NEW DELHI: Union Road Transport and Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that the government is trying to create five million jobs in the next five years.
He said the turnover of rural industries is Rs 80,000 crore, intended to be Rs 5 crore in the next five years. For this, work takes place in a planned manner in agriculture and rural areas.
The Union Minister spoke at the Agri-Food Processing Summit organized by the Agrovision Foundation by virtual means. On this occasion, he said the central government’s plans will create job opportunities in agriculture and food processing in the near future.
Regarding the buffer production of food in the country, Gadkari said that India has 280 lakhs of rice which we can supply to the world markets. He said that an economy of 2 lakhs in the agricultural sector will consist of ethanol, of which 1 lakh crore will go into the pockets of farmers. The program, organized by virtual means, participated Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as the main guest.
Gadkari thanked Tomar for approval of 37 mega-restaurants and 21 before the Ministry of Food Processing. Gadkari said that by 2030 India will become the 5th largest consuming country in the world for which the Indian food processing sector is progressing.
He said expansion of this area is planned. Kisan Railway also became famous, due to which the Railways obtained revenues of 1 crown only from Vidarbha. He proposed to develop a special storage system for onions.