" The prime minister said it was sad that farmers were forced to commit suicide because of inadequate power supply affecting their productivity."
Nagpur, Aug 21 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said India's rural areas need adequate electricity supply to increase productivity and in turn prevent farmer suicides.

We have to bring a qualitative change in people's lives in rural areas and have to begin with providing them adequate electricity. We must ensure that villages have access to 24-hour electricity, Modi said.

The prime minister said it was sad that farmers were forced to commit suicide because of inadequate power supply affecting their productivity.

For a nation to develop, the focus must be on infrastructure, he said.


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