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Need to boost crop yield using less resources for doubling farmers income: Niti Aayog member

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

There is a need to boost crop using less resources for achieving the target of doubling farmers' income by 2022, Aayog member Ramesh said today.

He was at Krishi 2018/Wellness 2018 expo held at Pragati Maidan here on August 20-22. The expo is being organised by Exhibitions Group and

"We should aim to get more from less resource if we want to double farm income by 2022," was quoted as saying in a statement.

He also pointed out that export of water guzzling crops like paddy was not in the interest of the nation or its farmers.

also talked about rising per capita consumption of edible oils that has led to huge imports of cooking oils.

In the inaugural session of expo, for Tourism K J spoke about India being the country of wellness.

"The healing powers (of traditional Indian systems of medicines) don't depend on chemicals; it rather depends on the earth. The products that heal us are actually Ayurvedic," he said.

also appealed for donations to help the people of the flood-hit

"Nature's fury has struck and the wellness hotspot is devastated, with 1 million people living in relief camps," he added.

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First Published: Mon, August 20 2018. 20:00 IST