SHILLONG, Jan 29: tiol President of the Kisan Morcha Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) Vijay Pal Singh Tomar in his maiden visit to Meghalaya blamed the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the crises of farmers in India for the past 2 years.
Addressing the media here on Friday Tomar said “The UPA government policy regarding farmers is not in favor of the farmers but against them and 65 percent of cultivated land in the country had no source of irrigation.”
He however said that the farmers across the country can breathe easy since now after rendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India he had launched the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme under which farmers will have to pay very little premium. He informed that the premium will be 1.5 percent, Rabi 2 percent an Kharif 5 percent on Horticulture.
He said with the introduction of various schemes which will help the farmers the central government are expecting to see a change in the number of farmers leaving the agricultural business and the reduce in committing of suicide by farmers.
“From 2005 till 2012 around 3.70 crore farmers across the country left the profession due to poor irrigation and they were under huge losses,” he said.
He said 300 crore has been allocated during 2015-16 in order to boost conventiol agriculture development scheme and 8000 clusters have been setup.