20,000 mandis to be set up for farmers: Minister

Chandigarh, Feb 12 : Union Minister of Steel Birender Singh said on MondayAthat 20,000 mandis would be established in the country so that farmers could get better prices for their produce.

Interacting with media at Safidon town in Haryana's Jind district, he said that the Central government has been actively working towards doubling the income of farmers and concrete steps were being taken in this direction.

He said that last year loans were provided to about 6-7 crore farmers and the target this year has been set to provide loan to about 11 crore farmers to make farming profitable.



Source: IANS