‘Govt responsible for agri distress in country’

A farmers and agriculture workers convention here today blamed the government’s policies for “agrarian distress” in the country. Addressing the Kisaan Sankalp Sammelan at Gandhi Maidan in the Chhattisgarh capital, farmer leaders said cultivators are distressed all over the country due to poor agriculture policies and sought to fulfill promises by the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh. In his address, Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha General Secretary Hannan Mollah said farmers were abandoning agriculture and committing suicide due to government policies.”Instead of ensuring relief to farmers, the government is rubbing salt on their wounds. Now farmers across the country are uniting and raising demands of a loan waiver and seeking full return against their produce,” he said.Mollah said that assimilation of Chhattisgarh farmers in the national movement will create a “new wave”.

Source: Govt responsible for agri distress in country