Bagalkot: Ascertaining that BJP government was committed to protect the interests of the farmers in the country, Union Home Minister Amit shah on Sunday said that the government intention was to double the farmers income and the Modi government had increased the budget for the farm sector.
Defending that the three laws were made to ensure manifold increase in farmers income, Mr Shah said “I want to say that if there is any larger priority of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government it is to double the farmer’s income”.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone and inauguration of farmer friendly projects of MRN group of newly inducted Karnataka Minister Murgesh R Nirani, he listed out various programmes and initiatives of the central government for the welfare of the farming community.
He stated that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa led BJP government in the state too has not left any stone unturned to work for the welfare of the farmers,
Questioning the Congress as to why it could not take up measures like Rs 6,000 cash support per year for farmers and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana scheme among others, he said and it was because the party’s intentions were not right.
Referring to continuing agitation by farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, on the border of Delhi, demanding the re-appeal of three laws, he said that under the new law farmers were not compelled anymore to sell their products at one place and can get access to global and Indian markets for their crops, he explained.