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Hamirpur (HP), August 29 : The BJP state spokesperson, Baldev Tomar said here on Sunday that the farmer leader Rakesh Tikait was only trying to spoil the environment in the country and the state.
In a statement, he said that Rakesh Tikait should clarify which farmer war he was fighting. If farmers are facing any kind of problem, then these leaders should be give their suggestions in writing to the central government.
He said that the demand and supply decide the price of apples and not any company, these fake farmer leaders should not try to mislead the farmers of Himachal.
“Today, the Prime Minister Kisan Maandhan Yojana is engaged in securing the future of small and marginal farmers, on completion of 60 years of age, farmers with 2 hectares or less landholding will get Rs 3,000 pension every month on their nominal contribution. So far 21.42 lakh farmers have registered in this scheme”, he added.
He also said that small farmers were now being given utmost priority in the agricultural policies of the country. With this spirit, in the last few years, serious efforts were being made to provide convenience and security to these small farmers.
Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Rs 1 lakh 60 crores has been given to farmers so far. Out which Rs 1 lakh crore were transferred to small farmers during the pandemic period. More than 2 crore Kisan Credit Cards were issued during to people infected with COVID-19, most of them to small farmers. Such farmers will benefit from the agriculture and connectivity infrastructure that is coming up in the country.
He appealed to the farmers and orchardists of the state not to fall prey to the evil designs of those trying to harm their cause be instigating them against the central and state governments.