Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually addressed more than 50 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh at the Kisan Mahasammelan organized at Raisen.
The Prime Minister stressed that all the three agricultural laws are extremely beneficial for the farmers. He said, these laws are very important for the progress of agriculture and these reforms should have been implemented in the country 25-30 years ago. Mr Modi said, the previous governments mentioned about implementing them in their manifestos but did not act. The Prime Minister said, the Swaminathan Committee report on agrarian reform was suppressed by the previous government, while the NDA government has implemented it.
Prime Minister Modi said, the Madhya Pradesh government is completely dedicated to the farmers and continuous work is being done for the welfare of the farmers in the state. He said, 35 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh whose crops were affected due to hailstorm are being provided with a financial aid of 1600 crore rupees which is being transfered directly to their bank accounts.
He said that now there are no middlemen nor any commission.
The Prime Minister said that when the NDA government has implemented agricultural reforms in the interest of farmers, confusion and fear are being spread among the farmers. He assured that the intention of the government is as holy as the river of Maa Ganga and Maa Narmada. He reiterated that every step taken by the government is in the interest of farmers.
The Prime Minister alleged that opposition leaders are opposing these pro farmer reforms and spreading confusion to mislead farmers. He said that NDA government is providing adequate quantity of urea to the farmers. He said, the government has stopped black marketing of urea. Prime Minister Modi said that the opposition parties are spreading the illusion that MSP system will end. He said, there is no greater lie than this. Mr Modi highlighted that the MSP has increased considerably during NDA rule. He said, purchases have also increased manifold.
Prime Minister Modi said that the second big lie is that the mandis will end. He assured that no agricultural produce market of the country will be closed and infact they are going to spend more than 500 crore rupees on their modernization. He said, the Farming Agreement Act they have enacted provides protection to farmers. At the time of sowing, the farmer can contract his produce with anyone. This contract will be for his crop and not his land.
In the program, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also inaugurated agricultural infrastructure works worth more than 70 crore rupees. Kisan Credit Cards were also distributed to two thousand fishermen and livestock farmers. The Chief Minister said that all the farmers of Madhya Pradesh are with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulate and thank him for implementing the new agricultural laws.
In the Mahasammelan , more than 50 lakh farmers from all gram panchayats, 52 district headquarters, 313 development block headquarters and all mandis of the state participated in the program. To attend the program more than 1 crore people had pre-registered on the website.
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