Shimla: Himachal Pradesh BJP unit hailed increase in minimum support price for Kharif procurement by the Union government.
Addressing a press conference in Shimla, chief spokesperson for BJP Himachal Pradesh, Randhir Sharma said that Congress has always been a party which is ”anti farmer”.
”When they were in power, they did not do anything for the farmers and now when the Narendra Modi government in the Centre is working to double the income of the farmers, they are protesting for the same, Mr Sharma added.
The two bills that were passed in the Centre are completely in favour of the farmers and they will change the state and direction of farming in the coming years.
He said that one bill opens up market access for the farmers to sell their produce at different levels.
He alleged that Congress has always supported corruption and they, in their tenure, supported all the middlemen who were harassing the farmer by paying them less prices for their produce.
The second bill helps the farmers to do business with agricultural firms, and they will not lose their land but will be proper owners of their land and produce.
He said that Narendra Modi government is working for the betterment of the farmers and recently the MSP which has been raised by the central government is the first positive impact of the bill.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is very eager that a farmer should earn a 50 per cent profit of his investment which will now be true on ground.
The MSP for the 6 Kharif crops that have been raised recently will give 106 per cent gain to all the farmers.
He stated, the Prime Minister has taken many steps to uplift the farmers of the country and paid 10 crore ryots an amount of 93,000 crore under “Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme”.
The leader also said that contract farming in India will have legal ways now and will stand in favour of the farmers.
He was accompanied by State secretary, Payal Vaidya and state co-media in-charge, Karan Nanda.