Agriculture Minister blames Cong. for farm crisis

February 01, 2019 10:32 pm | Updated 10:34 pm IST - Lucknow

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh arriving for the BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting in New Delhi on August 07,2018.  
Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh arriving for the BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting in New Delhi on August 07,2018. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Terming the Budget as historic, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday said it was for the first time since Independence that over 12 crore marginal farmers will get annual assistance of ₹6,000

it was taking a little longer to resolve farmers’ problems due to the wrong policies of the previous Congress governments.

“Since the past 48 years only slogans were raised for farmers and poor...only one family gained strength during this period,” the Minister told reporters here.

“It is because of the wrong policies of the Congress governments in the past that it is taking long to resolve the problems of farmers but the Central government is committed to double the income of farmers by 2022,” he said.

To a question on decrease in farmers’ income, he said the Centre has brought many revolutionary schemes but global slowdown and dip in inflation at the domestic level has led to this.

He said it was for the first time since Independence that over 12 crore marginal farmers will get annual assistance of Rs 6,000.

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