"There will be more attention on irrigation and agriculture. We are working out the numbers. We will have to address the problems in the rural economy which has borne the brunt of two consecutive droughts," a senior official told Time of India.
At the meeting here with Yadav which also discussed water scarcity, Modi said the Centre and states have to work together to mitigate the problems faced by the people due to the drought, a PMO statement said.
During the Congress-led UPA, Rs 1,500 crore had been allocated to Maharashtra alone, but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley provided only Rs 5,700 crore for PMKSY for the whole country in his budget, Chavan said.
Addressing the National conference on 'Sustainable Agriculture & Farmers Welfare' here yesterday, Singh said the farmers of the country will reap benefits from ambitious schemes like the Soil Health Card, Neem-Coated Urea Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.
The government may be looking to significantly increase allocation to marque programmes such as the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, and the one to provide soil health cards to the country's 140 million farmer families over three years
In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Jain said his company has a 50 percent share in drip irrigation and he sees huge potential in this segment in the coming days.
Highlighting measures being taken to boost farm economy, the President said the 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana' is being launched to address the irrigation requirements of every village in an effective and sustainable manner.