SunstarTV Bureau: On the occasion of Kisan Diwas, a meeting is being held with representatives of the Confederation of NGOs of rural India under the chairmanship of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
Representatives of Confederation of NGOs of Rural India met Tomar and State Agriculture Ministry, Kailash Choudhary and submitted 3,13,363 signatures taken across 1 lakh villages in support of Centre’s three Farm laws
“I would also like to thank banks, as they brought more than 1 crore farmers under Kisan Credit Card cover during pandemic and gave farmers Rs 1 lakh crores in last 8 months. We’ve undertaken some reforms and will bring more in future,” Union Minister further said.
He again added that through various schemes, we will fill all gaps in agriculture sector, which will benefit farmers & ensure they get the right price…Even during COVID19 pandemic, we saw that work related to farming & agriculture wasn’t affected.
Tomar is hopeful that Farmers’ Unions will discuss according to government’s request. “Whatever they want to add and subtract from government’s proposal, they should tell us. We’re ready for a discussion at the time & date of their convenience. I’m hopeful of a solution,” said Tomar.
On 25th December, 9 crore farmers will receive Rs 18000 crores in their accounts as part of PM Kisan Saman Nidhi Yojna. PM will be the Chief Guest. By last evening, 2 crores farmers have registered themselves for this online event.