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Open source-based platform for agri to be like UPI, says PM Modi

Says farm Budget tries to bridge gap between innovation and pvt investment


Addressing an election rally in Shillong, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Friday said ‘lotus’ will bloom in Meghalaya | Photo: PTI

Sanjeeb MukherjeeAgencies New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the participation of the youth in agriculture was lower than in other sectors as private innovation and investment stayed away.

The FY24 Budget has attempted to bridge this gap by proposing an open source-based platform in agriculture, he said at a post-Budget webinar with stakeholders.

“The open source-based platform in agriculture will be just as UPI is for digital transactions and open new doors for innovation and investments by agri-techs,” Modi said.

This was the second webinar addressed by the prime minister. On Thursday, he spoke on the topic of green growth. In

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First Published: Feb 24 2023 | 3:55 PM IST

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