CHANDIGARH: AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday mentioned his party-led authorities in Punjab will current the state’s farming sector as a “mannequin” earlier than the nation, identical to the celebration has executed within the schooling and well being sectors within the nationwide capital.
Kejriwal additionally lauded the Punjab authorities, led by chief minister Bhagwant Mann, for taking “farmer-friendly” selections.
“In Punjab, farming is a really large subject. Our goal is that simply as we have now offered the schooling, well being and electrical energy sectors in Delhi as fashions, we are going to current Punjab’s farming as a mannequin earlier than the nation,” the nationwide convenor of the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) mentioned right here.
He mentioned the work executed by his celebration’s authorities within the schooling, well being and electrical energy sectors in Delhi has been broadly appreciated.
Kejriwal was addressing a gathering of the households of farmers who died throughout a year-long agitation towards three contentious farm legal guidelines of the Centre which have since been repealed.
Chief minister Bhagwant Mann and his Telangana counterpart Okay Chandrashekar Rao and had been additionally current on the event.
Kejriwal mentioned the kids of legal professionals, medical doctors and actors wish to observe the professions of their mother and father, “however the son of a farmer doesn’t wish to develop into a farmer as a result of farming is not a worthwhile occupation”.
“We are going to create such a mannequin below which a farmer’s son will say he desires to develop into a farmer,” he mentioned.
This mannequin of agriculture can be replicated by the opposite states to enhance their agrarian economic system on the strains of Punjab, he added.
The AAP supremo mentioned the primary precedence of his celebration’s authorities in Punjab is elevating the earnings of farmers.
Except their earnings is raised, farmers will proceed to commit suicide and stay trapped in debt, he mentioned.
Kejriwal mentioned the Punjab authorities has introduced a minimal assist value (MSP) for the “moong” (inexperienced gram) crop and Rs 1,500 per acre for farmers who sow paddy following the direct-seeding-of-rice method.
These selections may solely be taken by Mann, who comes from a farming background and understands the agriculture sector, the Delhi chief minister mentioned.
He advised the households of the farmers who died throughout the agitation that all the nation was with them.
Mann reiterated his authorities’s agency dedication to creating agriculture economically viable and worthwhile as a way to encourage children to go for it with delight and dignity.
“This operate, organised to honour the households of troopers and farmers, displays our deep reverence and dedication for the adage ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’,” he mentioned.
Taking a dig on the “apathetic” angle of the earlier governments that “blatantly ignored” the farming sector for his or her “myopic” outlook, Mann mentioned it’s ironical {that a} farmer who owns probably the most fertile land with the very best yield, as in comparison with some other a part of the nation and even throughout the globe, resides in penury and struggling to get two sq. meals a day.
Quite the opposite, his friends on overseas shores proudly owning land with least fertility as a consequence of harsh weather conditions are main an prosperous life, the chief minister mentioned.
Focusing on the earlier governments in Punjab, he mentioned, “They didn’t implement farmer-friendly initiatives for the welfare and prosperity of farmers, who had been nearly pushed right into a debt lure as a consequence of a meagre earnings brought on by a low yield and excessive costs of inputs, thus making farming completely non-profitable.”
Mann mentioned his authorities has taken a number of path-breaking initiatives equivalent to motivating farmers to sow “moong” with the peace of mind that it is going to be procured on the MSP, a monetary incentive of Rs 1,500 per acre for the promotion of the DSR method, apart from taking over crop diversification in a giant method inside two months of taking cost.
He lamented that the earlier governments compelled the state’s “annadata” (meals givers) to develop into “beggars” and asserted that his authorities would make all-out efforts to revive their “annadata” standing.
“The highest precedence of my authorities is to free farmers from debt,” the chief minister mentioned.
Rao and Kejriwal handed over cheques for Rs 3 lakh every to the households of the farmers who died throughout the stir and Rs 10 lakh every to the households of 4 troopers who had been killed within the Galwan valley conflict in japanese Ladakh with the Chinese language military.
The cheques had been handed over to 567 farmers’ households from Punjab and 150 from Haryana.
Telangana minister V Prasanth Reddy, Member of Parliament Nama Nageshwara Rao and farmer chief Rakesh Tikait had been additionally current on the event, amongst others.

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