Punjab & Region

Minor raise in MSP of Wheat is condemnable: Amardeep Cheema

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 10

Senior Youth Leader & Progressive Young farmer Amardeep Singh Cheema has strongly criticised and condemned the miniscule raise of 40 Rupees in MSP of Wheat and accordingly in other 23 Rabi Crops of years 2021-22 in the backdrop of tall claims of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Public gatherings in run up to 2014 Lok Sabha Elections of doubling the farmer income on the formation of BJP government which later was postponed to year 2022 and implementation of Dr. MS Swaminathan Committee Report in Toto.

Cheema, who has served on the world’s largest Agricultural Systems Indian Council of Agricultural Research as GB Member and on the Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University, stated that this clearly shows the negative attitude of Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA Government towards toiling millions of farmers  which constitutes more than 68% of population and the only segment which provided badly needed relief through foodgrains and provided much needed foreign exchange during Covid19  Global Pandemic .

Cheema overwhelmingly challenged the cost calculations (A2 + FL) saying deliberately the way cost has been calculated is actually cost of selective inputs while blatantly ignoring the costs of Land, Tilling, Labour, Capital Cost, Supervision and highest ever inflation in Diesel Prices and central Govt. Controlled Fertilisers and costs of Weedicides and insecticides apart from Finance cost which farm unions and others have been agitating.

He said despite the public anger led by Farmers who are camping on Capital borders, the Modi Government is still towing the lines of Multinational and selective business houses in defending the three Agri. Laws and this announcement will be a trigger for throwing the regime in forthcoming elections in a democratic way.

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