Amit Shah says, Make India Aatmanirbhar
Amit Shah, the union minister for home affairs and cooperatives, emphasized on Sunday the significance of rural development and village empowerment as a necessary condition for the realization of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Make India Aatmanirbhar) dream.
The ambition of creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat will only be realised when India’s villages are Aatmanirbhar, according to Shah, who was speaking at the Institute of Rural Management Anand’s (IRMA) 41st convocation in Gujarat.
India’s progress is impossible without rural development. The majority of Indians live in rural areas today. Over the next five years, India may grow its economy to $5 trillion if our communities actively participate in its progress and development. Therefore, it is our duty to concentrate on rural development, ” he stated.
Make India Aatmanirbhar
According to him, the village’s overall development depends on each farmer’s independence. Today, 75% of farmers own less than two acres of land. The minimum cost to cultivate land, according to Nabard, is 6,000. With direct welfare payments, the prime minister has made this possible, he continued.
Shah noted that the cooperative sector is inclusive and that it will need to be made even more inclusive using contemporary technology. People, industries, and communities may all become Aatmanirbhar through the use of cooperatives, he continued. When organizations like IRMA boost their support for cooperatives, Shah added, “this can be accomplished.”
“A farmer must effectively sell the crops he grows. The future of marketing these things is through a cooperative model. As a Ministry of Cooperation was established under PM Modi‘s direction, the entire cooperative sector gained momentum, he claimed.