Union Road Transport Minister Gadkari said on Tuesday 15th December that the govt is trying to make 5 crore jobs within the next 5 years. He said that the turnover of rural industries is Rs 80 thousand crore, which is targeted to be Rs 5 lakh crore within the next five years. Work goes on during a planned way in rural and agriculture areas.
The Union Minister Gadkari was speaking at the Agri-Food Processing Summit organised by the Agrovision Foundation through virtual medium. On this occasion, Gadkari said that the Central government’s schemes will create employment opportunities in agriculture and food processing within the near future. Referring to the bumper production of food grains within the country, Gadkari said that India has 280 lakh tonne of rice, which we will supply to the planet markets. He said that a Rs 2 lakh crore economy within the agriculture sector are going to be made from ethanol, out of which Rs 1 lakh crore will enter the pockets of farmers.
The programme, organised through virtual medium, was attended by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as the chief guest. Gadkari thanked Tomar for approving 37 mega food parks and starting 21 by the Ministry of Food Processing. Gadkari said that by 2030, India will become the 5th largest consumer country in the world, for which India’s food processing sector is progressing.
He said expansion of this area is being planned. Kisan Rail has also become famous, due to which the Railways have got revenue of Rs 1 crore from Vidarbha alone. He suggested developing a special storage system for onions.