BJP Govt on forefront to ensure welfare of farmers: Abhinav

BJP leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Thursday. —Excelsior/ Rakesh
BJP leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Thursday. —Excelsior/ Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 9: The Government led by PM, Narendra Modi is on forefront to ensure welfare of farmers by revolutionizing the agriculture sector as never before.
This was stated by J&K BJP spokesperson, Abhinav Sharma while addressing a press conference along with party’s Kissan Morcha, president, Omi Khajuria, party office secretary, Tilak Raj Gupta and media secretary, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra at Party Headquarter, here, today.
Abhinav Sharma said that never in the history of the country so much has been done for the tiller community by the successive Governments as has been done by Modi Government. Particularly talking about farmers of districts Jammu, Samba and Kathua, who were affected by gale, hailstorm and incessant rains recently, the BJP spokesperson informed that Government in an unprecedented move has extended the grains procurement period till December 31, 2021, which was the burning demand of the farming community because due to vagaries of weather they could not harvest the crop in time.
He said that the Modi Government is proving to be vanguard for welfare of farmers but they should also listen to the Government for their own betterment.  He said that J&K BJP has taken initiative and took up the matter with Centre for extending the time period of paddy procurement centres and the result is before all.
Abhinav expressed gratitude to the Union Agriculture Minister, TS Tomar, MoS PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha for showing serious concern towards this genuine issue of farming community.
He, however appealed to the farmers to get their crops insured at the time of securing loans through Kissan Credit Cards through banks instead of depending on the Government. He made it clear that the insurance will provide a handsome compensation to farmers for their losses due to vagaries of weather or any other reason. Citing an example, he said farmers have to pay Rs 100 and Government pays more than Rs 500 per kanal to get the crops of farmers insured.
He said “If any calamity occurs, the insurance companies are paying Rs 5000 per kanal while if we go through the compensation paid by the Government under the National Disaster Management Act, the farmers are getting only Rs 675 per kanal’’.