The Congress on Thursday termed the Centre’s resolution to extend the minimal assist worth (MSP) for kharif crops “deceit” and claimed the hike is not sufficient for farmers to even recuperate the price of manufacturing.
The get together additionally claimed the common hike in MSP is barely 3.7 per cent whereas the inflation price is 6.2 per cent and there was an virtually 20 per cent rise in enter prices and diesel costs.
On Wednesday, the federal government raised the MSP for paddy marginally by ₹72 per quintal to ₹1,940 per quintal for the 2021-22 crop yr (July-June), whereas the charges of pulses, oilseeds and cereals had been hiked considerably.
Among the many business crops, the MSP of cotton was elevated by ₹211 per quintal to ₹5,726 for medium staple selection, and by ₹200 per quintal to ₹6,025 for the long-staple number of cotton for the 2021-22 crop yr (July-June).
Congress basic secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned the anti-farmer face of the BJP authorities has as soon as once more come to the fore because the farmers have been denied even the price of their crop, not to mention the promise of giving 50 per cent revenue over it.
“When will the BJP’s merciless onslaught on the ‘annadata’ cease? The Modi authorities has as soon as once more proven its true anti-farmer face and cruelty in direction of farmers whereas fixing the kharif crop costs,” he mentioned in an announcement.
Even in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the farmers are attempting to salvage the nation’s “sinking” economic system by producing a file quantity of foodgrains with their exhausting work, he mentioned.
“Regardless of this, the oppressive Modi authorities is constantly attacking the agriculture sector and fixing anti-farmer MSP for kharif crops can be part of this conspiracy,” he claimed.
Surjewala mentioned whereas the inflation price is 6.2 per cent, the common enhance in MSP for kharif crops is barely 3.7 per cent.
“How will the farmer recuperate the price of the crop? How will the farmer earn his livelihood and the way will he have the ability to survive?” he requested.
The Congress chief claimed there was an virtually 20 per cent rise in farm enter charges and diesel costs.
He additional alleged that costs of fertilisers and pesticides have elevated by virtually 100 per cent within the seven years of the Modi authorities and this has led to an increase in the price of cultivation for farmers by ₹20,000 per hectare.
Surjewala requested the federal government when it’s going to fulfil its promise of giving farmers the “price plus 50 per cent revenue”.
He mentioned, “If this isn’t dishonest, deceit and fraud with the farmer, then what’s it?”
Surjewala mentioned, “The Modi authorities believes much less in actual motion and extra in creating newspaper headlines. The very fact stays that as a part of a effectively thought out conspiracy, the Modi authorities is curbing the procurement of crops on MSP in order that steadily the MSP meets its finish.”
He mentioned it’s time Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfils his promise of offering the “price plus 50 per cent revenue” to farmers.
“In any other case, the day just isn’t far when the ‘annadata’ will uproot this BJP authorities with the may of his vote,” the Congress chief mentioned.