Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flattered the rural part of India on Sunday by inaugurating a Rural-Urban or Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh as well as urging farmers in Orissa to register for the National Crop Insurance Scheme.
- The scheme known as Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Scheme aims to improve basic infrastructure. It is not just about smart cities anymore; it is high time to think about having smart villages. PM Modi said while inaugurating the scheme that through this mission, the villages can get the facilities of urban areas while keeping their rural values. PM Modi also said that the government’s vision is to create development centres in all Rurban clusters and to make sure that the development is happening in the rural India.
- The project aims at creating village clusters with a population of 25,000 to 60,000 and to lessen the rural migration to cities by providing skill development training and local economic activities. Also, around 300 such clusters will be created initially in the four districts of Rajnandgaon, Dhamtari, Kawardha and Bastar and later throughout the country.
- Narendra Modi has also revealed that the state of Orissa will witness the second green revolution in India and it will begin this time from the eastern states of the country. The central government at the same time is expected to increase farmers’ income by double by the year 2022.
- PM also said that the government is planning to develop the eastern part of the country like its western counterpart through integrated farming such as agriculture, fisheries, dairy, poultry and beekeeping. .