Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal today said the agriculture sector's contribution to the country's GDP has increased under the present government's rule. Speaking at the closing ceremony of global agritech meet here, the minister also encouraged farmers to focus on growing horticulture and commercial crops to increase their income. Meghwal said the role of agriculture sector in GDP has increased by 2 per cent and now the efforts will have to be made to further enhance it. He said the state government is taking all steps and initiatives to double the income of farmers by the year 2022 and the farming community should also focus on horticulture and commercial crops to get more income. Union Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhary highlighted the steps taken by both the Centre and the state government for the welfare of farmers. He said that more than seven crore soil health cards have been distributed and the government has taken steps to check black marketing of urea which has benefited farmers. The state agriculture minister, experts of the farming sector, farmers and others were present on the occasion. The event began on Monday which was participated by experts, farmers and companies. The government also signed an MoU with companies in the area of food processing, cold storage and ware house, training and education, green house farming, among others.
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