Chandigarh, 17 September (Trinew)
Congress National General Secretary Kumari Selja said that the coalition government of the state is claiming to be farmer-friendly, while the paddy farmers of the state are suffering a double blow, on the other hand, the cotton crop is also being ruined due to the attack of bollworms, Bt cotton. But even after 16 years, there was no improvement and no research.
In a statement released to the media, Kumari Selja said that at this time the paddy farmer of the state is facing a double blow, first he planted paddy and his crop was completely destroyed by the flood, now the government is saying that the farmers whose 7000 thousand rupees per acre will be given as compensation for replanting the paddy crop damaged by flood. He said that this compensation amount is less, the farmer has already suffered loss and replanting will cost more. He said that this announcement of the government claiming to double the income of the farmers by the year 2022 has also proved to be a hoax. The government will have to pay serious attention to the farmers. The farmer is the breadwinner of the country.