Role Of Farmer In Economy Is Changing – Gadkari

Indian Railways is on course to supersede current global standards in passenger experience, Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw said.

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (The CONNECT) – Adding a new dimension to the farming community, they will also play the role of Urjadata, Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

The nation has an opportunity to reduce carbonization by promoting alternative fuels based upon agriculture, Gadkari said addressing the seventh edition of the prestigious GBS Global Summit 2023 yesterday.

“This shall add another dimension to our Kisans – Annadata and Urjadata and also increase the contribution of agriculture from current levels,” he said.

Highlighting the significance of roads in the prosperity of the country he said the Prime Minister’s vision is to create world-class infrastructure in order to drive down costs and propel the country towards economic growth. The government aims to bring the industry logistics cost to 9%, he said.

Focusing on the Bricks-and-Clicks approach, Railway Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw said with a vision of 50 years, the idea is about fast-paced development, revamping of physical infrastructure with minimal disruption to current operations and marrying the same to technological innovation.



This combination will ensure inclusivity and scale with benefits reaching all sections of the society, he said and claimed that the Indian Railways is on course to supersede current global standards in passenger experience. 

Addressing the session on ‘India’s Techade’ Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology said geo-politics, economy, trade and security are intersecting with technology being the centre point. “In the next decade, India will be among the pack of nations that shall drive technology globally,” he said.