Bhopal: Months forward of meeting elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress state president Kamal Nath Wednesday introduced that if his celebration involves energy, it’ll introduce the ‘Kisan Nyay Yojana’, a scheme to supply free electrical energy to just about 37 lakh farmers within the state that function 5 horsepower pumps to irrigate their farmlands.
Addressing a press convention in Bhopal, he additionally promised to waive electrical energy dues and withdraw circumstances registered towards farmers for collaborating in varied protests — from agitating towards farm legal guidelines to fertiliser scarcity. Nath additional introduced that circumstances of electrical energy theft lodged towards farmers beneath Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s authorities could be withdrawn.
Accusing chief minister Chouhan of mendacity to farmers about doubling their incomes, Nath stated, “Parliamentary committee of Modi authorities in December 2022 acknowledged that Madhya Pradesh is among the many 4 states the place farmers’ earnings has dropped significantly. The farmer in MP who earned Rs 9,740 in 2015-16 monthly now earns Rs 8,339.”
He additional identified that to carry down the price of manufacturing in agriculture, it’s of utmost significance that farmers be given the good thing about free electrical energy.
“The steep costs of diesel and electrical energy burden the farmers and result in elevated manufacturing value of agriculture. The Congress is duty-bound to implement the Kisan Nyay Yojana when elected to energy. With Congress offering free electrical energy to farmers utilizing 5 horsepower pumps, it’ll instantly profit 37 lakh farmers within the state,” stated Nath.
Congress leaders attacked the BJP authorities whereas alleging that almost 20,489 farmers have died by suicide beneath BJP rule in MP. Nath accused the Chouhan-led authorities of firing on farmers in Mandsaur district in 2017, however until date failing to place earlier than the Vidhan Sabha the investigation report of that case.
The Congress has promised to supply 12 hours of electrical energy to farmers and supply all mandatory measures from well timed availability of fertilisers to seeds for the betterment of farmers.
The announcement to supply free electrical energy for farmers comes after the Congress authorities had promised to waive farm loans forward of the meeting elections in 2018.
Congress leaders stated that after their celebration got here to energy in 2018, loans of 27 lakh farmers have been waived as was promised, however earlier than the method could possibly be accomplished, it had misplaced its mandate within the state. “The BJP authorities which returned to energy after shopping for MLAs, as soon as towards pushed the farmers into the debt entice. This led to 38 lakh farmers in MP changing into defaulters,” acknowledged a press launch issued by the Congress.
Nath claimed Chouhan has pushed MP into darkness with villages dealing with as much as 10 hours of electrical energy cuts.
Rajendra Singh, who leads the manifesto committee for Congress, stated, “There shall be many bulletins by the Congress celebration for the upliftment of farmers within the celebration’s election manifesto. This Kisan Nyay Yojana is the primary facet of it.”
Reacting to the bulletins made by Nath, BJP spokesperson Narendra Saluja stated, “The BJP authorities beneath Shivraj Singh Chouhan is already offering subsidy to farmers utilizing 5 horsepower pumps. The BJP authorities had additionally waived electrical energy dues in the course of the pandemic whereas circumstances towards farmers have already been taken again and 12 hours of electrical energy is being offered. Furthermore, the BJP authorities can be serving to farmers who grew to become defaulters due to false guarantees of mortgage waivers by the Congress authorities. The rates of interest of defaulting farmers have been waived by BJP.”
Throughout Wednesday’s press convention, Nath additionally introduced the formation of ‘Narmada Seva Sena’ which can maintain common aarti and work in direction of cleansing the ghats of the Narmada river which is taken into account holy amongst Hindus. Narmada Seva Senas shall be fashioned throughout varied blocks and districts protecting the whole 1,077 km-long stretch of the river from its origin in Amarkantak to Barwani and Alirajpur districts, from the place it exits MP.
Members of the Narmada Sena may even work with specialists to check the standard of water and establish sources from the place pollution are discharged into the river, and pressurise the federal government to cease the discharge of pollution into the river.
Nath stated the Narmada Seva Sena shall be an apolitical physique and all together with CM Chouhan are welcome to affix it. “If Shivraj Singh Chouhan can cease the sand mining achieved on Narmada river and needs to work for its betterment, he’s welcome to affix the Narmada Sena,” he added.
(Edited by Gitanjali Das)
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