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BJP KISHAN MORCHA HOLDS DEMO Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
BJP KISHAN MORCHA HOLDS DEMO
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the BJP led by president of State BJP Kisan Morcha Sibaji Mohanty and district BJP Krushak Morcha president Rajkumar Panigrahi on Monday staged a demonstration before the district Collectorate here protesting against the alleged anti-farmer policy of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD Government.
The speakers criticised the anti-farmer policy of the State Government
and demanded remedial measures for improvement of farmers. Later, they submitted a five-point charter of demands to the Governor through the district Collector.
The memorandum included demands of withdrawal of the 20th crop insurance premium announced by the State Government for Kharif 2015 and proper assessment of crop loss in the year.
The paddy procurement policy announced by the Government for Kharif 2016 has reduced six quintals from the farmers card, forcing the farmer’s to go for distress sale, the Morcha alleged.
Besides, they demanded conversion of the 44lakh Kisan credit card to Rupaye card and to provide ATM facility to the farmers that the Government had decided in 2012 - 13. But till today it has not been done even though the Centre has given assistance for it.
Even as parts of Patnagarh sub-division suffered more than 70 per cent crop loss, inadequate crop damage compensation has been announced for them, the Morcha alleged .