Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Congress has always been farmer-friendly. Their demands should be addressed on a priority basis. He also asked the captain to tweet the answer honestly.
Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu has written a letter to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, after meeting 32 farmers of Punjab, requesting them to address their many demands on a priority basis. Sidhu wrote in his letter that during the agitation in the state, cases were registered against many farmers, which is unfair. All such FIRs should be quashed at the earliest.
Sidhu also said that the demand for fard is being made by the farmers in the mandis these days so that the ownership of their land can be known. This demand is frightening the farmers. Give them relief from this. In his letter, he suggested the Captain procure pulses and oilseeds through state corporations and bring other crops under the purview of Minimum Support Price (MSP) to increase the income of farmers.
It has also been mentioned to make arrangements to give storage capacity in the hands of farmers to the state government. He also mentioned that he has been taking up his vision since September last year. Congress has always been farmer-friendly. Their demands should be addressed on a priority basis. He also told the Captain that he would answer this, Tweet honestly.
Mentioned the agricultural works of the government
In his letter, Sidhu has mentioned the work done in the agriculture sector in the state of Punjab. He wrote that the state of Punjab has allocated 10.9 percent of its budget expenditure for agriculture in 2021-22, a growth of 30 percent per annum, which is much higher than other states’ average allocation at 6.3 percent. Punjab has waived loans of 5,810 crore farmers since 2017 and recently waived off 520 crore loans of agricultural laborers and landless farmers. He asked to be more firm on his resolution passed in the assembly in October 2020. At the same time, the government should try to provide all possible help to the farmers in this fight.