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    Educate farmers on farm bills’ benefits: Prime Minister Narendra Modi


    Addressing BJP leaders and workers on the birth anniversary of party's ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay, Modi asked them to reach out to farmers on the ground and inform them about details and benefits of the new agriculture reforms and how these will empower them.

    Our ground connect will finish off the propaganda being spread about the reforms, he said.
    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the BJP rank-and-file to inform the farmers across the country how the farm bills and labour codes will help them, even as he slammed the opposition for “spreading falsehoods” on these issues for their selfish political gains.

    Addressing BJP office-bearers across the country on the occasion of party ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhaya’s birth anniversary, Modi praised the cadre for showing “flexibility and adaptability” amid the Covid-19 crisis and lauded them for their relief work. “Our words, thoughts and conduct should be in keeping with the expectations and aspirations of the 21st century. Our ideals, our customs and our inspirations should be as new as they are steeped in the old,” said Modi.

    Speaking on the issue of farm bills, the PM said while big promises have been made to farmers over several decades, they have failed to get the right price for their crops and rise above poverty. He enumerated the various steps taken by the Centre since 2014 to improve the condition of farmers.

    “Since Independence, for decades slogans were raised and manifestos written in the name of farmers and labourers but time has proved that these were all empty promises. People who have always lied to the farmers are now engaged in spreading falsehoods among them for their selfish political gains. Our party workers have to spread the word in simple language among the farmers about the good work the government has done for them,” said Modi. He mentioned the implementation of the Swaminathan formula of one and a half times the input cost for deciding the Minimum Support Price, making Kisan Credit Cards accessible to all farmers as well as to fishermen and those engaged in animal husbandry. He said the cash benefits are now sent directly to the bank accounts of farmers. Modi also underlined how the new code passed by Parliament in the monsoon session will help labourers. The workers have been the worst affected due to Covid-19 and the subsequent reverse migration.

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    16 Comments on this Story

    SkyWalker 27 days ago
    Abraham Lincoln once said “You can fool some people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
    Deep Raj27 days ago
    It is really sad that so-called economists who keep touting the benefits of free-market have disappeared now and are on the side of those demanding government protection!!!
    ARA27 days ago
    Small & medium farmers can benefit only if they form co-ops and they in-turn enter into contracts. NOW that the Act PROTECTS the land-holder and land can not be snatched-away, Govt. must coax all such farmers - NOT TO LEAVE LANDS FALLOW AT ALL - to bring them under cultivation ( any crops as per future crops to ber grown) Above two-measures will help. By the way, comments here say as though our economy is run only by Govt. ( Centre & States) No!- Rather, I blame all our pvt. players for sitting quiet over vast funds & EXPERIENCE, w/out investing at all- For more than a decade now. THINK BACK! Ambani and Reliance were products of Indira Ji- and Rajiv Ji! - At times our people get that convenient amnesia to forget the past!
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