is saffron. Energy revolution is very much required," he said.

India is deficit in both electricity and oil and gas, crucial inputs for industrial growth.

Electricity is necessary to manufacturing of value- added food products. "First, we need electricity, then only scientific technology will be of help," he said.

Modi rued that Bihar being such a big state produces only 250-300 MW of power. "When I went to Bhutan, I started hydro-electricity power project and the maximum electricity from this project will come to Bihar," he added.

On Green Revolution, the Prime Minister said, "We have benefited from the first Green Revolution. But the country cannot wait for the second Green Revolution. We are already late. We need to prepare plans to achieve second green revolution."

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