Punjab

SAD-BJP govt is the only pro-farmer government in the country

By PTC News Desk -- October 08, 2015 4:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

CM DESCRIBES SAD-BJP ALLIANCE GOVERNMENT AS THE ONLY PRO-FARMER GOVERNMENT IN THE COUNTRY

STATE GOVERNMENT WAS EVER READY TO HELP THE DISTRESS FARMERS OF THE STATE IN ANYWAY

APPEALS THE FARMERS TO REFRAIN FROM INITIATING ANY SORT OF ACTION THAT CAUSES UNNECESSARY HARASSMENT TO THE PEOPLE

GUILTY OF SUPPLYING SPURIOUS PESTICIDES TO THE COTTON CULTIVATORS IN THE STATE WOULD NOT BE SPARED AT ANY COST
Chandigarh, October 8: Describing the SAD-BJP alliance government as the only pro-farmer government in the country, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that the state government was ever ready to help the distress farmers of the state in anyway.
Interacting with the media persons here today on the sidelines of a function, the Chief Minister said that he was well aware of the problems faced by the farmers and was always ready to accept every genuine demand of the peasantry. He said that the state government has always extended a helping hand to the farmers whenever they had faced any sort of crisis. Citing the examples, he said that the state government was providing free power to the tune of Rs 5000 every year to the farmers otherwise their problems would have accentuated manifolds on account of tube well bills. Likewise, he said that the state government took every step to resolve the impending sugarcane crisis by ensuring the payment of arrears to the farmers from private and cooperative sugar mills. Mr. Badal said that even now the state government has issued funds to the tune of Rs 644 crore to compensate the farmers who have suffered huge loss due to pest attack on Cotton crop in Malwa region.
Terming the protest by the farmers as unfortunate, the Chief Minister appealed the peasants to refrain from initiating any sort of action that caused unnecessary harassment to the common people. He said that some of the demands made by the farmers were unrealistic due to which the state government was helpless in accepting it. “We have already taken several steps for safeguarding the interests of farmers and will continue our endeavours to bail the distressed farmers out of severe crisis” added Mr. Badal.
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister said that anyone found guilty of supplying spurious pesticides to the cotton cultivators in the state would not be spared at any cost. Mr. Badal said that the Special Secretary Agriculture had already submitted a detailed report on this contentious matter, which has been forwarded to the Director General of Police (DGP) for necessary action. Likewise, the Chief Minister said that he had already ordered an enquiry to fix the responsibility of the erring officials and dealers involved in the sale of spurious pesticides by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Police comprising three Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) under the direct supervision of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Crime.