In exclusive chat with Anil Singhvi, Swami Ramdev reveals what he thinks about Budget 2021
Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi spoke to Swami Ramdev in an exclusive chat to know about what Yoga Guru thinks about Budget 2021, presented yesterday by FM Nirmala Sitharaman. As FM announced measures for agriculture, health care and infrastructure sectors, the Market Guru asked the Yoga Guru on what he thought were the high points for agriculture sector, especially
Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi spoke to Swami Ramdev in an exclusive chat to know about what the Yoga Guru thinks about the Budget 2021, which was presented yesterday by FM Nirmala Sitharaman. As the Finance Minister announced measures for agriculture, health care and infrastructure sectors, the Market Guru asked the Yoga Guru on what he thought were the high points for agriculture sector especially.
On the issue of MSP which has led to the farmer protests, Swami Ramdev said that the Narendra Modi Government has given 1.5 times the MSP and has not just said it will do it. This government has given the highest MSP of all the previous governments. He said the Modi was the only Prime Minister to be working with a vision of doubling farmers' incomes.
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In the edible oil segment, to make India Aatmanirbhar, the government has taken several steps which includes oil palm mission for palm oil and steps for soya oil, mustard oil, Swami Ramdev said.
Swami Ramdev said that he expected that in 5-7 years, India will be in a position to not need palm oil imports from countries like Indonesia and Malaysia.
No other PM has worked so much for the cause of farmers, he opined.
Talking about his own company Ruchi Soya, he said that it will be the biggest contributor towards this.
On the announcement of agriculture cess, Swami Ramdev said that there is a need to build cold storages for storing perishable items like fruit and vegetables. The government can build cold chains with this money, he added.
The money collected can also be utilised for building training centres for farmers. Agriculture is not limited to just farming but also animal husbandry. Infrastructure needs to be developed in this segment too.
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