Agricultural and agro-based sectors drive India’s economy: Vice President

Friday, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar stated that India’s progress is “unstoppable” and that it is one of the most “preferred destinations for chances and investment,” adding that “we must not allow anyone to taint, tarnish, or minimise the achievements of those who labour for the country.”

India is anticipated to be the world’s third-largest economy by the turn of the decade, but international experts have painted a different picture of the country, the vice president remarked while addressing the 61st convocation of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

In an apparent jab at former Central Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan, Dhankhar stated, without naming anyone, “Some worked with the RBI and were the primary economic adviser. They had travelled from overseas, took a position, and when their term was about to expire, hoped for a renewal. When this did not occur, they returned to their home country and predicted a food catastrophe in India.

Agriculture, according to Dhankar, is the backbone of India’s economy. Agricultural and agro-based sectors drive our economy, and India is a rising star in the world economy as a result.

In the first week of September 2022, India overtook the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth-largest economy, surpassing its former rulers. Undoubtedly, it is a landmark success, and the agriculture and agro sector contributed significantly to India’s global ascent.”

Dhankhar, who is also the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, also addressed the subject of MPs’ parliamentary privileges, stating that while the law permits them to speak freely, they must be aware that rights are not “unqualified.”

The RS chairman summoned a parliamentary privileges committee to investigate an alleged breach of privilege by twelve opposition members of parliament last week.

Relating to the privileges of lawmakers, he stated that they are allowed to express their opinions on the House floor without fear of legal repercussions.

“…This privilege comes with a great deal of duty, and that obligation is that every word spoken in the House of Representatives must be the result of careful thinking and deliberation. It cannot be founded on unproven circumstances. “Parliament cannot be transformed into a wrestling ring where information falls freely,” he remarked.

It is the responsibility of the intelligentsia and every person, especially young brains, to take heed of and “neutralise” disruptions in Parliament, he said.

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