Listing a number of steps taken by the government including setting up a nationwide e-mandi on April 14 to help farmers sell their produce at the best rates, Singh said the government believes that farmers' welfare would improve if there was a hike in the net income from the farms, along with increasing the productivity of crops.
    
"With this end in view, besides enabling higher productivity, the approach of the government is also to reduce cost of cultivation and ensure realisation of remunerative prices to farmers for their produce," the Union Minister said.
     
During Question Hour, he said the major initiatives in this direction include Soil Health Card scheme, promotion of neem-coated urea, implementation of Paramaparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

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